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National and international holidays in January 2024

Important January holidays that are celebrated globally include Human Trafficking Awareness Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and World Leprosy Eradication Day.

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National and international holidays: Below is a list of all the significant days and dates that need to be remembered in January 2024. Here, we’ve covered January’s important days on a national and international level.

January 2024: Significant Days

There are several noteworthy national and international holidays observed in January. International Holocaust Remembrance Day, World Leprosy Eradication Day, and Human Trafficking Awareness Day are all celebrated in January. View the January special dates and days list provided below.

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List of Every Special Day in January

1 January Important Days- Copyright Law Day, English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day, Global Family Day, Feast of the Circumcision of Christ, Flag Day (Lithuania), Kalpataru Day (Ramakrishna Movement), World Day of Peace, Global Family Day, Constitution Day (Italy), Dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Euro Day (European Union), Triumph of the Revolution (Cuba), National Bloody Mary Day (US), Founding Day (Taiwan), International Nepali Dhoti and Nepali Topi Day, Independence Day (Brunei, Cameroon, Haiti, Sudan), International Public Domain Day, Jump-up Day (Montserrat, British Overseas Territories), Polar Bear Swim Day (Canada and US), National Tree Planting Day (Tanzania), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Catholic Church)

2 January Special Days- Ancestry Day (Haiti), National Cream puff Day (US), Victory of Armed Forces Day (Cuba), Berchtold’s Day (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and the Alsace), Nyinlong (Bhutan), National Science Fiction Day (US), Carnival Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis), Kakizome (Japan), Happy Mew Year For Cats Day (Thomas Roy)

3 January Important Days- National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day (US), Memento Mori (Thomas Roy), Nakhatsenendyan Toner (Armenia), Anniversary of the 1966 Coup d’état (Burkina Faso), Ministry of Religious Affairs Day (Indonesia), Tamaseseri Festival (Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan)

4 January Special Days- World Braille Day, Independence Day (Myanmar), World Hypnotism Day, Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression (Angola), Ogoni Day (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), Dimpled Chad Day (Thomas Roy), Day of the Martyrs (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Hwinukan mukee (Okinawa Islands, Japan)

5 January Important Days- Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Australia), National Bird Day (US), Strawberry Day (Japan), National Whipped Cream Day (US), Sausage Day (United Kingdom), Tucindan (Serbia, Montenegro)

6 January Special Days- World War Orphans Day, National Technology Day, Armed Forces Day (Iraq), Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), Pathet Lao Day (Laos)

7 January Important Days- Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar), Distaff Day (Medieval Europe), Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia), Tricolour day (Italy), Nanakusa no sekku (Japan), Pioneer’s Day (Liberia)

8 January Special Days- World Typing Day, National Vision Board Day, African National Congress Foundation Day, Typing Day, Show and Tell Day at Work (Thomas Roy), The Eighth (US)

9 January Important Days- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day), Start of Hoonko, St. Stephen’s Day (Eastern Orthodox), National Cassoulet Day (US), Republic Day (Republika Srpska), Martyrs’ Day (Panama)

10 January Special Days-  World Hindi Day, Majority Rule Day (Bahamas), Fête du Vodoun (Benin)

11 January– Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (US), Republic Day (Albania), International Thank-You Day, Children’s Day (Tunisia), Kagami Biraki (Japan), Independence Manifesto Day (Morocco), Eugenio María de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico), World Sketchnote Day, German Apples Day (Germany)

12 January- National Youth Day (Birth of Swami Vivekananda), Memorial Day (Turkmenistan), Prosecutor General’s Day (Russia), Zanzibar Revolution Day (Tanzania)

13 January- Stephen Foster Memorial Day (US), Constitution Day (Mongolia), Liberation Day (Togo), Democracy Day (Cape Verde), St. Knut’s Day (Sweden and Finland), Old New Year’s Eve (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Republic of Srpska, North Macedonia)

14 January Days– Lohri, Armed Forces Veterans Day, National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand), Azhyrnykhua (Abkhazia), Flag Day (Georgia), International Kite Day, Feast of Divina Pastora (Barquisimeto), Yennayer (Berbers), Day of Defenders of the Motherland (Uzbekistan), Feast of the Ass (Medieval Christianity), Ratification Day (US), Revolution and Youth Day (Tunisia), World Logic Day

15 January- Indian Army Day, Wikipedia Day, Pongal, Teacher’s Day (Venezuela), Makar Sankranti, Arbor Day (Egypt), Sagicho at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū (Kamakura, Japan), Armed Forces Day (Nigeria), John Chilembwe Day (Malawi), Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)

16 January- Thiruvalluvar Day (Tamil Nadu), National Nothing Day (Thomas Roy), Zuuruku Nichi (Okinawa Islands, Japan), National Religious Freedom Day (US), Teacher’s Day (Thailand, Myanmar), Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Coptic Church), International Hot and Spicy Food Day

17 January– National Day (Menorca), Opening ceremony of Patras Carnival, Judgment Day, Hardware Freedom Day, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

18 January- Royal Thai Armed Forces Day (Thailand), Revolution and Youth Day (Tunisia), Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

19 January- Husband’s Day (Iceland), Kokborok Day (Tripura), Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), Theophany/ Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), National Popcorn Day (US), World Quark Day

20 January– Martyrs’ Day (Azerbaijan), Inauguration Day (US), Armed Forces Day (Mali), Heroes’ Day (Cape Verde), Cheese Day (US)

21 January– National Hug Day (US), Babinden (Bulgaria, Serbia), Lincoln Alexander Day (Canada), Birthday of Princess Ingrid Alexandra (Norway), Lady of Altagracia Day (Dominican Republic), Errol Barrow Day (Barbados), Grandmother’s Day (Poland), Flag Day (Quebec)

22 January- National Hot Sauce Day (US), Grandfather’s Day (Poland), Answer Your Cat’s Question Day, Day of Unity of Ukraine (Ukraine), Celebration of Life Day

23 January- Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti (Parakram Diwas), World Freedom Day (Taiwan and South Korea), Bounty Day (Pitcairn Island), Snow Plow Mailbox Hockey Day, Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic Church), National Pie Day (US)

24 January- National Girl Child Day, International Day of Education, National Peanut Butter Day (US), Feast of Our Lady of Peace (Roman Catholic Church), Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day, Unification Day (Romania)

25 January– National Tourism Day (India), National Voters Day (India), 2011 Revolution Day (Egypt), National Police Day (Egypt), Tatiana Day (Russia, Eastern Orthodox), A Room of One’s Own Day, Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches), Burns night (Scotland), Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Wales)

26 January- Republic Day (India), Australia Day, International Customs Day, Duarte Day (Dominican Republic), Liberation Day (Uganda), Engineer’s Day (Panama), International Environmental Education Day

27 January- Family Literacy Day (Canada), International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Day of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad (Russia), Saint Devota’s Day (Monaco), Holocaust Memorial Day (UK), Memorial Day (Italy) Holocaust Remembrance Day (Sweden), National Holocaust Memorial Day (Greece), Memorial Day for the Victims of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes against Humanity (Czech Republic), Memorial Day for the Victims of National Socialism (Germany), National Chocolate Cake Day (US), Feast of Saint Slava (Serbia)

28 January- Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, Data Privacy Day, Army Day (Armenia)

29 January- Kansas Day (Kansas, US), World Leprosy Day

30 January- Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s Day), Teacher’s Day (Greece), Day of Azerbaijani customs (Azerbaijan), Fred Korematsu Day (California, US), Day of Saudade (Brazil), National Inane Answering Message Day (US), World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day

31 January– Amartithi, Independence Day (Nauru), Me-Dam-Me-Phi (Ahom people), Street Children’s Day (Austria), International Zebra Day

Important January Month-Long Occurrences

  1. Alzheimer’s Awareness Month (Canada)
  2. Dry January (United Kingdom)
  3. National Codependency Awareness Month (US)
  4. National Mentoring Month (US)
  5. National Healthy Weight Awareness Month (US)
  6. Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month (US)
  7. Stalking Awareness Month (US)
  8. Veganuary
  9. War On Poverty Day
  10. National Braille Literacy Month

In addition to commemorating certain noteworthy occasions, the month of January 2024 will also mark several month-long celebrations, as shown below.

Important Dates to Remember in India in January 2024

Find out what national holidays are celebrated in January. The Indian government recognizes a few of these days as national holidays.

National Youth Day: Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is also National Youth Day on January 12.  In honor of his contributions to youth advancement, National Youth Day was created. Numerous schools, colleges, and Ramakrishna Math centers celebrate this day.

Army Day: In India, January 15 is celebrated as Indian Army Day since Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa succeeded General Francis Bucher as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Cariappa Parade Ground in the Delhi cantonment hosts the Army Day parade.

National Tourism Day: India observes National Tourism Day on January 25 of each year. The primary purpose of marking this day is to raise awareness of the value of tourism. The government chooses a different theme to commemorate this day each year. Every state observes this holiday under its own distinctive culture.

Republic Day: Republic Day honors the January 26, 1950 date of the Indian Constitution’s ratification. The primary ceremony, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country, takes place on Rajpath in New Delhi. The three primary ceremonies of the Republic Day celebration are the parade, the beating retreat, and the awarding of prizes.

Martyr’s Day: Held on January 30, Martyr’s Day commemorates the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, by Nathuram Godse. In addition, March 23 commemorates the deaths of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.

Commonly Asked Questions

When is World Hindi Day observed?

World Hindi Day is observed annually on January 10.

When is Indian Army Day?

On January 15, we commemorate Indian Army Day.

When is World Quarks Day?

It’s on January 19.

What day is Global Family Day?

January first

In January, how many special days are there?

In January, we celebrate National Youth Day, World Braille Day, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, World Hindi Day, and Global Family Day.

Farheen Ashraf
Farheen Ashraf
Farheen Ashraf is a History graduate. She writes on a variety of topics, including business, entertainment, laws, poetry, stories, travel, and more. Her passion for writing has led her to explore a variety of genres.

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