List of Popular Social Events and Days in India 2017 – 18

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India is the country which is sufficiently diverse and had the best culture. India has Numerous Festivals and Holidays which has lots of Variety in the celebration.

Here the events which are listed are basically depended on the respective dates. All the dates are listed here with description.

Some of the celebrated by Government and some of the Days are celebrated by People alone in the family.These events are mainly for spreading the awareness of social issues and helps society to develop.



Month January Date of Celebration
Road Safety Week 11th to 17th January
Oil and Gas Conservation Week and Fortnight 4th to 10th January
National Youth Day 12th January
Army Day 15th January
Pin Code Week 15th to 21st January
Subhas Chandra Bose Birthday 23rd January
National Girl Child Day 24th January
Republic Day of India 26 January
International Customs Day 26th January
Anti-Leprosy Day 30th January
Martyrs Day 30th January


Month February Date of Celebration
World Wetlands Day 2nd February
World Cancer Day 4th February
National Deworming Day 10th February
Valentine’s Day 14th February
Central Excise Day 24th February
National Science Day 28th February


Month March -  Date of Celebration
National Safety Day 4th March
International Women’s Day 8th March
Dandi March Day 12th March
World Kidney Day 9th March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 21st March
World Forestry Day 21st March
World Water Day 22nd March
Martyrs Day 23 March and 30 January
World Meteorological Day 23th March
World TB Day 24th March

Month April Date of Celebration
Prevention of Blindness Week 1st to 7th April
World Health Day 7th April
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 13th April
Ambedkar Jayanti 14th April
World Earth Day 22nd April
World Book Day 23rd April

Month May - Date of Celebration
International Labour Day 1st May
International Midwives Day 5th May
World Asthma Day 3rd May
World Thalassemia Day 8th May
World Red Cross Day 8th May
Mother’s Day 8th May
International Nurses Day 12th May
World Hypertension Day 17th May
World No Tobacco Day 31st May
Month June –   Date of Celebration
World Milk Day 1st June
World Environment Day 5th June
World Ocean Day 8th June
World Blood Donor Day 14th June
World Sickle Cell Day 19th June
World Refugee Day 20th June
International Day of Yoga 21st June
Month July –   Date of Celebration
National Doctors Day 1st July
World Population Day 11th July
National Flag Adopt Day 22nd July
World Hepatitis Day 28th July


August – Date of Celebration
World Breastfeeding Week 1st August to 7th August
Organ Donation Day 13th August
Independence Day – 15 August 15th August
Sadbhavana Diwas 20th August
National Eye Donation Fortnight 25th August to 8th September

September Date of Celebration
National Nutrition Week 1st September to 7th September
Teacher’s day 5th September
International Literacy Day 8th September
Hindi Diwas 14th September
Sanchayika Day 15th September
World Deaf Day Last Sunday of the Month of September
World Tourism Day 27th September
World Heart Day 29th September

October Date of Celebration
National Voluntary Blood Donation Day 1st October
International Day for Elderly People 1st October
Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October
Anti-Untouchability Week 2nd to 8th October
WildLife Week 2nd to 8th October
World Habitat Day Day First Monday of the month of October
Air Force Day 8th October
World Day 9th October
National Unity Day 31st October

November Date of Celebration
All Saints Day 1st November
International Week of Science and Peace 9th to 14th November
Legal Services Day 9th November
Children’s Day 14th November
National Cooperative Week 14th to 20th November
International Day for Tolerance and Peace 16th November
National Integration Day 19th November
Quami Ekta Week 19th to 25th of November
World Heritage Week 19th to 25th of November
Child Rights Day 20th November
International Film Festival of India 20th to 30th November
Constitution Day 26th November

December – Date of Celebration
World Aids Day 1st December
National Pollution Control Day 2nd December
International Day of Disabled Persons 3rd December
Navy Day 4th December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 5th December
Dr Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas 6th December
Armed Forces Flag Day 7th December
Search Charter Day 8th December
All India Handicrafts Week 8th to 14th December
Human Rights Day 10th December
National Energy Conservation Day 14th December
Good Governance Day 25th December


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