January 2021 is the most-awaited month currently. The pandemic wasted most of 2020 and so, people are looking forward to the new year with positive anticipation and hope. Another reason why people are waiting for January 2021 to arrive is because of some important days in January 2021.
Important Days in January 2021
There are some very significant days falling in the first month next year. These days make the month worth remembering and waiting for. These are explained below:
1st January – English New Year, Army Medical Corps Establishment Day and Global Family Day.
English New Year is celebrated every year on the 1st of January. The whole world celebrates the New Year on 1st of January. Almost the whole world follows the English Gregorian calendar.
The Army Medical Corps became active on 1st January, 1764 and are present till today. We celebrate their establishment day on this day.
Global Family Day is one day of Peace and Sharing, that is celebrated on 1st January every year. This day is mostly recognized in the United States as a global day of sharing and peace.
4th January – World Braille Day
World Braille Day is an international day celebrated on the 4th January every year that raises awareness of the importance of Braille. It is recognized as one of the main languages for the visually impaired and blind people.
6th January – World War Orphans Days, National Technology Day
The World War Day for War Orphans is celebrated every year on January 6th. On this day, the international community recognizes the plights and sufferings of orphans during the war period.
6th January is also celebrated as the National Technology Day. It recognizes the way technology changes the present world and also looks into the future of technology.
8th January – African National Congress Foundation Day
Celebrated on 8th January, this day was the foundation day of the African National Congress in the year 1912. The main mission of this organization was to help Africans come together as one and to defend their rights.
9 January – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
This day is celebrated on 9th January by the Republic of India to acknowledge the contribution of NRIs – non resident Indians or the Indian overseas community towards the development of India.
10 January – World Laughter Day, World Hindi Day
World Laughter Day was first observed on 10th January, 1998 in Mumbai by Dr. Madan Kataria. This day marks world peace and a sense of brotherhood.
11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Lal Bahadur Shashtri, a prominent Indian freedom fighter died in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on 11th January 1996. He died a day after he went there to sign a peace treaty to end the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.
This day is also celebrated as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It raises awareness of the persistent issue of human trafficking.
12 January – National Youth Day (Birth of Swami Vivekanand), National Vision Board Day
Swami Vivekananda was born on 12th January. Since 1984, the government has declared this day to be the National Youth Day.
The National Vision Board Day encourages humans to set their goals in a visual way.
13 January – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the ten living Sikh Gurus. 13th January is celebrated as his birthday every year.
14 January – Lohri
Lohri is the harvest festival of north India, that is celebrated on January 14th every year. It is a joyous festival that celebrates the new harvest season.
15 January – Indian Army Day, Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Wikipedia Day
15th January is celebrated as the indian Army Day as on this day.
Thai Pongal is a multi-dau harvest festival celebrated in South India. It is celebrated on the 14th, 15th and 16th of January. On this day, the northern parts of India celebrate Makar Sankranti, a day dedicated to Lord Surya.
On the same day, Wikipedia day is also celebrated.
23 January – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
The famous leader Netaji Subhash Chandra bose was born on this day.
25 January – International Customs Duty Day, India Tourism Day, National Voters Day
January 25th is recognized as the International Customs Day. On this day, the role of custom officials and agencies to maintain border security is recognized.
National tourism Day is celebrated on 25th January every year to highlight the Importance of tourism for the development of the economy in India.
On the same day, the government of India celebrates the National Voters Day to encourage youths to vote for the country.
26 January – Republic Day (India), Australia Day
The constitution of India came into effect on this day on the 26th of January.
It is also celebrated as the official National Day of Australia in Australia.
27 January – Family Literacy Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day (International Day of Commemoration)
Families gather together to read together on Family Literacy Day, celebrated on 27th January.
This day commemorates the tragedy of the holocaust survivors during the second world war. It is an international memorial day.
28 January – Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
Hindu freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28th January.
30 January – Mahatma Gandhi’s Martyrdom Day (Martyr’s day)
A very sad day for Indians when their father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi was martyred.
Last Sunday of January – World Leprosy Eradication Day
This day is observed to raise the awareness of Leprosy or Hansen’s disease.
These are the main important days in January 2021, that are celebrated or mourned with emotions all across the nation and world.