List of Important Days in January Month 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Apr 19, 2022, 6:02

Every month has days that hold special significance according to the past events that happened on these dates, making them iconic, worth remembering and celebrating. Some are observed nationally within India, while some are recognized globally. There are various holidays and festivals earmarked to commemorate the Important Days in January.

List of Important Days in January Month

The month of January has days that stand to be of utmost importance on the national and international platforms. They are:


Important Days in January

1 January

New Year's Day, Global Family Day

4 January

World Braille Day

6 January

World Day of War Orphans

8 January

African National Congress Foundation Day

9 January

NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

10 January

World Hindi Day

11 January

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, National Road Safety Week

11 - 17 January

National Road Safety Week

12 January

National Youth Day

14 January


15 January

Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Indian Army Day

18 January

National Immunization Day (Polio Day)

23 January

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

24 January

National Girl Child Day

25 January

National Voters Day, National Tourism Day

26 January

Republic Day, International Customs Day

28 January

Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

30 January

Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30 January

World Leprosy Eradication Day (Last Sunday of January)

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Important Days in January - Significance

  1. Global Family Day- Global family day is celebrated on the 1st of January, and it aims to spread peace and unity across the world. It idolizes the Earth to be one global family to become a better place to live in for one and all.
  2. World Braille Day- This day marks the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille.
  3. World Day of War Orphans- This day, on 6th January, is celebrated to create awareness about the atrocities that war orphans face.
  4. World Hindi Day- This day is celebrated every year on the 10th of January to commemorate the First World Hindi Conference.
  5. Lohri Festival- Celebrated on 13th January, this day marks the harvest festival in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.
  6. Makar Sankranti- Celebrated on the 14th of January, this day marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the new harvest season.
  7. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti- This day marks the birth anniversary of one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He built the Indian National Army (INA) which played a pivotal role in the fight against British rule to get independence.
  8. Republic Day- On this day, on 26th January 1949, the Constitution of India was made and adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly.
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FAQs on Important Days in January

Q1. How many national holidays are there in January?

There is only one national holiday in January, i.e., 26th January, Republic Day.

Q2. Name two internationally recognized days in January that hold great importance?

4th January is recognized as World Braille Day, while 6th January is celebrated as World War Orphans Day.

Q3. Mention one day in January that has both national and international importance?

26th January is recognized nationally as well as globally. It is celebrated as Republic Day in India and International Customs Day globally.

Q.4 What are the important days in January?

In January, the most important days are New Year's Day, African National Congress Foundation Day, World Hindi Day, National Youth Day, Pongal, Indian Army Day, Martyrs Day.