Important National/International Days and Dates in January 2023

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Important Days in January 2023: Important days and events have been a vital part of the various govt examinations not limited to SSC and Railway Exams. If we go deep into the analytics, one may find that around 3-4 questions are easily picked from this topic and is asked in different shifts and days of like exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD Constable, SSC MTS, RRB NTPC, RRB Group D etc. To make it easy for you to memorize the content, we have divided the important days into different months starting from January. In this article, we will discuss the January 2023 important days along with information on important days in January 2023 in India. 

Important days might look intimidating when it comes to learning but if devised the right technique one can actually master it. In this section, we will not only just understand the importance and origin of the day but also pay heed to the learning part so you don’t lag behind.

Important Days & Dates in January 2023

The start of the New Year is in January. The Roman god of beginnings, Janus, inspired the name of the month of January. This month marks the opening of the new year, which brings with it new opportunities and the capacity to view both the past and the future. Every month has significant holidays and occasions. Therefore, to aid in the preparation of numerous competitive examinations, such as SSC CGL, RRB, etc., we have produced a list of days & dates in January 2023. Check out the list of Important days in January 2023.

1st January

  • Celebrated as Global family day
  • Global family day is celebrated across the world with people to promote peace and sharing
  • Over the years, the time one spends with one’s family has significantly reduced, this day is a reminder for them to value family

4th January

  • This day is celebrated by United Nations to raise awareness among the people for Braille as an important means of communication for blind people
  • It is also the day when Louis Braille, the braille inventor, was born.

6th January

  • It is observed as world war orphan day by the French organization
  • This day is observed to create sensitivity among all towards the plight of orphans during world war.

9th January

  • It is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and recognizes the contribution made by the Indian community overseas.
  • This day is also celebrated as Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti. 

10th January

  • It is celebrated as World Hindi Day. It was started by the Government of India to promote the Hindi language at the global level.
  • The first World Hindi Conference was chaired by PM Indira Gandhi in the year 1975.

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11th January

  • Death Anniversary of Lal Bhadur Shastri. He was the second Prime Minister of Independent India. He popularised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’.
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

12th January

  • It is marked as the National youth day to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
  • This day is observed in remembrance of Swami Vivekananda and his philosophies.

14th January 

  • This day is celebrated as Makar Sankranti & Pongal. 
  • It is celebrated as a harvest festival by Sikhs and some Hindus.
  • It also marks the winter solstice.

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15th January

  • It is celebrated as Indian Army day to recognize the work of Field Marshal Kolandera M. Cariappa.
  • It is also celebrated as Makar Sakranti and prayers are offered in the name of the Sun God.

23rd January 

  • It is observed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Birth Anniversary. It was initiated by the government of India to remember and pay respect to his defiant patriotism.

24th January

  • National Girl Child Day– It is initiated by the Ministry of Women and child development to raise awareness among the people around the rights of girls.
  • This day is also celebrated as International Day of Education.

25th January

  • It is observed as National Voters Day and National Tourism Day.
  • National voters day is celebrated to raise awareness among the people around the power of voting and encourage them to contribute to the political process

26th January 

  • It is observed as Republic day. This is the day when the constitution of India came into effect.
  • This day is also celebrated as  International Customs Day. 

28th January 

  • It is celebrated worldwide as Data protection day to raise awareness among the people regarding data privacy and its protection practices.
  • This day is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai.

30th January 

  • It is seen as National Martyr’s Day to pay honour and respect to those soldiers who laid their life for the nation.
  • It is also celebrated worldwide as World Leprosy Eradication day to raise awareness around Leprosy also known as Hansen’s Disease.

This was all regarding the January 2023 Important Days & Dates in India and internationally. Hope you all find the article useful for the upcoming SSC & Railways Exams 2022-23. 

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