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Important Dates in January 2023, International & National Events

Teaching aspirants must a detailed knowledge of Current Affairs and General Awareness. This helps the candidates expand their knowledge on trending and static current affairs topics and stay updated as government teaching job exams have General Awareness and/or General Knowledge. One such very common and important topic is learning the Important Dates of January 2023 and other months of the year as well. In the following article, the candidates will find the list of important dates in January 2023 and their significance.

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Important Dates in January 2023

In the following table, the candidates will the list of Important Dates in January 2023.

January 2023 Important Days

Important January Dates Important Days in January
1st January 2023 Global Family Day
2nd January World Introvert Day
4th January 2023 World Braille Day
6th January 2023 World Day of War Orphans
8th January 2023 African National Congress Foundation Day
9th January 2023 NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
11th January 2023 Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri
12th January 2023 National Youth Day
13th January 2023 Lohri
14th January 2023 Makar Sankranti
15th January 2023 Indian Army Day
21st January 2023 Tripura, Manipur & Meghalaya Foundation Day
23rd January 2023 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
24th January 2023 National Girl Child Day
25th January 2023 National Voters Day
25th January 2023 National Tourism Day
26th January 2023 Republic Day
26th January 2023 International Customs Day
28th January 2023 Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
30th January 2023 Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas
30th January 2023 World Leprosy Day (Last Sunday of January)

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List of Important Days and Dates in January 2023- Significance

In this section, the candidates will find all the information related to the Important Dates in January 2023 and the significance of each Important Date in January 2023.

1st January – Global Family Day

Global Family Day is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing within families, among individuals, communities and so on. The main objective of Global Family Day is to promote brotherhood and unity amongst communities and spread the message that the entire world is a large family. This Global Family needs to stay and coexist in peace and harmony while appreciating and embracing the best of other people’s cultures, traditions, religions, history and so on.

2nd January- World Introvert Day

2nd January is dedicated to World Introvert Day since 2011 after Felicitas Heynes (famous psychologist and author) asked to dedicate a day to the “quiet ones” in one of his blog posts. On this day, introverts share their thoughts and opinions on being an introvert while encouraging other introverts to not shy out of being an introvert. Being quiet is not being antisocial and not everyone needs to have the same level of hyper-social behaviour, attitude or perspective.

3rd January- International Mind-Body Wellness Day

The International Mind-Body Wellness Day is observed on 3rd January every year. International Mind-Body Wellness Day is dedicated to promoting the vitality of a healthy body and mind in every individual’s life. The purpose of this day is to create awareness about the connection between mind, body and soul which eventually plays an integral part well-being of an individual.

4th January – World Braille Day

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille who invented the Braille system, 4th January is celebrated as World Braille Day. Louis Braille was born in 1809 and he went blick after a childhood accident. However, he turned his adversity into his strength and developed a reading and writing system. Today we know this system as the braille system which has significantly affected the life millions of blind people through the generations.

5th January- National Birds Day

Every year, the 5th of January is observed as the National Bird Day in India to promote awareness about the significance of birds in the entire ecosystem. Another aspect is to create awareness about the birds that are produced in captivity or kept captive for monetary gain or pleasure.

6th January – World Day of War Orphans

War tears families and leave children as orphans. To address such a grave issue, World Day of War Orphans is observed on the 6th of January every year. The objective is to create awareness about the ordeal and harsh conditions the children orphaned by war have to go through.

7th January- Mahayana New Year

Mahayana New Year is celebrated on the 7th of January every year. It is celebrated as the Buddhist New Year. Mahayana Buddhists believe that enlightenment can be achieved during an individual’s single or current life.

8th January- Earth’s Rotations Day

Every year, Earth’s Rotation Day is celebrated on the 8th of January. This is recognised as the Earth’s Rotation Day, as it is also the birth anniversary of the French Physicist Leon Faucalt who proved in 1981 that the Earth revolves and rotates on its axis.

10th January –  World Hindi Day

On 10th January, World Hindi Day is observed to commemorate the First World Hindi Conference held at Nagpur in 1975. On World Hindi Day, people promote the essence of the Hindi Language and encourage people to increase their use of the Hindi Language.

11th January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri died on 11th January 1966 in Tashkent immediately after signing the Tashkent Treaty (Indo-Pak Treaty for 1965 War) in mysterious conditions. He was the Second Prime Minister of India who had an immense and profound contribution to India’s Freedom Struggle and Post-Independence Nation Building. On his death anniversary every year, people of India and abroad pay homage to his great contributions.

12th January – National Youth Day

To commemorate the birth anniversary and pay tribute to the great contributions of Swami Vivekananda to the Freedom Struggle of India and as a spiritual leader, his birth anniversary is celebrated as National Youth Day. He was born on 12th January 1863 ad grew up to become the most influential spiritual leader, thinker and philosopher in India even now. He had given a speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago and glorified India’s name.

13th January – Lohri Festival

Lohri marks the beginning of the harvest season in India (predominantly North India). In 2023, Lohri will be celebrated on the 13th of January with great enthusiasm and fervour. As a part of the rituals and celebrations, people offer wheat stalks, rice, rewri, jaggery, and popcorn at the bonfire.

14th January –  Makar Sankranti

India celebrates Makar Sankranti as the beginning of the harvest season. It marks the end of the long winter season as well. On Markar Sanskrant people worship Sun God as the Sun starts its movement from Southern Hemisphere to Northern Hemisphere. It is celebrated all over India by different names such as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Poush Sankranti in West Bengal, Magh Bihu in Assam and so on.

15th January – Indian Army Day

Indian Army Day is celebrated on 15th January every to commemorate the historical event when Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commader-in-Chief of the Indian Army on 15th January 1949. He took over the responsibility from General Sir Francis Butcher who was the last British Commander-in-Chief.

21st January – Tripura, Manipur, and Meghalaya Foundation Day

Under the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur became full-fledged states on 21st January 1972. Since then, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur have been celebrating the 21st of January as their Foundation Day and hence it is called Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur Foundation Day.

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23rd January – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

One of the most prominent and inspiring Indian freedom fighters, Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23rd January 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. Every year, on 23rd January, NetajiBose’s birth anniversary is celebrated. He formed the Indian National Army (INA) to fight against the oppressive British Rule in India.

24th January- National Girl Child Day

India observes National Girl Child Day on 24th January every year to emphasize the inequalities faced by the majority of girls in the country. National Girl Child Day also promotes awareness of the importance of education for girls, their medical care, and nutrition as well as their safety and legal rights.

24 January – International Day of Education

On 24th January, the International Day of Education is observed to promote the importance of education in the life of every individual. The International Day of Education 2023 emphasizes the way to provide good quality education along with ways we can make it inclusive and equitable for all.

26th January- Republic Day

On 26th January 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect and India became a Republic Nation and eventually emerged as the world’s largest democracy. Therefore, every year, the 26th of January is celebrated in India with great significance and enthusiasm. Republic Day Parade organised at the Rajpath is one of the most splendid parades in the world which is attended by all the Top Government Leaders and Other Political Leaders along with the Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

28th January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

On 28th January 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Punjab and eventually changed to course of the freedom struggle in India against the oppressive British Rule. In remembrance of his immense contribution to igniting the flames of patriotism in the hearts of the youth, on his birth anniversary, people celebrate my reminiscing about him, his impactful personality and powerful thoughts and opinions. He was fondly known as the Lion of Punjab.

30th January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

30th January is one of the saddest days in the history of India. On this day in 1948, the world lost Mahatma Gandhi as he was assassinated. To commemorate the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to the freedom struggle of India and his preachings of peace, non-violence and harmony to the world, 30th January is observed as Martyrs Day.

30th January – World Leprosy Day

Every year, on the last Sunday of January, World Leprosy Day is observed worldwide. The world comes together to fight against Leprosy in children. The aim is to bring down the leprosy-related disabilities in children to zero. On World Leprosy Day, people and medical practitioners come together to create awareness about the earlier symptoms of leprosy and eventually early detection of leprosy.

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Which Day is celebrated on 23rd January?

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is Celebrated on 23rd January 2023.

Which day is celebrated on 13th January?

Lohri Festival is celebrated on the 13th of January.

Which Day is observed on 28th January 2023?

The Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai is observed on 28th January 2023.

When is National Tourism Day 2023 celebrated?

National Tourism Day 2023 is celebrated on 25th January 2023.

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