Important Days of January 2022: List of National & International Days in January

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Check here the list of important National and International days and dates in January 2022.

Check the list of Important Days and Dates in January like Gantantra Diwas, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, National Youth Day, Vishwa Hindi Diwas, Netaji Jayanti, Martin Luther King Day & More at ixamBee!

List of National & International Days in January

January is the first month of the Gregorian Calendar. While ushering in a new year, the month also brings a number of new opportunities for us in the new year. In this article, we will discuss all the important Days of January 2022, i.e., a list of National & International Days that we have observed in January 2022.

Important Days of January 2022: List of National & International Days in January

Important Days of January 2022

Let us learn about the important days and dates in January 2022 and their significance.

DateEventSignificance/Importance
January 1New Year’s DayJanuary 1 marks the beginning of the new year according to the Gregorian calendar.
January 1Global Family DayThis day gives us the message of Peace, Unity and Sharing. The day reminds us that at the end, all of us are members of one Human race and we are all part of a big Global Family.
January 2-6Manali Winter CarnivalThe Manali Winter Carnival is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh between January 2 and 6. The carnival celebrates the new year while also showcasing Himachal Pradesh’s cultural heritage.
January 4World Braille DayThe day honours the birth anniversary of Louis Braille. He invented the Braille reading and writing system for the visually impaired.
January 6World Day for War OrphansThe World Day for War Orphans raises awareness about the lives and plight of children who have been orphaned due to war.
January 7Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. This date corresponds with the birthday of Jesus Christ as per the Julian Calendar.
January 9Pravasi Bharatiya DivasThis day honours the role of the Indian community residing overseas toward the development of India.
January 9Guru Gobind Singh JayantiThis day celebrates the birth of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. It is also known as Prakash Parv 
January 10World Hindi Day (Vishwa Hindi Diwas)The day is marked to celebrate the Hindi language. This day also commemorates the World Hindi Conference first held in 1975.
January 11Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur ShastriThis day marks the passing away of India’s then-Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.
January 11National Human Trafficking Awareness DayThis day raises awareness about engaging children and adults in any form of forced labour, particularly, commercial sexual activity
January 12National Youth DayThis day honours the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Therefore, it is also known as Vivekananda Jayanti.
January 13LohriLohri is a festival celebrated in North India, particularly Punjab. It marks the end of the winter solstice. It is observed on the evening of Makar Sankranti.
January 14Makar SankrantiMakar Sankranti falls on the day of equinox when the hours of the day and night are equally long. It is also known as Uttarayan or Maghi. It also celebrates the transition of the Sun God to Capricorn, i.e., Makar.
January 14International Kite FestivalThe International Kite Festival is celebrated in Gujarat, particularly Ahmedabad as a part of the Uttarayan celebrations.
January 14PongalPongal is a winter harvest festival celebrated in South India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. The festival celebrates and thanks the Sun God for abundant harvest. This year, Pongal was celebrated between January 14-17, 2022.
January 15Indian Army DayIndian Army Day or Army Day in India celebrates the day when Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1949.
January 17Martin Luther King DayMartin Luther King Junior was born on January 15, 1929. However, this US federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Therefore, this year, Martin Luther King Day was celebrated on January 17.
January 21Meghalaya Day/Tripura Day/ Manipur DayThe states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur were created through the North Eastern Region (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, on this day. Thus, it is also known as Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya Foundation Day  
January 21World Hug DayWorld Hug Day or the Hugging Day is an observation that began in the USA. It is a day dedicated to hugging.
January 23Netaji JayantiAs the name suggests, this day commemorates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who was born on January 23, 1897. It is also known as Parakram Diwas.
January 24Rashtriya Balika DiwasThe National Girl Child Day was marked by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2008. This day educates us about the problems faced by girls in India that can be broadly summed up in the broad vast umbrella term of “gender discrimination”.
January 25Himachal Pradesh DayHimachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India by virtue of the State of Himachal Pradesh Act.
January 25National Tourism DayThis day is celebrated in India to acknowledge the benefits of tourism and travel and particularly, the role played by the tourism industry in India’s economy.
January 26Republic Day/ Gantantra DiwasThis day marks the official adoption of the Indian Constitution through which India became a Republic.
January 27International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the HolocaustThis day pays homage to the victims of the Holocaust during World War 2. This day was marked by the UNESCO and is also known as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 28Data Protection DayThis day raises awareness about the best practices for data protection and its privacy. It is also known as Data Privacy Day.
January 30Martyrs’ Day in IndiaThis day honours the brave heroes who have martyred their lives to protect India. This date was chosen because Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on January 30, 1948. It is also known as Shaheed Diwas.
January 30National Cleanliness DayThis day reminds us to raise and maintain high standards of cleanliness of our surroundings like home, offices, public places and such.
January 30World Leprosy DayThis day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January. It raises awareness about the problems faced by those affected with Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This day is also known as World Leprosy Eradication Day.

Important Days of January 2022 Trivia

  • The month of January was named after the Roman God, Janus. Janus is the God of new beginnings in Roman Mythology.
  • This year marked the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • In honour of his 125th anniversary, from this year onward, Republic Day Celebrations will commence on January 23 every year.
  • This year, there were no foreign chief guests at the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. Read more such interesting trivia about Republic Day celebration 2022.
  • Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa (then General Cariappa) took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on January 15, 1949 from General Francis Roy Bucher who was the last British Commander-in-Chief of India.
  • Learn more about World Leprosy Day.
  Also read: 2021: A Recap of the Important Events of the Year  

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