List Of Important Days In January 2019

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ndia is a land of diversity with different cultures, events, and festivals. As a secular country, we're blessed to have holidays to celebrate festivals throughout the year.


Here's a list of all the important days in January 2019:


January 1: New Years Day

The first day of the new year is celebrated not just in one country but all over the world. It marks the beginning of a new phase, positivity, forgiveness. Thus, people like to celebrate it with their loved ones.


January 1: Global family day

Global Family Day, one day of peace and sharing, is celebrated every January 1 in the United States as a global day of peace and sharing. Global Family Day grew out of the United Nations Millennium celebration, "One Day In Peace".


January 11: Missionary day

Missionary Day is a regional holiday in Mizoram, India that commemorates the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries in the state over a century ago.
This holiday is always celebrated on January 11 and is declared as a public holiday by the state government. Government offices and educational institutions will be closed on this day


11 January - Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

He was the second Prime Minister of independent India. He popularised the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'. He actively participated in India's freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on January 11, 1966.


January 12: Swami Vivakananda's birthday/ National youth Day

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on January 12 on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984, the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day, and since 1985, the event is celebrated in India every year.

The Government of India had quoted and realized that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.


January 13: Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

The Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a festival for the Sikhs in India and worldwide.

It is a religious occasion that marks the birthday of the last guru for the Sikhs.

Marked on January 5, 2011, the birthday of the tenth guru is celebrated in the gurudwaras to gain prosperity and blessings.


January 15: Indian Army Day

Every year January 15 is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949, field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.


January 15: Pongal, Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Lohri

This is a popular Hindu festival that occurs on or around January 14 across India.

The day is known by various names and there is a variety of different customs observed in the different Indian states.

It is unique among Hindu festivals as the date is based on a solar calendar rather than the phases of the moon. This means it falls on January 14 in the western calendar.


January 23: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

In 2019, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti is celebrated on January 23, 2019, in Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal.

It marks the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who is seen as a prominent figure in India's struggle for freedom.


January 24 - National Girl Child Day

On January 24, every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children etc.


January 25 - National Voters Day

Every year on January 25 National Voter's Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process. In 2011, it was first celebrated to mark Election Commission's Foundation Day.


January 25 - National Tourism Day

Every year on January 25 National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.


January 26 - Republic Day

On November 26, 1949, the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, and replaced the Government of India Act 1935.

It came into effect on January 26, 1950, with a democratic government system. This day marks with the largest parade which took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.


January 28 - Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on January 28, 1865, in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India's struggle for freedom.

He also earned the title of 'Punjab Kesari' or 'the Lion of the Punjab'. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. He died on November 17, 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.


January 30 - Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

January 30 is celebrated as Martyr's Day or Shaeed Diwas every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, on January 30, 1948, the 'Father of Nation' was assassinated. And, on March 23, three heroes namely, Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by British.

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