Important Days in September 2023, Complete List

Important Days in September 2023: September is the 8th month of the year and is well-known for some famous national events like Teacher’s day, forgiveness day, Hindi day, Engineer’s day, Alzheimer’s Day, Day of the Deaf. Besides, national days we also celebrate International Days like World Literacy Day, World First Air Day, World Ozone Day, World Tourism Day, and International day of peace are some important international days that fall in the month of September. 

Important Days in September 2023

Every year, lakhs of candidates begin their preparation for many competitive examinations for various departments like Railways, Bank, Defence, Teaching, and many more. Besides the syllabus, current affairs, the important days and dates hold equal importance and every candidate preparing for the upcoming exam must be aware of the Special Days celebrated at the National & International level for the General Knowledge section. In this article, we have provided the complete list of special days and dates in September 2023.  

List of Important Days & Dates in September 2023

Below is the list of days and events that will be occurring in the month of September 2023. This complete list of Special Days & Dates in September will be of great help for the students who are preparing for their competitive or government exams. 

List of Important Days in September 2023
1 to 7 SeptemberNational Nutrition Week
2 SeptemberWorld Coconut Day
3 SeptemberSkyscraper Day
5 SeptemberTeachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday)
5 SeptemberInternational Day of Charity
7 SeptemberBrazilian Independence Day
8 SeptemberWorld Literacy Day
8 SeptemberWorld Physical Therapy Day
9 SeptemberWorld First Aid Day
10 SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Day
11 SeptemberNational forest Martyrs day
14 SeptemberHindi Diwas
15 SeptemberEngineer’s Day in India
15 SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy
16 SeptemberWorld Ozone Day
16 SeptemberInternational Red Panda Day
17 SeptemberWorld Patient Safety Day
18 SeptemberWorld Bamboo Day
21 SeptemberAlzheimer’s Day
21 SeptemberInternational day of peace
22 SeptemberRose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients)
22 SeptemberWorld Rhino Day
23 SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
24 SeptemberWorld Day of the Deaf
24 SeptemberWorld Rivers Day
25 SeptemberWorld Pharmacists Day
25 SeptemberAntyodaya Diwas
26 SeptemberWorld Contraception Day
26 SeptemberWorld Environmental Health Day
27 SeptemberWorld Tourism Day
28 SeptemberWorld Rabies Day
28 SeptemberWorld Maritime Day
29 SeptemberWorld Heart Day
29 SeptemberInternational Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
30 SeptemberInternational Translation Day

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Important Days & Dates in September

Nutrition week (1-7 September)

National nutrition week is celebrated from 1 to 7 September Annually. The purpose of the celebration is to spread awareness about good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme “Healthy diet – affordable for all” emphasizes on the importance of access to healthy diet for everyone, regardless of income or social status. In 2018 Govt of India has launched “POSHAN ABHIYAN” to educate people about nutrition and health.

World Coconut Day – 2 September

World coconut Day Celebrated every year on 2 September across the world since 2009. The theme of World Coconut Day 2023 is “Coconuts: Transforming Lives”. The reason behind the celebration is to spread awareness about the usage of Coconut and its health benefits across the globe.

Skyscraper Day – 3 September

Skyscraper Day is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis H. Sullivan, known as “Father of modern Skyscrapers”. Skyscraper day is celebrated every year to appreciate engineering marvels.

Teachers’ Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s birthday) – 5 September

Since 1962, India has been celebrating Nation Teachers day every year on the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna awardee Dr. S Radhakrishnan. He was the first vice president and second president of Free India.

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International Day of Charity – 5 September

International Day of charity is celebrated annually on 5 September which is the death anniversary of Mother Teresa. This day was declared by the UN general assembly on 17 December 2012 since then it’s being celebrated in the memory of mother Teresa. She devoted her whole life to helping people and charity. Mother Teresa was awarded the “Noble prize in 1979 for peace”.

Brazilian Independence Day – 7 September

Brazil celebrates independence on 7th September also known as Sete de Setembro! Before independence, it was a Portuguese colony. A declaration of independence from Portugal was made on 7th September 1822 by Pedro di Alcântara, son of the Portuguese king.

World Literacy Day – 8 September

World Literacy Day is observed globally on 8th September every year. The theme of world literacy day 2023 is “Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies”. World Literacy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 1966 to spread the awareness and importance of literacy in the International community. By the UNESCO report, by 2060 India will achieve universal literacy.

World Physical Therapy Day – 8 September

World Physical Therapy Day observes every year on 8th September. In 2023 the World Physical Therapy Day will focus on “Arthritis” as the theme for World Physical Therapy Day 2023. Rheumatoid arthritis and axial spondylarthritis are two types of inflammatory arthritis that will be highlighted on this day. This day is celebrated every year to appreciate the efforts of physiotherapists, who play important role in keeping people active and healthy.

World First Aid Day- 9 September

World First Aid Day is observed every year on the Second Saturday of September. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the theme of World First Aid Day 2023 is “First Aid in the Digital World”. The purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the importance of first aid training and increase its accessibility to save more lives in a crisis.

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) observes World Suicide Prevention Day every year on 10 September. The theme of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 is “Creating hope through action”. The day aims to spread awareness across the globe that suicide can be prevented.

National forest Martyrs day – 11 September

National forest martyrs day celebrated every year on 11 September to pay tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the wildlife, forests, and jungles in India. This year observed 16th National Forest Martyrs day.

Hindi Diwas – 14 September

Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on 14 September in India. On this day, In 1949 Constitution assembly had adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of India. Hindi comes under the most spoken languages in the world. It is the first language of 40% of people residing inside or outside the country.

Engineer’s Day in India – 15 September

Engineer’s Day is celebrated annually on 15 September. This day is observed every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of engineering pioneer and Bharat Ratna Awardee, sir Mokshagundam Vishweshvaraya. This day is celebrated since 1968 to recognize the contribution of engineers in the development of the country.

International Day of Democracy – 15 September

International Day of Democracy is observed every year on 15 September. It was declared by a resolution passed by UN General Assembly in 2007. The aim of the day is to encourage governments to strengthen and consolidate democracy.

International Red Panda Day- 16 September

International Red Panda Day is celebrated on 16 September every year. It is celebrated to give and raise awareness about the decreasing population of red pandas in the world.

World Ozone Day – 16 September

World Ozone Day or International Day for the prevention of the Ozone Layer is observed each year on 16 September. The objective of this day is to spread awareness among the people about the depletion of the Ozone layer and search for possible ways to preserve it. The ozone layer protects life on earth by absorbing the UV rays of Sun.

World Patient Safety Day – 17 September

World Patient Safety Day is observed globally on 17 September every year. The World Patient Safety Day 2023 theme is “Engaging patients for patient safety”. This day is celebrated to make people globally aware of patient safety and urge them to show their commitment to making healthcare safe. This year WHO urges all stakeholders to “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth”.

World Bamboo Day- 18 September

World Bamboo Day 2023 is observed on September 18 in order to raise awareness about the conservation of this extremely useful plant. By observing World Bamboo Day, WBO aims to the people about the potential uses of bamboo.

Alzheimer’s Day – 21 September

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed every year on 21 September around the world. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness and challenge the common stigma that surrounds Alzheimer-related dementia. This campaign was launched in 2012 to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s,  this year marked as 10th World Alzheimer’s month.

International day of peace – 21 September

International day of peace observed every year on 21 September. The theme of International day of peace 2023 is: “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals”. UN Assembly declared this day to strengthen ideals of peace by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

World Rhino Day- 22 September

World Rhino Day is celebrated on 22 September every year to bring awareness and help NGOs and other concerned organizations to raise the issue among the people for Rhino Conservation.  It aims to protect the Rhino population in the world.

World Rose Day (Welfare of Cancer patients) – 22 September

World Rose Day is celebrated annually on 22 September. This day is observed every year in the honor of 12-year-old Melinda Rose, who was diagnosed with the rarest blood cancer. The purpose to celebrate this day is to cheer people who have been affected by cancer and remind them they are not alone in the battle against this deadliest disease.

International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September

The UN General Assembly has declared International Day of sign languages on 23 September. The International Day of Sign Languages is observed to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all sign language users.

World Rivers Day- 24 September

World Rivers Day is celebrated every year on 24 September to give and raise the importance of rivers in our lives. It strives to increase public awareness and encourage people to save our rivers by reducing water pollution in the world.

World Day of the Deaf- 24 September

International Day of the Deaf is observed on 24 September every year. This observance was launched By the World Federation in 1958, to draw the attention of Deaf people to the governments, NGOs, philanthropists, and the public to support the deaf community worldwide, raising awareness of the challenges faced by deaf people on a daily basis and their need for a safe space in society.

World Pharmacists Day – 25 September

World Pharmacists Day is observed each year on 25 September. The theme of this year. “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”. The purpose of the day is to appreciate the work of Pharmacists all over the world.

Antyodaya Diwas- 25 September

Antyodaya Diwas is celebrated on 25 September every year. It Commemorates the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, promoting social welfare in the world. The word Antyodaya means uplifting the poorest of the poor in the society and the day is observed with the aim to reach out and help the last and poor in need in the society.

World Day of the Deaf – 26 September

World Day of the deaf is observed on the last day of the International Week of the deaf, this year it’s observed on 26 September. International week of the deaf is celebrated each year on the last full week of September. The theme of the International week of deaf 2023 is “A World Where Deaf People Everywhere Can Sign Anywhere!”. The week aims to draw the attention of general people and development authorities towards the achievements and challenges of the deaf people community.

World Contraception Day – 26 September

World Contraception Day is observed every year on 26 September. The purpose of the day is to spread awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

World Environmental Health Day – 26 September

World Environmental Health Day is celebrated on 26 September every year. The theme for World Environmental Health Day 2023 is “Global Environmental Public Health: Standing up to protect everyone’s Health each and every day”. In 2011, The International Federation of Environment health(IFEH) declared to celebrate World Environment Health Day each year on 26 September.

World Tourism Day – 27 September

World Tourism Day is observed every year on 27 September. The theme of World Tourism Day 2023 is “Tourism and Green Investment”. World Tourism Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the role played by the tourism sector in integrating and connecting the international community.

World Rabies Day – 28 September

World Rabies Day is celebrated every year on September 28 by the Global Alliance for Rabies Control. This year the theme of World Rabies Day focuses on facts about rabies and dispelling any myths or misconceptions. This year marked the 15th World Rabies Day.

World Maritime Day- 28 September

World Maritime Day is observed on 28 September every year. This day focuses on the importance and emphasis on shipping safety, maritime security, and the marine environment and gives importance to a particular aspect of International Maritime Organization (IMO) work.

World Heart Day – 29 September

World Heart Day is observed on 29 September annually. The day is observed to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases. World Heart Day was initiated by World Heart Foundation.

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste – 29 September

The International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction is observed each year on 29th September. This is the second-ever observance of the day by the Food Agriculture Organization.

International Translation Day – 30 September

International Translation Day is observed annually on 30 September across the world. The day is celebrated in the memory of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. The day aims to promote the translation profession among all international communities of the world.

World Maritime Day – 30 September

This year World Maritime day is observed on 30 September by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other international organizations. The theme of World Maritime Day 2023 is “MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on”.

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