List of Environmental related dates which are and need to be observed and celebrated in India in the best interest of our society. While we must always be thankful to Mother Nature for all that we receive from her, let us ensure that we show that little (or LOT) extra gesture of gratitude on these days.


February

2 February: World Wetlands Day

27 February: International Polar Bear Day


March

3 March: World Wildlife Day

14 March: International Day of Action for Rivers

18 March: Global Recycle Day

26 March: Anniversary of the Chipko Andolan

21 March: International Day of Forests

22 March: World Water Day

23 March: World Meteorological Day


April

7 April: World Health Day

21 April: World Fish Migration Day

22 April: Earth Day

26 April: International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work


May

2nd Saturday of May (and October): World Migratory Bird Day

16 May: International Day of Light

20 May: World Bee Day

21 May: International Tea Day

22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

31 May: World No-Tobacco Day


June

3 June: World Bicycle Day

5 June: World Environment Day

5 June: International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

7 June: World Food Safety Day

8 June: World Oceans Day

15 June: Global Wind Day

17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

29 June: International Day of the Tropics


July

1st Week of July: Van Mahotsav (Forest Festival)

11 July: World Population Day

26 July: International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

29 July: International Tiger Day


August

9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

12 August: World Elephant Day

29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests


September

7 September: National Threatened Species Day

16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

21 September: Zero Emission Day

22 September: World Rhino Day

26 September: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27 September: World Tourism Day


October

1st Monday of October: World Habitat Day

2nd Saturday of October (and May): World Migratory Bird Day

13 October: International Day for Disaster Reduction

23 October: International Snow Leopard Day

24 October: International Day of Climate Action

24 October: United Nations Day

31 October: World Cities Day


November

5 November: World Tsunami Awareness Day

6 November: International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

19 November World Toilet Day


December

5 December: World Soil Day

11 December International Mountain Day


 

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