The Day is aimed at promoting and reviving the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit.
It is celebrated on Sravana Poornima every year, that is the Poornima day of Sravana month in the Hindu calendar.
Sanskrit has been known as the primary language of Hinduism and forms the basis of several other languages.
The day is marked by various seminars and events talking about the importance of the Sanskrit language. Sanskrit Day was first celebrated in 1969.