2021 (MMXXI) is the current current normal year (not the leap year) that began on Friday.
According to the Chinese calendar, the year 2021 is the year of the bull.
January 1 - The municipality of Honkajoki was annexed to the city of Kankaanpää.
January 1 - The municipality of Isokyrö moved from the province of Ostrobothnia to the province of Southern Ostrobothnia.
January 1 - The municipality of Iitti moved from Kymenlaakso province to Päijät-Häme province.
January 1 - The municipality of Heinävesi moved from the province of South Savo to the province of North Karelia.
January 1 - The municipality of Joroinen moved from the province of Etelä-Savo to the province of Pohjois-Savo.
January 1 - The municipality of Kuhmoinen moved from the province of Central Finland to the province of Pirkanmaa.
1 January - The French departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin merge to form the Collectivité européenne d'Alsace.
January 4 - British court bans Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange's extradition to the United States and Mexico offers him political asylum.
January 6 - Conquest of the U.S. House of Congress: Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress Building to prevent Joe Biden from being confirmed as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
January 9 - Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 crashes into the sea after disappearing from the radar about four minutes after takeoff.
January 12 - Marko Hietala announced his resignation from Nightwish.
January 13 - Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas resigns and the government collapses.
January 15 - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
January 16 - Multinational carmaker Stellantis begins operations with the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA.
January 16 - A group of ten Nepalese climbers were the first to reach the top of the world’s second highest mountain, K2, in the winter.
January 20 - Joe Biden becomes 46th President of the United States.
January 23 - More than 3,000 people are arrested in protests in support of Alexei Navalny in Russia.
January 24 - Tikkurila's new church was inaugurated in Vantaa.
January 26 - Kaja Kallas, Chairman of the Reform Party, is appointed Prime Minister of Estonia.
February 1 - Myanmar's armed forces seize power, oust Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi and place Min Aung Hlaing in command.
February 2 - Alexei Navalnyi, a Russian administrative critic and opposition politician, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for failing to report to the authorities while under arrest in Germany.
11-21 February - The World Biathlon Championships were held in Pokljuka, Slovenia.
February 13 - Mario Draghi begins his term as Italian Prime Minister.
February 15 - Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is elected President of the World Trade Organization.
February 18 - A Nassa Mars 2020 probe, carrying a Perseverance passer-by and an unmanned aircraft, Ingenuinity, successfully landed at its destination on Mars at the end of about a 7-month flight.
February 28 - Golden Globe Awards were presented in Los Angeles, California, USA.
15-17 March - Dutch parliamentary elections.
March 19 - Tanzania's first female president, Samia Suluhu, takes office.
March 20 - Turkey resigns from the Istanbul Treaty by decree of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
March 23 - Israeli Knesset election, fourth election in the country in two years. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahun Likud remained the largest party.
March 23 - The container ship Ever Given blocked traffic on the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
April 4 - Vjosa Osmani is elected President of Kosovo.
April 4 - The Holy Trinity Church in Ylivieska was consecrated.
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