India is the second-largest country in the world by population. There is a lot of diversity here. However, unity can be seen with equal force. People here celebrate various festivals, events, important days, etc together here in every month. So, April is included too.
So, it is necessary to know all the important days that fall in the month of April 2022. This must be done so that none of the festivals, events, or their importance to celebrate are missed.
April is a month where a lot of competitive exams are held. And aspirants are expected to know every nitty-gritty detail that occurs around the world. Therefore, this article is very important for them as well as for others. Here the important dates are given below:
1st April- April Fool’s Day, Odisha Foundation Day, Prevention of Blindness Week
April Fools’ Day is also known as All Fools’ Day. People have celebrated this day for centuries but its origins are unknown. According to some historians, people first celebrated it in 1852. This happened when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. Others say that it is related to the turn of the seasons.
People celebrate Odisha Foundation Day on this day every year. They do it in memory of becoming a separate province on April 1, 1936. And the Prevention of Blindness Week is observed from the 1st to the 7th of April to spread awareness against the various causes of blindness and ways to prevent them.
2nd April- Chaitra Navaratri and World Autism Awareness Day
Chaitra Navratri begins on April 2, 2022, and will end on April 11, 2022. People celebrate this festival for nine days. During this period, devotees pray to Goddess Durga in her nine forms. And on this day, people observe World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness about autism and to educate people about it.
4th April- International Day of Mine Awareness
Every year, people observe Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. They do this to spread awareness about the threat caused by landmines to the safety, health, and lives of civilian populations. They also encourage state Governments to develop mine-clearing programs.
5th April- National Maritime Day
People in India observe this day every year. This is because, on this date, navigators created navigation history in 1919. SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd journeyed to the United Kingdom. It was a red-letter day in the account of Indian navigation.
7th April- World Health Day
People all over the world know that “Health is wealth”. So, they celebrate this day every year on the 7th of April. The World Health Organisation organizes various programs and arrangements. For the first time, WHO celebrated this day in 1950.
10th April- Siblings Day and World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)
Siblings are very important. They are an integral part of our lives. One cannot imagine his or her life without them. Therefore, to honor, show affection, and appreciate one another, people celebrate National Siblings Day every year on April 10. In India, the occasion of Raksha Bandhan celebrates the special bond between the siblings. People celebrate Siblings Day in many parts of the world like the United Kingdom, Australia, India, etc. However, it is not federally recognized.
The world observes Homoeopathy Day every year on 10 April. They do this to pay tribute to the founder and father of the homeopathy system of medicine Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. Now we will discuss the aim of this day. It is to spread knowledge about Homeopathic medicine in public health. In fact, people celebrate World Homeopathy Week annually from 10 April to 16 April. The World Homeopathy Awareness Organisation arranges this every year. Basically, this day is celebrated both for homeopaths and also for those who have been healed with homeopathy.
11th April- National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)
People observe this day every year on 11 April. They do this to create awareness about maternity facilities, lactating women, and also for proper health care given to women.
13th April- Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
This massacre took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar. People also know it as the Amritsar massacre. On this day, British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India under the Command of Gen Dyer. Several hundred people were killed and many hundreds were wounded. People celebrate this day to pay homage to those dead people.
14th April- B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
People also know this day as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti. They observe this day on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B.R Ambedkar. This day celebrates the birthday of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician, and social rights activist.
15th April- Good Friday
This year, citizens of all countries will celebrate Good Friday on 15 April. People consider this day an auspicious day in Christianity. Christians observe Good Friday to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Every year, they observe this day on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this occasion, people observe a fast visit to the church and remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. People also know this day as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.
16th April- Hanuman Jayanti
People know the birthday of Lord Hanuman as Hanuman Jayanti. They celebrate it all over the country on the full moon day during Chaitra month.
17th April- Easter Festival and World Haemophilia Day
Easter festival commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Christians celebrate it all across the world. It begins from Lent and ends with Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and finally Easter Sunday. In Latin, people know Easter as Pascha. People celebrate it annually but there is no fixed date for the festival. It varies every year.
On the same day, people observe World Haemophilia Day every year. They do this to increase awareness about hemophilia disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. The World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) started World Haemophilia Day in honor of WFH founder Frank Schnabel’s birthday. They started it in 1989.
18th April- World Heritage Day
People observe this day every year on 18 April to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of all the relevant organizations in the field. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) announced this day in 1982. The General Assembly of UNESCO approved it in 1983.
21st April- National Civil Service Day
People celebrate April Civil Service Day every year to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people. On this day Civil servants from various parts of the country come together and share their experiences. They also learn about others’ experiences of working in the public sector.
22nd April- World Earth Day
People observe World Earth Day every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the entire universe, Earth is the only planet where life is possible. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain this natural asset. People celebrate this day to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.
23rd April- English Language Day and World Book and Copyright Day
English Language Day is celebrated on 23 April annually. It is also a United Nations (UN) observance day. The day coincides with 2 very important other days. One is the birthday and death day of William Shakespeare and the other is World Book Day.
Every year on the 23rd of April, people celebrate World Book Day to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. It is necessary to recognize the magical powers of books. This is because they generate a link between the past and the future, and a bridge between generations and across cultures.
24th April- Sachin Tendulkar’s birthday and National Panchayati Raj Day
The God of Cricket has set an example as the best cricketer. People all over the world loved him. He inspired millions of people and they also know him as a master blaster, little master, etc. Therefore, people celebrate his birthday with great pomp and show.
25th April- World Malaria Day
The world celebrates World Malaria Day every year on 25 April to raise awareness about the disease malaria, how to control it and how to eradicate it completely. People celebrated it the first time in 2008. It was developed from Africa Malaria Day, which was an event observed since 2001 by the African governments. At the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2007, WHO proposed that they should change Africa Malaria Day to World Malaria Day.
26th April- World Intellectual Property Day
People celebrate this day every year on 26 April. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) established it in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks, and designs impact daily life. And also it plays an important role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
28th April- World Day for Safety and Health at Work
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) observes this day on the 28th of this month every year since 2003. This day marks how to improve occupational safety, health and looks for continuing these efforts through several changes like technology, demographics, climate change, etc.
30th April- World Veterinary Day
On April’s last Saturday every year, people around the world come together to raise awareness about the vital roles that veterinarians all around the world play. The World Organisation created this day for animal health and the World Veterinary Association.
You can find more about important days of every month here.