People together used to celebrate various festivals, events, important days National as well as International. Therefore, it is necessary to know all the important days that fall in the month of April 2022. Most of the competitive exams expect the candidates to be aware of the important days of the year. Here is the list of important national and international days and events in April 2022
List of Important Days in April 2022
1 April – April Fools Day
April Fool’s Day is also known as All Fool’s Day and is celebrated since centuries but its origins are uncertain. According to some historians, it was first celebrated in 1852, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar.
1 April – National Walking Day
The first Wednesday in April is observed as National Walking Day every year. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity
2 April – World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year, encouraging the Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world
4 April- International Day of Mine awareness
The General Assembly on 8 December, 2005 declared that each year on 4rth April would be officially proclaimed and observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
5 April- National Maritime Day
On 5th April every year in India National Maritime day is observed because on this date in 1919 navigation history was created SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd journeyed to the United Kingdom.
6 April – National Student-Athlete Day
National STUDENT-Athlete Day (NSAD), observed annually on April 6th, provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of student-athletes.
7 April – World Health Day
World Health Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 7th April. Various programs and arrangements are managed by the World Health Organisation. It was first celebrated in 1950.
10 April – Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
10 April – World Homeopathy Day (WHD)
WHD is observed every year on 10 April to pay tribute to the founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. The main aim of this day is to spread knowledge about Homeopathic medicine in public health.
11 April – National Pet Day
April 11 is National Pet Day. While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day encourages us to pay special attention to pets who may not get that extra attention. Helping out orphaned pet companions will improve their health and enhance their opportunities for adoption.
11 April – National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)
NSMD is observed on 11 April every year to create awareness about maternity facilities, lactating women and also for proper health care given to women.
12 April – Easter
Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.
13 April – Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
It took place on 13 April, 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as Amritsar massacre. On this day, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India. Several hundred people were killed and many hundreds were wounded.
14 April – B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti which is observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B.R Ambedkar. He is the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, a world-class lawyer, social reformer and number one world-class scholar as per the Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India.
17 April – World Haemophilia Day
World Haemophilia Day is observed on 17 April every year to increase awareness about haemophilia disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. In 1989, World Haemophilia Day was started by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnavel’s birthday.
18 April – World Heritage Day
This day is observed every year on 18 April to preserve the human heritage and recognise the efforts of all the relevant organisations in the field. This day was announced by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 and was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.
21 April – National Civil Service Day
Every year on 21 April Civil Service Day is celebrated to rededicate and to recommit themselves to the cause of the people. On this day Civil servants from various parts of the country come together, share their experiences and also learn other’s experiences of working in the public sector.
22 April- World Earth Day
This day is observed every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. World Earth Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.
23 April – World Book and Copyright Day
Every year on 23rd April this day is celebrated to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. It is necessary to recognise the magical powers of books because they generate a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
23 April – St. George’s Day
Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England, and regions of Portugal and Spain.
24 April – National Panchayati Raj Day
National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year on 24 April in India. On this day the Constitution came into force with effect from 24 April, 1993. In 2010 the first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated.
25 April – World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is celebrated every year on 25 April to raise awareness about the disease malaria, how to control it and how to eradicate it completely. In 2008, first Malaria Day was celebrated which was developed from Africa.
26 April – World Intellectual Property Day
This day is celebrated every year on 26 April and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life.
28 April – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
This day is observed on 28 April every year by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 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.
28 April – World Veterinary Day
World Veterinary Day is observed on 28 April globally to raise awareness in the public about the important roles veterinarians play. This day is created by the World organisation for Animal Health and the World Veterinary Association.
29 April – International Dance Day
International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO. The event takes place every year on 29 April, which is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet
30 April – Ayushman Bharat Diwas
Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated on 30 April across the country. It is a programme of the Government of India to provide the underprivileged and economically backward people access to government as well as private healthcare facilities.