Important Days – April

It is officially spring in many countries around the world. But April has more meaningful dates that we didn’t know of. Let’s get to know them and their importance.

April 2nd – World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is recognized internationally as the World Autism awareness day, that encourages to raise awareness about the people with Autism and Asperger syndrome. Designated by the UN general assembly in 2007 The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and acceptance for those with a developmental path affected by autism. Since 2012 the day was celebrated with a theme.

April 4th – International Day for Mine Awareness

Decided at the UN general assembly in December 2005 the April 4th is used to raise awareness about the mines. Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention opened for signature in 1997, 164 countries have ratified or acceded to it. In addition to anti-personnel mines, challenges remain with respect to all other explosive remnants of war. Therefore on this International day the UN’s target is to create a world free of mines.

April 7th – World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the global health. In 1948 the WHO held the first World Health Assembly and had decided to name April 7th as the World Health Day.The WHO organizes international, regional and local events on the Day related to a particular theme. World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues. Since 1991 the day is celebrated with theme and the theme of the 2020 was “Support Nurses and Midwives”.

April 10th – World Homeopathy Day

The World Homeopathy Day is celebrated every year in April 10th to pay tribute to Homeopathy and its contribution to the world. They day is chosen specially as its the birthday of the German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, also known as the father of Homeopathy.

April 17th – World Haemophilia Day

April 17th is considered as the World Haemophilia Day. It is to raise awareness about not only haemophilia but also about other bleeding disorders. The day is chosen as it was the birthday of the Frank Schnabel, founder of the World Federation of Hemophilia. Each year numerous landmarks around the world lit up in bright red to help bring attention to those in need.

April 18th – World Heritage Day

April 18th is known as the World Heritage Day or The International Day for Monuments and Sites. The importance of such a day was brought to attention by the ICOMOS or International Council on Monuments and sites in 1982 and approved by the UN general assembly held in the following year. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.

April 22nd – World Earth Day

April 22nd is celebrated as the World Earth Day annually. It was first held in 1970 and as of today over 1 billion people in 193 countries help to organize and coordinate events around the world. In UNESCO conferences held in 1969, peace activist John McConnell suggested the importance of having a day to celebrate and honor the earth and the concept of peace. Therefore he is known as the founder of the peace day.

April 23rd – World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23rd. First celebrated in 1995 world book day promotes reading, publishing and copyright. Various events are organized annually around the world. The date was chosen in honor of the writer Miguel de Cervantes who died on April 23rd 1616.

April 25th – World Malaria Day

April 25th is celebrated to raise awareness in Malaria annually. It was established in 2007 at the World Health Assembly to provide “education and understanding of malaria” and spread information on “year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas. This day allows various international organizations to work together in raising awareness in Malaria.

April 26th – World Intellectual Property Day

First established in 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization to raise awareness about patients, copyrights, trademarks and designs impact on daily lives.and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”. The date was chosen as it was the date of the Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization signed in 1967 and entered to force in 26th April 1970.

April 27th – World Veterinary Day

In 1863, Professor John Gamgee of the Veterinary College of Edinburgh, invited veterinarians from Europe to attend a meeting which later became known as the first International Veterinary Congress. In 1959 at the 16th congress held in Madrid, the World Veterinary Association was established. In 2001 the association established the World Veterinary Day. to promote the veterinary profession and work on improvement of the animal and human welfare, the environment, food safety, and practices of animal transport and quarantine. Each year, there is a different theme of this day.

April 28th – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 28th is celebrated as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. In 2003 ILO (International Labor Organization) began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO’s traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.

April 29th – International Dance Day

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Established by the dance committee in 1982 International Dance Day is to celebrate dance. The date is chosen in the honor of Jean-Georges Noverre, also know as the creator of modern ballet. The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world. Every year an outstanding dance personality is selected to write a message for International Dance Day.

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