Spring is at its glory as the heat of summer is slowly approaching. The month of April is a sign of a new beginning. One can feel the energy with birds chirping, flowering trees, and vivid insects coming into life after a scorching summer and harsh winter. People across the country celebrate this month as harvest season.
For students, it is the start to a new academic year, new books, new classes and new teachers. The most exciting time of the year undoubtedly. However, this year is different. Everything is under lockdown to stop the spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19.
In such an unprecedented situation, never seen before in history, parents are having a tough time trying to keep children busy and help them proactively enhance their knowledge.
Here’s the list of important days and events in April. Ask your kids to check this out and then play a memory game with them to see who remembered what!
April Fool Day
Date: 1st April
1st April is celebrated as Fools’ day around the world. It is an annual custom of consisting of bizarre, funny and silly jokes and hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April Fools. This day is being celebrated for centuries now.
World Autism Awareness Day
Date: 2nd April
The World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 2nd April in order to raise awareness of autism. This day was first celebrated in 2008. This day highlights the need to help and improve the quality of life of those who are suffering from Autism.
World Health Day
Date: 7th April
World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April worldwide. This day marks the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. It is also celebrated to raise awareness about health issues people facing in the world each year. This year it has taken on a critical significance.
National Safe Motherhood Day
Date: 11th April
National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on the 11th of April. This day is focused on raising awareness about the proper healthcare of women and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating women. This day also plays a key role in spreading awareness on reducing anemia among women, institutional delivery, for better pre- and post-natal health care etc.
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day
Date: 13th April
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre also known as the Amritsar Massacre took place on April 13, 1919. It was caused by British General Dyer who ordered the British Indian Army to open fire into the crowd of unarmed Indian civilian in Jallianwala Bagh killing 370 while over 1200 wounded. This day is remembered as a shameful scar on India- British relations.
B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
Date: 14th April
Ambedkar Jayanti or B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day marks the birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar – the “Father of The Indian Constitution”. BR Ambedkar dedicated the Dalit icon who dedicated his life for the upliftment of untouchables, women and labourers. To honour his towards the nation, his birthday is celebrated each year on 14th April
World Haemophilia Day
Date: 17th April
World Haemophilia Day is marked on 17th April and recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is an import effort to increase awareness regarding better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who are suffering.
World Heritage Day
Date: 18th April
World Heritage Day is observed on 18th April every year to celebrate and promote cultural heritage. It is an initiative towards preserving human heritage and diversity of the historic monuments and heritage sites all around the world. This initiative to protect and conserve the world heritage was taken by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
National Civil Service Day
Date: 21st April
The National Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to rededicate and recommit civil service members to the cause of the people.
World Creativity & Innovation Day
Date: 21st April
World Creativity and Innovation Day are celebrated on April 21 to encourage creative multidisciplinary thinking to help us achieve the sustainable future we all want.
World Earth Day
Date: 22nd April
Coined in 1970, the World Earth Day is an annual event commemorated around the world on April 22 to promote clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. Celebrating this day aims at reminding us that how important it is to protect this planet and its natural resources.
World Book Day and World Copyright Day
Date: 23rd April
In 1995 UNESCO chose 23rd April to celebrate the World Book Day and World Copyright Day, as the date is also the death anniversary of the William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and several other prominent authors. This day is celebrated worldwide to pay a tribute to books and authors and encouraging everyone to discover pleasure in writing and reading.
National Panchayat Raj Day
Date: 24th April
First celebrated on 24 April 2010, National Panchayat Raj Day was coined by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. It is a national day of Panchayati Raj System in India celebrated by Ministry of Panchayati Raj on 24 April annually.
World Malaria Day (WHO)
Date: 25th April
World Malaria Day gives people the chance to recognizes the effort made to prevent malaria globally. WMD is an international observance held every year on 25 April.
World Intellectual Property Day (UN)
Date: 26 April
Every April 26, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
World Day for Safety & Health at Work
Date: 28th April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work is commemorated every year on 28 April. This day is celebrated to promote safety and health in the workplace.
World Dance Day
Date: 29 April
International Dance Day is celebrated every year on 29 April to promote the importance of art and culture and to raise awareness among the public regarding the art of dance.
Hope you enjoyed the journey through the important days of the month. These are just a few we handpicked. Each day of the month has a history behind it. To find out more about each day, check out https://www.thequizopedia.com/onthisday