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List Of Important Days in April: National And International Days In Detail

Important Days in April 2020: Every month, a variety of National & International days are celebrated. Check out the list of all the important days celebrated in April along with its significance, history and motive.

List Of Important Days in April 2020

Important Days in April: Each month witnesses a variety of days to mark or commemorate a particular event that happened on that day. Are you looking for the list of important days celebrated in the month of April? We are providing you with the complete list of important days in April along with the significance of each day to help you understand it in a better way.

List Of Important Days in April

List Of Important Days & Dates (April)
1 April Odisha Foundation Day, Prevention of Blindness week
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 April International Day for Mine Awareness
5 April National Maritime Day of India
7 April World Health Day
10 April World Homeopathy Day
11 April National Safe Motherhood Day, National Pet Day
13 April Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)
17 April World Haemophilia Day
18 April World Heritage Day
21 April National Civil Service Day, Secretary’s Day
22 April World Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
24 April National Panchayati Day
25 April World Malaria Day
25 April World Veterinary Day
26 April World Intellectual Property Day
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work


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Important Days in April: Significance of Each Day

It is important to know about the significance of each day to memorize it from the exam point of view. Why are these days celebrated nationally or internationally? Know about it in detail:

1st April: Odisha Foundation Day

Odisha day is celebrated on 1st April to mark the formation of Odisha and its segregation from Bihar on 1 April 1936. It is known as the Utkal Diwas. The foundation day is celebrated all across the state with jhankis and shops decorated all over the state. The capital of Odisha is Bhubaneswar.

1st April: Prevention of Blindness week

The Prevention of Blindness Week is celebrated from 1st to 7th April every year to spread awareness among people about blindness, its treatment and prevention. The main motive is to tackle the issue of visual impairment faced by people all over India.

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day

The world Autism Day is marked on 2nd April to raise awareness about Autism, a serious developmental disorder that affects millions of children every year. It was first observed in 2008.



4 April: International Day for Mine Awareness

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is celebrated on 4th April all around the world to spread awareness about the hazardous effects of working in mines. The motive is to achieve a world free of the threat of mines.


5 April: National Maritime Day of India

The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on 5 April, 1964. It is celebrated every year on 5th April where an award ceremony is held to honour the outstanding contribution to Maritime sector. On this day in 1919, history was created as the first ship of India named SS Loyalty, journeyed to the United Kingdom.

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7 April: World Health Day

The world health day is celebrated on 7th April every year to pay tribute to the health workers and focus on the health care issues of the world. On this day, everyone should remind themselves that health is wealth and one should never neglect it. The tagline for World Health Day 2020 is Support nurses and midwives. In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly where it decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day.


10 April: World Homeopathy Day

The world Homeopathy day is celebrated on 10th April every year to honour the birth anniversary of German physician Samuel Hahnemann known as the father of homoeopathy. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the need for alternative medicine in the field of science.



11 April: National Safe Motherhood Day

In 2013, the government of India declared 11th April as the National safe Motherhood day to mark the birth anniversary of political activist Kasturba Gandhi. It is celebrated to raise awareness about safe motherhood practices and provide proper healthcare facilities to lactating mothers.



11 April: National Pet Day

National pet day is celebrated to encourage people about the importance of pets and to provide special care to them. The motto is also to adopt the abandoned pets on the street and give special care to them.




13 April: Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day (1919)

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre occurred on 13th April 1919 when Acting Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered its troops to open fire at the crowd of unarmed Indian civilians gathered in the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. Hundreds of people were killed in the act.

17 April: World Haemophilia Day

World Haemophilia Day on 17th April raises awareness about the bleeding disorder, Haemophilia affecting thousands of individuals every year. It is an inherited bleeding disorder where the blood doesn’t clot properly as it lacks the clotting factor.




18 April: World Heritage Day

The International Day For Monuments and Sites 2020 is celebrated on 18th April every year all around the world to raise awareness about preserving the human heritage and efforts required to conserve the monuments and national heritage.


21 April: National Civil Service Day

In 1947, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Home Member, Parliament inaugurated the All India Services on 21st April. Since 2006, the National civil Service day is celebrated on 21st April to present Awards for Excellence in Public Administration. The motive is to appreciate the work of the civil service officers.


22 April: World Earth Day

Protecting our environment must be the priority of every individual. The first Earth Day was celebrated on 22 April 1970. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change is the biggest challenge faced by contemporaries all around the world. Earth Day raises awareness about the need for the hour to protect our climate and Earth from getting deteriorating further.


23 April: World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23 April to promote the reading of books. Every year on this day, UNESCO and international organizations select a world book capital to maintain the day’s celebrations. The world book capital 2020 has been selected as Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The day represents equal access to knowledge to promote literacy throughout the world.



24 April: National Panchayati Raj Day

The National Panchayati Raj Day was first celebrated on  24 April 2010. Panchayati Raj has brought a revolution in the political system at a grassroot level. Panchayati Raj came into existence after the passing of the 73rd Constitution Amendment Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.

25 April: World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is celebrated on 25th April every year to recognize the efforts taken to control Malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk because of malaria. The need to take urgent action against Malaria is highlighted on this day to end the disease globally.


25 April: World Veterinary Day

The world Veterinary Day 2020 will be celebrated on 25th April to celebrate the contributions by Veterinarians for animal health and safety of environment. Every year, on the world veterinary day, veterinarians are awarded for their excellent work in this field.



26 April: World Intellectual Property Day

The WIPO Convention came into force in 1970. Hence in 2000, WIPO’s member states designated April 26 as the World Intellectual Property Day. The day raises awareness among people about the intellectual property by organizing concerts, and events all around the world. It also gives a boost to technological innovations.


28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for safety and health at work raises awareness about a safe work environment for employees all around the world. 28 April is the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers organized worldwide by the trade union movement since 1996. The World Day for safety and health at work 2020 will focus on violence and harassment faced at work.


Important Days in April: FAQs

Q. What are the important days in April?

The important days in April include World Health Day on 7th April, Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day on 13th April, World Earth Day on 22nd April and many more.

Q. What is special about the month of April?

April is special as it witnesses a variety of days celebrated across the globe to commemorate a special event.

Q. What are the important days?

Important days in a particular month are the days on which an event is celebrated or awareness is raised.

Q. Why is it necessary to know about the important days of April?

The important days of a month are asked in various competitive exams and hence, it is mandatory to memorize it.

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