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Important Days of this Month

List of important days of the current month.

April

DateEvent
2 AprilInternational Children's Book Day is an yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People. Founded in 1967, the day is observed on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children's literature.
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on which Member States of the United Nations take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
4 AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action aims to raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication.
5 AprilNational Maritime Day is celebrated in India to show gratitude to the men who spend many months in the sea, to carry out the bulk of India's trade and commerce at a global level. It is observed in commemoration of the first voyage of SS Loyalty of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd in 1919.
7 AprilWorld Health Day is celebrated annually, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organizations, and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
10 AprilWorld Homeopathy Day is celebrated to mark the importance of homoeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine. The date is the birth anniversary of Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, who was a German physician and the founder of homoeopathy.
11 AprilNational Safe Motherhood Day is celebrated to raise awareness about adequate access to care during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal services. The government of India had declared this day, the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi, as National Safe Motherhood Day in 2003.
11 AprilNational Pet Day celebrates the joy that pets bring into peoples lives and encourages people to help reduce the number of animals in shelters. The day is celebrated on April 11 every year in the USA.
12 AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight is the annual celebration of the anniversary of the first human space flight by Yuri Gagarin. It was proclaimed at the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 7 April 2011, a few days before the 50th anniversary of the flight.
14 AprilAmbedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed to commemorate the memory of B R Ambedkar, Indian polymath and civil rights activist, regarded as the architect of Indian Constitution.
17 AprilWorld Haemophilia Day, dedicated to people living with haemophilia, is observed to raise awareness and create a better future for them. Hemophilia is a "rare disorder" in which "blood doesn't clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins," according to the mayoclinic.org.
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day or The International Day for Monuments and Sites, is an international observance around the world with different types of activities, including visits to monuments and heritage sites, conferences, round tables and newspaper articles.
21 AprilCivil Services Day is celebrated by the Government of India as an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizen and renew their commitments to public service and excellence in work.
22 AprilEarth Day is an annual event, which includes a wide range of happenings coordinated globally by EarthDay.org, to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
23 AprilEnglish Language Day was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization". April 23 was chosen because it is the date traditionally observed as the birthday and the date of death of William Shakespeare.
23 AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright.
24 AprilNational Panchayati Raj Day, or National Local Self-Government day, is the national day of Panchayati Raj System in India celebrated by Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
25 AprilWorld Malaria Day is an international observance which recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.
26 AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day, observed annually, was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe".
28 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work, established by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2003, is observed to stress the importance of prevention of accidents and diseases at work.
29 AprilInternational 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.
30 AprilWorld Veterinary Day was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the world. It is observed annually on the last Saturday of April.

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