Discover the important days in April 2023 that you don’t want to miss. From global observances to national holidays, we’ve compiled a list of events to help you stay informed and celebrate.
Important Days in April 2023
April is the fourth month of the year , consisting of 30 days. It is commonly associated with the arrival of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. In many cultures, April is a time of renewal, growth, and new beginnings.
Easter, a major Christian holiday, often falls in April, as well as Earth Day, which is dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and sustainability. In some countries, April is also recognized as National Poetry Month, highlighting the importance and beauty of poetry.
Overall, April is a month that symbolizes hope, optimism, and a fresh start.
Learn about the significant events and observances that take place in the month of April, including cultural, social, and historical celebrations. Here is a complete list of important days in April 2023.
|Date [ Important Days in April ]||Day Name|
|1 April 2023||1. Odisha Foundation Day ( Utkal Divas / Odisha Day )|
2. April Fool’s Day
3. Prevention of Blindness Week 1 ( 1st April to 7th April 2023)
4. RBI Foundation Day
|2 April 2023||1. International Children’s Book Day|
2. World Autism Awareness Day
|3 April 2023||—|
|4 April 2023||International Day for Mine Awareness|
|5 April 2023||1. National Maritime Day|
2. International Day of Conscience
|6 April 2023||International Day of Sport for Development and Peace|
|7 April 2023||1. World Health Day|
2. International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide
|8 April 2023||—|
|9 April 2023||CRPF Valour Day ( 58th)|
|10 April 2023||1. National Siblings Day|
2. World Homeopathy Day
3. Palm Sunday
|11 April 2023||1. National Safe Motherhood Day|
2. National Pet Day
3. World Parkinson’s Day
|12 April 2023||International Day of Human Space Flight|
|13 April 2023||Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day|
|14 April 2023||1. B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day|
2. Mahavir Jayanti
3. World Chagas Disease Day
4. Equality Day ( Tamil Nadu)
5. National Fire Service Day
|15 April 2023||1. Good Friday |
2. World Art Day
3. Himachal Day (Himachal Pradesh)
|16 April 2023||1. World Voice Day|
2. Save the Elephant Day
|17 April 2023||1. Easter Day|
2. World Haemophilia Day
|18 April 2023||World Heritage Day|
|19 April 2023||World Liver Day|
|20 April 2023||UN Chinese Language Day|
|21 April 2023||1. Secretaries’ Day |
2. National Civil Service Day
3. World Creativity and Innovation Day
|22 April 2023||World Earth Day|
|23 April 2023||World Book and Copyright Day|
|24 April 2023||1. World Veterinary Day|
2. National Panchayati Raj Day
|25 April 2023||World Malaria Day|
|26 April 2023||World Intellectual Property Day|
|27 April 2023||—|
|28 April 2023||World Day for Safety and Health at work|
|29 April 2023||—|
|30 April 2023||World Veterinary Day|
Important Days in April 2023 with Theme and Significance and other useful details
1st April 2023
Odisha Foundation Day
Odisha Foundation Day, also known as Utkal Divas, is celebrated every year on April 1st to commemorate the formation of the state of Odisha on April 1st, 1936. Prior to that, the region was part of the Bengal Presidency during British colonial rule.
April Fool’s Day
April Fool’s Day, also known as All Fool’s Day, is an annual celebration observed on April 1st. It is a day dedicated to playing pranks and jokes on others, often with the aim of making them believe something that is not true.
The origins of April Fool’s Day are not clear, but it is believed to have started in France in the 16th century. It was traditionally celebrated on the last day of the New Year’s week in late March or early April, when people would exchange gifts and play pranks on each other.
2nd April 2023
International Children’s Book Day
International Children’s Book Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd every year on April 2nd, the birthday of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who is known for his classic fairy tales such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
International Children’s Book Day promote reading and children’s literature. It was first observed in 1967 and is organized by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY).
The day is celebrated in over 70 countries worldwide, and each year a different national section of IBBY is chosen to be the sponsor of the day’s events. The sponsor country chooses a theme for the day, which is then used to promote reading and literacy among children.
World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day is observed annually on April 2nd to raise awareness about autism and to promote acceptance, inclusion, and understanding of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. It is estimated that 1 in 160 children worldwide has ASD, and the prevalence is increasing.
On World Autism Awareness Day, organizations and individuals around the world participate in events and activities to raise awareness about autism and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with ASD. These events can include educational programs, community events, and fundraising activities for autism-related organizations.
4th April 2022
International Day for Mine Awareness
The International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed annually on April 4th to raise awareness about the dangers of landmines and explosive remnants of war and to promote their clearance and destruction. The day was first observed in 2006, following a United Nations General Assembly resolution.
5th April 2022
National Maritime Day
In India, National Maritime Day is observed annually on April 5th to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian-owned steamship, the SS Loyalty, in 1919. The ship was owned by Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd, the biggest large-scale Swadeshi shipping company of that time.
The day is celebrated to recognize the importance of the maritime industry and its contributions to the country’s economy and national security.
International Day of Conscience
The International Day of Conscience is observed annually on April 5th to promote the importance of conscience and to encourage people around the world to act according to their conscience in order to build a more just and peaceful world. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 July 2019.
7th April 2022
Day : World Health Day
World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April every year.
Theme 2022 : The theme for World Health Day for the year 2022 is “Our Planet Our Health“
Significance : World Health Day create awareness about overall health and well being of people across the world.
10th April 2022
Day : National Siblings Day
National Siblings day is observed on 10th April every year.
Significance : National Siblings Day is celebrated to honour our brothers and sister.
Day : World Homeopathy Day
World Homeopathy Day is celebrated on 10th April every year.
Significance : The World Homeopathy pays tribute to homeopathy and contribution of homeopathy in the world of medicine.
Key Points :
1. World Homeopathy is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel ( 1755 – 1843 ).
2. Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel was a German physician . He is known as the founder of homeopathy .
11th April 2022 (Important Days in April )
Day : National Safe Motherhood Day
National Safe Motherhood Day is celebrated on 11th April every year .
Theme 2022 : The Theme of National Motherhood Day for the year 2022 is ” Remain at home amid corona virus , protect mother and infant from corona virus “
Significance : National Significance Motherhood Day is celebrated to raise awareness about maternity facilities, lactating women and also for proper health care given to women.
Key Points :
1. 11th April is the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi.
2. National Safe Motherhood Day is an initiative of WRAL
3. WRAL Stands for ” White Ribbon ALliance ”
13th April 2022
Day : Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day is observed on 13th April every year.
Significance : Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day remembers the killing of the hundreds of people by the indiscriminate firing by the British troops in Jallianwala Bagh at Amritsar , Punjab on 13 April 1919.
14th April 2022
Day : B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day ( also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti )is celebrated on 14th April every year .
Significance : B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day marks the memory of Dr B.R. Ambedkar .
15th April 2022
Day : Good Friday
In 2022, Good Friday is celebrated on 15th April.
Significance : Good Friday is the day when Jesu was crucified and later died at the Calvary. This is the sixth day of holy week.
Day : World Art Day
World Art day is celebrated on 15th April , every year
Significance : The World Art Day is observed to celebrate fine arts and promote awareness of creative activity around the world.
1. The first celebrated of World Art Day was held on 15 april 2012.
2. This day was declared by the International Association of Art , an NGO working in Official partnership with UNESCO.
17th April 2022
Day : Easter Day
In 2022 , Easter Day is observed on 17th April.
Significance : It is believed that those who have faith in Jesus and follow Him will walk in a new way of life and receive eternal salvation.
Day : World Haemophilia Day
Every year 17th April is recognised as World Haemophilia Day
Theme 2022 : Access for All : Partnership
Significance : World Haemophilia Day is celebrated to create awareness among public related to haemophilia , von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding disorders.
18th April 2022
Day : World Heritage Day
World Heritage Day is celebrated on 18th April every year.
Theme 2022 : The theme for World Heritage Day for the year 2022 is ” Complex Pasts : Diverse Futures “
Significance : World Heritage Day is celebrated to bring awareness in the public about the value of culture and heritage in the life of general public.
21st April 2022 (Important Days in April )
Day : Secretaries’ Day ( Administrative Professional’s Day 2022 in India )
21st April is observed as Secretary’s Day every year.
Significance : Secretaries Day recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants , receptionists and other administrative support professionals.
Day : National Civil Service Day
In India, 21st April is also observed as National Civil Service Day.
Significance : National Civil Service day has been set aside to recognize all members of the civil service and to remember those of us who have gone above and beyond their call of duty. On this day, individuals also establish arrangements for the foreseeable future.
Key Points :
National Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21st April because on 21st April 1947 , Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed the probationers of Administrative Service officers in 1947 at Metcalf house , Delhi.
22nd April 2022
Day : Earth Day
Theme 2022 : The Theme for Earth Day 2022 is ” Invest in Our Planet” .
Significance : Earth day is celebrated to create awareness in public about global climate change.
23rd April 2022
Day : World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on 23rd April every year.
Significance : World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.
24th April 2022
Day : World Veterinary Day
World Veterinary Day is celebrated on 24th April every year.
Theme 2022 : The theme for World Veterinary Day 2022 is “Strengthening Veterinary Resilience”
Significance : This day remarks the contribution of veterinarians to the health of animal, people and environment.
Day : National Panchayati Raj Day
National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on 24th April in India , every year.
Significance : The Panchayati Raj system is very important because : (i) It teaches people the first lesson of democracy. (ii) It brings political awareness in rural India. (iii) People are able to solve their problems through mutual cooperation.
25th April 2022
Day : World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is observed on 25th April every year.
Theme 2022 : The theme for the World Malaria Day 2022 is “Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives.
Significance : World Malaria Day is celebrated to do efforts to end malaria .
28th April 2022 ( Important Days in April )
Day : World Day for Safety and Health at Work
World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on 28th April every year .
Significance : World Day for safety and health at work is celebrated to take actions to build a safe and healthy work culture.