April awareness days

April Awareness Days

April Awareness Days 2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

Our April awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed April international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of any fixed international April awareness days not included on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all April awareness days.

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Date International Awareness Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories April Awareness Day Facts/Trivia Social Media Hashtags
1 April April Fools Day / All Fools’ Day / April Fish Day 1392 United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Canada, India, Romania. occasion day, comedy day. A day when practical jokes, tricks and hoaxes are perpetuated by individuals, organizations and media outlets worldwide. #AprilFoolsDay
2 April International Children’s Book Day ICBD 1967 worldwide. IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People). literacy day, literacy awareness day, children’s day. Celebrated on the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, beloved children’s author, with book awards, competitions and authors. One of the most popular April awareness days for schoolchildren. #ICBD or add year #ICBD2020
2 April World Autism Awareness Day WAAD 2008 worldwide. UN. health day, health awareness day. A day to change attitudes toward persons with autism and recognize their right to self-determination and autonomy so they are empowered to make an even stronger positive impact on our shared future. 1 of 4 UN health-specific days. See also Autistic Pride Day. #LightItUpBlue #WorldAustismDay
3 April World Party Day P-Day 1996 worldwide. Look for real world party events and online music podcasts. Internet Holiday. Inspired by “Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel”, written by American novelist Vanna Bonta, which ended with a synchronized worldwide party. Throw or attend a party today! #WorldPartyDay
4 April International Mine Awareness Day / Assistance in Mine Action 2006 worldwide. UN, UNMAS, GICHD (Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining), ICBL (International Campaign to Ban Landmines). health day, health awareness day. Join the campaign for a world without mines by printing out the red triangle and sharing it along with your photos on social media to keep mine clearance at the top of the international agenda. #TogetherAgainstMines
5 April First Contact Day 2063 worldwide and beyond Star Trek, United Federation of Planets. Star Trek holiday, fun holiday, Internet holiday, Sci-Fi day, fan day, geek day. On this day in 2063 Zefram Cochrane achieves Warp 1 in the Phoenix and makes first contact with the Vulcans, whose greeting included, “Live long and prosper” – today is a good day to use the greeting, along with the Vulcan “V” salute, watch Star Trek, hold a Star Trek costume party. #StarTrek #FirstContactDay #LLAP #LiveLongAndProsper
6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace IDSDP 2014 worldwide UN, UNOSDP (United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace), IOC (International Olympic Committee). sports day, sports awareness day. On this day in 1896 the first modern Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece and is now the UN Observance day to celebrate the power of sport to drive social change, community development and promote peace, unity and inclusion. #WePlayTogether #IDSDP
7 April World Health Day 1950 worldwide UN, WHO, GHC (Global Health Council), PAHO (Pan American Health Organization). health day, health awareness day. World health day celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948 and focuses on a different global health issue every year since 1950. #WorldHealthDay
7 April International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide 2005 30+ countries worldwide UN. remembrance day. Members of all UN states asked to observe one minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Rwanda genocide and to help prevent future acts of genocide.
8 April International Romani Day / International Roma Day 1990 Europe Council of Europe, World Romani Congress, IRU (International Romani Union). Awareness day, Remembrance day. A day to celebrate Romani culture and acknowledge the persecution and discrimination Roma and Sinti people have faced. #InternationalRomaniDay #InternationalRomaDay
9 April No verified international April awareness days today. On this day in 1860 French inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville used his phonautograph to make the the first recording of the human voice, singing the French folk song “Au clair de la lune”.
10 April No verified international April awareness days today. On this day in 1970 Paul McCartney leaves the Beatles breaking up one the most successful bands of all time.
11 April No verified international April awareness days today. On this day in 1979 dictator Idi Amin is overthrown after ruling Uganda for eight years. He was responsible for human rights abuse and the deaths of thousands of people.
12 April International Day of Human Space Flight / Cosmonautics Day / World Aviation and Astronautics Day 1962 Russia, Poland, worldwide UN, FAI (Fédération Aéronautique Internationale). Science day, History day, Awareness day. On this day in 1961 Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first human to travel into outer space. Comsonautics day was founded in 1962 in Russia and is celebrated in other former Soviet countries. In 2011 the UN Observance day was inaugurated to promote space exploration and use of space for the benefit of all humanity. #InternationalDayOfHumanSpaceFlight #CosmonautDay
12 April International Day for Street Children IDSC 2011 UK, 130+ countries worldwide CSC (Consortium for Street Children). Rights day, Rights awareness day, Children’s day. A day to spread awareness of the rights of street children worldwide. Get involved by taking the pledge and sharing via social media. #StreetChildrenDay #IDSC2020
13 April No verified international April awareness days today. On this day in 1963 former World Chess Champion and grand master Garry Kasparov was born in Azerbaijan.
14 April Black Day South Korea and other asian countries Romantic day, Lovers day. Black day follows after Valentines day and White day and is celebrated by South Korean singles. Matchmaking events, jajangmyeon-eating contests and retail events.
15 April World Art Day 2012 worldwide IAA (International Association of Art). Arts day, Art awareness day. A day to celebrate fine arts and promote creative activity worldwide on the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. #WorldArtDay
16 April National Healthcare Decisions Day NHDD USA The Conversation Project, Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Health day, Health awareness day. Advance healthcare planning. Patients, families and providers can exchange views for the benefit of all. #NHDD #AdvanceCarePlanning
16 April World Voice Day WVD 1999 58+ countries worldwide Glottal Enterprises, The Voice Foundation, SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research). Human, Awareness day A day to celebrate the human voice. #WorldVoiceDay #WVD or add year #WVD20
17 April World Hemophilia Day / World Haemophilia Day WHD 1989 118+ countries worldwide UN, WHO, WFH (World Federation of Hemophilia). Health day, Health awareness day. A day to raise awareness of bleeding disorders and to show support for the millions of women and girls affected around the world. #WHD or add year #WHD2020
18 April World Heritage Day / International Day For Monuments and Sites worldwide UN, UNESCO, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). Culture day, Cultural awareness day. Raise awareness of the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts needed to conserve them. #IDMS or add year #IDMS2020 #WHDay or add year #WHDay2020 #WorldHeritageDay #HeritageDay
19 April Bicycle Day 1985 USA and worldwide Albert Hoffman. random day, drugs awareness day. A day celebrating the discovery of psychedelic substances. On this day in 1943 Albert Hoffman intentionally self-administered LSD and ended up taking a psychedelic ride home on a bicycle. #BicycleDay
20 April Chinese Language Day 2010 worldwide UN. Culture day, Cultural awareness day. Celebrates the multilingualism and cultural diversity on the anniversary of the Lunar New Year. Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world and one of the six official languages of the UN along with French (20th March), Arabic (18th December), English (23rd April), Spanish (23rd April), Russian (6th June). #ChineseLanguageDay
21 April World Creativity and Innovation Day WCID 2002 Canada, worldwide UN. Culture day, Cultural awareness day. World Creativity and Innovation Day is now celebrated as part of World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) since 2006 to encourage people to use their creativity to make their place in the world and the world a better place. #WCIW #WCID or add year #WCID2020
21 April National Tea Day NTD UK National Tea Day Ltd. Food day, Fun day. A day to share your love of tea, invite your neighbors round for a cup of tea or attend a tea party or a Fes-Tea-Val #NationalTeaDay
22 April Earth Day 1970 worldwide UNESCO. Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Earth Day was originally observed in 1970 in Wisconsin, USA demonstrating for a healthy and sustainable environment. On the 20th anniversary, in 1990, over 200 million people across 141 countries participated and it’s still getting bigger. This year, Earth Day coincides with the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which will take place at UN Headquarters in New York. The Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. #EarthDay2020
22 April International Mother Earth Day 2009 worldwide UN. Environment day, Environmental awareness day, Sustainable development. Originally observed in 1970 in Wisconsin, USA demonstrating for a healthy and sustainable environment. On the 20th anniversary, in 1990, over 200 million people across 141 countries participated and it’s still getting bigger. This year, Earth Day coincides with the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which will take place at UN Headquarters in New York. The Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. #InternationalMotherEarthDay
23 April Spanish Language Day 2010 worldwide UN. Culture day, Cultural awareness day. A day to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the UN along with French (20th March), Arabic (18th December), Chinese (20th April), English (also on 23rd April) and Russian (6th June). #UNSpanishLanguageDay
23 April World Book and Copyright Day WND 1995 worldwide UN, UNESCO. Literature day, Awareness day. On this day in 1616 William Shakespeare, Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso all died. Encouraging everyone, especially young people, to discover the joy of reading and acknowledge the contributions of authors who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. In the UK and Ireland World Boy Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in March. #WorldBookandCopyrightDay #WorldBookDay
23 April English Language Day 2010 worldwide UN. Culture day, Literary day, Cultural awareness day. A day to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. English is one of the six official languages of the UN along with French (20th March), Arabic (18th December), Chinese (20th April), Spanish (23rd April), Russian (6th June) and is often referred to as a “world language” because it is so widely spoken. #EnglishLanguageDay #EnglishDay
24 April World Day for Laboratory Animals / World Lab Animal Day 1979 UK and other countries NAVS (National Anti-Vivisection Society). Animal welfare day, Awareness day. A day to commemorate the suffering of animals in laboratories and campaign for animal welfare and use cruelty free products. #WDLA #LAW2020
24 April Fashion Revolution Day 2014 100+ countries worldwide Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro. Workers Rights day, Fashion day, Fashion awareness day. Fashion Revolution Day (part of Fashion Revolution Week) campaigns for greater transparency, sustainability and
ethics in the fashion supply chain.
#WhoMadeMyClothes #IMadeYourClothes #FashionRevolutionDay
25 April World Malaria Day WMD 2008 worldwide UN, WHO. Health day, Heath awareness day. Raise awareness and recognize global efforts to control malaria. Related to World Mosquito Day #WorldMalariaDay
25 April World Penguin Day 2007 worldwide WWF (World Wildlife Foundation). Nature day, Bird day, Awareness day. A day to celebrate penguins, timed to coincide with their annual migration northwards, and raise awareness of climate change which is impacting on their habitats worldwide. Adopt a penguin through the WWF. See also Penguin Awareness Day on 20th January. #WorldPenguinDay
25 April Parental Alienation Awareness Day / Bubbles of Love Day PAAD 2006 / 2010 worldwide PAAO (Parental Alienation Awareness Organization). Family day, Awareness day. A day to raise awareness of parental alienation, to educate and campaign for social change at all levels of society and end the mental and emotional abuse of children. Blow soap bubbles on behalf of all children who should be allowed to love and be loved by their families without guilt or fear. #PAAD or add year #PAAD2020 #ParentalAlienation
26 April International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2016 worldwide UN, WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). Health day, Technology, Awareness day. On this day in 1986 the Chernobyl nuclear disaster we remember the long-term consequences and risks posted by nuclear energy along with the ongoing needs of affected communities. #ChernobylRemembranceDay #Chernobyl
26 April World Intellectual Property Day WIPO 2001 worldwide UN. Technology, Awareness day. On the anniversary of the 1970 WIPO Convention events are held around the world to raise awareness of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright and patents and the role they play in creativity and innovation. #WorldIPDay
27 April No verified international April awareness days today. On this day in 1791
Samuel Morse, American artist and co-inventor of the Morse code was born.
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2003 worldwide UN, ILO (International Labour Organization). Workers rights, Health & Safety, Health awareness day. Health and Safety is often ridiculed. When you learn 6,300 people die every DAY it may change the way you think, which is what this day is all about. Collecting Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) data makes it easier to spot trends and help prevent accidents. #SHWDay
29 April Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2005 worldwide UN, OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons). War and Peace, Disarmament, Remembrance day. On this day in 1997 the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) entered into force. A day to remember victims of chemical warfare and reaffirm the aim to remove the threat of chemical weapons. ChemWarfareDay #ChemicalWarfare #VictimsChemicalWarfare
29 April International Dance Day 1982 worldwide ITI (International Theatre Institute), UNESCO. Arts day, Dance day, Awareness day. A day for dancers of the world to flash-mob and celebrate the contribution dance makes to the arts and campaign for support from regional and national governments worldwide. #InternationalDanceDay
30 April International Jazz Day 2011 worldwide UN, UNESCO. Arts day, Music, Awareness day. Jazz day (as part of Jazz month) celebrates the role jazz plays bringing people and communities together for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding worldwide. #JazzDay

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