April awareness days

April Awareness Days

April Awareness Days 2019/2020 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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DateInternational Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesApril Awareness Day Facts/TriviaSocial Media Hashtags
1 AprilApril Fools Day / All Fools’ Day / April Fish Day1392United 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 AprilInternational Children’s Book DayICBD1967worldwide.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:) #ICBD2019
2 AprilWorld Autism Awareness DayWAAD2008worldwide.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 AprilWorld Party DayP-Day1996worldwide.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 AprilInternational Mine Awareness Day / Assistance in Mine Action2006worldwide.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 AprilFirst Contact Day2063worldwide and beyondStar 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 AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and PeaceIDSDP2014worldwideUN, 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 AprilWorld Health Day1950worldwideUN, 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 AprilInternational Day of Reflection on the 1994 Rwanda Genocide200530+ countries worldwideUN.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 AprilInternational Romani Day / International Roma Day1990EuropeCouncil 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 AprilNo 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 AprilNo 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 AprilNo 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 AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight / Cosmonautics Day / World Aviation and Astronautics Day1962Russia, Poland, worldwideUN, 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 AprilInternational Day for Street ChildrenIDSC2011UK, 130+ countries worldwideCSC (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 #IDSC2019 (change year)
13 AprilNo 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 AprilBlack DaySouth Korea and other asian countriesRomantic 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 AprilWorld Art Day2012worldwideIAA (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 AprilNational Healthcare Decisions DayNHDDUSAThe 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 AprilWorld Voice DayWVD199958+ countries worldwideGlottal Enterprises, The Voice Foundation, SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research).Human, Awareness dayA day to celebrate the human voice.#WorldVoiceDay #WVD (or add yr:) #WVD18
17 AprilWorld Hemophilia Day / World Haemophilia DayWHD1989118+ countries worldwideUN, 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:) #WHD2019
18 AprilWorld Heritage Day / International Day For Monuments and SitesworldwideUN, 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:) #IDMS2019 #WHDay (or add year:) #WHDay2019 #WorldHeritageDay #HeritageDay
19 AprilBicycle Day1985USA and worldwideAlbert 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 AprilChinese Language Day2010worldwideUN.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 AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation DayWCID2002Canada, worldwideUN.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:) #WCID2019
21 AprilNational Tea DayNTDUKNational 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 AprilEarth Day1970worldwideUNESCO.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.#EarthDay
22 AprilInternational Mother Earth Day2009worldwideUN.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 AprilSpanish Language Day2010worldwideUN.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 AprilWorld Book and Copyright DayWND1995worldwideUN, 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 AprilEnglish Language Day2010worldwideUN.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 AprilWorld Day for Laboratory Animals / World Lab Animal Day1979UK and other countriesNAVS (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 #LAW2019 (change year)
24 AprilFashion Revolution Day2014100+ countries worldwideCarry 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 AprilWorld Malaria DayWMD2008worldwideUN, WHO.Health day, Heath awareness day.Raise awareness and recognize global efforts to control malaria. Related to World Mosquito Day#WorldMalariaDay
25 AprilWorld Penguin Day2007worldwideWWF (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 AprilParental Alienation Awareness Day / Bubbles of Love DayPAAD2006 / 2010worldwidePAAO (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:) #PAAD2019 #ParentalAlienation
26 AprilInternational Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day2016worldwideUN, 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 AprilWorld Intellectual Property DayWIPO2001worldwideUN.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 AprilNo 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 AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work2003worldwideUN, 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 AprilDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare2005worldwideUN, 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 AprilInternational Dance Day1982worldwideITI (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 AprilInternational Jazz Day2011worldwideUN, 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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