Important Days In April 2020 You Need To Keep A Track Of To Stay Updated

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Important days in April 2020 are numerous. Check the list of significant days in April & plan your month accordingly to plan the days surrounding them.

Written By Aishwarya Rai | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Every month there are numerous special days. At times we are not even aware of them unless we read about it somewhere or if someone tells us about them. But this shouldn’t be the case, as in this fast-paced life, we must be aware of all the special days in a month which holds importance. Keeping a tab on such important days will not only help us stay updated but can also cater to one’s preparation for competitive exams.

Talking about the month of April, there are several days in the month that celebrate some important regional festivals, special days or events. Hence, let’s have a detailed look at all the important days which fall in the month of April-

Important Days in April 2020

1st April –April Fool’s Day

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One of the most exciting days of the year is the April Fools, which is observed on 1st April every year. Even though the truth regarding the origin of April Fools day is yet unknown, but it said that it is celebrated in order to mark the occasion of the switch of the Gregorian calendar from that of Julian calendar in France.

4th April-International Day of Mine Awareness

On 4th April every year, the International Day of Mine awareness is celebrated. As the name suggests, it is observed to create awareness about landmines, so that people stay safe and are cautious about the threats attached to landmines. Various state governments often organize programmes on the International Day of Mine Awareness to spread awareness.

5th April-National Maritime Day

5th April is celebrated as National Maritime Day. This Day is celebrated in order to commemorate India’s first successful journey to the U.K via a ship called SS Loyalty in 1919. 5th April is also known as the red-letter day in the history of the Indian Navy. The Ship was of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd.

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7th April-World Health Day

Health is the utmost thing in this entire world, and 7th April is dedicated to health. World Health Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of health globally. Each year since 1950, several programs by WHO are organized for this purpose.

10th April-World Homeopathy Day

Similar to the Valentines Week, Homeopathy Week from 10th to 16th April is also celebrated in order to pay tribute to the study of homoeopathy and homoeopaths, and thus spread awareness of the same. On 10th April, individuals celebrate the contribution of the Father of Homoeopathy Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann in the field of medicine.

11th April-National Safe Motherhood Day

Another important day in April is the National Safe Motherhood Day, also known as NSMD. It is observed on 11th April. This is one of the special days in April which is celebrated in order to create awareness about various maternity facilities and schemes run for women.

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13th April-Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

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On April 13, 1919, one of the most tragic incidents in Indian history took place at Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. Here, hundreds of people died of open firing by British troops led by General Dyer. The day is observed in remembrance of those who lost their lives and were wounded on an unfortunate day.

14th April-B. R Ambedkar Remembrance Day

The birth anniversary of the Father of the Indian constitution is celebrated each year as 'Bhim Jayanti' or 'Ambedkar Jayanti'. Several melas and other programs are organised on this day to remember his contribution to India’s literature and politics.

17th- April World Haemophilia Day

In order to spread awareness about hemophilia disease, 17th April is celebrated as the World Haemophilia Day. Since 1989, the day is also observed in order to celebrate the contribution, Frank Schnabel, the founder of World Federation of Haemophilia on his birth anniversary

18th April-World Heritage Day

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 started observing 18th April as World Heritage day. The day is observed in order to create awareness about human heritage, and also to recognise the efforts of those who have been working in this field. UNESCO’s General Assembly approved this day in 1983.

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21st April- National Civil Service Day

Every year, 21st April is celebrated as the National Civil Service Day. A day on which various civil servants come together and discuss their contribution to society as a civil servant.

22nd April-World Earth Day

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World Earth Day is celebrated on 22nd April each year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The day is also celebrated in order to create awareness about other planets and the probability of the possibility of life on them.

23rd April-World Book and Copyright Day

Talking about important days in April, there is no way we do not include the World Book and Copyright Day in this list. This day is observed on 23rd April.  The World Book and Copyright Day is dedicated to the love for books and book-lovers.

24 April - National Panchayati Raj Day

Since 2010, the National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated in India. It was first celebrated in April 24, 1993, when the Constitution of India came into force. A new part in the Indian Consitution i.e. IX was included after the 73rd Amendment titled 'The Panchayats'.

24 April: Sachin Tendulkar's Birthday

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As the name suggests, the day is celebrated to commemorate the birth Anniversary of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Touted amongst the most special days in April due to popularity of former skipper Sachin Tendulkar.

25 April - World Malaria Day

To spread awareness about the deadly disease of Malaria, World Malaria Day is observed each year on 25th April since 2008.

26 April - World Intellectual Property Day

26th April is celebrated as the  World Intellectual Property Day. It is a day to remember the significance of copyright, trademarks, designs and patents, and how they affect our lives in a massive way.

27th  April - World Veterinary Day

This day was marked by the World Health Organization and the World Veterinary Association, in order to celebrate the contribution of veterinarians in our society.

28 April - World Day for Safety and Health at Work

A day of which holds special importance in the list of important days in April is the World Day for Safety and Health. Since 2003, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on 28 April. It was created by the International Labour Organisation ILO in order to advance the safety and health measures amongst labourers.

30 April - Ayushman Bharat Diwas

In order to provide facilities to the economically weaker and unprivileged sections of the society, a programme is started by the GOI. This is called Ayushman Bharat Diwas and is observed on April 30th every year. It is also known as Ayushman Bharat Diwas.

All these days and dates are considered as special days in April. All these dates will not only help you stay updated on the General Awareness front but will also enhance your knowledge on a larger scale.

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Important Dates in April 2020

Important Events

1 April

April Fool’s Day

5 April

National Maritime Day

7 April

World Health Day

10 April

World Homeopathy Day

11 April

National Safe Motherhood Day

13 April

Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre Day

14 April

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

17 April

World Haemophilia Day

18 April

World Heritage Day

21 April

National Civil Service Day

22 April

World Earth Day

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day

24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day

24 April

Sachin Tendulkar's Birthday

25 April

World Malaria Day

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day

27 April

World Veterinary Day
 

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April

Ayushman Bharat Diwas

 

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