April 2020: List of important National, International Days and Events

India is a land of festivals and several events are celebrated almost every month with full enthusiasm. Let us have a look at the events that fall in the month of April 2020 of national and international importance.
Created On: Apr 27, 2020 13:20 IST
Modified On: Apr 30, 2020 21:43 IST
Important Days in April 2020
Important Days in April 2020

India is the second-largest country in the world by population. A lot of diversity with unity is seen here. People together used to celebrate various festivals, events, important days etc. Therefore, it is necessary to know all the important days that fall in the month of April 2020 so that none of the festival, events, their importance to celebrate is not missed.

Important Days in April 2020

1st April – Aprils Fool’s Day
April Fool's Day is also known as All Fool's Day and is celebrated since centuries but its origins are uncertain. According to some historians, it was first celebrated in 1852, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and some say that it is related to the turn of the seasons.

1st April - Odisha Foundation Day

Odisha Foundation Day is celebrated on 1st April every year in memory to become a separate province on 1 April 1936. 

4 April- International Day of Mine awareness
Every Year on 4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is observed to spread the awareness about the threat caused by landmines to the safety, health and lives of civilian populations and encourages state Governments to develop mine-clearing programmes.

5th April- National Maritime Day
On 5th April every year in India National Maritime day is observed because on this date in 1919 navigation history was created SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd journeyed to the United Kingdom. It was a red-letter day in the account of Indian navigation.

7 April- World Health Day
As we know that "Health is wealth".
Therefore, World Health Day is celebrated worldwide every year on 7th April. Various programs and arrangements are managed by the World Health Organisation. It was first time celebrated in 1950.

8 April - Hanuman Jayanti

Birthday of Lord Hanuman is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. It is celebrated twice a year. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated all over the country on the full moon day of Chaitra month and one day before Diwali festival in the second Kartik month on Narak Chaturdashi. 

10 April - World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)
WHD is observed every year on 10 April to pay tribute to the founder and father of Homeopathy system of medicine Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. The main aim of this day is to spread knowledge about Homeopathic medicine in public health. In fact from 10 April to 16 April World Homeopathy Week is celebrated annually which is organised by the World Homeopathy Awareness Organisation. Basically, this day is celebrated to both for homoeopaths and also for those who have been healed with homoeopathy.

10 April - Good Friday

This year Good Friday is celebrated on 10th April, This day considered as an auspicious day in Christianity. Good Friday is observed by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this occasion, people observe fast visit the church and remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.

10 April - Siblings Day

Siblings are an important part of our lives. One cannot imagine his or her life without siblings. To honour our siblings, to show affection, to appreciate one another -- National Siblings Day is celebrated every year on April 10. In India, the occasion of Raksha Bandhan celebrates the special bond between the siblings. Siblings Day is celebrated in many parts of the world like United Kingdom, Australia, India etc. but is not federally recognized. 

11 April - National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)

NSMD is observed on 11 April every year to create awareness about maternity facilities, lactating women and also for proper health care given to women.

12 April - Easter Festival

Easter festival commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and is celebrated across the world. It begins from the Lent and ends with Holy Week, which includes Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and finally Easter Sunday. In Latin Easter is known as Pascha. It is celebrated annually but the date of the festival is not fixed, it varies every year. 

13 April - Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
It took place on 13 April 1919 at Amritsar and is also known as Amritsar massacre. On this day, British troops under the Command of Gen Dyer fired on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in Amritsar in Punjab of India. Several hundred peoples were killed and many hundreds were wounded.

14 April- B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day
B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is also known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti which is observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B.R Ambedkar. This day celebrates the birthday of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician and social rights activist.

17 April - World Haemophilia Day
World Haemophilia Day is observed on 17 April every year to increase awareness about haemophilia disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. In 1989, World Haemophilia Day was started by the World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) in honour of WFH founder Frank Schnavel's birthday.

18 April- World Heritage Day
This day is observed every year on 18 April to preserve the human heritage and recognise the efforts of all the relevant organisations in the field. This day was announced by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 and was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.

21 April - National Civil Service Day
Every year on 21 April Civil Service Day is celebrated to rededicate and to recommit themselves to the cause of the people. On this day Civil servants from various parts of the country come together, share their experiences and also learn other's experiences of working in the public sector.

22 April- World Earth Day
This day is observed every year on 22 April to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. In the Universe Earth is the only planet where life is possible and so it is necessary to maintain this natural asset. World Earth Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the importance of the planet.

23 April - World Book and Copyright Day
Every year on 23rd April this day is celebrated to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. It is necessary to recognise the magical powers of books because they generate a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.

23 April - English Language Day

English Language Day is celebrated on 23 April annually and is a United Nations (UN) observance day. The day coincides with both birthday and death day of William Shakespeare and World Book Day

24 April - National Panchayati Raj Day
National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated every year on 24 April in India. On this day Constitution came into force with effect from 24 April, 1993. In 2010 the first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated. A new part in the Constitution Part IX was added by passing 73rd Amendment Act from Article 243 to 243 (O) titled "The Panchayats" and a new Eleventh Schedule consisting of 29 subjects within the functions of Panchayats were also added.

24 April: Sachin Tendulkar's Birthday

The God of Cricket has set an example as the best cricketer who was loved by all the people in the world. He is an inspiration to millions of people and is also known as a master blaster, little master etc.

25 April - World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is celebrated every year on 25 April to raise awareness about the disease malaria, how to control it and how to eradicate it completely. In 2008, first Malaria Day was celebrated, which was developed from Africa Malaria Day, which was an event observed since 2001 by the African governments. In the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2007, it was proposed that Africa Malaria Day can be changed to World Malaria Day.

25 April - World Veterinary Day
World Veterinary Day is observed on every last Saturday of April month globally to raise awareness in the public about the important roles veterinarians plays. The World Organisation creates this day for Animal Health and the World Veterinary Association.

26 April - World Intellectual Property Day
This day is celebrated every year on 26 April and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life. And also it plays an important role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

28 April - World Day for Safety and Health at Work
This day is observed on 28 April every year by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003. This day marks how to improve occupational safety, health and looks for continuing these efforts through several changes like technology, demographics, climate change etc.

So, these are the National and International important Days in April 2019 month which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your knowledge.

April 2019 Important Days


Name of Important Days

1 April

Odisha Foundation Day

1 April

Prevention of Blindness week

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness

5 April

National Maritime Day

7 April

World Health Day

10 April

World Homeopathy Day

11 April

National Safe Motherhood Day

11 April

National Pet 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

21 April

Secretaries' Day

22 April

World Earth Day

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day

24 April

National Panchayati Raj Day

25 April

World Malaria Day

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

28 April

World Veterinary Day

30 April

Ayushman Bharat Diwas

World Cancer Day

World Day of Social Justice


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