Important Days in April 2023

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 11, 2023, 15:10

Important Days in April 2023 include various holidays and festivals of both national as well as international significance. Communities worldwide celebrate these special days with great enthusiasm. The widespread celebration of the important days in April reflects the acceptance of diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, classes, and creeds.

April is the fourth month of the year and is it the time of the year when the spring season is in full bloom. A lot of special events and days are observed in this month. Here, we have shared a list of all the important days in April 2023.

List of Important Days in April 2023

April is a lively month with a number of special days and events. There are many important days in April, which are celebrated by people of diverse cultures, and religions. In the table shared below, we have shared a comprehensive list of all the national and international important days in April -

Date

April 2023 Important Days

1st April

April Fool's Day

1st April

Odisha Foundation Day

2nd April

World Autism Awareness Day

4th April

International Day for Mine Awareness

5th April

National Maritime Day

7th April

Good Friday

7th April

World Health Day

9th April

Easter

10th April

World Homeopathy Day

10th April

Siblings Day (US and Canada)

11th April

National Safe Motherhood Day

11th April

National Pet Day

13th April

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day

14th April

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

17th April

World Haemophilia Day

18th April

World Heritage Day

21st April

National Civil Service Day

22nd April

World Earth Day

23rd April

World Book and Copyright Day

24th April

National Panchayati Raj Day

25th April

World Malaria Day

26th April

World Intellectual Property Day

28th April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29th April

World Veterinary Day (last Saturday of April)

Important Days in April 2023 - Details

Each of the special days in April has a unique history and reason why it is celebrated. Here, we have shared the details about the important days in April -

April Fool's Day (1st April)

The origins of April Fool's Day are unknown. Some historians believe the day can be traced back to 1852, when France moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, while others believe it is linked to the change of seasons. This day is considered one of the important days in April because, on this day, people make each other laugh.

International Mine Awareness Day (4th April)

One of the most important days in April, International Mine Awareness Day, is celebrated on 4th April every year. The society commemorates it to raise awareness of the dangers that landmines pose to civilian populations' safety and encourage state governments to implement mine-clearing programs.

World Health Day (7th April)

This list of important days in April is incomplete without mentioning World Health Day. The world has been observing this day worldwide since the 1950s. World Health Day raises awareness about the importance of investing in your health.

Good Friday (7th April)

Christians celebrate Christ's crucifixion on Good Friday, falling on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, people observe a fast, go to church, and remember Jesus Christ's sacrifice. Black Friday, Holy Friday, and Great Friday are all names for the same day.

Easter (9th April)

Easter is one of the most important days in April for Christians. This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Jesus was crucified on Good Friday, which occurs the Friday before Easter. Easter is celebrated by decorating eggs, as they symbolise birth and new life.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (13th April)

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on 13th April 1919 and is also known as the Amritsar Massacre. On this day in Amritsar, British forces opened fire on unarmed Indians. General Reginald Dyer had ordered the fire. This is an extremely important day in April for Indians, who mourn and remember the people who lost their lives on this day.

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day (14th April)

To honour B.R. Ambedkar's memory, B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day is celebrated on 14th April. This is one of the most important days in April because it commemorates the date of birth of the great Indian social reformer and jurist, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birthday.

World Haemophilia Day (17th April)

We commemorate World Haemophilia Day to raise awareness about hereditary bleeding diseases. This is among the important days in April as this day spreads an important message. The World Federation of Haemophilia established World Haemophilia Day in 1989 to celebrate the birthday of its founder, Frank Schnabel.

World Earth Day (22nd April)

Another one of the most important days in April, World Earth Day is about spreading the message of protecting the environment. This day also raises awareness about the need to conserve the earth’s natural resources for the upcoming generations.

National Panchayati Raj Day (24th April)

National Panchayati Raj Day is a day celebrated in India to commemorate the 73rd Amendment Act of 1992 of the Indian Constitution. Panchayati Raj is an old form of creating and managing local governments. National Panchayati Raj Day is one of the important days in April as it spreads awareness about the significance of Panchayati Raj.

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FAQs on Important days in April

Q1. What are the important days in April 2023?

The important days in April 2023 are Odisha Foundation Day (1st Apr), Good Friday (7th Apr), Easter (9th Apr), Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (13th Apr), BR Ambedkar Remembrance Day (14th Apr), World Heritage Day (18th Apr), World Earth Day (22nd Apr), and World Veterinary Day (29th Apr).

Q2. Which day is celebrated on 24 April?

National Panchayati Raj Day is celebrated on 24 April in India. This day commemorates the 73rd Amendment Act of 1992 of the Indian Constitution, which made the Panchayati Raj legal. Panchayati Raj Day also spreads awareness regarding the importance of Panchayats as local governing bodies.

Q3. Which are the important days in April in India?

The important days in April in India include Odisha Foundation Day (1st April), World Health Day (7th April), Good Friday (7th April), Easter (9th April), Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day (13th April), BR Ambedkar Remembrance Day (14th April) and National Panchayati Raj Day (24th April).

Q4. Why is 14 April an important day?

14 April is considered one of the important days in April because it marks the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar, who was a great Indian lawyer, social reformer, jurist, and writer. This day is celebrated all across India by honouring and remembering Dr Ambedkar for his great work.

Q5. Which day is celebrated on 21 April?

National Civil Services Day is celebrated on 21 April. This day is celebrated by the Government of India to honour all those who are working as Civil Servants. This is one of the most important days in April because it spreads awareness about Civil Services and their significance.