International awareness days and weeks are observed each month to help us learn more about issues affecting people around us as well as our environment. They enlighten us and bring people together to take action and also to celebrate languages, people, and more. From ‘World Autism Awareness Day’ observed on April 2 to ‘International Jazz Day’ celebrated on April 30, we have compiled a list of all the awareness days and weeks celebrated in April 2023 that you should be aware of.
April 2, 2023
World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 to not only spread awareness about autism but also to allow us to learn about the contributions autistic people make in the society or in their own way at workplaces and their houses. We must support them as they face many challenges in their lives.
April 4, 2023
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
April 4 is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It helps raise awareness about the threats mines and explosives pose to humans.
April 5, 2023
International Day of Conscience
There is a need for peace, equality, and stability in our society. Recognizing this, the International Day of Conscience is celebrated on April 5 to promote building a culture of peace.
April 6, 2023
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Sports bring people together to participate in or enjoy a physical activity regardless of who they are. It unites people as they support people or groups participating in sports events. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrated on April 6 to highlight the positive role sports play in our world and how they can promote peace and development.
April 7, 2023
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
The genocide against the Tutsi minority began on April 7, 1994. Over 1 million Tutsi were murdered in just 100 days. Every year the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda is observed on April 7.
World Health Day
The World Health Organization was founded on April 7, 1948. Therefore, World Health Day is observed on April 7. The day raises awareness about a health-related topic each year. The 2023 theme for World Health Day is Health For All. This year the WHO also observes its 75th anniversary.
April 12, 2023
International Day of Human Space Flight
The first-ever human space flight was carried out by Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12 celebrates this outstanding achievement. It also highlights the important contribution of science and technology.
April 14, 2023
World Chagas Disease Day
World Chagas Disease Day was first observed in 2020. If left untreated, this disease caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi can also be fatal. It mostly affects the poor. The World Chagas Disease Day on April 14 raises awareness about Chagas to boost the number of people getting treatment.
April 20, 2023
Chinese Language Day
Chinese Language Day is celebrated on April 20. It celebrates multilingualism and promotes cultural diversity.
April 21, 2023
World Creativity and Innovation Day
World Creativity and Innovation Day is observed on April 21. It enlightens people about the importance of creativity and innovation in all aspects of life and human development. Innovation and creativity can also help solve serious problems we are facing today. It can create jobs, alleviate poverty, and also end hunger
April 22, 2023
International Mother Earth Day
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With the ocean, air, and land polluted, our planet is suffering. Global warming, floods, and wildfires are affecting people. It leads to damage and destruction of infrastructure and homes and also displaces people. The International Mother Earth Day celebrated on April 22 urges us to take care of our planet and combat climate change.
April 23, 2023
World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day is observed on April 23. The day encourages all to read and learn from books. Books promote education, give a voice to people to share their stories and ideas, and help us understand economics, politics, and more. This day also offers an opportunity to encourage publishing and copyright.
English Language Day
The English language is widely spoken in different parts of the world. Therefore, April 23 is marked as English Language Day.
Spanish Language Day
April 23 is Spanish Language Day. Today, more and more people are interested in learning Spanish. Many people also listen to Spanish music and enjoy watching Spanish TV series.
April 24 – 30, 2023
World Immunization Week
World Immunization Week is observed the last week of April (from the 24 to the 30). It underlines the important role vaccines play in preventing us from diseases. This week aims to encourage people to protect themselves from vaccine-preventable diseases.
April 24, 2023
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
Maintaining peace with nations is very important for a country’s security. The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on April 24 promotes diplomacy among nations and urges nations to find a solution to disputes and conflicts through peaceful means. Peace and diplomacy also prevent war and its deadly effects on people.
April 25, 2023
World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day on April 25 underlines the need to control malaria and prevent it. The day also spreads awareness about malaria and the funds needed to prevent it.
International Delegate’s Day
Delegates are appointed by their countries and they represent them at meetings at the UN. They speak and vote on their behalf. The United Nations Conference wherein delegates from 50 countries assembled in San Francisco was held on April 25, 1945. Therefore, International Delegate’s Day is celebrated on April 25 to highlight the role of delegates of the member nations.
April 26, 2023
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
About 8.4 million people in the present-day territories of the Russian Federation, Belarus, and Ukraine were exposed to the radiation from an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The catastrophic explosion took in 1986. Therefore, the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day is observed on April 26.
World Intellectual Property Day
World Intellectual Property Day on April 26 underscores copyright, patents, and trademarks in our lives. The day also celebrates innovators and creators.
April 27, 2023
International Girls in ICT Day
International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on April 27. The day highlights the need for more girls and women in ICT and encourages, empowers, and supports them to pursue a career in these fields. The 2023 theme for International Girls in ICT Day is Digital Skills for Life.
April 28, 2023
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Everyone should be able to feel safe at their workplace. Therefore, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work is observed on April 27. It encourages the prevention of occupational incidents to reduce the number of injuries and deaths related to work. It emphasizes the need to create a healthy and safe workplace.
April 30, 2023
International Jazz Day
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International Jazz Day celebrates jazz music and underlines the significance of jazz in accomplishing peace, cooperation, and unity among people.