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April Calendar Of Events 2021

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The following lists cultural, special and community events that are taking place in April 2021. This should help you to plan and organise for upcoming events and celebrations for April 2021.

1 April

  • Leo Club Awareness Month - an opportunity for Leos and Lions to raise awareness about the importance of engaging young people in the community through the Leo Club Program.

2 April

  • Good Friday - is a religious holiday primarily observed by Christians commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
  • Go Blue for Autism - iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.
  • World Autism Awareness Day - Autism, a developmental disability, is a lifelong disorder that impairs social interaction, communication and behaviour. World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase understanding of the disability.
  • Good Friday Appeal - is a unique fundraising activity that brings together people from all parts of the community in a very special way. The common goal is to raise money for The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

4 April

  • Easter Sunday - Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
  • World Stray Animals Day - The Day for Compassion, Care, and Action for Stray Animals Worldwide. Dogs and cats should have a home. But stray dogs and stray cats don't. They lead poor and miserable lives on the streets, often illfed, suffering extreme heat, cold, and diseases, even more often being chased around by hostile and violent civilians and authorities. But we, as people who care about animals, can do something.

5 April

  • Easter Monday

7 April

  • World Health Day - is a commemoration of the founding of the World Health Organisation. It functions as an opportunity to focus on health issues that affect the international community.

8 April

  • Hana Matsuri (Buddhism) - The floral Festival of Japan, Hana-Matsuri, is a religious holiday that symbols Buddha’s birthday.

12 April

  • International Day of Human Space Flight - 12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The General Assembly expressed its deep conviction of the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as the province of all mankind.

13 April

  • Baisakhi-Sikh - For the entire Sikh community around the world, this is one day that reminds us of the anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. This special day is considered to be a form of good luck and so generally try to commence new thoughts, lives and commitments on this day.
  • Ramadan - is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast.
  • Wear Green for Premmies - The Wear Green for Premmies campaign is a day in which you can wear green to show your support for the 25,000 babies born prematurely in Australia every year.

14 April

  • Nature Play Week Starts - Focuses entirely on sharing inspiring, simple ideas for local nature play.

18 April

  • World Heritage Day is an opportunity to appreciate heritage monuments and sites for the international community. The day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

21 April

  • World Creativity & Innovation Day - Each year International Creativity and Innovation Day is a celebration of new ideas, imagination and anything that has made the world a better place.

22 April

  • Earth Day - An annual event to support environmental protection. It begins in the United States in the year 1970 as a contradiction to the harmful effects of industrial expansion on the environment.
  • International Mother Earth Day - is an acknowledgement that the Earth and its ecosystems provide its inhabitants with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

24 April

  • World Immunization Week Starts - Run by the World Health Organisation, this event promotes the life-saving benefits of vaccinations for people around the world and of all ages.

25 April

  • ANZAC Day - Is the solemn day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who have fought and died for their country.
  • Nature Play Week Ends
  • World Penguin Day - A celebration of one of the world's most beloved creatures and a call to action for their conservation.

28 April

  • Pay it Forward Day - Based on a concept from a Catherine Ryan Hyde novel, Pay It Forward Day urges people around the world to commit random acts of kindness. It is a day to do good deeds, and instruct the recipient of your good deed to 'pay it forward', and return the good deed to another person.
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work - is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. 28 April has also for long been associated with the world's trade union movement's commemoration of the victims of occupational accidents and diseases.
  • International Guide Dog Day - A day to celebrate the important role that guide dogs play in helping the blind and vision impaired enjoy safe and independent travel.

30 April

  • International Jazz Day - In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as "International Jazz Day". The Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. Many governments, civil society organizations, educational institutions, and private citizens currently engaged in the promotion of jazz music will embrace the opportunity to foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.
  • World Immunization Week Ends

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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may be subject to change.

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