The following lists cultural, special and community events that are taking place in April 2023. This should help you to plan and organise for upcoming events and celebrations for April 2023.
- World Autism Day - Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, 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 April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.
- International Children’s Book Day -It is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.
- 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, 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.
- Passover - In Israel, Passover is the seven-day holiday of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
- 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.
- Good Friday - Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.
- Hana Matsuri (Buddhism) - The floral Festival of Japan, Hana-Matsuri, is a religious holiday that symbols Buddha’s birthday.
- Easter Sunday - Easter is an important Christian festival - it's when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Christ died on the cross on a day called Good Friday.
- Easter Monday - Typically celebrated with church services, Easter Monday is a Christian holiday that marks the day after Jesus Christ rose from the dead, according to the Christian faith.
- 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 in the common interest of mankind in promoting and expanding the exploration and use of outer space, as the province of all mankind.
- Wear Green for Preemies - The Wear Green for Preemies 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.
- 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.
- Good Friday Public Holiday Day - a religious holiday primarily observed by Christians commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
- Orthodox Easter - Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, which often differs from the Gregorian calendar that is used by many western countries. Therefore the Orthodox Easter period often occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.
17 April - 30th April
- Nature Play Week - An annual initiative by the organisations involved in the Kids in Nature Network. Kids do better outside, change agents do better together.
- Easter Sunday - On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- World Penguin Day - A celebration of one of the world's most beloved creatures and a call to action for their conservation.
- Pay it Forward Day - Based on a concept from Catherine Ryan Hyde's 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 guides dogs play in helping the blind and visually impaired enjoy safe and independent travel.
- International Dance Day - To celebrate this incredible art form, International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29 every year. It was first announced by the International Dance Council in 1982. Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet, was born on this day.
- 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.
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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may be subject to change.