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World Autism Awareness Day

Organised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) World Autism Day aims to create a society where everyone has an equitable shot at success. Dispelling myths and stigma surrounding the Autistic Spectrum this day is a must for your calendar

Apr 2
Globe with stethoscope
World Health Day

April 7th marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO (World Health Organisation). The day brings global attention to the urgent actions needed to keep people healthy around the world whilst promoting wellbeing within our societies.

Apr 7
Muslims praying in mosque
Islamic: Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, aka ‘the festival of breaking the fast', marks the end of Ramadan - a month of fasting, praying and refraining from all negative actions for Muslims. It's a time for visiting family and friends, gifting, feasting and new clothes.

Apr 10
Hindu : Vaisakhi (New Year)

Vaisakhi marks the Hindu Solar new year and is an occasion to ritually bathe in sacred rivers, visit temples, see friends and provide charity (daan). Although Vaisakhi began as a harvest festival for Hindus, it is generally more associated with the Sikhs.

Apr 13
Harvest with 2 people in background shaking hands
Sikh: Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi (or Baisakhi) is a spring harvest festival celebrated with parades and street processions. It originated in the Punjab, then became Sikhism's most important festival. In much of India, Vaisakhi is the same date as the Indian Solar New Year.

Apr 13
Statue of Hindu deity, Lord Rama
Hindu: Rama Navami (Birthday of Rama)

Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama, a major deity in Hinduism. On this day the house is cleaned and decorated whilst offerings of fruit and flowers are placed on the family shrine.

Apr 17
Religious statue
Jain: Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is one of the most important religious festivals in Jainism, marking the birth of the last Tirthankara (or Saviour), Lord Mahavir, who founded Jainism. The celebrations observe peace and harmony, as well as spread the teachings of Mahavira.

Apr 21
Stephen Lawrence Day

Stephen Lawrence Day aims to give children and young people a chance to get their voices heard. The foundation aims to to inspire a more equitable, inclusive society and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK.

Apr 22
Cupped hands holding clump of dirt with plant sprouting from it
Earth Day

This day celebrates Earth and raises awareness of the need to protect our natural resources for future generations. People take part in sustainability projects, marches and fundraising in a mission to highlight the importance of taking care of our planet.

Apr 22
Woman wrapped in rainbow flag representative of LGBTQ+ community
Lesbian Visibility Week

Lesbian Visibility Week celebrates and provides visibility to lesbians. It shows solidarity with all LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people who have historically been overlooked by society.

Apr 22-28
Jewish Passover meal
Jewish: Passover

Passover celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It commemorates the angel of death passing over their houses and sparing their firstborns. A traditional Passover meal known as a seder is typically held on the first night.

Apr 22-30
Fire extinguisher attached to wall
World Day For Safety & Health at Work

The World Day for Safety & Health at Work promotes a culture of safety and health in the workplace. The day aims to help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries by raising awareness and support for the prevention of accidents and diseases.

Apr 28