Looking for inspiration for your next marketing or social media campaign? Then check out this list of National, International and World awareness days for April 2022.
We’ve included a mix of serious and not so serious awareness days to give you flexibility with your messaging and lot’s of inspiration to your next campaign.
Stress Awareness & National Garden Month
It’s no surprise that the last couple of years have created higher levels of stress for people in all walks of life. Stress weakens the immune system, so make sure you take time out to relax and unwind in whatever way helps you to manage. Getting out into the garden is a great way to ease the mind and exercise the body which can really help you de-stress.
April Fools Day
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community.
World Party Day
A day to enjoy yourself and party in your own way.
National Vitamin C Day and International Carrot Day
Vitamin C has long been associated with keeping colds at bay, but it could also help reduce blood pressure and it helps to keep your skin healthy too. You don’t need to supplement if you get plenty of fruit and veg in your daily diet. With melon, citrus juices and kiwi fruit, as well as cauliflower and broccoli, giving some of the highest levels of vitamin C.
Carrots also give you a dose of vitamin C but are best eaten raw as heat will reduce the vitamin content.
4th – 10th April
Community Garden Week
Get your hands dirty and either start a community garden or volunteer at one in your local area. Being in nature is a massive mood booster and community gardens are great for the local environment and help to support our wildlife.
World Health Day
The day that marks the anniversary of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which was founded in 1948. This year’s World Health Day theme is ‘Our planet, our health’. It’ll focus on the connections between the planet and our health.
Future Normal Day
Future Normal day will happen again this year, providing a welcoming and positive space for non-vegan animal lovers to reflect on their attitudes towards the different animals in our lives, and commit to making some positive changes.
International Safety Pin Day
Any idea when this simple item was invented and why?
Way back in 1849, Walter Hunt owed a friend $15. He decided to invent something so he could earn the money to repay him. We think he’s probably done that by now!
What’s your creativity like? Could you come up with something as simple, ingenious and enduring as the safety pin?
National Scrabble Day
Invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, the concept started after the Great Depression of 1929 in the US to try and lift people’s spirits with a game they could play in their free time. Its first incarnation was a game called Lexiko but manufacturers didn’t like that so it eventually became Scrabble and gained its trademark in 1948.
We’re sure there must be a board in every house but if not, you can enjoy a game today online too.
Good Friday & Micro-Volunteering Day
A day to raise awareness about the big impact that small amounts of volunteering can have. You don’t have to commit lots of time on a regular basis to make a difference. Just an hour of your time can deliver great things.
World Voice Day & Wear Your Pyjamas To Work Day and Easter Saturday
A day to celebrate the human voice whilst sitting at your desk in your fluffy slippers and dressing gown.
This isn’t what you’d expect. Bicycle day is a day celebrating the discovery of psychedelic substances. On the 19th of April 1943 Albert Hoffman self-administered LSD and ended up taking a psychedelic ride home on a bicycle.
18th – 24th April
Fashion Revolution Week
The fashion & textiles sector is one of the most polluting and wasteful industries in the world. The industry continues to lack transparency, with widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Things have got to change, and Fashion Revolution Week is one step towards creating greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion supply chain.
World Creativity and Innovation Day & National Tea Day
A day to encourage people to use their creativity and make the world a better place. And what better way to get the creative juices flowing than with a cup of your favourite tea. English breakfast, Earl and Lady Grey, peppermint, chai, chamomile, green, fruit infusions and more. The world of tea is rich and varied, and we say amen to that!
22nd – 30th April
International Dark-Sky Week
Started in 2003, this initiative has grown and grown every year with more and more people, villages, towns and cities worldwide taking part. Switch off your lights, ask your local community to do the same and then enjoy the magic of the stars without the light pollution getting in your way.
National Earth Day
Calling all Humans. The planet needs your help!
With ecosystems being lost, species dying out and people starving it’s time to do something to help.
Buy your fruit and veg naked (no not you, the veg). Put an extra jumper on instead of the heating. Cycle wherever you can and leave the car at home.
There’s so much we can do in our small part of the world and don’t forget, one of the biggest things you can do is to ‘Go Vegan’.
English and Spanish Language Day & World Book Night
Combine the two and read a book in English or Spanish, day and night done.
World Day for Laboratory Animals/World Lab Animal Day
Although advanced methods are steadily replacing animal research, outdated laws require animal tests before a product can be put on the market. Thanks to these laws millions of animals suffer and die every year in unnecessary experiments. Find out how you can help to bring an end to their suffering here.
26th April – 30th April
Allergy Awareness Week
Did you know that the UK has some of the highest rates of allergic conditions in the world, with over 20% of the population affected by one or more allergic disorders?
Morse Code Day
Samuel Morse invented a telecommunications system that changed the way the world transmitted information in 1836.
If you don’t know, Morse Code is a system of dots and dashes based on how frequently the letter appears in the English dictionary. The more frequently, the shorter the signal used to identify it. ‘E’ being the most common therefore has the smallest signal and it’s just simply a dot.
World Day for Safety & Health at Work
Review your H&S protocols and make sure you’re keeping yourself and your employees safe and well.
International Dance Day
Are you a ballroom or disco dancer? Get your groove on today and feel the joy of dance. We think kitchen discos are the best!
National Honesty Day
We really could do with more honesty in our world today. We’re often misled by language on advertising and as for our politicians…
Failing to be honest can affect relationships in all forms, but the key is that first, you have to be honest with yourself. Once you can do that you can speak clearly and honestly without harm or misunderstanding in your words.
Share your truth today but remember to always be kind.
We hope this has given you a few lightbulb moments and lots of inspiration for your next social media and marketing campaigns.
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