April 2022

  • Staff and students on set of Spring watch. Smiling. Happy

Stress Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Parkinson's Awareness Month

►Ramadan (2 April–1 May 2022)

World Autism Awareness Day


Ramadan | Islam

The ninth month in the Islamic calendar. 30 days of strict fasting from sunrise to sundown in honour of the first revelations to the Prophet Muhammad  (Peace be upon Him)






National Walking Day


World Health Day


World Parkinson’s Awareness Day


Maundy Thursday | Christian

Also known as Holy Thursday, this day celebrates the institution of the Eucharist (or Holy Communion) at Jesus’ Last Supper






Vaisakhi |Sikh

Sikh new year and harvest festival




Pesach (Passover) | Judaism

The start of the season of Passover when Jews commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel, who were led out of Egypt by Moses



15–23 April 2022







Good Friday | Christian


Easter Sunday | Christian

The most important Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Orthodox Christian Easter falls on 24 April 2022






National Stalking Awareness Week

20–24 April 2022





Ridván | Bahá’í

Ridván is the main festival in the Bahá'í calendar


21 April–2 May 2022






World Earth Day


St George's Day | England

Marks the death of St George, the patron saint of England





International Lesbian Visibility Day/Week

26 April–2 May 2022




Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance)


South Africa Freedom Day

Celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on this day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age (over 18), from any race group, were allowed to vote