Special Dates in April

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1stApril – April Fool’s Day

A day when people play practical jokes on each other on April Fool’s Day, also called All Fools’ Day. Traditionally, in the UK jokes must take place before midday.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org 

2nd April – World Autism Day

Autism organizations around the world mark the day with fundraising and awareness-raising events.

Find out more: www.autismspeaks.org

7th April – World Health Day

Organised by the WHO (World Health Organisation), this year’s World Health Day focuses on diabetes.

Find out more: www.who.int 

21st April – The Queen’s Birthday

This is the date of the Queen’s actual birthday. Her official birthday, when celebrations are held, is a Saturday in June.

Find out more: www.royal.gov.uk 

22nd April – Earth Day

The Earth needs your help. Around the world events are held on this day to show support for environmental protection and draw attention to the effects of climate change.

Find out more: www.earthday.org 

23rd April – St George’s Day 

The Feast Day of St George, England’s national saint. There is a campaign to try and make it a public holiday.

Find out more: www.stgeorgesday.com

25th April – 1st May – Allergy Awareness Week

Aimed at drawing attention to the plight of the allergy sufferer, this week highlights the issues and gets people talking about allergies at a key time of the year. 

Find out more: www.allergyuk.org

25th April – World Penguin Day

Learn all about penguins, send a penguin card, play penguin games and share the love!

Find out more: www.earthday.org