Special Dates in April 2017

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1st April – April Fool’s Day

A day when people play practical jokes on each other. April Fool’s Day is also called All Fools’ Day. Traditionally, in the UK jokes must take place before midday or it doesn’t count.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org


2nd April – World Autism Day

Autism organisations 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 depression.

Find out more: www.who.int


16th April – Easter Sunday

The most important day of the year in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the day that Jesus rose from the dead.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org


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 – 30th April – 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.

Find out more: www.allergyuk.org