Events

National Pet Month

National Pet Month

1st April to 30th April

National Pet Month raises awareness of responsible pet ownership and the benefits of having a pet.

2018 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness Week

24th April to 30th April

How do allergies affect people? What different types of allergies are there? Find out about these issues and raise awareness of how to deal with allergies during National Allergy Week.

2018 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

1st April

Easter Sunday is the culmination of Holy Week. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

1st April

A day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

Easter Monday

Easter Monday

2nd April

In the UK, Easter Monday is a bank holiday.

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April

Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

World Health Day

World Health Day

7th April

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organisation in 1948.

Wesak

Wesak

8th April

Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday.

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi

14th April

Vaisakhi is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival.

Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday

Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday

15th April

Leonardo da Vinci was born in the village of Vinci (in Italy) on 15th April 1452.

Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic

15th April

On the 15th of April 1912 the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg.

Birthday of Guru Nanak

Birthday of Guru Nanak

15th April

Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and was born on the 15th of April 1469 in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.

The Queen's Birthday

The Queen's Birthday

21st April

The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on a Saturday in June.

Earth Day

Earth Day

22nd April

An annual event that aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment.

London Marathon

London Marathon

22nd April

The London Marathon has been taking place since 1981. Thousands of runners take part in the event each year and many thousands more come along to watch and support them.

St. George's Day

St. George's Day

23rd April

St George's Day is celebrated by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint.

Shakespeare's Birthday

Shakespeare's Birthday

23rd April

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language.

World Penguin Day

23rd April

World Penguin Day celebrates penguins around the world. 

The Big Pedal

The Big Pedal

23rd April to 4th May

The Big Pedal inspires pupils, staff and parents to use bicycles and scooters for their journeys to school each day. Use the Big Pedal website to log your school's journeys and mark your progress!

2018 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

World Tapir Day

World Tapir Day

27th April

World Tapir Day has been established to raise awareness about the four species of tapir that inhabit Central and South America and South-East Asia.

International Dance Day

International Dance Day

29th April

'Among the goals of the Dance Day are to increase the awareness of the importance of dance among the general public, as well as to persuade governments all over the world to provide a proper place for dance in all systems of education.'

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

30th April

This event celebrates "the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people."