Events

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

1st April

Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter. Christians remember it as the day of the Last Supper.

April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day

1st April

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

International Children's Book Day

International Children's Book Day

2nd April

Children’s Book Day celebrates these and the thousands of other books that parents have read and shared with their children to encourage literacy, and stimulate the growth of their imagination.​

Good Friday

Good Friday

2nd April

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the Passion: the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.

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.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

4th April

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

Easter Monday

Easter Monday

5th April

In the UK, Easter Monday is a bank holiday.

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.

National Encourage a Young Writer Day

10th April

Observed each year on April 10th is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. Do you know a young person who has a vivid imagination, maybe someone who likes to tell stories and reads a lot of books? These may be the signs of a great young writer.​

Ramadan

Ramadan

12th April to 11th May

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and a time when Muslims across the world will fast during the hours of daylight.

Ugadi (Yugadi)

Ugadi (Yugadi)

13th April

Ugadi is the New Year festival for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka in southern India.

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi

14th April

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

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.

Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday

Birthday of Leonardo da Vinci

15th April

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

The Big Pedal

The Big Pedal

19th April to 30th April

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!

Allergy Awareness Week

Allergy Awareness Week

20th April to 25th 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.

 

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.

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day

21st April

In the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and Malaysia it is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. The day recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

Earth Day

Earth Day

22nd April

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

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. 

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.'

Arbor Day

Arbor Day

30th April

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Today, many countries observe such a holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

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."