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Awareness Days and Weeks

 
 
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Awareness Days and Events in Britain
 

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bullet 30 March 15 April Edinburgh Science Festival
Gives the children of Edinburgh and Scotland experiences of science that are
inspiring and confidence building and to engage all of society in the wonder and value of science.

bullet April - National Autism Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness month is celebrated annually in April. It is an opportunity for local communities to raise awareness about autism.

bullet April - The Toddle Waddle
The Toddle Waddle is a fun way for the under 5s to do their bit to promote awareness of Meningitis with their very own sponsored walk. It is the Meningitis Trusts largest annual fundraising event.

bullet1 April- April Fools Daypalm sunday

bullet 17 April - Palm Sunday (Christian)

bullet2 April - International Children's Book Day
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.

Each year, a different member of the International Board of Books for Young People sponsors the event and selects the theme. This year's sponsor, the Egyptian Board of Books for Young People, has chosen the theme 'I Am The World'

bullet2 April - 2 May National Pet Month
National Pet Month bringing together animal welfare charities and professional bodies with the common goal of improving the welfare of pets.

bullet 5 April - Maundy Thursday(Christian)
Christian observance of the first Lord's Supper during Holy Week.

bullet 6 April - Good Friday (Christian)
Christian remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus and related events.

bullet7 April - World Health Day
Each Year on 7 April, the world celebrates World Health Day. On this day around the globe, thousands of events mark the importance of health for productive and happy lives.

bullet 8 April - Easter Sunday (Christian) easter egg
The most holy of Christian sacred days. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion.

bullet10 - 16 April - World Homoeopathy Awareness Week

bullet11 April - World Parkinson’s Day
World Parkinson's Day aims to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease and how it impacts on individuals, families and the wider community.

bullet17 April - World Haemophilia Day
This day is celebrated by haemophilia organisations around the world, and gives them an opportunity to increase awareness of haemophilia.

bullet22 April - London Marathon

bullet 22 April - Earth DayEarth
Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the vernal (March) equinox; while a global observance in many countries is held each year on 22 April.

red rosebullet23 April - St George's Day (Christian)
(England's Patron Saint and National Day)
Christian remembrance of a person who, in the 4th century, was a martyr and became an ideal of martial valour and selflessness. Legend of killing a dragon is connected with this patron saint of England.

bullet23 April - World Book and Copyright Day
By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. Books and reading are as important today as ever. 23 April: a symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

bullet25 April - World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day is an opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of the millions of people living in Malarial areas, their lives heavily impacted by this terrible but preventable disease.

bullet25 April - Anzac Day

bullet26 April - Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

bullet30 April - 6 May - RSPCA Week
A major fundraising and profile raising opportunity for the Society's branches located throughout England and Wales.


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