Folk, Fact and Sayings about April
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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.
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.
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.
1 April- April Fools Day
17 April - Palm Sunday (Christian)
2 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'
2 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.
5 April - Maundy Thursday(Christian)
Christian observance of the first Lord's Supper during Holy Week.
6 April - Good Friday (Christian)
Christian remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus and related events.
7 April - World Health Day
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
8 April - Easter Sunday (Christian)
The most holy of Christian sacred days. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion.
10 - 16 April - World Homoeopathy Awareness Week
11 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.
17 April - World Haemophilia Day
This day is celebrated by haemophilia organisations around the world, and gives them an opportunity to increase awareness of haemophilia.
22 April - London Marathon
22 April - Earth Day
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.
23 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.
23 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.
25 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.
25 April - Anzac Day
26 April - Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
30 April - 6 May - RSPCA Week
A major fundraising and profile raising opportunity for the Society's branches located throughout England and Wales.