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April 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities all happening in April 2024.

The month of April starts with jokes and pranks, and then we go on to celebrate Earth Day, St. George's Day and Penguin Day. We also celebrate Britain's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare on the anniversary of his birth and death, 23rd April, which is also World Book and Copyright Day.

Here are the key dates and events happening this April in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

April 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

April Fool's Day

1st Apr 2024

Celebrated all over the world as a morning of jokes and tricks. From national newspapers, websites and TV stations to school children, all sorts of people join in the fun. But don't play a trick after noon - or you are the fool!

April Fools Day Colouring Pages

Wordsearch About April Fool's Day

Easter Monday

1st Apr 2024

Easter Monday, the day after Easter Day, is a Bank Holiday in the UK and is a national holiday in many countries around the world.

The 10 Best Bunny Movies for Easter

World Autism Awareness Day

2nd Apr 2024

Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all through the month of April to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support.


International Children's Book Day

2nd Apr 2024

Held on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, which is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books.


How To Help Reluctant Readers

Unicorn Day

9th Apr 2024

A day to celebrate the most popular mythical creature ever, which is also the symbol of Scotland.

Eid al-Fitr

9th Apr to 10th Apr 2024

A religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. It is celebrated with prayer and different festivities and foods in different countries.

Siblings Day

10th Apr 2024

Based on traditional Indian festival of Rakshabandhan, which is hundreds of years old, honoring the relationships of siblings.

National Pet Day

11th Apr 2024

National Pet Day was created to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all around the globe.


Revision Resources

National Scrabble Day

13th Apr 2024

National Scrabble Day is observed annually on April 13th. April 13th specifically was chosen in honor of Scrabble's inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts.


International Haiku Poetry Day

17th Apr 2024

The day the whole world honors the Japanese poetry form of haiku. A haiku is a poem consisting of 3 lines and a seven syllable structure. Events including poetry readings, a film festival and haiku gatherings around the world.


World Heritage Day

18th Apr 2024

International Day for Monuments and Sites, better known as World Heritage Day, promotes awareness about the diversity of the cultural heritage of humanity.


Earth Day

22nd Apr 2024

Worldwide event to raise awareness of the environmental issues which face the whole of planet Earth. The Earth Day organisation campaigns on environmental issues worldwide and promotes sustainability and reducing pollution.

About Earth Day

Earth Day Printable Puzzles

Earth Day Colouring Pictures



22nd Apr to 30th Apr 2024

Passover, or Pesach is the major Jewish spring festival which commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, lasting seven or eight days. It is also know as Chag HaMatzot, the Feast of Unleavened Bread.


22nd Apr to 30th Apr 2024

Passover, or Pesach is one of the most important festivals in the Jewish calendar, commemorating the anniversary of the Exodus from Egyptian slavery.

National Shakespeare Day

23rd Apr 2024

23rd April was both Shakespeare's birthday and date of his death. Celebrations are held in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon and around the UK.


How To Celebrate Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare Wordsearch

St. George's Day

23rd Apr 2024

The annual celebration of England's patron saint is not a national holiday in England, however it is celebrated by flying the English flag and by taking part in traditional English activities such as morris dancing.

Who Was St. George and Why Do We Celebrate Him?

St. George's Day Printables

Saint George's Day Crafts For Kids

World Book Night

23rd Apr 2024

World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together to inspire others to read more. Each year books are donated to to organisations across the UK that can reach people who don't regularly read for pleasure or have access to books.


World Book and Copyright Day

23rd Apr 2024

UNESCO designated day, and celebrated around the world as World Book Day apart from the UK who celebrate in March. Ironically, the date was chosen because it is Shakespeare's birthday. It is is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.


Penguin Day

25th Apr 2024

Awareness day to highlight the dangers that penguin's habitats face, as well as the number of penguin species which are endangered.


International Dance Day

29th Apr 2024

A celebration day for those who can see the value and importance of the art form "dance", and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value.


International Jazz Day

30th Apr 2024

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact.


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