Fish Fingers and Custard Day

Fish Fingers and Custard Day

3rd April

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Matt Smith's famous "Fish Fingers and Custard" scene in the Doctor Who episode 'Eleventh Hour', the BBC have decided to coin 3rd April 2012 as "Official Fish Fingers And...

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    DNA Day

    DNA Day

    25th April

    Although DNA Day was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organise events and speakers to go into halls and speak...

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      Sourdough Bread Day

      Sourdough Bread Day

      Every April 1st

      If there’s one thing any sandwich connoisseur knows, it’s that there are few sandwiches that aren’t made better by the addition of sourdough bread. Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwiches? Always better with the bite and tang...

      Children’s Book Day

      Children’s Book Day

      Every April 2nd

      See Dick. See Dick Run. Run Dick Run. See Jane. See Jane Run After Jack. Run Jane Run. These words comprise some of the first words we ever learned to read on our own, and...

      Tweed Day

      Tweed Day

      Every April 3rd

      There is some confusion as to what exactly Tweed Day is commemorating - is it the corrupt American Democratic boss famous for running the Tammany Hall political machine, William M "Boss" Tweed, who also ran...

      Vitamin C Day

      Vitamin C Day

      Every April 4th

      Vitamin C. We all hear about it, how good it is for us, how it will help us fight off that cold. But how much do we really know about this mystery substance, and just...

      Deep Dish Pizza Day

      Deep Dish Pizza Day

      Every April 5th

      Pizza lovers far and wide will be making the most of Deep Dish Pizza Day. This is your holiday! But first, let us thank Pizzeria Uno's founder Ike Sewell, without whom this day wouldn't exist...

      Walk to Work Day

      Walk to Work Day

      6th April (First Friday of April)

      Walking to work, who does that anymore? We know with all the rushing around you have to do and hitting the snooze button 5 times before crawling out of bed and barely getting there on...

      No Housework Day

      No Housework Day

      Every April 7th

      Envision it, you’ve worked a long hard day and you’re exhausted to the core. The road hasn’t been kind to you, and you seem to have hit every stoplight. You’re already running late since you...

      Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

      Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

      Every April 8th

      Pencil, pen, felt tip or chalk, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day is great fun for everyone. It's very straightforward: simply draw a picture of a bird in tribute to our feathered friends, but if you...

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      Name Yourself Day

      Name Yourself Day

      Every April 9th

      Everyone needs a change of pace now and then, and sometimes we just don’t feel like ourselves.  This day is dedicated to the ultimate form of self-expression, its Name Yourself Day!  Have you ever felt...

      Golfer’s Day

      Golfer’s Day

      Every April 10th

      Some people believe that the word “golf” is derived from the phrase “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” However, very few words commonly used in the English language today gained their origins from acronyms. Other possibilities include...

      Barbershop Quartet Day

      Barbershop Quartet Day

      Every April 11th

      On April 11, 1938 the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking the official celebration of Barbershop Quartet Day. The image of four wearing...

      Walk On Your Wild Side Day

      Walk On Your Wild Side Day

      Every April 12th

      The world often tells us that we need to live according to some form of social contract, that the rules are there to keep everyone safe, and that any variance from the norm is deviance...

      Thomas Jefferson Day

      Thomas Jefferson Day

      Every April 13th

      Thomas Jefferson Day celebrates the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and one of the...

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      That Sucks! Day

      That Sucks! Day

      Every April 14th

      Sometimes you just need to accept that the world at large is a gigantic suck-fest. You get up in the morning (did we mention you have to get up in the morning) drink coffee (Which...

      Take A Wild Guess Day

      Take A Wild Guess Day

      Every April 15th

      There's no prize for guessing what we're celebrating today! As your intuition might just have told you, it's Take A Wild Guess Day - which does exactly what it says on the tin. The aim...

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      Eggs Benedict Day

      Eggs Benedict Day

      Every April 16th

      Rich flavorful Hollaindaise sauce, salty and savory ham, perfectly poached eggs, and the fluffy yet crunchy texture of English Muffins. Eggs Benedict Day is the perfect excuse to cook up a plate of this delicious...

      Ford Mustang Day

      Ford Mustang Day

      Every April 17th

      It’s got sleek lines and a powerful engine, its name speaks of wild places and adventurous times. For generations it was the car of choice for action heroes and spies alike, even James Bond drove...

      Amateur Radio Day

      Amateur Radio Day

      Every April 18th

      Long before the invention of the World Wide Web, when instant communication was a dream and a letter was actually considered a pretty speedy way to communicate (outside of the phone), there were a group...

      High Five Day

      High Five Day

      19th April (Third Thursday of April)

      “It is required by law to redo high fives if the first one was not good enough” ~Unknown Alright, so maybe that isn’t strictly true, but it should be. The “High Five” is a sacred tradition that...

      Chinese Language Day

      Chinese Language Day

      Every April 20th

      As the world's most widely spoken language it seems appropriate that Mandarin Chinese has one day every year dedicated to it. This officially marked day of Mandarin language celebration was established by the United Nations...

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      Kindergarten Day

      Kindergarten Day

      Every April 21st

      ”All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten.” ~ Robert Fulghum There’s a magical time during childhood where we start spending our days away from our parent's homes. We enter a world of other children...

      Jelly Bean Day

      Jelly Bean Day

      Every April 22nd

      Some of us harbor a dark secret, one that leaves us shamed and reviled by all those who, by their estimation, are the repositories of better taste. They sneer at our choices and look upon...

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      Talk Like Shakespeare Day

      Talk Like Shakespeare Day

      Every April 23rd

      "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date". ~ Sonnet 18 To many, he was...

      Pig In A Blanket Day

      Pig In A Blanket Day

      Every April 24th

      “A big Russian lady, who seemed to be the household cook, supervised the making of zakuski -- Russian hors d'oeuvres, which unfortunately didn't include Pigs In A Blanket. What kind of party is this?” ― Nelson...

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      Hug A Plumber Day

      Hug A Plumber Day

      Every April 25th

      ”If you are a plumber, you can work on a shed, or you can work on a mansion. It's just scale. “ ~ Martin Freeman There’s an unsung hero that has brought us the warmth and comfort...

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      Hug an Australian Day

      Hug an Australian Day

      Every April 26th

      Hug An Australian Day is an annual event that was founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy of the Wellcat.com website. Though the origins of this event are unclear, Hug An Australian Day has quickly become popular...

      Morse Code Day

      Morse Code Day

      Every April 27th

      We’ve heard the sound in movies both old and new, it finds its way into horror movies as some lost mysterious code. Heroes in action flicks use it to help send out secret messages past...

      Workers’ Memorial Day

      Workers’ Memorial Day

      Every April 28th

      As we go through our day taking in the wonders around us with a disinterested eye, we often forget to take the time to remember that there were amazing people and lives that went into...

      International Dance Day

      International Dance Day

      Every April 29th

      Founded in 1982, International Dance Day seeks to promote the art of dance around the world. The founding body, the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute selects a special personality each year to...

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      Honesty Day

      Honesty Day

      Every April 30th

      If you’re like most people, you’re utterly sick of the complete lack of honesty that exists in the world today. Whether it’s companies using misleading language on their products (Blueberry Muffins, contain no blueberries) or...

      One Day Without Shoes Day

      One Day Without Shoes Day

      10th May

      There are so many things so many of us take for granted on an everyday basis that millions of people in the world are forced to live without, such as electricity and medical care. There...

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        Garden Month

        Garden Month

        Every April

        Spring is coming on strong, and by the calendar is technically already here. If you haven’t already begun looking at planting this year’s garden it’s time to get a move on. The changing weather promises...

        Straw Hat Month

        Straw Hat Month

        Every April

        Straw hats have always had something of a pastoral air to them, from the conical straw hat commonly seen in rice fields to the wide-brimmed straw hats worn by ‘hayseed farmers’ in the Americas, straw...

        Decorating Month

        Decorating Month

        Every April

        Where you live has an impact on our mood, wellbeing and general happiness levels. That's why it's vitally important to feel happy in your own surroundings; you spend enough time at home, after all. Decorating...

        Jazz Appreciation Month

        Jazz Appreciation Month

        Every April

        Set up in 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) sets out to promote jazz both as an historical and a contemporary art form. If you really want to live it up and can get there Washington...

        Couple Appreciation Month

        Couple Appreciation Month

        Every April

        If you're single, sugary sweet couples cooing at each other for hours on end (“You're Schmoopy!” “No, you're Schmoopy!”) can make you feel jut a bit ill. And being invited to a dinner that you...

        Poetry Month

        Poetry Month

        Every April

        Poetry Month began in 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. It now has the support of many other organisations including the government, art societies, poets and educational leaders. Several countries honour...