April 2013

Date Event
Apr 2

International Children's Book Day - IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People)

Apr 2 Pesach: First day (Jewish)
Apr 5 Ch'ing Ming/Pure Brightness (Chinese)
Apr 8

Roma Nation Day (Gypsy/Romani/Traveller)

This day, known as Ustiben, celebrates Romani culture and commemorates all those who have been persecuted because of their race. It is an international event, when candles are lit, and torch-light processions take place.

Apr 8 Hanamatsuri/ Flower Festival (Japanese) See a Lesson Plan
Apr 8 Memorial of Christ's death (Jehovah's Witness) This is the only religious festival commemmorated by Jehovah's Witnesses.
Apr 13 Songkran (Thai/ Singaporean) Traditional New Year.
Apr 14 Baisakhi (Sikh)
Apr 14 Poila Baishak (Bangladeshi/Bengali) Bengali New Year.
TBA Global Campaign for Education Action Week. This year's theme is yet to be announced.
Apr 23 St Georges Day (English) Also, see lesson plans on irespect from Stuart Butler, Brockworth Enterprise School
Apr 23 Cocuk Bayrami /Children's Day (Turkey)
May 5

Pascha (Christian Orthodox Easter) follows a different Calendar. Read an account of Orthodox Easter, as celebrated in Bulgaria.

Apr 29 International Dance day. Why not celebrate dance from around the world today?
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