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Freedom Day

Freedom Day is the commemoration of the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994. These were the first post-apartheid national elections to be held in South African where anyone could vote regardless of race. Prior to this, during apartheid, racial segregation which was enforced by the National Party, prevented any kind… Continue reading Freedom Day

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King’s Day 27-04-2019

Another summertime birthday celebration in the Netherlands was that of Wilhelmina's mother, Queen-Regent Emma, who after Wilhelmina attained adulthood generally spent her own birthday, 2 August, at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn. Until her death in 1934, Emma received an annual floral tribute from the townsfolk on her birthday. In 1937 Wilhelmina's daughter and heiress, Princess… Continue reading King’s Day 27-04-2019

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World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is a great opportunity to get people interested in issues relating to intellectual property (IP). While WIPO promotes a general theme each year, it is up to you to decide how best to use the event to make a splash, or to meet your organization’s own public awareness raising goals. World… Continue reading World Intellectual Property Day

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World Day For Laboratory (Animals)

The World Day for Laboratory Animals Countdown Clock will show you the number of days, hours, minutes & seconds until World Day for Laboratory Animals 2019. World Day for Laboratory Animals, also known as World Day for Animals in Laboratories or World Lab Animal Day, is an annual global observance held on April 24. It… Continue reading World Day For Laboratory (Animals)

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International Sculpture Day

International Sculpture Day, or IS Day, is an annual inclusive celebration held worldwide on or around April's last Saturday to further the ISC’s mission of advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. ISC invites the world to create their own unique program or join in an established event… Continue reading International Sculpture Day

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Fashion Revolution Day

A couple of days after the Rana Plaza disaster, on the Sunday evening, I ran myself a hot bath and, uncustomarily for me, I didn’t have an Archers podcast to occupy my mind. I would love to take credit for Fashion Revolution Day being a well-crafted idea, mulled over and honed until I was ready… Continue reading Fashion Revolution Day

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World Meningitis Day

World Meningitis Day was established as a day to raise awareness about this devastating and potentially life-threatening disease. On Tuesday 24 April 2012, the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) and its global members are encouraging individuals, families and communities to learn the signs and symptoms of meningitis, the importance of urgent treatment of the disease,… Continue reading World Meningitis Day

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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

The board of the Los Angeles Unified School District is set to vote Tuesday on whether to give special recognition to the memory of the Armenian Genocide, potentially instituting April 24th as a school holiday and introducing district-wide professional development to deepen staff knowledge of the subject. Put forward for an April 23 meeting by… Continue reading Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

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English Language Day

English Language Day aims to entertain and inform people about the history, culture and achievements associated with the language. The day often features book-reading events, English quizzes, poetry and literature exchanges, and other activities that promote the English language. English Language Day is a global observance and not a public holiday. English is one of… Continue reading English Language Day

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World Book Day

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and… Continue reading World Book Day