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What’s on Devon… April!

Spring has finally sprung here in Devon! As the clocks went forward an hour on Sunday, 31st March, we start to see lighter and longer evenings and there’s plenty of things to do as we count down the months to summer!

Fun fact: it is believed the month of April claimed its name because the Romans called this month ‘Aprilis’ which may derive from the verb 'aperire' meaning ‘to open,’ perhaps referring to flowers and fruits opening?

 

MINIGOG

12-14th April

After previous years of success, Gringagog presents MINIGOG! Across 3 days, the bay is swept with musical mayhem as a plethora of artists and performers showcase their talent, from live DJS to story tellers. 

Put on your dancing shoes and book your tickets today: https://www.grinagogfestival.com/ 

 

Easter 2019

19th-21st April

For Christians across the world, Good Friday marks the day of Christ’s crucifixion, and Easter Sunday celebrates his resurrection. Whilst Easter falls on a different date each year, Easter 2019 falls on Sunday, April 21!

As chocolate eggs and hot cross buns sweep the nation, why not try a traditional hot cross bun – consisting of a spiced sweet bun with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top (especially delicious toasted and topped with a layer of butter). 

 

Earth Day

22nd April

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd and is in the aid of advocating environmental protection. First celebrated nearly 50 years ago in 1970, Earth Day is now supported by 193 countries, including the UK!

On this day why don’t you:

•    Buy a reusable bag or water bottle

•    Walk instead of using transport

•    Send a bag of unwanted clothes/ items to a charity shop

Join us in the world’s largest environmental movement! Find out more here:  https://www.earthday.org/

 

World Penguin Day

25th April

The 25th of April marks World Penguin Day!  A day where the world unites in celebrating our beautiful feathered friends as this is around the date Penguins migrate northward.

Did you know? There are 17 species of penguins and they all live in the Southern hemisphere!

Why not head down to Torquay’s Living Coasts to Celebrate World Penguin Day! Not only will you be able to visit 2 different types of Penguin, but catch their twice daily feed throughout the day!