April 2025

Amongst the Easter celebrations, April sees dedicated days for a range of foods,
from pigs in blankets to the humble carrot.

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  • 1st April Fool's Day
    Feed (and fool) your family with these fun April Fools' food ideas, including meat loaf cake, sweet pizza, candy onion rings and more.
  • 4th International Carrot Day
    Things You Didn't Know About Carrots? Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan. Crème de Lite, Long Orange and Scarlet Nantes are all types of carrots. Carrots are made up of 88 percent water and come in many colours.
  • 7th World Health Day
    World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.
  • 16th National Eggs Benedict Day (US)
    In 2005, food historian Mary Gunderson created Eggs Benedict XVI in honor of Pope Benedict XVI, who was born in Germany.
  • 18th Good Friday (UK Bank Holiday)
    2025. For centuries, Christians have abstained from eating meat on Good Friday, and this was a rule laid out by the Vatican. Today, many people, whether they're religious or not, choose to eat fish instead of meat on Good Friday.
  • 20th Easter Sunday
    2025. From chocolate eggs to hot cross buns, cooked ham and roast lamb, Easter food traditions are rich and moreish.
  • 23-30th Great British Beef Week
    Great British Beef Week celebrates the work British farmers do to support sustainable production practices on their farms.
  • 24th National Pigs-In-A Blanket Day
    Some people credit the chef Delia Smith for the boost in popularity pigs in blankets received in the 1990s after she included them in a Christmas recipe book. It was around then that supermarkets began to sell them pre-made.
  • 1-8th Time For A Cuppa Week (Dementia)
    Time for a Cuppa week is a national campaign that raises funds to support families that face dementia. The campaign encourages people to host a tea party and donate, raising vital funds for life-changing support.