Traditions at Easter vary from modern to religious. Chocolate eggs are popular with kids in Britain, too. However, sweet Easter food includes cakes, biscuits and tart.
This great mixture of new and old characterises other events of the month.
Popular events in April are:
All Fools Day (April 1)
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Liverpool Grand National*
Food Festival, Surrey
Salcombe’s Crab Festival
St George’s Day, the Patron Saint of England (April 23)
Shakespeare Day (April 23)
Sioe Flodau’r, Caerdydd (the Cardiff Flower Show by RHS, the Royal Holticultural Society)
The Boat Race (Oxford – Cambridge)
Underbelly Festival (in London)
*Liverpool Grand National at Aintree Racecourse has been one of the greatest events in the calendar since 1839. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe since the prize is over £1,000,000.