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  • food day iconPigs-In-A-Blanket Day (Today)
    The 24th of April is a good day to challenge all your preconceptions about what Pigs-In-A-Blanket are. Brits won't have any, because they don't think they know what Pigs-in-a-Blanket are, making this a good day for Brits to find out.
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    Anzac Day is a solemn holiday jointly shared by Australia and New Zealand. Anzac is short for Australian (and) New Zealand Army Corps.
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    The Peppercorn Ceremony is held in St George, Bermuda on the Wednesday nearest St George's Day, which day usually falls on 23rd April. The ceremony, full of pomp and circumstance, is held in King's Square in front of the limestone-block State House, starting around 11 in the morning.
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    At first blush, you might be tempted to ask who's the bright spark who picked April for Zucchini Bread Day? Well, zucchini is harvested from November to May in Australia (depending on the part of Australia), with April being bumper crop time down under. In the northern hemisphere, the reason for having Zucchini Bread Day now would be to make it at a time when you can appreciate it.
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    Pretzel Day started in 1983, announced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Robert Walker from Pennsylvania. It was re-declared as such by US Congressman Joseph Pitts of Pennsylvania, in the House of Representatives on Thursday, 26 April 2001.
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    St Zita is the patron saint of bakers, because angels reputedly baked bread for her. When she was twelve, her family secured her a place as a servant in the house of a wealthy family named Fainelli in Lucca, Italy.
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    The 28th of April is, apparently, Cracker Day. The lowly, crunchy, savoury or taste-neutral biscuit that North Americans call crackers doesn't often get much credit or attention.
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