I thought I’d do something a little different for this months ’30 Geeky Things to Celebrate’, so rather than just listing out every geeky thing I think you’ll want to celebrate, I put it all into a geeky calendar that you can print out and hang on your wall – aren’t I bloody nice?
I figured this way you’ll never miss out on a special day, and the best thing is, there’s space to add some of your own things on there too. All you need to do is click on the calendar to open up the larger version, and print it out for your own use.
I hope you like it. If you’d like me to make another one for next month, make sure to let me know.
30 GEEKY THINGS TO CELEBRATE IN APRIL
1st April | Fred and George Weasley
The infamous Weasley twins from the Harry Potter books were born on April Fools Day, which seems incredibly apt for the pair of pranksters. Bust out all the April Fools Day pranks you can think of, and play tricks on everyone you know.
2nd April | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Stanley Kubrick’s epic science fiction movie turns 51 on the 2nd April. Host a 2001: A Space Odyssey re-watch with your friends or throw a space themed party.
3rd April | Fish Fingers and Custard Day
Everyone has their own favourite Doctor Who, and if yours happens to be Eleven (Matt Smith) then today marks the date of his first appearance on the show. Try the Doctors favourite food – Fish Fingers and Custard – for yourself, or maybe just stick to watching your favourite episodes.
4th April | Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger
The second season of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger series premieres on the 4th of this month. Make sure to tune in and see what Tandy and Tyrone are up to. If you haven’t seen the first series yet, it’s on Amazon Prime.
5th April | Shazam
The DC Superhero you didn’t know you needed makes his movie debut this month in Shazam, premiering on the 5th April. Make sure you head to the cinema to check it – it’s one of my most anticipated movies this year.
6th April | Samwise Gamgee
It’s everyone’s favourite sidekick’s birthday on the 6th April. Go on your very own epic adventure, with your very own Frodo, or just simply pick up a copy of the Lord of the Rings and read until your heart’s content.
7th April | Killing Eve
Eve and Villanelle are back for season 2 of Killing Eve, premiering on BBC America on the 7th of April. If you’re not familiar with the show, it was one of the best series to come out of 2018, so make sure you catch up on the first season, then tune in for the second.
8th April | Aquaman
The Aquaman movie is finally being released on DVD in the UK, so if you never made it to the cinema to watch the DC film, make sure to check it out, even if it’s just to see Jason Momoa doing what he does best – swimming topless.
9th April | Unicorn Day
If you’re a bit of a unicorn fiend – lets face it, who isn’t – then Unicorn Day will be right up your alley. Celebrate everything mythical, magical and one of a kind by letting your freak flag shine. Show people just how much of a unicorn you can be.
10th April | Bookmobile Day
What better day to find out whether your local town owns a bookmobile than on a day dedicated to the first libraries on wheels, dated all the way back to the 1920’s. If not, then a trip to the library is just as good, just not quite as fun.
11th April | The Avengers
Seven years ago, Avengers premiered in Los Angeles. With the latest Avengers movie due out later this month, you’d be silly not to watch the film that saw the Marvel superheroes band together for the first time, and what better day than the anniversary of the movie.
12th April | International Day of Human Space Flight
The International Day of Human Space Flight is held annually, on the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s trip into space – the very first time man ventured beyond earth. Grab that old telescope, and explore space for yourself.
13th April | Scrabble Day
Scrabble Day falls on the birthday of its creator, Alfred Mosher Butts, who developed the board game in the midst of the depression. It’s now sold worldwide in over 121 countries. Grab your friends and spend the afternoon seeing who can find the longest word.
14th April | Game of Thrones
After what feels like forever, season 8 of Game of Thrones will be premiering on the 14th April – the final season of the show. If you’re not going all out with cosplay, GOT themed snacks and a watch party, then are you even a fan?
15th April | Anime Day
Anime Day is all about celebrating the history of Anime by sharing your favourite comics, shows and movies with people who are new to the characters and manga in general. Go to a local convention and dress up as your favourite anime character.
16th April | Wear Your Pyjamas To Work Day
Dedicated to everyone’s favourite sleepwear, Wear your PJs to Work Day is just about the easiest holiday to celebrate. Put on your comfiest Pyjamas and spend the day in them, or use it as an excuse to buy yourself a new geeky pair.
17th April | Bat Appreciation Day
Since April is one of the best times of the year to observe bats, the 17th has been dubbed Bat Appreciation Day. Learn more about the winged mammals, or use the day as an excuse to celebrate the best bat of all – Batman!
18th April | Velociraptor Awareness Day
The perfect day to show your love of velociraptors and all things dinosaur. Learn about raptors, go to a museum to check them out up close, or simply have a Jurassic Park movie marathon and hide under the covers when the raptors are stalking their way through the kitchen.
19th April | Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin is best known for his contributions to the science of evolution and introducing the concept of Natural Selection – he’s one of the most renowned scientists in the world. The 19th marks the 137th anniversary of his death.
20th April | Record Store Day
A day especially for the music geeks out there, Record Store Day celebrates the culture of independently owned record stores. Show your support by heading down to your local shop and picking up some of the rare vinyls available on the 20th April only.
21st April | Charlotte Bronte
The author of Jane Eyre would have been 203 years old on the 21st April 2019. Pick up your favourite Bronte novel, or head to her hometown in Yorkshire and go on a special tour of her local haunts.
22nd April | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Having premiered in December last year, the 22nd April marks the date that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is finally getting released on DVD in the UK. Make sure to check out the Oscar winner if you haven’t already.
23rd April | Talk Like Shakespeare Day
Celebrated on William Shakespeare’s Birthday, Talk Like Shakespeare Day is your opportunity to substitute those you’s for thou and me’s for thee. Can you go an entire day speaking like you’re from the 1500’s?
24th April | Sliding Doors
Did you know that the Gweneth Paltrow led Rom-com turns 21 this year? Sliding Doors made us fall in love with John Hannah and start to believe in alternate universes. Do you ever wonder where you would be today if you had done something a little differently in the past?
25th April | Avengers: Endgame
The movie we’ve all been waiting for, probably since the first Iron Man was released over 10 years ago – even though we didn’t know it then. Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas on the 25th April – have you bought your ticket yet? Make sure you’re up to date with the Marvel movies as well.
26th April | Alien Day
Alien Day is held annually on the 26th April to celebrate the entire Alien franchise. The date is a reference to the moon on which the Alien move is set – LV426, or 4 26 / April 26. Keep an eye out for the inevitable special releases and collectables, and have your own Alien marathon.
27th April | International Table Top Day
A day especially for the board game geeks out there, International Table Top Day is your chance to get together with friends to play your favourite games, try a brand new board game, or head out to a gaming cafe and make new friends.
28th April | Superhero Day
National Superhero Day was created back in 1995 by Marvel employees, but has turned into a special day to celebrate every kind of hero or role model out there. Pay tribute to your favourite fictional comic hero, or to a real person in your life who is like a superhero to you.
29th April | Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The 29th April marks 14 years since the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie, starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell, was released into cinemas. Based on the Douglas Adams book with the same name, it’s the perfect day to re-watch the film.
30th April | Mean Girls
Mean Girls is 15 years old – can you believe that? If you’re a massive fan of the iconic movie, then you’re going to want to spend the 30th wearing as much pink as you can possibly find, trying to make fetch happen. If only it was a Wednesday..
What are you going to be celebrating this month? Are there any specific days you are looking forward to? What movies / TV Shows are you adding to your geeky calendar?
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