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Shakespeare Day 2024

William Shakespeare - Shakespeare Day is held in late March each year.

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Shakespeare Day is celebrated annually on 23rd April, which is regarded as both the anniversary of his birth and death.

Not to be confused with Shakespeare Week, which is an annual week long celebration of Shakespeare which takes place in primary schools in the UK. It is held in Late March each year.

What is Shakespeare Day?

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and is know as the "Bard of Avon".

Although there is no record of his exact date of birth, he was known to have been baptised on 26th April 1564. As at this time it was common to baptise a child within 3 days of it's birth, the date 23rd is widely accepted as his birthday.

How Is Shakespeare Day Celebrated?

The celebrations are usually focussed in Shakspeare's birthplace of Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, and consist of events and a parade in the town. For 2021 these events are being held virtually.

You can find out more about the Shakespeare Day celebrations at the Shakespeare's Celebrations website.

You could also have a go at our Shakespeare Wordsearch and Anagrams too!

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