2nd April

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1805 Hans Christian Andersen born – so read ‘The Little Mermaid‘, ‘The Ugly Duckling‘ or ‘The Snow Queen‘.

1800 Beethoven’s First Symphony premiers in Vienna

Easter Monday (2018): traditionally a day for rolling Easter eggs in races, or also sprinkling people with holy water blessed yesterday at church. In Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic this has devolved into Wet Monday, where boys wake up girls by throwing a bucket of water over them and hitting them on the legs with sticks.

 

 

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2nd April

1805 Hans Christian Andersen born – so read ‘The Little Mermaid‘, ‘The Ugly Duckling‘ or ‘The Snow Queen‘.

1800 Beethoven’s First Symphony premiers in Vienna

Easter Monday (2018): traditionally a day for rolling Easter eggs in races, or also sprinkling people with holy water blessed yesterday at church. In Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic this has devolved into Wet Monday, where boys wake up girls by throwing a bucket of water over them and hitting them on the legs with sticks.