The alternative days of April
April 6: ISA Day
April holds one of the most important dates in our calendar - The 6th April marks the start of the new financial year and it’s also the day when the new ISA allowance begins. On this date we plan on celebrating all things ISA-related to make sure every customer can make the most of the ISAs available to them*. We’re naming 6th April ISA Day but did you know there are weird and wonderful things being celebrated every day of the year? We thought we’d share a few of them with you throughout the month of April. Here are a few of our favourites…Explore our April Calendar
April 3: Fish Fingers and Custard Day
Fish Fingers and Custard Day has its roots in fictional cult TV series Doctor Who. However, that doesn’t stop thousands of real-world fans marking the date each year by rustling up the Doctor’s unusual favourite dish, which he first devoured in an episode of the perennially popular show entitled "The Eleventh Hour". Delicious…
April 7: No Housework Day
If you’re someone who’s never without a duster, constantly pulling the vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard and always giving the windows a wipe down, this one’s for you. No Housework Day offers 24 hours of true rest and relaxation. It’s your chance to let the washing up wait and give yourself a well-earned break. So put aside your mop, ignore all the mess and settle down with a cup of tea and a good book or film.
April 11: Barbershop Quartet Day
The barbershop quartet with its lilting harmonies, easy tunes and simple lyrics reached its peak of popularity in the early 1900s. However, some barbershop quartet fans are determined to make sure this lovely singing style doesn’t fade into obscurity. That’s why, in 1938, the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was formed and why this date has since been designated Barbershop Quartet Day.
April 21: High Five Day
A high five can mean so much – from congratulations to celebrations to good luck! On High Five Day, some people high five simply to spread goodwill, while others set themselves high-fiving challenges to raise cash for charitable causes. Why not confuse a friend or colleague with a random high five on this day.
Personal Savings Allowance
It's also worth noting the introduction of the Personal Savings Allowance from 6th April. The PSA will mean most UK adults will be able to earn up to a certain amount in savings interest without paying tax. As part of this, banks and building societies will no longer automatically deduct tax on interest earned on savings. This month, as the days pass by, be sure you’ve got all the most significant dates in your diary and enjoy each and every one!
* Leeds Building Society only offer cash ISAs. Cash ISAs are available to individuals aged 16 and over who are resident in the UK for tax purposes.