What is 420? Meaning of the term, what is ‘weed day’, its origins, when is it 2022, and what happens in Hyde Park 

The controversial 420 day takes place every year, but what does 420 mean and how is it related to Hyde Park? 

What is 420 day? 

Around the globe, fans of Marijuana celebrate the herb on this day - also known as  ‘weed day’. 

The exact origins of the day are not known, but one theory is that the date goes back to 1971

where a group of students at San Rafael High School in California would meet at 4.20 pm to smoke. 

When does it take place? 

The day is celebrated every year on 20 April, with April being the fourth month of the year 

What happens on 420? 

420 sees people across the world coming together to celebrate the herb 

Weed is illegal in many parts of the world, with 420 being both a celebration and a protest against what some see as excessive laws against the drug. 

How does 420 relate to Hyde Park? 

People often gather in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate 420. 

Gatherings have been canceled over the past two years due to the Covid pandemic, but are set to return on 20 April this year.