The controversial 420 Day takes place every year, but what does 420 mean and how does it relate to Hyde Park?
Here’s what you need to know.
What is 420 days?
Across the globe, fans of marijuana celebrate the herb on this day – also known as “Weed Day”.
The exact origins of the day are unknown, but one theory has it that the date dates back to 1971, when a group of students at San Rafael High School in California met at 4:20 p.m. to smoke.
When does it take place?
The day is celebrated on April 20th each year, with April being the fourth month of the year, this being another theory as to where the day got its name from.
What happens at 420?
420 sees people around the world coming together to celebrate the herb, usually with events taking place and some attendees aiming to raise awareness of the cause of marijuana legalization.
Weed is illegal in many parts of the world, with 420 being both a celebration and protest of what some see as overblown laws against the drug.
Marijuana is illegal in the UK, there are currently no plans to legalize it.
In the UK, cannabis is a class B drug and it is against the law to possess, sell, distribute and grow cannabis.
There is a possibility of a five-year prison sentence if caught in possession of the drug.
What does 420 have to do with Hyde Park?
People often gather in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate 420.
Gatherings have been canceled for the last two years due to the Covid pandemic but are set to return on April 20 this year.
A gathering limit of six people still applied in 2021, but there is no limit to the number of people who can meet this year.