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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] for the month of '''April'''.
  
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==Global==
  
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==[[Australia]]==
  
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* 25th April: '''ANZAC Day''', a public holiday in [[Australia]] and [[New Zealand]]. Dawn and morning commemorative services at war memorials and other places in both countries as well as in [[Gallipoli]] in [[Turkey]].
  
====[[Germany]]====
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==[[Cambodia]]==
  
*21 April 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]].
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* '''Buddha's birthday''': The Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing beyond life and death are all celebrated in [[Cambodia]], [[Laos]], [[Myanmar]], [[Sri Lanka]] and [[Thailand]], on the 15th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar - which is usually in April according to the Gregorian calendar.
  
====[[Scotland]]====
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==[[Finland]]==
  
*2-15 April 2007 -  '''Edinburgh Science Festival''' [http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/], [[Edinburgh]].
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* 30th April: '''Vappu'''  
  
==Every year==
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==[[France]]==
  
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* '''[http://festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''' in [[Cannes]]
  
=== Fixed dates ===
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==[[Germany]]==
  
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* 30th April: '''Walpurgisnacht'''
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* 21 April 2007:  '''Night of Museums''' [http://nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]].
  
====[[Australia]]====
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==[[Jamaica]]==
  
* 25th April: '''ANZAC Day''', a public holiday in [[Australia]] and [[New Zealand]]. Dawn and morning commemorative services at war memorials and other places in both countries as well as in Gallipoli in [[Turkey]].
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* '''[http://jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]'''
  
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==[[Japan]]==
  
====[[Cambodia]]====
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* 29th April: '''Greenery Day''' (みどりの日 ''Midori no hi'').
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* The starting day of '''Golden Week''' in Japan, an extremely popular time to travel — best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.
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* Early April: '''Kanamara Matsuri''' (金まら祭り), also known as the '''Iron Penis Festival''', in [[Kawasaki]], [[Japan]]
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* Early to mid-April: '''Cherry Blossom Festival''' held throughout [[Japan]], with [[Kyoto]] and [[Yoshino]] being the best locations.
  
* '''Buddha's birthday''': The Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing beyond life and death are all celebrated in [[Cambodia]], [[Laos]], [[Myanmar]], [[Sri Lanka]] and [[Thailand]], on the 15th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar - which is usually in April according to the Gregorian calendar.
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==[[Lesotho]]==
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* Early April: '''Morija Arts & Cultural Festival''', [http://morijafest.com] in [[Morija]]
  
====[[Japan]]====
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==[[Myanmar]]==
  
* 29th April: '''Greenery Day''' (みどりの日 ''Midori no hi'').
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* Mid-April: '''Thingyan Water Festival'''
  
====[[Netherlands]]====
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==[[Netherlands]]==
  
 
* 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): '''Queens Day'''.
 
* 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): '''Queens Day'''.
  
====[[South Africa]]====
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==[[New Zealand]]==
  
* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
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* 25th April: '''ANZAC Day''', a public holiday in [[Australia]] and [[New Zealand]]. Dawn and morning commemorative services at war memorials and other places in both countries as well as in Gallipoli in [[Turkey]].
  
====[[Thailand]]====
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==[[South Africa]]==
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* Early April: '''Tulbagh Goes Dutch''', [http://tulbaghtourism.org.za] in [[Tulbagh]] in the [[Cape Winelands]]
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* Mid April: '''National Science Festival''', [http://scifest.org.za/] in [[Grahamstown]]
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* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' (''Public holiday'') in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
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* Late April: '''Cheese Festival''', [http://cheesefestival.co.za/]. Normally held on one of the cheese/wine farms surrounding [[Paarl]]
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* Late April: '''Olive Festival''', [http://patourism.co.za/olive%20festival.htm] in [[Prince Albert (South Africa) | Prince Albert]]
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* Late April: '''Pink Loerie Mardi Gras''', [http://pinkloerie.com/] [[Gay and lesbian travel | gay]] festival in [[Knysna]]
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* Late April: '''Lusito Land Festival''', [http://lusitoland.co.za] annual fund raiser event for the Mentally and Physically Handicapped with a distinct Portuguese flavour, at Wemmer Pan in [[Johannesburg]]
  
* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
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==[[Spain]]==
  
* 13-15th April: '''[[:WikiPedia:Thai_New_Year|Songkran]]''' สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
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* Last week in April: '''Abril Feria''' in [[Seville]]
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* April 23rd: Autonomous Community of Castilla & Leon regional day. Is a bank holiday in the cities and provinces of: Avila, Burgos, Leon, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Zamora.
  
====[[Spain]]====
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==[[Sweden]]==
  
* Last week in April: '''Abril Feria''' in [[Seville]], [[Spain]]
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* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night'''
  
====[[Sweden]]====
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==[[Thailand]]==
  
* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night''', celebrated in [[Sweden]] (''Valborgsmässoafton''), [[Finland]] (''Vappu'') and [[Germany]] (''Walpurgisnacht'')
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* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday
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* 13-15th April: '''Songkran''' (สงกรานต์) is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
  
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
  
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* '''[http://aintree.co.uk/ Grand National]''' at Aintree Racecourse near [[Liverpool]], [[England]]
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* '''[http://london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]
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* 2-15 April 2007: '''Edinburgh Science Festival''' [http://sciencefestival.co.uk/], in [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
  
=== Movable dates ===
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==[[United States of America]]==
 
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* Early April: '''Merrie Monarch Festival''', [http://merriemonarchfestival.org/] in [[Hilo]], [[Hawaii]]
====[[England]]====
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* Early April: '''Cherry Blossom Festival''', [http://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org] in [[Washington, D.C.]] and others cities.
 
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* Early April: '''New Orleans Spring Fiesta''', [http://springfiesta.com/] in [[New Orleans]], [[Louisiana]]
*'''[http://www.aintree.co.uk/ Grand National]''' at Aintree Racecourse near [[Liverpool]], [[England]]  
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* Mid April: '''Boston Marathon''', [http://bostonmarathon.org/] the world's oldest marathon held annually in [[Boston]], [[Massachusetts]]
 
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* Last weekend in April and first weekend in May: '''New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival''', [http://nojazzfest.com/] in [[New Orleans]], [[Louisiana]]
*'''[http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]
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* Late April: '''Kentucky Derby Festival''', [http://kdf.org] in [[Louisville]], [[Kentucky]]
 
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* '''Carnival''' in the [[U.S. Virgin Islands]].
====[[France]]====
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*'''[http://www.festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''', in [[Cannes]], [[France]]
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====[[Japan]]====
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*The starting day of '''Golden Week''' in Japan, an extremely popular time to travel — best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.
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*Early April: '''Kanamara Matsuri''' (金まら祭り), also known as the '''Iron Penis Festival''', in [[Kawasaki]], [[Japan]]
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====[[Jamaica]]====
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*'''[http://www.jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]''', in [[Jamaica]]
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====[[USA]]====
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*'''[http://www.nojazzfest.com/ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival]''', in [[New Orleans]], [[USA]] Last weekend in April and first weekend in May.
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*'''[http://www.merriemonarchfestival.org/ The Merrie Monarch Festival]''', in [[Hilo]], [[Hawaii]]
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*'''Carnival''' in [[US Virgin Islands]]
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==External links==
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*Spanish bank holidays and festivals calendar [http://www.gostudyspain.es/]
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Latest revision as of 22:48, 30 August 2010

    This article is a travel topic

This is a calendar of events and festivals for the month of April.

Contents

Global[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • 25th April: ANZAC Day, a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand. Dawn and morning commemorative services at war memorials and other places in both countries as well as in Gallipoli in Turkey.

Cambodia[edit]

  • Buddha's birthday: The Buddha's birth, enlightenment and passing beyond life and death are all celebrated in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand, on the 15th day of the 6th month of the lunar calendar - which is usually in April according to the Gregorian calendar.

Finland[edit]

  • 30th April: Vappu

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • 30th April: Walpurgisnacht
  • 21 April 2007: Night of Museums [1], Dusseldorf.

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • 29th April: Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no hi).
  • The starting day of Golden Week in Japan, an extremely popular time to travel — best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.
  • Early April: Kanamara Matsuri (金まら祭り), also known as the Iron Penis Festival, in Kawasaki, Japan
  • Early to mid-April: Cherry Blossom Festival held throughout Japan, with Kyoto and Yoshino being the best locations.

Lesotho[edit]

  • Early April: Morija Arts & Cultural Festival, [2] in Morija

Myanmar[edit]

  • Mid-April: Thingyan Water Festival

Netherlands[edit]

  • 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): Queens Day.

New Zealand[edit]

  • 25th April: ANZAC Day, a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand. Dawn and morning commemorative services at war memorials and other places in both countries as well as in Gallipoli in Turkey.

South Africa[edit]

  • Early April: Tulbagh Goes Dutch, [3] in Tulbagh in the Cape Winelands
  • Mid April: National Science Festival, [4] in Grahamstown
  • 27th April: Freedom Day (Public holiday) in South Africa. In celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
  • Late April: Cheese Festival, [5]. Normally held on one of the cheese/wine farms surrounding Paarl
  • Late April: Olive Festival, [6] in Prince Albert
  • Late April: Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, [7] gay festival in Knysna
  • Late April: Lusito Land Festival, [8] annual fund raiser event for the Mentally and Physically Handicapped with a distinct Portuguese flavour, at Wemmer Pan in Johannesburg

Spain[edit]

  • Last week in April: Abril Feria in Seville
  • April 23rd: Autonomous Community of Castilla & Leon regional day. Is a bank holiday in the cities and provinces of: Avila, Burgos, Leon, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, Zamora.

Sweden[edit]

  • 30th April: Walpurgis Night

Thailand[edit]

  • 6th April: Chakri Memorial Day is a public holiday
  • 13-15th April: Songkran (สงกรานต์) is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)

United Kingdom[edit]

United States of America[edit]

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