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==Specific dates==
 
==Specific dates==
 
*2-15 April 2007 -  '''Edinburgh Science Festival''' [http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
 
  
 
*21 April 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]], [[Germany]]
 
*21 April 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]], [[Germany]]
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*2-15 April 2007 -  '''Edinburgh Science Festival''' [http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
  
 
==Every year==
 
==Every year==
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=== Fixed dates ===
 
=== Fixed dates ===
 
* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
 
 
* 13-15th April: '''[[:WikiPedia:Thai_New_Year|Songkran]]''' สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
 
  
 
* 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]].
 
* 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]].
  
* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994
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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.
  
 
* 29th April: '''Greenery Day''' (みどりの日 ''Midori no hi''), [[Japan]]
 
* 29th April: '''Greenery Day''' (みどりの日 ''Midori no hi''), [[Japan]]
  
* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night''', celebrated in [[Sweden]] (''Valborgsmässoafton''), [[Finland]] (''Vappu'') and [[Germany]] (''Walpurgisnacht'')
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* 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): '''Queens Day''', [[Netherlands]]
  
* Last week in April: '''Abril Feria''' in [[Seville]], [[Spain]]
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* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
  
* '''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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* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
  
* 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): '''Queens Day''', [[Netherlands]]
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* 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]], [[Spain]]
  
*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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* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night''', celebrated in [[Sweden]] (''Valborgsmässoafton''), [[Finland]] (''Vappu'') and [[Germany]] (''Walpurgisnacht'')
  
*Early April: '''Kanamara Matsuri''' (金まら祭り), also known as the '''Iron Penis Festival''', in [[Kawasaki]], [[Japan]]
 
  
*'''[http://www.jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]''', in [[Jamaica]]
 
  
*'''Carnival''' in [[US Virgin Islands]]
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*'''[http://www.aintree.co.uk/ Grand National]''' at Aintree Racecourse near [[Liverpool]], [[England]]  
 
*'''[http://www.aintree.co.uk/ Grand National]''' at Aintree Racecourse near [[Liverpool]], [[England]]  
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*'''[http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]  
 
*'''[http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]  
  
*'''[http://www.festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''', in [[Cannes]], [[France]]  
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*'''[http://www.festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''', in [[Cannes]], [[France]]
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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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*'''[http://www.jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]''', in [[Jamaica]]
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*Early April: '''Kanamara Matsuri''' (金まら祭り), also known as the '''Iron Penis Festival''', in [[Kawasaki]], [[Japan]]
  
 
*'''[http://www.nojazzfest.com/ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival]''', in [[New Orleans]], [[USA]] Last weekend in April and first weekend in May.
 
*'''[http://www.nojazzfest.com/ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival]''', in [[New Orleans]], [[USA]] Last weekend in April and first weekend in May.
  
 
*'''[http://www.merriemonarchfestival.org/ The Merrie Monarch Festival]''', in [[Hilo]], [[Hawaii]]
 
*'''[http://www.merriemonarchfestival.org/ The Merrie Monarch Festival]''', in [[Hilo]], [[Hawaii]]
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*'''Carnival''' in [[US Virgin Islands]]
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Specific dates

Every year

Fixed dates

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 29th April: Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no hi), Japan
  • 30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday): Queens Day, Netherlands
  • 27th April: Freedom Day in South Africa. In celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
  • 6th April: Chakri Memorial Day is a public holiday in Thailand
  • 13-15th April: Songkran สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
  • 30th April: Walpurgis Night, celebrated in Sweden (Valborgsmässoafton), Finland (Vappu) and Germany (Walpurgisnacht)


Movable dates

  • 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


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