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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''April'''.
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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] for the month of '''April'''.
  
 
==Global==
 
==Global==
  
 
==[[Australia]]==
 
==[[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]].
 
* 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]]==
 
==[[Cambodia]]==
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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.
 
* '''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]]==
 
==[[Finland]]==
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* 30th April: '''Vappu'''  
 
* 30th April: '''Vappu'''  
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==[[France]]==
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* '''[http://www.festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''', in [[Cannes]], [[France]]
  
 
==[[Germany]]==
 
==[[Germany]]==
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* 30th April: '''Walpurgisnacht'''
 
* 30th April: '''Walpurgisnacht'''
 
* 21 April 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]].
 
* 21 April 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/], [[Dusseldorf]].
  
==[[France]]==
 
*'''[http://www.festival-cannes.fr/ Cannes Film Festival]''', in [[Cannes]], [[France]]
 
  
 
==[[Jamaica]]==
 
==[[Jamaica]]==
*'''[http://www.jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]''', in [[Jamaica]]
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* '''[http://www.jamaicacarnival.com/table_events.html Carnival]''', in [[Jamaica]]
  
 
==[[Japan]]==
 
==[[Japan]]==
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* 29th April: '''Greenery Day''' (みどりの日 ''Midori no hi'').
 
* 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.
 
* 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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==[[Myanmar]]==
 
==[[Myanmar]]==
* Mid-April: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thingyan Thingyan Water Festival].
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* Mid-April: Thingyan Water Festival
  
 
==[[Netherlands]]==
 
==[[Netherlands]]==
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* 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'''.
  
 
==[[New Zealand]]==
 
==[[New Zealand]]==
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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]].
 
* 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]]==
 
==[[South Africa]]==
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* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
 
* 27th April: '''Freedom Day''' in [[South Africa]]. In celebration of [[South Africa]]'s first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
 
* Mid April: '''National Science Festival''', [http://www.scifest.org.za/] in [[Grahamstown]]
 
* Mid April: '''National Science Festival''', [http://www.scifest.org.za/] in [[Grahamstown]]
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==[[Spain]]==
 
==[[Spain]]==
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* Last week in April: '''Abril Feria''' in [[Seville]]
 
* 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.  
 
* 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]]==
 
==[[Sweden]]==
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* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night'''
 
* 30th April: '''Walpurgis Night'''
  
 
==[[Thailand]]==
 
==[[Thailand]]==
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* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday
 
* 6th April: '''Chakri Memorial Day''' is a public holiday
 
* 13-15th April: '''[[:WikiPedia:Thai_New_Year|Songkran]]''' สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
 
* 13-15th April: '''[[:WikiPedia:Thai_New_Year|Songkran]]''' สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
  
 
==[[United Kingdom]]==
 
==[[United Kingdom]]==
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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]]  
 
* '''[http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]
 
* '''[http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/ London Marathon]''', in [[London]], [[England]]
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==[[United States of America]]==
 
==[[United States of America]]==
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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.
 
* '''[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]]
 
* '''Carnival''' in the [[Virgin Islands]].
 
* '''Carnival''' in the [[Virgin Islands]].
  
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[[hu:Április]]
 
[[hu:Április]]
 
[[it:Aprile]]
 
[[it:Aprile]]
 
[[ja:祭やイベント/4月]]
 
[[ja:祭やイベント/4月]]
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Revision as of 23:07, 24 January 2008

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

Contents

Global

Australia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30th April: Vappu

France

Germany

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


Jamaica

Japan

  • 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

Myanmar

  • Mid-April: Thingyan Water Festival

Netherlands

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

New Zealand

  • 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

  • 27th April: Freedom Day in South Africa. In celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
  • Mid April: National Science Festival, [2] in Grahamstown
  • Late April: Cheese Festival, [3]. Normally held on one of the cheese/wine farms surrounding Paarl
  • Late April: Olive Festival, [4] in Prince Albert

Spain

  • 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

  • 30th April: Walpurgis Night

Thailand

  • 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

United States of America

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