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Latest revision as of 22:48, 30 August 2010

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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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