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2-15 April 2007 -
Edinburgh Science Festival , Edinburgh.
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.
Greenery Day (みどりの日 Midori no hi).
30th April (or Saturday 29th if 30th falls on a Sunday):
Freedom Day in South Africa. In celebration of South Africa's first non-racial democratic elections in 1994.
Chakri Memorial Day is a public holiday in Thailand
สงกรานต์ is the Thai New Year (celebration dates are fixed, but vary slightly regionally)
Walpurgis Night, celebrated in Sweden ( Valborgsmässoafton), Finland ( Vappu) and Germany ( Walpurgisnacht)
The starting day of
Golden Week in Japan, an extremely popular time to travel — best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.
Kanamara Matsuri (金まら祭り), also known as the Iron Penis Festival, in Kawasaki, Japan