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Culture: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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April Fools Day*Sunday April 1, 2018Culture 
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International science festival**Sunday April 1, 2018Culture 
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Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz)*Monday April 2, 2018Culture 
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International Art Festival**Wednesday April 4, 2018Culture 
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Arbor Day**Thursday April 5, 2018Culture 
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Adelaide Film Festival**Thursday April 5, 2018Culture 
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Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year*Friday April 6, 2018Culture 
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Toussaint Louverture Anniversary*Saturday April 7, 2018Culture 
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Annunciation*Saturday April 7, 2018Culture 
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Repentance & Dedication Day*Sunday April 8, 2018Culture 
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International Day of the Roma*Sunday April 8, 2018Culture 
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National Day of Nuclear TechnologySunday April 8, 2018Culture 
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Guru Nabha DasSunday April 8, 2018Culture 
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Juneau Alaska Folk Festival**Sunday April 8, 2018Culture 
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Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day*Monday April 9, 2018Culture 
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Vimy Ridge Day**Monday April 9, 2018Culture 
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Näfelser Fahrt*Monday April 9, 2018Culture 
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Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films**Tuesday April 10, 2018Culture 
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National Day of Protected Areas*Thursday April 12, 2018Culture 
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Cosmonautics Day*Thursday April 12, 2018Culture 
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Children's DayThursday April 12, 2018Culture 
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Memorial Day*Friday April 13, 2018Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Friday April 13, 2018Culture 
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Tax Day*Saturday April 14, 2018Culture 
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Ramanavani*Saturday April 14, 2018Culture 
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Sechseläuten**Sunday April 15, 2018Culture 
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Festival of Central and Eastern European Film**Sunday April 15, 2018Culture 
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Queen's BirthdayMonday April 16, 2018Culture 
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Printemps de Bourges**Monday April 16, 2018Culture 
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Kuningan day*Monday April 16, 2018Culture 
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Mahavir Jayanti*Tuesday April 17, 2018Culture 
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Moscow Film festival**Wednesday April 18, 2018Culture 
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Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay**Wednesday April 18, 2018Culture 
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National Folk Festival**Wednesday April 18, 2018Culture 
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Teachers' DayWednesday April 18, 2018Culture 
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International ballet festival**Thursday April 19, 2018Culture 
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Inferno Metal Festival**Thursday April 19, 2018Culture 
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Holy SaturdayFriday April 20, 2018Culture 
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Celebration 2018*Friday April 20, 2018Culture 
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Queen's AnniversarySaturday April 21, 2018Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Saturday April 21, 2018Culture 
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Gangaur Festival**Saturday April 21, 2018Culture 
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Florence Scoppio del Carro*Saturday April 21, 2018Culture 
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Palm SundaySaturday April 21, 2018Culture 
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Carnival (during a week from this day on)Sunday April 22, 2018Culture 
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St George Day (Giorgoba)Monday April 23, 2018Culture 
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Tax Freedom Day*Monday April 23, 2018Culture 
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St George's DayMonday April 23, 2018Culture 
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Memorial Day*Monday April 23, 2018Culture 
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El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only)Monday April 23, 2018Culture 
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Easter TuesdayMonday April 23, 2018Culture 
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St Lucia Jazz Festival*Tuesday April 24, 2018Culture 
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Festival International de Louisiane**Tuesday April 24, 2018Culture 
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Administrative Professionals' Day*Tuesday April 24, 2018Culture 
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Remembrance Day*Wednesday April 25, 2018Culture 
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Arbor DayWednesday April 25, 2018Culture 
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Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)*Thursday April 26, 2018Culture 
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Confederate Memorial Day*Thursday April 26, 2018Culture 
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New Orleans Jazz Festival**Thursday April 26, 2018Culture 
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Carricou Maroon and String Band Music Festival*Thursday April 26, 2018Culture 
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Orthodox Holy Saturday**Friday April 27, 2018Culture 
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Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival**Friday April 27, 2018Culture 
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Day of Mourning*Saturday April 28, 2018Culture 
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Horse Festival*Saturday April 28, 2018Culture 
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Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde*Saturday April 28, 2018Culture 
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Second Monday after Easter**Sunday April 29, 2018Culture 
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Youth DayMonday April 30, 2018Culture 
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Ethiopian International Film Festival**Monday April 30, 2018Culture 
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Great Elephant March of India**Monday April 30, 2018Culture 
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April Fools Day -
Wednesday April 1, 2020

Culture : When someone has been fooled in Sweden, to disclose that it was a joke, the fooler says the rhyme April April din dumma sill, jag kan lura dig vart jag vill ( April, April, you stupid herring, I can fool you to wherever I want ) [Wikipedia]


International science festival -
Monday April 1, 2019

Culture : Lasts 5 days http://vetenskapsfestivalen.se/in-english/ in Goteborg 2019 season confirmed


Sizdah-bedar (National day to end Noruz) -
Tuesday April 2, 2019

Culture : The thirteenth day of the Persian New Year marks the end of the Noruz break. This tradition is called Sizdah Bedar (sizdah means thirteen) which in English translates to getting rid of thirteen . The concept of avoiding the number thirteen is mainly to symbolize the will and power to deal with all evil in the new year. http://www.farhangsara.com


International Art Festival -
Thursday April 4, 2019

Culture : Http://festivaldelasartes.go.cr in San José updated Jan 2014 edition confirmed


Arbor Day -
Sunday April 5, 2020

Culture : NOT a public holiday


Adelaide Film Festival -
Friday April 5, 2019

Culture : Lasts one week - www.adelaidefilmfestival.org in Adelaide 2019 edition confirmed


Hindu, Lao, Navratra, Songkran, Tamil, Telugu, Ugadi New Year -
Saturday April 6, 2019

Culture : May last three days, and marks the beginning of Ramayana's week The Hindu New Year, also known as Ugadi, is on the day following the new moon on or after the spring equinox. Year 2003 is the year 2060 in this Hindu calendar.


Toussaint Louverture Anniversary -
Tuesday April 7, 2020

Culture : A former slave who became a general in the French army of Napoleon, Toussaint Louverture (1743 - 1803)established a new constitution of the Dominican Republic.


Annunciation -
Tuesday April 7, 2020

Culture : The proclamation of the good news to Virgin Mary about the conception and birth of God baby Christ.


Repentance & Dedication Day -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Culture : Recently, the Dominican Government declared National Repentance and Dedication Day as a new public holiday to be celebrated annually. The holiday was proposed by the Dominica Association of Evangelical Churches and accepted by the Government, which recognized the need for a certain level of spiritual consciousness among Dominicans and of the need to work and pray together for Dominica's prosperity.


International Day of the Roma -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Culture : Celebrated by the Roma community only


National Day of Nuclear Technology -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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Guru Nabha Das -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

Culture :


Juneau Alaska Folk Festival -
Monday April 8, 2019

Culture : Http://akfolkfest.org lasts 7 days - 2019 edition confirmed


Bataan & Corregidor Heroes Day -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Culture : Takes place in Las Cruces (NM)& in Brainerd


Vimy Ridge Day -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Culture : To honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in 1917. since 2003 Wikipedia


Näfelser Fahrt -
Thursday April 9, 2020

Culture : Battle of Swiss and Austrian armies on 9 April 1388.


Ismailia International Festival for Documentary & Short Films -
Wednesday April 10, 2019

Culture : Www.ismailiafilmfest.com/ lasts 1 week - in Ismailia 2019 edition confirmed


National Day of Protected Areas -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Culture : The Sierra del Cristal National Park was approved as the first area protected from the Cuban territory, a day as today of 1930


Cosmonautics Day -
Sunday April 12, 2020

Culture : Celebrates the first manned space flight made on April 12, 1961 by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.


Children's Day -
Sunday April 12, 2020

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Memorial Day -
Monday April 13, 2020

Culture : Day of victims unjustly prosecuted


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Saturday April 13, 2019

Culture : Www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org ends 2 weeks of festivities 2019 edition confirmed


Tax Day -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

Culture : Day of Tax servicemen


Ramanavani -
Sunday April 14, 2019

Culture : Festivities take place in the Rama temples. recitation of the Ramayana (Perayana), which can last up to 9 days. Classical music and sacred chants.


Sechseläuten -
Monday April 15, 2019

Culture : Literally means the six o'clock bell toll . Celebrations that end by the burning of the Bloogg effigy at 6pm. only in Zürich


Festival of Central and Eastern European Film -
Monday April 15, 2019

Culture : Lasts 1 week - www.filmfestival-goeast.de in Wiesbaden 2019 edition confirmed


Queen's Birthday -
Thursday April 16, 2020

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Printemps de Bourges -
Tuesday April 16, 2019

Culture : Http://www.printemps-bourges.com/ in Center France - song festival -lasts 6 days 2019 edition confirmed


Kuningan day -
Tuesday April 16, 2019

Culture : Special offerings of yellow rice and special dishes, special ornaments. Ancestral holy spirits and deities are ascending back to heaven.


Mahavir Jayanti -
Wednesday April 17, 2019

Culture : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.


Moscow Film festival -
Thursday April 18, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days www.moscowfilmfestival.ru in Moscow 2019 edition confirmed
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Blues & Roots Festival in Byron Bay -
Thursday April 18, 2019

Culture : Www.bluesfest.com.au/ lasts 3 days - 2019 edition confirmed
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National Folk Festival -
Thursday April 18, 2019

Culture : Www.folkfestival.asn.au lasts 5 days - 2019 edition confirmed
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Teachers' Day -
Thursday April 18, 2019

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International ballet festival -
Friday April 19, 2019

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks - www.ballet-festival.lv in Riga


Inferno Metal Festival -
Friday April 19, 2019

Culture : Www.infernofestival.net lasts 4 days - in Oslo 2019 season confirmed


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 20, 2019

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Celebration 2018 -
Saturday April 20, 2019

Culture : Four-day gathering at the music icon's Chanhassen, Minnesota complex. in tribute to Prince


Queen's Anniversary -
Sunday April 21, 2019

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Tax Freedom Day -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Culture : Celebrated 111 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes.


Gangaur Festival -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Culture : Www.theholidayindia.com/Gangaur-Jaipur.php Lasts 2 days - Gangaur is one of the most important local festival in Rajasthan. In some form or the other it is celebrated all over Rajasthan. “gan” is a synonym for Lord Shiva and “gauri” or “gaur” stands for goddess parvati, the heavenly consort of lord Shiva. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two and is a symbol of conjugal and marital happiness. in Jaipur 2019 edition confirmed


Florence Scoppio del Carro -
Sunday April 21, 2019

Culture : Explosion of the Cart ceremony. Florentinese watch in Piazza del Duomo the Colombina a rocket in the shape of a dove, fly out of the Duomo and start a huge wooden cart bonfire on the piazza.


Palm Sunday -
Sunday April 21, 2019

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Carnival (during a week from this day on) -
Monday April 22, 2019

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St George Day (Giorgoba) -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

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Tax Freedom Day -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

Culture : Celebrated 113 days into the new year. The day marks when a typical taxpayer has earned enough to pay for all their annual federal, state and local taxes. please check dates: http://www.taxfoundation.org/taxfreedomday/


St George's Day -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

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Memorial Day -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

Culture : Commemorates the bombing of Funafuti by Japan during World War II.


El Bando de la Huerta (Murcia only) -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

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Easter Tuesday -
Tuesday April 23, 2019

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St Lucia Jazz Festival -
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Culture : Lasts a week - www.stluciajazz.org/


Festival International de Louisiane -
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Culture : Https://festivalinternational.org/ lasts 4 days - in Lafayette 2019 edition confirmed


Administrative Professionals' Day -
Wednesday April 24, 2019

Culture : The official period of celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as National Secretaries Week, which was held June 1–7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. In 1955, the observance date was moved to April. The name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week in 1981, and became Administrative Professionals Week in 2000 to encompass the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff. (Wikipedia)


Remembrance Day -
Thursday April 25, 2019

Culture : In tribute to soldiers who died during world wars, especially during the Gallipoli (Turkey) campaign during the First World War.


Arbor Day -
Thursday April 25, 2019

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Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday) -
Friday April 26, 2019

Culture : Occurred on April 26, 1986


Confederate Memorial Day -
Friday April 26, 2019

Culture : Celebrates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865


New Orleans Jazz Festival -
Friday April 26, 2019

Culture : Www.nojazzfest.com lasts 10 days - in New Orleans 2019 edition confirmed


Carricou Maroon and String Band Music Festival -
Friday April 26, 2019

Culture : Www.carriacoumaroon.com/
merges the maroon celebration and string band music into one setting with one spirit. Its African origins are depicted through the drumming, singing, smoked food and other rituals practiced by the local people. 2019 edition confirmed


Orthodox Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 27, 2019

Culture : Not a paid holiday


Cherry Blossom Parade and Festival -
Saturday April 27, 2019

Culture : dates vary: end of April, beginning of May


Day of Mourning -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Culture : The National Day of Mourning commemorates workers who have been injured, killed or suffer illness as a result of occupational accidents and hazards


Horse Festival -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Culture : Ahalteke horses, often called royal horses , boast centuries-old history. Ancient historians and poets wrote about matchless beauty of the Central Asian horses, known as Nissei's horses, starting from VII-VI centuries BC. According to the hypothesis, this name derives from the ancient Parthian capital, Nissa. Afterwards, they were better known as Ahalteke horses. Ahal stood for the name of the oasis and Teke was the name of a Turkmen tribe which had long bred these horses. The state emblem of Turkmenistan carries the profile of the beautiful Ahalteke horse, Yanardag, the 1999 world breed champion.


Innerrhoder Landsgemeinde -
Sunday April 28, 2019

Culture : Public vote


Second Monday after Easter -
Monday April 29, 2019

Culture : Barcelona only


Youth Day -
Tuesday April 30, 2019

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Ethiopian International Film Festival -
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Culture : Lasts 6 days - www.addisfilmfestival.org in Addis Ababa We carry all confirmed dates till Dec 2019
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Great Elephant March of India -
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Culture : Https://www.everfest.com/e/thrissur-pooram-elephant-festival-thrissur-india/ lasts 3 days - from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram