USA Holidays in April

Holiday Insights April 2020

Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Sunday
5
April

r169301 April 5, 2020 r169381 Palm Sunday

Many Christians in the United States remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. This day is also on the Sunday before Easter Sunday.

Sunday before Easter
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, in USA

Israel, in USA

2020
Wednesday
8
April

r169301 April 8, 2020 r169381 Passover (first day)

Passover (Pesach) generally lasts for eight days in the United States. Many Jewish people spend the Passover period with family members or close friends.

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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Thursday
9
April

r169301 April 9, 2020 r169381 Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, is a Christian observance in the United States. It is the day before Good Friday and takes place during Holy Week. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s last supper and the initiation of Holy Communion (the Euchar …

Maundy Thursday
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Holiday Type:State holiday


2020
Friday
10
April

r169301 April 10, 2020 r169381 Good Friday

Good Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in the United States. It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, althoug …

Holy week Goos Friday Day
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Saturday
11
April

r169301 April 11, 2020 r169381 Holy Saturday

Many Christians in the United States observe Holy Saturday, which falls between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It commemorates the day when Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death, according to the Christian bible. It is also known as Easter Eve a …

Holy week Holy Saturday
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Holiday Type:Orthodox

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Sunday
12
April

r169301 April 12, 2020 r169381 Orthodox Easter in the United States

Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Orthodox Christian date for Easter Sunday often occurs at a later date than the Easter date observed by many western churches. The day is also known as Pa …

Easter day
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Holiday Type:Christian, Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Sunday
12
April

r169301 April 12, 2020 r169381 Easter Sunday

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. The Easter date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

happy easter
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2020
Tuesday
14
April

r169301 April 14, 2020 r169381 National Library Workers’ Day

Librarians across the United States celebrate National Library Workers’ Day (NLWD) on the Tuesday of National Library Week, held in April every year.

National Library Workers' Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Hawaii

Hawaii

2020
Wednesday
15
April

r169301 April 15, 2020 r169381 Father Damien Day

On April 15, 1889, Father Damien died of Hansen’s disease on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. He was a man who cared for sufferers of this disease and continued his missionary work on this island. People in Hawaii remember his life and deeds on April 15, …

Happy Father Damien Day
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Holiday Type:Observance


2020
Wednesday
15
April

r169301 April 15, 2020 r169381 Tax Day

Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15. However, this deadline may be extended to accommodate holidays or extreme weath …

happy tax day
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:District of Columbia

District of Columbia

2020
Thursday
16
April

r169301 April 16, 2020 r169381 Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day is a holiday in Washington DC to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is annually held on April 16.

Happy Emancipation Day
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Holiday Type:Orthodox

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Saturday
18
April

r169301 April 18, 2020 r169381 Orthodox Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is the day when Jesus lay in his tomb after his death, according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christian churches in the United States often observe Holy Saturday at a later date than the Holy Saturday date observed by many western c …

happy easter
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Saturday
18
April

r169301 April 18, 2020 r169381 Husband Appreciation Day

Note: Some internet sites erroneously record Husband Appreciation Day on other dates near the third Saturday of April. They fail to take into account that this is not a fixed date event. The objective of this special day is for wives to show appreciati …

Husband Day
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Holiday Type:Orthodox

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Sunday
19
April

r169301 April 19, 2020 r169381 Orthodox Easter Monday in the United States

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday, which celebrates Jesus’ resurrection, according to Christian belief. Many Orthodox Christian churches in the United States often observe Easter Monday at a later date than the Easter Monday date observed by …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Maine, Massachusetts

Maine, Massachusetts

2020
Sunday
19
April

r169301 April 19, 2020 r169381 Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day (or Patriots’ Day) commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775. Patriot’s Day is annually held on the third Monday of April. It should not be confused with Patriot Day, held on September 11 to …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Texas

Texas

2020
Tuesday
21
April

r169301 April 21, 2020 r169381 San Jacinto Day

San Jacinto Day is a day of state pride for Texans in the United States on April 21 each year. It commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto between the Texan army and Mexican forces, which took place on April 21, 1836. The battle was a turning point for T …

Happy San Jacinto Day
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