Holiday Type: Christian, Observance

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
1
2018

 Holiday:  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
 

Holiday Type: Christian, Observance

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Monday
April
2
2018

 Holiday:  Easter Monday in the United States

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday. It is not a federal holiday in the United States of America (USA). Some Easter traditions continue on the Easter Monday, such as the egg rolling race at the White House.

 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Florida

 

Month: April


Monday
April
2
2018

 Holiday:  Pascua Florida Day in the United States

Pascua Florida Day is celebrated as a state day in Florida, the United States (USA). It usually falls on April 2. It is the anniversary of the discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de León, who searched for gold and the Fountain of Youth. He named …

 

Holiday Type: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Friday
April
6
2018

 Holiday:  Orthodox Good Friday in the United States

Orthodox Christian churches in the United States generally observe Good Friday at a later date than the Good Friday date observed by many western churches. Good Friday focuses on Jesus Christ’s death, which is described in the Christian bible. The day …

 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: April


Friday
April
6
2018

 Holiday:  National Tartan Day is the United States

National Tartan Day is a US observance on April 6 each year. It commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modelled on. It also recognizes achievements of Americans of Scottish descent …

 

Holiday Type: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Saturday
April
7
2018

 Holiday:  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 churches. Holy Saturday is also known as Holy and Great Saturday.

happy easter
 

Holiday Type: Jewish holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Israel, in USA

 

Month: April


Saturday
April
7
2018

 Holiday:  Last Day of Passover in the United States

Many Jewish communities in the United States mark the last day of Passover as the end of a Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. Passover is also known as Pesah, Pesach, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

 

Holiday Type: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
8
2018

 Holiday:  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 Pascha, Easter and Easter Day.

Easter day
 

Holiday Type: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Monday
April
9
2018

 Holiday:  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 many western churches. The day is also known as Bright Monday, Renewal Monday, or New Monday.

 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: April


Tuesday
April
10
2018

 Holiday:  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
 

Holiday Type: Jewish holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Israel, Most countries of the world, in USA

 

Month: April


Wednesday
April
11
2018

 Holiday:  Yom HaShoah in the United States

Many people in the United States observe Yom Hashoah, which is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. It commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.

Holocaust Remembrance Day
 

Holiday Type: Muslim

  

Month: April


Friday
April
13
2018

 Holiday:  Isra and Mi’raj

Many Muslims in the United States observe Isra and Mi’raj (Al Isra’ wal Miraj, Lailat al Mi’raj, or Laylat al Miraj). This event commemorates the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascent into heaven. It is observed on the 27th day of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar.

Isra and Miraj (Night Journey)
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Hawaii

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
15
2018

 Holiday:  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, the anniversary of his death.

Happy Father Damien Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: District of Columbia

 

Month: April


Monday
April
16
2018

 Holiday:  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
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Maine, Massachusetts

 

Month: April


Monday
April
16
2018

 Holiday:  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 mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks in the USA in 2001.

 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: April


Tuesday
April
17
2018

 Holiday:  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 weather conditions.

happy tax day