Holiday Type: Christian, Observance

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
1
2018

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: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Saturday
April
7
2018

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: Orthodox

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
8
2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
 

Holiday Type: Jewish holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Israel

 

Month: April


Thursday
April
19
2018

Yom Ha’atzmaut

Many Jewish Americans in the United States remember Israel’s Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha’Atzmaut (or Yom HaAtzmaut). Celebrations are annually held on or around the fifth day of the month of Iyar, according to the Jewish calendar.

Happy Israel’s Independence Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Texas

 

Month: April


Saturday
April
21
2018

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 Texas’ independence from Mexico.

Happy San Jacinto Day
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Oklahoma

 

Month: April


Sunday
April
22
2018

Oklahoma Day

Oklahoma Day, which is annually held on April 22, commemorates the date when the “Oklahoma Lands” area, which is now the state of Oklahoma, opened for European settlement.

Happy Oklahoma Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Alabama, Florida

 

Month: April


Monday
April
23
2018

Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Happy Confederate Memorial Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: April


Wednesday
April
25
2018

Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day® highlights the important role of administrative professionals in all sectors of the modern economy worldwide. It is on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week®, which is on the last full week of April.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day