TOP 8 Most Popular Holidays in the World for April
|TOP 8 holidays around the World in April. Photo: Entrepreneur
As we look ahead to where we'd like to go on holiday in 2021, we're researching spring getaways with optimism. The UK is due to roll out its vaccine program over the coming months, and improvements in testing are slashing quarantine requirements. So could April be the best of all worlds? Simply put: there’s a holiday for you, no matter your jam. For inspiration, see our guide to the best places to visit in April along with our tips on how to make your trip as sustainable as possible.
1. April Fool’s Day (April 1)
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April Fools’ Day—celebrated on April 1 each year—has been celebrated for several centuries by different cultures, though its exact origins remain a mystery. April Fools’ Day traditions include playing hoaxes or practical jokes on others, often yelling “April Fools!” at the end to clue in the subject of the April Fools’ Day prank. While its exact history is shrouded in mystery, the embrace of April Fools’ Day jokes by the media and major brands has ensured the unofficial holiday’s long life, History noted.
Read more: Top 20 Funniest April Fools' Day Jokes
2. International Jazz Day (April 30)
Like International Dance Day, International Jazz Day means more than just celebrating jazz music. It was declared in 2011 as a means to highlight the genre’s role in bringing together different people from all cultures. It is also a time to recognize jazz music’s power to promote peace, diversity, and social change. In 2018, St. Petersburg in Russia served as the Global Host City, serving as the venue for an all-star jazz concert directed by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.
3. Araw Ng Kagitingan Holiday (April 9)
Araw ng Kagitingan is a non-working holiday that is part of a long weekend in the Philippines. World War II veterans parade in different cities in the Philippines on this day. There are small parades in different localities in the Philippines but the Araw ng Kagitingan’s main highlight occurs when the country’s president gives a speech at the Mt Samat shrine, in the Bataan province, to commemorate the heroism of the Filipinos and American troops during the World War II, Timeanddate cited.
4. World Health Day (April 7)
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. It is an initiative taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the overall health and well-being of people across the world. Each year, there is a specific theme for World Health Day. The theme for World Health Day 2020 was to support nurses and midwives. WHO chose the year 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" to honour their contribution in making the world a healthier place.
5. World Book Day (April 23)
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World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books; the event was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1995.
6. International Day of Human Space Flight (April 12)
In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared April 12 as the International Day of Human Space Flight. It not only commemorates the first human space flight—completed by Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961—it also aims to celebrate the space era of mankind, as well as ensure a peaceful exploration of outer space. The holiday also encourages the sharing of the benefits gained from these explorations to all nations, Spot noted.
7. International Dance Day (April 29)
Celebrations of this holiday include flash dance mobs all over the world, but the holiday has a much deeper meaning than just expressing one’s self through dance. When it was created in 1982 by the International Theatre Institute (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO’s main partner for the performing arts) it was envisioned to serve as “a wake-up call for governments, politicians, and institutions which have not yet recognized its value to the people."
8. Easter Sunday (April 21)
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|Easter falls on the first Sunday after the Full Moon date, based on mathematical calculations. The sacred Easter festival annually falls sometime between March 22 and April 25. TheHolidaySpot brings you a comprehensive list of the actual dates of Easter Sunday celebrations in the upcoming years. Know when Easter Sunday falls in the next 30 years as per the Western calendar. Have a funfilled Easter season, Theholidayspot noted.
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