Celebration (1)

Here are some April celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.
April Fool’s Day (April 1st, various countries)
Maundy Thursday (April 2nd, Christian communities worldwide)
International Children’s Book Day (April 2nd, Multi-Country)
World Autism Awareness Day (April 2nd, worldwide)
Good Friday (April 3rd, Christian communities worldwide)
Passover (April 3rd -11th, Israel & Jewish communities worldwide)
Easter (April 5th, Christian communities worldwide)
Qing Ming Jie / Tomb Sweeping Day (April 5th, China)
National Tartan Day (April 6th, Scottish communities worldwide)
National Siblings Day (April 10th, U.S.A.)
Orthodox Easter (April 12th, Christian Orthodox communities worldwide)
Sechseläuten (April 13th, Zurich, Switzerland)
Vaishakhi /Baishakhi (April 14th, India, Sikh, & Hindu communities worldwide)
Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 16th, Multi-country)
Earth Day (April 22nd, worldwide)
St. George’s Day (April 23rd, England)
World Malaria Day (April 25th, Multi-country)
Showa Day (April 29th, Japan)

They might also like to learn more about some historic folk born in April:
Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor, April 1st, 1815.
Hans Christian Anderson, writer, April 2nd 1805.
Raphael Sanzio, Italian painter and architect, April 6th, 1483
Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), religious leader, April 8th, 563 BCE
Margaret Peterson Haddix, writer, April 9th, 1964.
Robert Leroy Parker (Butch Cassidy), outlaw, April 13th, 1866.
Charlie Chaplin, actor, April 16th, 1889.
Adolf Hitler, Nazi Dictator, April 20th, 1889
Charlotte Brontë, writer, April 21st, 1816
William Shakespeare, playwright, April 23rd, 1564.
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, April 25th, 1599.
Rudolph Hess, prominent Nazi, April 26th, 1894
Charles Francis Richter, physicist and seismologist, April 26th, 1900.
Edward IV, King of England, April 28th, 1442.
Emperor Hirohito, emperor of Japan, April 29th, 1901.
David Thompson, explorer, April 30th, 1770.


  1. I’m not sure putting Hitler’s BD in the events part was a good idea. Birthdays, yes.

  2. That’s called a double entry. I neglected to move and/or delete it or something because I was late posting (again) and, obviously, in too much of a hurry. Thanks for spotting it.

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