Events Calendar - April

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Date Event Index Notes
1st April Kha b-Nisan - Assyrian New Year Assyrian Assyrians celebrate this day as their national festival.
2nd April Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) Christian Holy Thursday is the day that Christ celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples, four days after his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
3rd April Good Friday Christian This is a solemn Christian remembrance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
3rd April Australian Sikh Games, Coffs Harbour (to 5 April) Festival The annual Sikh Games provide an opportunity for Australia's Sikh communities to unite through sporting and social activities.
4th April Independence Day Senegal  
4th April Pesach - Passover (begins at sundown on 3 April, to 11 April)  Jewish Passover is one of the most important Jewish festivals. It commemorates the liberation by Moses of the Jewish people from slavery.
4th April Hanuman Jayanti Hindu This day is a Hindu celebration of Hanuman who was an embodiment of Lord Rama.  Devotion and selfless work are encouraged. 
4th April Theravada New Year Buddhist New Year Buddhist festival.
4th April La Festa, Griffith NSW  Festival This festival, held in Griffith, NSW celebrates Griffith's multicultural character and premium wine and food industry.
5th April Palm Sunday (Orthodox) Orthodox On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of the Orthodox Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year.
5th April Easter Sunday Christian Easter commemorates the resurrection (return to life) of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion. It is the most significant event of the Christian calendar.
6th April Easter Monday Australia In addition to its religious significance, Easter in Australia is enjoyed as a four-day holiday weekend starting on Good Friday and ending on Easter Monday. This long weekend is an opportunity to take a holiday or get together with family and friends.
10th April Holy Friday (Orthodox) Orthodox On Holy Friday the Orthodox Church commemorates the death of Christ on the Cross.
11th April Holy Saturday (Orthodox) Orthodox On Holy Saturday the Orthodox Church commemorates the burial of Christ and his descent into Hades.
12th April Easter/Pascha (Orthodox) Orthodox The Great and Holy Feast of Pascha celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This feast is the most significant day of the Orthodox Church.
13th April Songkran - Thai New Year (to 15 April) Festival Songkran, the Thai New Year and Water Festival, is one of Thailand's oldest and favourite festivals. Thai communities across Australia celebrate this festival with food, crafts and entertainment.
13th April Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival The two main Sri Lankan ethnic groups, the Sinhalese and the Tamils, celebrate a common traditional New Year on this day.  
14th April Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Sikh Baisakhi, also known as Vaisakhi, is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and harvest season.  Baisakhi also marks the founding of the Khalsa in the 17th century, which is the collective body of all baptised Sikhs.
16th April Queen's Birthday Denmark  
16th April Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins at sundown on 15 April)  Jewish This day remembers the six million Jews killed by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945.  It is observed by many people of Jewish and other faiths.
17th April National Day Syrian Arab Republic  
18th April National Day Zimbabwe  
21st April First Day of Ridvan (begins at sundown on 20 April)  Baha'i This Baha'i commemoration is of the 12 day period in 1863 when Baha'u'llah declared that he was God's messenger for this age. Work is suspended on days 1, 9 and 12 of the festival.
23rd April St George's Day England St George is the patron saint of England.  St George, a prominent military saint, is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican church.
23rd April Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Independence Day (begins at sundown on 22 April)  Israel  
25th April Anzac Day Australia Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important dates of national commemoration. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War (1914-18), at Gallipoli.  Dawn services at war memorials honour the sacrifice of those who died in war.  Marches and reunions are held during the day.
25th April Woolgoolga Curryfest, NSW (to 26 April) Festival The Woolgoolga Curryfest celebrates the cultural diversity of this seaside village near Coffs Harbour with curries from around the world, music and dance.  Woolgoolga has the largest regional Sikh/Punjabi population in Australia.
26th April Union Day Tanzania  
27th April Official Birthday of His Majesty, King Wilem-Alexander Netherlands  
27th April Independence Day Sierra Leone  
27th April Freedom Day South Africa  
27th April National Day Togo  
29th April Ninth Day of Ridvan (begins at sundown on 28 April) Baha'i This Baha'i commemoration is of the 12 day period in 1863 when Baha'u'llah declared that he was God's messenger for this age. Work is suspended on days 1, 9 and 12 of the festival.
30th April Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes NSW (to 3 May) Festival This festival is a celebration of Celtic culture including dancing, music, singing, massed pipe bands, strongman events, Celtic foods and children’s programs.
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