The second month of spring is coming. It is time to talk about forthcoming holidays, important dates and weekends. In April, Ukrainians will rest the usual eight weekends: April 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25. No public holidays will take place.
Now, we can focus on important dates.
Fool’s Day is celebrated on April 1 in many countries. It is usual to play off friends and relatives on this day.
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
On April 7, the Orthodox Christians celebrate the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary – is the third by value holiday after Easter and Christmas – as a tribute to the announcement to the Blessed Virgin Mary about her immaculate conception and birth of the son of God.
International Day of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps
This commemorative day was established in memory of the international uprising of the prisoner of Buchenwald concentration camp that took place on April 11, 1945.
On this memorable date, many countries hold various commemorative events, meeting of former prisoners, remembrance of victims, worship of their memory, floral tribute to graves and gravesites of victims of Fascism.
On the sixth Sunday of the Great Lent, the Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday.
This holiday is celebrated on the eve of the Holy Week and Easter – it reminds of evangelic events that preceded the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his Resurrection.
The International Day of the memory of victims of radiation accidents and catastrophes
The International Day of the memory of victims of radiation accidents and catastrophes is marked annually on April 26 in memory of the events on April 26, 1986, at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
On this day, the largest in the world technological disaster occurred at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. About 190 tons of radioactive materials were emitted into the atmosphere.
April 2 – International Children's Book Day.
April 4 – Geologists Day.
April 4 – Internet Day.
April 12 – Cosmonautics Day.
April 18 – International Day for Monuments and Sites.