Public Holidays: April 2008

Day Date Country Holiday
Tue 1st Various Various April Fools Day
Wed 2nd Argentina Argentina Malvinas Day
Fri 4th China China Ching Ming Festival
Fri 4th Taiwan Taiwan Tomb Sweeping Day
Mon 14th India India Ram Navami
Mon 14th Switzerland Switzerland Sechselauten
Fri 18th Denmark Denmark General Prayer Day
Fri 18th India India Mahavir Jayanti
Sun 20th Israel Israel Pesach
Mon 21st Brazil Brazil Tiradentes Day
Wed 23rd Spain Spain Andalucía Day
Wed 23rd United Kingdom United Kingdom St Georges Day
Fri 25th Australia Australia Anzac Day
Fri 25th Portugal Portugal Freedom Day
Fri 25th Italy Italy Liberation Day
Fri 25th Greece Greece Orthodox Good Friday
Sat 26th Israel Israel Pesach
Mon 28th South Africa South Africa Freedom Day
Mon 28th Greece Greece Orthodox Easter Monday
Tue 29th Japan Japan Showa Day
Wed 30th Netherlands Netherlands Queens Birthday


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The word April is rooted in the Latin Aprilis, which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning 'to open', which could be a reference to the blossoming of the flowers and trees, a common occurrence throughout the month of April in the Northern Hemisphere.

In old english, April was known as Eastre-monath as Easter would often fall in April.