Public Holidays: April 2009

Day Date Country Holiday
Wed 1st Various Various April Fools Day
Thu 2nd Argentina Argentina Malvinas Day
Fri 3rd India India Ram Navami
Sat 4th Hong Kong Hong Kong Ching Ming Festival
Sat 4th Taiwan Taiwan Tomb Sweeping Day
Sun 5th China China Ching Ming Festival
Thu 9th Various Various Maulud Nabi
Thu 9th Argentina Argentina Maundy Thursday
Thu 9th Israel Israel Pesach
Fri 10th Various Various Good Friday
Fri 10th Various Various Good Friday 
Mon 13th Sweden Sweden Easter
Mon 13th Various Various Easter Monday
Mon 13th South Africa South Africa Family Day
Thu 16th Israel Israel Pesach
Fri 17th Greece Greece Orthodox Good Friday
Mon 20th Greece Greece Orthodox Easter Monday
Mon 20th Switzerland Switzerland Sechselauten
Tue 21st Brazil Brazil Tiradentes Day
Thu 23rd United Kingdom United Kingdom St Georges Day
Sat 25th Australia Australia Anzac Day
Sat 25th Portugal Portugal Freedom Day
Sat 25th Italy Italy Liberation Day
Mon 27th South Africa South Africa Freedom Day
Wed 29th Japan Japan Showa Day
Thu 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.