Public Holidays: April 2011

Day Date Country Holiday
Fri 1st Various Various April Fools Day
Sat 2nd Argentina Argentina Malvinas Day
Sun 3rd Ireland Ireland Mother's Day
Sun 3rd United Kingdom United Kingdom Mothering Sunday
Mon 4th Taiwan Taiwan Childrens Day
Tue 5th China China Ching Ming Festival
Tue 5th Taiwan Taiwan Tomb Sweeping Day
Wed 6th Thailand Thailand Chakri Day
Mon 11th Switzerland Switzerland Sechselauten
Tue 12th India India Ram Navami
Wed 13th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Thu 14th India India Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
Thu 14th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Fri 15th USA USA Emancipation Day
Fri 15th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Sat 16th India India Mahavir Jayanti
Tue 19th Israel Israel Pesach
Thu 21st Argentina Argentina Maundy Thursday
Thu 21st Brazil Brazil Tiradentes Day
Fri 22nd Various Various Good Friday
Fri 22nd Greece Greece Orthodox Good Friday
Sat 23rd Turkey Turkey National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Sat 23rd United Kingdom United Kingdom St Georges Day
Sun 24th Various Various Easter Sunday
Mon 25th Australia Australia Anzac Day
Mon 25th Various Various Easter Monday
Mon 25th South Africa South Africa Family Day
Mon 25th Portugal Portugal Freedom Day
Mon 25th Italy Italy Liberation Day
Mon 25th Greece Greece Orthodox Easter Monday
Tue 26th Australia Australia Easter Monday (in Lieu)
Tue 26th Israel Israel Pesach
Wed 27th South Africa South Africa Freedom Day
Fri 29th United Kingdom United Kingdom Royal Wedding Bank Holiday
Fri 29th Japan Japan Showa Day
Sat 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.