Public Holidays: April 2012

Day Date Country Holiday
Sun 1st Various Various April Fools Day
Sun 1st India India Ram Navami
Mon 2nd China China Ching Ming Festival (bridge)
Mon 2nd Argentina Argentina Malvinas Day
Tue 3rd China China Ching Ming Festival (bridge)
Wed 4th Taiwan Taiwan Childrens Day
Wed 4th China China Ching Ming Festival
Wed 4th Taiwan Taiwan Tomb Sweeping Day
Thu 5th India India Mahavir Jayanti
Thu 5th Argentina Argentina Maundy Thursday
Fri 6th Thailand Thailand Chakri Day
Fri 6th Various Various Good Friday
Sat 7th Israel Israel Pesach
Sun 8th Poland Poland Easter
Sun 8th Various Various Easter Sunday
Mon 9th Various Various Easter Monday
Mon 9th South Africa South Africa Family Day
Wed 11th Malaysia Malaysia Installation of New King
Fri 13th Greece Greece Orthodox Good Friday
Fri 13th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Fri 13th India India Tamil New Year
Sat 14th India India Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
Sat 14th Israel Israel Pesach
Sat 14th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Sun 15th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Mon 16th USA USA Emancipation Day
Mon 16th Greece Greece Orthodox Easter Monday
Mon 16th Switzerland Switzerland Sechselauten
Mon 16th Thailand Thailand Songkran Festival
Thu 19th Iceland Iceland First Day of Summer
Sat 21st Brazil Brazil Tiradentes Day
Sun 22nd Various Various Earth Day
Mon 23rd Turkey Turkey National Sovereignty and Children's Day
Mon 23rd United Kingdom United Kingdom St Georges Day
Wed 25th Australia Australia Anzac Day
Wed 25th Portugal Portugal Freedom Day
Wed 25th Italy Italy Liberation Day
Thu 26th Israel Israel Independence Day
Fri 27th South Africa South Africa Freedom Day
Fri 27th Hungary Hungary Pentecost Sunday
Sat 28th South Korea South Korea Buddhas Birthday
Sat 28th Various Various The Buddhas Birthday
Mon 30th Argentina Argentina Labour Day (bridge)
Mon 30th China China Labour Day bridge holiday
Mon 30th Hungary Hungary Public Holiday
Mon 30th Netherlands Netherlands Queens Birthday
Mon 30th Japan Japan Showa Day


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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.