Day Guide for Thursday April 4th 2024 What are the holidays on April 4th 2024?

This is our day guide for Thursday April 4th 2024 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Holidays on April 4th 2024

International: Ching Ming Festival

Ching Ming is the Remembrance of Ancestors Day or Grave-Sweeping Day and takes place on the 15th day after the Spring Equinox.

Angola: Peace Day

The Day of Peace and Reconciliation commemorates the end of the Angolan Civil War on this day in 2002.

Kuwait: Public Holiday

April 4th 2024 will be a public holiday due to the holding of the National Assembly elections.

North Korea: Chungmyung Day

Chungmyung Day marks the passing of the worst of winter and is a day for tidying up graves and doing home repairs that winter prohibited


Pakistan (regional): Death of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was the ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan He founded the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and served as its chairman until his execution in 1979

Senegal: Independence Day

Celebrates independence and the transfer of power agreement signed with France on 4 April 1960


Switzerland (regional): Näfelser Fahrt

Marks a pilgrimage to the site of a battle with the Habsburgs in 1388

Taiwan: Children's Day

Children's Day was declared a non-working public holiday by the Legislative Yuan in May 1990

Observances on April 4th 2024

United Kingdom: International Carrot Day

OK, maybe they won't help you see in the dark, but this important vegetable needs some love on its national day.

United Nations: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 

Decades ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries across the world. Thousands of lives were lost, with others altered forever because of one unlucky step.

USA: National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

Chicken, Cheese, breadcrumbs - Cordon Bleu is a delicious triple threat!

USA: National Hug a Newsperson Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Hug a Newsperson Day

USA: National School Librarian Day

It's a day to celebrate your School Librarian - just not too loudly, it's a library...

USA: National Walk Around Things Day

As spring starts to warm up in the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to get out in the fresh air for a walk.

International: World Rat Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Rat Day.

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General Information for April 4th 2024
There are 8 public holidays today.
Day 95 of 2024
271 days left in 2024
Week 14 of the year
On this Day in History
1968 - The American black civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, is assassinated.
1731 - The Countess of Cesena is found, her body reduced to ashes. Was this down to Spontaneous Human Combustion?
1721 - Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first prime minister of the UK, during the reign of King George I.
Every year - It's the Feast day of Saint Isidore, the Patron Saint of the Internet.