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  • April 2024 Cultural Diversity Review March 31, 2024
    This year, April showers us with some important holidays. The month starts with Easter Monday, though if you celebrate Orthodox Easter Monday you will have to wait until May 6th. The reasons for the shifting dates are covered below. Ramadan ends with the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr. Other notable festivals this month are the […]
  • Easter Quiz March 22, 2024
    Put your Easter knowledge to the test with our fun and challenging multiple choice quiz! From the history of Easter to the traditions and symbols associated with the holiday, this quiz covers it all. With 10 questions ranging from easy to hard, you’re sure to learn something new and have a hoppy time along the […]

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📅 Upcoming Public holidays around the world: April 15 - 21. Holiday Highlights in the coming week are continuing holidays for Songkran (Monday, Tuesday), Hung Kings Temple Festival in Vietnam (Thursday) and Triadentes Day in Brazil (Sunday) - mailchi.mp/7bb5e2cae885/upcoming-public-holidays-around-the-world-august-17-1416929 ... See MoreSee Less
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Apr 12, 🇱🇷 Liberia: National Redemption DayAnniversary of the coup d’état that was led by Samuel Doe in 1980 killing President Tolbert and 26 other government leaders.Read more at bit.ly/39VORZ2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Apr 12, 🇱🇰 Sri Lanka: Sinhala and Tamil New Year Eve The day before the solar new year for the Sinhalese and Tamils. Read more at bit.ly/2JIlAVY ... See MoreSee Less
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Apr 11, 🇨🇷 Costa Rica, Juan Santamaria Day This public holiday in Costa Rica commemorates the heroic actions of the National Hero, Juan Santamaria at the Battle of Rivas. The Battle took place in Rivas, Nicaragua on April 11th 1856, between the army lead by William Walker and Costa Rica's army lead by General Jose Maria Cañas. Walker was an American who had assumed control of Nicaragua and was amassing troops and consolidating his power in the region. Alarmed by his actions, Costa Rica had declared war on Walker. The two armies were locked in a gruelling and bloody battle for over nine hours without either side gaining any decisive advantage, when Juan Santamaría, a Costa Rican drummer boy from Alajuela, volunteered to burn down the building, in which Walker's troops where gathered. Santamaria threw a torch onto the thatched roof of Walker's stronghold, causing it to catch fire and his troops to flee. His actions enabled the Costa Ricans to win the battle, though Santamaria was then killed by sniper fire. For his sacrifice, he became recognised as a National Hero of Costa Rica. Read more at bit.ly/2JANRgX ... See MoreSee Less
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Apr 11, Eid Al Fitr Holidays ☪Holidays continue today in many countries for Eid-al-Fitr. Also known as the Feast of the Fast-Breaking, Eid-ul-Fitr or Eid-al-Fitr is observed on the first day of Shawaal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims celebrate the festival with great pomp and enthusiasm after the first sighting of the crescent moon.The holiday originated with the Islamic prophet Muhammad, who had the Koran revealed to him during Ramadan.Read more at bit.ly/2IeiZDh #eid2023 ... See MoreSee Less
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Keeping up to date with changes to holidays can be more difficult than you might think with events that essentially happen each year. To help keep everyone updated on public holidays news, we issue news releases in English that are not covered by other news agencies.