Apr Tue 8
This day marks the birth of Lord Swaminarayan for followers of the Swaminarayan tradition.
Apr Sun 13
The sixth and last Sunday of Lent. Marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week.
The Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. Also spelled Baisakhi.
Apr Mon 14
The founder of the Sikh religion was born on 14 April 1469. This festival is also currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.
Hola Mohalla is currently celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, but this may change.
Fast of the Firstborn (Jewish )
Observed only by firstborn males, on the day before Passover. This fast celebrates the survival of Jewish firtborn sons from the 10th Plague of Egypt.
Apr Tue 15
Theravada New Year (Buddhist )
New Year festival for Theravada Buddhists, celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April
The start of the season of Passover when Jews commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses. Work is not permitted on the first two and the last two days of Passover.
Apr Thu 17
Christians remember Maundy Thursday as the day of the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist.
Apr Fri 18
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.
Guru Tegh Bahadur (1621-1675) was the ninth of the Sikh Gurus.
Birthday of Guru Angad Dev (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh )
Guru Angad Dev (1504-1552) was the second of the Sikh Gurus.
Apr Sat 19
The evening before Easter Sunday is spent in anticipation of Christ's resurrection the next morning.
Apr Sun 20
Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - his return from death after the Crucifixion. The most important Christian festival
Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ - his return from death after the Crucifixion. The most important Christian festival. Most years Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter on a different date.
Apr Mon 21
Marks the date Haile Selassie I visited Jamaica in 1966. Haile Selassie was the Emperor of Ethiopia. Rastas believe Haile Selassie is God, and that he will return to Africa members of the black community who are living in exile.
The start of a 12 day festival when Baha'is celebrate the day when Baha'u'llah said that he was the prophet predicted by the Bab.The most important Baha'I festival.
Apr Wed 23
The eighth and final day of Passover. Note that Passover lasts for seven days in Israel.
Saint George is the patron saint of England.
Apr Sun 27
The Jewish Holocaust Memorial Day. The date is chosen as the closest date (in the Jewish calendar) to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.