Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 - Holidays and Events for the day

  • Good Friday - (Movable Holiday- the date changes) Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter weekBased on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (the day before the Sabbath) (John 19:42).


    • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from United Kingdom in 1980. - A fight for independence took place in the 1970s. An independent constitution was written for Zimbabwe in London in 1979.Independence followed on April 18, 1980. The white minority finally consented to multiracial elections in 1980, which Robert Mugabe won in a landslide. Independence Day is celebrated in every city and district of the nation with political rallies, parades, traditional dances, singing, and fireworks.


    • International Day For Monuments and Sites (International) - The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.


    • Invention Day (Japan)
    • International Amateur Radio Day
    • National Adult Autism Awareness Day
    • Pet Owners Independence Day
    • National Animal Crackers Day (birthday of Animal Crackers)


    • England: British and World Marbles Championship, Greyhound Public House, Tinsley Green, West Sussex.
    • England: Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race (Apr 18-21). 66th year. See www.dwrace.org.uk
    • The “Midnight Ride” of Paul Revere took place in 1775.
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    Do you know of a holiday that's celebrated on "April 18" in your country? Add it in the comment section. Be sure to tell us if it's a set holiday or a movable holiday.
    Live Everyday like a Holiday!  Pam

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