Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014 Holidays and Events for the day

Happy Holidays and Happy Easter Eve everyone!
My research found these holidays to celebrate for.... 
April 19, 2014


Primrose Day (United Kingdom) is the anniversary of the death of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, on 19 April 1881. The primrose was his favourite flower and Queen Victoria would often send him bunches of them from Windsor and Osborne House. She sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral.

Bicycle Day The events of the first LSD trip, now known as “Bicycle Day”, after the bicycle ride home, proved to Hofmann that he had indeed made a significant discovery: a psychoactive substance with extraordinary potency, capable of causing significant shifts of consciousness in incredibly low doses. Hofmann foresaw the drug as a powerful psychiatric tool; because of its intense and introspective nature, he couldn’t imagine anyone using it recreationally. Bicycle Day is increasingly observed in psychedelic communities as a day to celebrate the discovery of LSD.

Dutch-American Friendship Day (United States) April 19 is Dutch-American Friendship Day, which remembers the day in 1782 when John Adams, later to become the second president of the United States, was received by the States General in The Hague and recognized as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America. It was also the day that the house he had purchased at Fluwelen Burgwal 18 in The Hague was to become the first American Embassy in the world.

Patriots' Day (officially Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and Wisconsin and Patriot's Day in Maine) is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. These were the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. It is observed on the third Monday in April in Massachusetts and Maine (once part of Massachusetts), and is a public school observance day in Wisconsin. Florida law also encourages people to celebrate it, though it is not treated as a public holiday. Observances and re-enactments of these first battles of the American Revolution occur annually at Lexington Green in Lexington, Massachusetts, (around 6:00 am) and The Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, (around 9:00 am). In the morning, mounted re-enactors with state police escorts retrace the rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes, calling out warnings the whole way.

  • Beginning of the Independence Movement (Venezuela)
  • Earliest day on which First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn fyrsti can fall, while April 25 is the latest; celebrated on the first Thursday after April 18. (Iceland)
  • King Mswati III's birthday (Swaziland)
  • Landing of the 33 (Uruguay)
  • National Health Day (Kiribati)
  • National Garlic Day
  • National Amaretto Day
  • Easter Even (movable, date changes)
  • Record Store Day. 7th annual. See www.recordstoreday.com
  • John Parker Day
  • National Auctioneers Day
  • National Hanging Out Day
  • Patriots’ Day in Florida.
  • Sierra Leone: National Holiday

Do you know of a holiday that's celebrated on "April 19" in your country? Add it in the comment section. Be sure to tell us if it's a set holiday or a movable holiday.

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