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April National Holidays

Qingming Festival or Ching Ming Festival – April 3 – 5

A traditional Chinese festival to commemorate ancestors and the beginning of spring. On this day, tomb-sweeping is one of the most important activities to show respect to ancestors. This holiday is celebrated throughout Asia and  Chinese communities throughout the world.


Passover – April 15 – 22

Eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. During the holiday, Jewish people refrain from eating food made of grain and water that have been allowed to ferment and “rise.”


Easter – April 17

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ — a central belief for Christians worldwide and the focal point of their faith.  Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. Many countries also celebrate the Friday before Easter Sunday.


Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) – April 14 (Celebrated on April 15) 

Considered an important holiday for many locations. In LATAM countries Christians remember and honor this holiday as “ the last supper, the crucifixion and the death of Jesus and the Resurrection to new life”. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.