Holidays Calendar for April 15 2022
Holidays Calendar for April 15, 2022Kim II-sungs Birthday in North Korea
April 15 isKim II-sungs Birthdayin the Democratic Republic of Korea. This holiday was established to commemorate Kim II-sung, the leader of the country from the year of its establishment in 1948 to 1994. The holiday is also known as the Day of the Sun.
Most people think that Asian countries only use lunar (or, to be more precise, lunisolar) calendars. While this is true to some extent, there are exceptions. For example, the date of thetraditional New Years festivalin many countries of South and Southeast Asia is based on the entry of the sun into the constellation of Aries. In modern times, it usually occurs around April 13 in the Gregorian calendar.
Passover, also known as Pesach, is one of the most significant Jewish holidays. It commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in ancient Egypt and the story of the Exodus. This festival commences on the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar and lasts for seven days in Israel and for eight days in the diaspora.
Good Friday, also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday and Black Friday, is observed by Western Christians two days before Easter. This holy day commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary (Golgotha).
Father Damien Dayis celebrated in the American state of Hawaii on April 15 every year. It is dedicated to a Roman Catholic priest and missionary who spent his life helping people with leprosy on the island of Molokai.
World Art Dayis an international celebration of the fine arts, that annually takes place on April 15. The holiday is observed since 2012.
International Biomedical Laboratory Science Day, also known as BLS Day, is observed annually on April 15. Its main goal is to raise public awareness of and celebrate the key role of biomedical laboratory personnel in healthcare systems around the world.
April 15 is a professional holiday of all specialists involved into radio-electronic defense of Russia. They celebrateDay of Radio-Electronic Fight Troops.
Criminal Investigation Department Employees Dayis a Ukrainian professional holiday celebrated annually on April 15. It commemorates the creation of the criminal investigation department in the Peoples Commissariat of Justice of the Ukrainian SSR on this day in 1919.
Many countries around the world annually observeWorld Culture Dayon April 15. This holiday was established to commemorate the adoption of the Roerich Pact in 1935.
April 15 isDay of Lovein Georgia. This secular holiday is devoted to all people in love and it should replace Valentines Day.
April 15 isLovers Day(also known as Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu Day) in Kazakhstan. This holiday appeared only in 2011 as an answer to international St. Valentines Day, that is observed on February 14.
American Sign Language Day, also known as ASL Day, is observed annually on April 15. It celebrates the predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States and most of Anglophone Canada. The date was chosen to commemorate the opening of the American School for the Deaf where ASL developed.
One Boston Dayis an annual commemorative event held in Boston, Massachusetts to honor the memory of those who died in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Established by the Mayor of Boston in 2015, it is dedicated to helping others out and conducting random acts of kindness.
Himachal Dayis an official holiday celebrated on April 15 in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. On this day in 1948, 28 petty princely states located in the western Himalayas were integrated to form the Chief Commissioners Province of Himachal Pradesh.
Espresso is a worldwide appreciated Italian invention. This drink is known for its rich taste, fine texture and hazelnut or dark brown foam. Annually Italians dont forget to celebrateEspresso Italiano Day, that falls on Friday in April.
Glazed ham is a common dish for Christmas and Thanksgiving. But there is no law that prohibits using ham for any other holiday. And today, on April 15, we celebrateNational Glazed Spiral Ham Dayto honor the best savory and hearty dish.
Jackie Robinson Dayis an annual event celebrated in Major League Baseball on April 15. It honors Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era, who made his major league debut on April 15, 1947.
Children are the most valuable what people have, and the Spanish nation understands it. AnnuallyChildrens Dayis celebrated in Spain twice on April 15 and November 20.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalinIndioUSA
World Ski & Snowboard FestivalinWhistlerCanada
New York International Auto ShowinNew YorkUSA
Seattle International Film FestivalinSeattleUSA
National Folk Festival (Australia)inCanberraAustralia
Wairarapa Balloon FestivalinMastertonNew Zealand
Scarborough Renaissance FestivalinWaxahachieUSA
Edinburgh International Science FestivalinEdinburghUnited Kingdom
Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern CaliforniainIrwindaleUSA
Georgia Renaissance FestivalinFairburnUSA
Salzburg Easter FestivalinSalzburgAustria
International Istanbul Film FestivalinIstanbulTurkey
Sydney Royal Easter ShowinSydneyAustralia
Died: R. Lee Ermey, American actor, voice actor and former U.S. Marine Corps staff sergeant who achieved fame when he played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket.
A total lunar eclipse took place, visible in the Americas and the Pacific Ocean region, including Australia and New Zealand. It lasted for 5 hours and 44 minutes.
Two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring more than 260. The bombings were followed by shooting on the MIT campus.
Died: Pol Pot (born Saloth Sar), Cambodian communist revolutionary, politician and statesman who is mainly remembered as the leader of Khmer Rouge.
Born: Maisie Williams, English actress and dancer best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.
Died: Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson), Swedish and American film actress who is ranked with on the AFIs list of greatest female stars of all time.
Born: Emma Watson, English actress, model, and womens rights advocate best known for her role as Hermione Granger in he Harry Potter film series.
A human crush occurred at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. 766 people were injured.
The Tiananmen Square protests began in Beijing, following the death of former Communist Party General Secretary, Hu Yaobang, a liberal reformer.
Died: Jean Genet, French novelist, dramatist, essayist, poet, and political activist whose best known works include The Thiefs Journal and The Maids.
Died: Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher, dramatist, novelist, political activist, and literary critic. He was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature but refused it.
Born: Ed OBrien, English musician and songwriter best known as guitarist and backing vocalist for the British rock band Radiohead.
Born: Linda Perry, American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer who has founded two record labels, Rockstar Records and Custard Records.
Born: Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born Italian actress who appeared in the films Rocco and His Brothers, Cartouche, 8½, Once Upon a Time in the West.
The Roerich Pact was signed in Washington, D.C. Its most important idea is the legal recognition that the defense of cultural objects is more important than military defense.
The Great Mississippi Flood began when 15 inches of rain fell in New Orleans in 18 hours. It was the most destructive flood in the history of the US.
Died: Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author of detective fiction who is remembered primarily for his novel The Phantom of the Opera.
The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg, resulting in the deaths of more than 1,500 people. It is one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in modern history.
Born: Kim Il-sung (born Kim Sŏng-ju), North Korean politician and statesman, founder and leader of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.
The closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad (also referred to as the 1896 Summer Olympics) took plats in Athens, Greece.
Died: Matthew Arnold, English poet and literary, social, and religious critic. His best known poems include Sohrab and Rustum and The Scholar Gipsy.
Born: Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet, translator, and literary critic. He is one of the best known representatives of the Silver Age of Russian poetry.
Died: Abraham Lincoln, American army captain, lawyer, and politician who served as the 16th President of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.
Born: mile Durkheim, French philosopher, sociologist and social psychologist who is commonly regarded as the father of sociology.
Died: Mikhail Lomonosov, renowned Russian polymath, scientist and writer who made significant contribution to science, literature, and education.
Died: Madame de Pompadour, also known as Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, the official chief mistress of King Louis XV of France from 1745 to her death.
The first edition of Samuel Johnsons A Dictionary of the English Language was published in London. It was the pre-eminent English dictionary until 1928.
Died: Françoise dAubign, Marquise de Maintenon, the second wife of King Louis XIV of France. Their marriage was never officially announced.
Born: Leonhard Euler, prominent Swiss mathematician and physicist who introduced much of the modern mathematical notation and terminology.
The Tokugawa shogunate suppressed the Shimabara Rebellion, a peasant uprising in southwestern Japan. The majority of rebels were Catholic Christians.
Born: Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, architect, musician, engineer, inventor, writer, and scientist who made significant contributions to diverse fields of the arts and sciences.