In many countries in South and Southeast Asia, the traditional New Year's festival is celebrated from April 13 to April 15. It is known by many names, but the best known name is Songkran. The festival is so called in Thailand and Laos.
Pesah, or Passover 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 Nisan 15 and lasts for seven days in Israel and for eight days in the diaspora.
Holy Saturday, also known as Black Saturday, Great Sabbath and Easter Eve, is the last day before Easter. This day commemorates the day when Jesus Christ's body lay in the tomb.
World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, that annually takes place on April 15. The holiday is observed since 2012.
World Circus Day is an annual holiday dedicated to circus as an art form. It has been celebrated on the third Saturday of April every year since 2010. The holiday was initiated by the European Circus Association and the World Circus Federation.
Record Store Day is an annual event held on the third Saturday in April. It focuses on celebrating the culture of independently owned record stores.
Many countries around the world annually observe World Culture Day on April 15. This holiday was established to commemorate the adoption of the Roerich Pact in 1935.