Holidays Calendar for April 25, 2016

Liberation Day, also referred to as the Anniversary of the Resistance and Anniversary of Liberation, is a public holiday in Italy celebrated on April 25. It commemorates the end of Nazi occupation and Benito Mussolini's regime in the country in 1945.

April 25 is Freedom Day in Portugal. This holiday commemorates the anniversary of the 1974 Carnation Revolution.

Sinai Liberation Day is a public holiday in Egypt that commemorates the final withdrawal of the Israeli Defense Forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982, after 15 years of occupation. It is celebrated annually on April 25.

On April 25, Anzac Day is observed in Australia and New Zealand. It is a national day of remembrance that honors all those who have given their lives in wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

The Faroe Islands celebrates the same public holidays as Denmark as it is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. But it has its own holidays as well. For example, April 25 is National Flag Day in the Faroe Islands.

On April 25, Swaziland celebrates National Flag Day. It is considered an official public holiday in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

April 25 is a public holiday in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) called Korean People's Army Foundation Day or Military Foundation Day. Originally it was celebrated on February 8, but Kim Il-sung changed the date in 1971.

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.


Arbor Day is celebrated in Germany every year on April 25. The tradition to plant trees on this day exists since 1952.

World Penguin Day is an annual celebration dedicated to one of the most amazing birds in the world. It is observed on April 25.

April 25 is DNA Day in the USA. Although this holiday was declared as one-time observance, it is still celebrated annually.

Red Hat Society Day is celebrated annually on April 25. It commemorates anniversary of the first meeting of the Red Hat Society, a social organization for women over age 50, that was took place in 1998.

April 25 is Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD) in the USA, Canada and Bermuda. This holiday was created as a part of global awareness campaign about parental alienation.

Zucchini bread is a great morning starter. You can eat it instead of breakfast muffins and even use it as a tea bread. Celebrate National Zucchini Bread Day on April 25.

World Malaria Day is a global observance that is held on April 25. It was first observed in 2008 and has been held annually ever since. It is one of the official global public health campaigns currently organized by the World Health Organization.


This Day in History

  • 2012 Died: Paul L. Smith, American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his roles as Hamidou in Midnight Express and Glossu Rabban in Dune.
  • 2005 A seven-car commuter train came off the tracks in Amagasaki, Japan, killing 106 passengers and the driver. 562 people were injured.
  • 2001 Italian racing driver Michele Alboreto was killed while performing straight-line speed tests in an Audi R8 at the Lausitzring, Germany.
  • 1998 Died: Christian Mortensen, Danish-American supercentenarian. He died at the age of 115 years and 252 days, being the first man confirmed to reach age 115.
  • 1995 Died: Ginger Rogers, American actress, singer, and dancer whose career spanned over 50 years. She collaborated with Fred Astaire in 10 films.
  • 1990 Died: Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and actor whose performance career spanned over four decades.
  • 1988 Died: Clifford D. Simak, American science fiction and non-fiction writer and journalist who was awarded three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.
  • 1986 Born: Daniel Sharman, English actor best known for his role as Ares in the film Immortals and Isaac Lahey on the television series Teen Wolf.
  • 1969 Born: Gina Torres, American film and television actress who is best known for her roles as Zoe Washburne in Firefly and Jessica Pearson in Suits.
  • 1969 Born: Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer who is best known for her roles as Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary and Roxie Hart in Chicago.
  • 1954 Bell Telephone Laboratories publicly demonstrated the first practical solar cell. It was invented by Calvin Souther Fuller, Daryl Chapin and Gerald Pearson.
  • 1952 Born: Vladislav Tretiak, Soviet ice hockey player, who is considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders in the sport history. He retired in 1984.
  • 1945 American and Soviet troops met at the River Elbe, near Torgau in Germany. This meeting (referred to as Elbe Day) marked an important step toward the end of WWII in Europe.
  • 1945 Born: Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, and producer best known as a former member of the Swedish group ABBA.
  • 1944 Died: George Herriman, American cartoonist primarily remembered for his newspaper comic strip Krazy Kat, which ran from 1913 to 1944.
  • 1940 Born: Al Pacino, American actor and filmmaker, whose best known roles are Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface.
  • 1926 The first performance of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot was held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. It was conducted by Arturo Toscanini.
  • 1923 Born: Albert King, American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (posthumously in 2013).
  • 1919 Died: Augustus D. Juilliard, American businessman and philanthropist, whose donations helped establish the Juilliard School in New York City.
  • 1917 Born: Ella Fitzgerald, outstanding American jazz vocalist with an impressive vocal range, who is often referred to as the Queen of Jazz and the First Lady of Song.
  • 1915 The Gallipoli Campaign began during the First World War. It was one of the greatest Ottoman victories and a major Allied failure during the war.
  • 1900 Born: Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist who was awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the Pauli principle.
  • 1878 Died: Anna Sewell, English novelist primarily remembered as the author of the classic novel Black Beauty, which she wrote in 1877.
  • 1874 Born: Guglielmo Marconi, Italian electrical engineer and inventor who was awarded the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Karl Ferdinand Braun.
  • 1859 Construction of the Suez Canal by British and French engineers officially started. It lasted for ten years. The canal opened in November 1869.
  • 1846 Open conflict began over the disputed border of Texas. The battle known as the Thornton Affair or the Thornton Skirmish sparked the Mexican-American War.
  • 1792 Nicolas Jacques Pelletier became the first person to be executed by means of the guillotine. The execution took place at the Place de Grève.
  • 1744 Died: Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer, mathematician, and physicist who is best remembered for creating the Celsius temperature scale.
  • 1719 Daniel Defoe's most famous novel Robinson Crusoe was first published in England. Before the end of the year, it had run through four editions.
  • 1595 Died: Torquato Tasso, Italian poet best remembered for his poem Jerusalem Delivered (La Gerusalemme liberata), which her wrote in 1581.