Holidays Calendar for April 27, 2013

On April 27, the Republic of Slovenia celebrates Resistance Day also referred to as Day of Uprising Against Occupation (Dan upora proti okupatorju). This public holiday commemorates the establishment of the Liberation Front in 1941.

The birthday of the incumbent monarch is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Since 2014, it has been celebrated on April 27, marking the birth of King Willem-Alexander. The holiday is referred to as King’s Day (Koningsdag).

Freedom Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa celebrated on April 27. It commemorates the 1994 general elections that officially marked the end of apartheid in South Africa.

The Togolese Republic, commonly known as Togo, celebrates its Independence Day on April 27. This public holiday commemorates the proclamation of the independence of Togo from France that occurred in 1960.

On April 27 each year, the citizens of Mayotte celebrate Abolition Day. It is a public holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Mayotte in 1847.

The Republic of Sierra Leone celebrates its Independence Day on April 27. On this day in 1961, Sierra Leone declared its independence from the United Kingdom.

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.


World Tai Chi and Qigong Day (WTCQD, alternative spelling World T'ai Chi and Ch'i Kung Day) is an annual observance that has been held on the last Saturday in April since 1999. It focuses on promoting the related Chinese disciplines of tai chi chuan and qigong.


World Tapir Day is observed every April 27 to raise awareness of the four extant tapir species and the importance of their conservation, as well as to support tapir conservation projects that purchase land where tapirs occur to save their habitats from human encroachment.

World Veterinary Day is a global professional observance celebrated annually on the last Saturday in April. It was established in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association (WVA).


Wine lovers around the globe celebrate World Marselan Day on April 27. This holiday celebrates a red wine grape variety that hasn’t been around for long but already has its fair share of fans among both producers and consumers.

International Donor Conception Awareness Day is observed annually on April 27. It was created to raise awareness of family building via sperm, egg, and embryo donation, and lift secrecy shame around the topic of donor conception.

World Disco Soup Day is an annual campaign held on the last Saturday of April to raise awareness on the environmental impact of food waste and climate change. The campaign is promoted by the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN), a global network of young people who strive to create a better future through food.


Treasurer Day was added to Ukraine’s calendar of professional observances in October 2020 at the initiative of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. It is celebrated annually on April 27 to commemorate the foundation anniversary of the State Treasury Service of Ukraine (more precisely, its predecessor, the State Treasury of Ukraine).

Day of Russian Parliamentarism is an official observance in the Russian Federation held annually on April 27. It was established in 2012 and first held on April 27, 2013.

National Veterans' Day is an official remembrance day in Finland that honors all the war veterans. Is not an official flag day, but the Finnish flag is still flown on the occasion. National Veterans' Day is observed on April 27 because on this day in 1945 World War II ended in Finland.

National Flag Day in Moldova is celebrated annually on April 27. On this day in 1990, the blue, red and yellow tricolor of Moldova was officially adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR.

Lapu-Lapu Day (Araw ni Lapu-Lapu) is a special working holiday celebrated in the Philippines on April 27 every year. It commemorates the victory of a datu (chieftain) of the island of Mactan over Spaniards in the 1521 Battle of Mactan.

UnFreedom Day is an unofficial observance in South Africa that coincides with the official holiday Freedom Day, which is celebrated on April 27.

Baked seasoned prime rib would be a great highlight of your meal. If you want something special today, then celebrate National Prime Rib Day, that falls annually on April 27.

Gummy bears, also known as gummi bears (because of their original German name Gummibären or Gummibärchen), are one of the most iconic candies. They even have their own holiday, National Gummi Bear Day, which is celebrated annually on April 27.

National Transportation Safety Day in Iran is observed on 7 Ordibehesht in the Solar Hijri calendar (April 27 in the Gregorian calendar). It was officially established by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution in August 2016.

Children of South American countries, including Colombia, suffer many problems. For a long time they were subjected to abuse and mistreatment. Celebration of Children's Day helps change this situation in Colombia. The holiday is annually observed on the last Saturday in April.


This Day in History

  • 2023 Died: Jerry Springer, English-American broadcaster, journalist, actor, lawyer, and politician. He was best known for hosting the controversial tabloid talk show Jerry Springer.
  • 2018 South Korea and North Korea signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula, agreeing to cooperate on officially ending the Korean War and the Korean conflict.
  • 2014 A three-day tornado outbreak began in the central and southern United States. It produced 84 tornadoes and affected millions of people. 35 people died.
  • 2012 A series of coordinated explosions occurred in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk (now Dnipro); the bombs went off near four tram stations.
  • 2007 Died: Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet and Russian Grammy Award-winning cellist and conductor, one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century.
  • 2005 The double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner Airbus A380 successfully completed its first flight. It is the world's largest passenger airliner.
  • 1998 Died: Carlos Castaneda, American author, ethnographer, and anthropologist best known for his books dedicated to shamanism and magic rituals.
  • 1994 In South Africa, the first democratic general election was held, in which citizens of all races could vote. The election was won by Nelson Mandela.
  • 1993 All members of the Zambia national football team were killed in an air disaster when their plane crashed into the ocean about 500 meters offshore from Gabon.
  • 1992 Died: Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist, space activist, and author. He proposed a space settlement design known as the O'Neill cylinder.
  • 1989 Died: Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman and industrialist who founded the largest Japanese consumer electronics company, Panasonic.
  • 1986 Born: Jenna Coleman, English actress who is best known for portraying Clara Oswald in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and Queen Victoria in Victoria.
  • 1986 Born: Dinara Safina, Russian professional tennis player, former World No. 1. She is the younger sister of former World No. 1 men's player Marat Safin.
  • 1976 Born: Sally Hawkins, English actress. She is probably best known for starring in the fantasy film The Shape of Water, which gained her critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination.
  • 1967 Born: Aki Avni, Israeli actor, entertainer and television host best known for appearing in the 2005 film Free Zone alongside Natalie Portman.
  • 1966 Born: Matt Reeves, American filmmaker who came to widespread attention for directing Cloverfield. His other notable films include Dawn of the Planet of Apes, War of the Planet of Apes, and The Batman.
  • 1965 Died: Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist who first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during WWII.
  • 1965 Born: Anna Chancellor, English actress known for her roles in Pride & Prejudice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 1963 Born: Russell T Davies, Welsh screenwriter and television producer best known for being the showrunner of Doctor Who. His other notable credits include Queer as Folk, Casanova, Torchwood, It's a Sin, and more.
  • 1948 Born: Kate Pierson, American singer, musician, and lyricist best known as one of the founding members of the new wave band The B-52's.
  • 1945 Former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini tried to escape disguised as a German soldier, but was arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo.
  • 1936 Died: Karl Pearson, English mathematician and biometrician credited with the establishment of the discipline of mathematical statistics.
  • 1927 The Carabiniers of Chile were established by President Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. They are uniformed Chilean national police force and gendarmerie.
  • 1909 In the Ottoman Empire, Sultan Abdul Hamid II was overthrown. His younger brother Reshad Efendi was proclaimed as Sultan Mehmed V.
  • 1899 Born: Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, director, and screenwriter best known for creating Woody Woodpecker and founding Walter Lantz Productions.
  • 1896 Died: Henry Parkes, Australian politician and statesman who is considered to be the most prominent of the Australian Founding Fathers.
  • 1882 Died: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and essayist primarily remembered as the leader of the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
  • 1865 The side-wheel steamboat SS Sultana exploded, killing approximately 1,800 passengers. It was the greatest maritime disaster in the US history.
  • 1822 Born: Ulysses S. Grant, American general, politician, and statesman who served as the 18th President of the US for two consecutive terms from 1869 to 1877.
  • 1791 Born: Samuel Morse, American inventor best known for contributing to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system and co-creating the Morse code.
  • 1759 Born: Mary Wollstonecraft, English author, philosopher, and women's rights advocate whose best known work is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
  • 1667 The blind and impoverished John Milton sold the publication rights to his magnum opus Paradise Lost to publisher Samuel Simmons for £5.
  • 1656 Died: Jan van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter who created approximately twelve hundred paintings and more than one thousand drawings.
  • 1578 The representatives of the rival court parties of Henry III of France and Henry, Duke of Guise engaged in the so-called Duel of the Mignons.
  • 1521 Died: Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies that resulted in the first circumnavigation of the Earth.