Holidays Calendar for April 28, 2021

On April 28 each year, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan celebrates Mujahideen Victory Day. It is a public holiday that commemorates the overthrow of the pro-Soviet Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in 1992.

National Heroes Day is a public holiday in Barbados celebrated annually on April 28. It honors the designees of the Order of National Heroes Act that was passed on 1998.

Saint Pierre Chanel Day is a public holiday in the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, a French territorial collectivity in the South Pacific. It is celebrated on April 28 in honor of Saint Peter (Pierre) Chanel, the patron saint of the island of Futuna.

Kenneth Kaunda Day is a Zambian public holiday celebrated annually on April 28. It commemorates the birth anniversary of the first president of Zambia.

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.


International Noise Awareness Day is an annual observance held on the last Wednesday of April. This global campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of noise on the health and welfare of people.


Global Pay It Forward Day is observed every year on April 28. It was created to encourage people around the world to perform small acts of kindness that help to make the world a better place.

International Guide Dog Day is observed annually on the last Wednesday of April. It was created to pay tribute to the dogs that provide opportunities for greater independence and social interaction for blind and visually impaired people.


Stop Food Waste Day is observed annually on the last Wednesday of April. It is a global day of action that aims to raise awareness of the food waste issue and encourage people to do anything they can to reduce the amount of food waste.


Lawyers’ Day is a professional observance celebrated in the Indian state of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) on April 28 each year. It was established to commemorate the birthday of Madhusudan Das, the first Odia lawyer, who was instrumental in the formation of Orissa Province.

National Superhero Day is celebrated annually on April 28. It honors both fictional and real-life superheroes that fight evil and protect people on a daily basis.

National Poetry Day (Hari Puisi Nasional), also known as National Literature Day, is celebrated in Indonesia on April 28. It commemorates the death anniversary of Chairil Anwar, a renowned Indonesian poet and one of the brightest authors of the 1945 Generation.

On April 28, many countries celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work that belongs to the UN international observances. Some countries also observe their own holidays and memorial days inspired by it. For example, Day for Safety and Health at Work in Poland was declared by parliamentary resolution in 2003.

Restoration of Sovereignty Day is a Japanese commemorative event held annually on April 28. It was first officially observed in 2013.

National Day of Mourning, also known as Workers’ Mourning Day or Workers’ Memorial Day, is observed in Canada and Gibraltar on April 28. It commemorates workers who have died, sustained injuries or suffered illness due to workplace related incidents and hazards.

Sardinia Day (Sa die de sa Sardigna), also known as Sardinian People’s Day, is celebrated on the Italian island of Sardinia every April 28. It was established to commemorate the Sardinian Vespers, an uprising of the Sardinians against the House of Savoy.

Blueberry flavor is America's favorite, that is why everyone loves blueberry pies. Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28!

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on April 28. This holiday was recognized by the International Labor Organization and the International Trade Union Confederation.

Denim Day is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. On a Wednesday in April, people are encouraged to wear jeans to make a social statement and protest against the misconceptions surrounding sexual assault.


This Day in History

  • 2012 Died: Patricia Medina, English and later American actress whose acting career was most prolific during the 1940s and the early 1950s.
  • 2009 Died: Ekaterina Maximova, internationally renowned Soviet and Russian ballerina who performed with the Bolshoi Ballet from 1958 until 1980.
  • 2001 American multimillionaire Dennis Tito became the world's first space tourist, joining the Soyuz TM-32 mission. He paid a reported $20 million for the trip.
  • 1999 Died: Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Kai Siegbahn and Nicolaas Bloembergen.
  • 1996 Gunman Martin Bryant opened fire at the historic Port Arthur prison colony, a popular tourist site in Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23.
  • 1988 A Boeing 737-297 serving Aloha Airlines Flight 243 suffered extensive damage after an explosive decompression in flight, but managed to land safely.
  • 1987 Died: Ben Linder, American engineer. He was murdered by the Contras while working on a hydroelectric facility in rural northern Nicaragua.
  • 1986 Born: Jenna Ushkowitz, American actress, singer, producer, and podcast host best known for her role as Tina Cohen-Chang on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.
  • 1982 Born: Harry Shum Jr., American actor and dancer best known for his roles as Mike Chang on Glee, Magnus Bane on Shadowhunters, and Benson Kwan on Grey's Anatomy.
  • 1981 Born: Jessica Alba, American actress, model, and businesswoman who came to prominence thanks to her role as Max Guevara on the series Dark Angel.
  • 1974 Born: Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and model, the first Spanish actress to receive an Academy Award and a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1969 President of France Charles de Gaulle resigned the presidency, following the rejection of his proposed reform of the Senate and local governments.
  • 1964 Born: L'Wren Scott (born Laura Bambrough), American stylist, fashion designer, costume designer, and model, Mick Jagger's longtime companion.
  • 1954 Died: Léon Jouhaux, French trade union leader who was awarded the 1951 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder of the Workers' Force (CGT-FO).
  • 1952 Japan and the Republic of China signed the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Taipei, which ended the Second Sino-Japanese war.
  • 1952 The Treaty of San Francisco came into effect, officially ending the United States occupation of Japan and restoring Japan's independence.
  • 1948 The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet Orpheus took place at City Center of Music and Drama, New York. It was conducted by Stravinsky himself.
  • 1948 Born: Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels who is best known for his Discworld series. He was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s.
  • 1947 Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon-Tiki left Callao, Peru, starting the expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands.
  • 1946 Died: Louis Bachelier, French mathematician who is considered to be the first person to model the stochastic process now known as Brownian motion.
  • 1945 Died: Benito Mussolini, Italian politician who established the Fascist regime in the country and ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943. He was executed by anti-fascist partisans.
  • 1937 Born: Saddam Hussein, Iraqi politician who served as the fifth President of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. He is one of the most controversial figures in modern history.
  • 1934 Died: Charley Patton, American guitarist who is often referred to as the "Father of Delta blues", one of the earliest styles of blues music.
  • 1926 Born: Harper Lee, American novelist whose novel To Kill a Mockingbird was awarded the 1960 Pulitzer Prize and became a classic of modern American literature.
  • 1918 Died: Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian Serb responsible for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, which sparked the First World War.
  • 1916 Born: Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian mechanic, entrepreneur, and industrialist who is best known for producing high-end sports cars.
  • 1908 Swiss journalist Hector Hodler and others founded the Universal Esperanto Association. Hodler became General Director and Vice-President of the UEA.
  • 1908 Born: Oskar Schindler, German industrialist who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.
  • 1906 Born: Kurt Gödel, Austrian and American mathematician, logician, and philosopher who is considered one of the greatest logicians in history.
  • 1789 Fletcher Christian mutinied against his captain aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty. The mutiny on the Bounty eventually led to the settlement of Pitcairn Island.
  • 1758 Born: James Monroe, American politician, statesman, and Founding Father of the US who served as the 5th President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.
  • 1716 Died: Louis de Montfort, French Catholic priest known for his preaching and his influence on Mariology. He was canonized in 1947 by Pope Pius XII.