Holidays Calendar for April 29, 2022

Shōwa Day is one of Japan’s public holidays. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Emperor Hirohito, who is now primarily referred to by his posthumous name, Emperor Shōwa. The holiday is celebrated annually on April 29.

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.


Laylat al-Qadr (Lailatul Qadr') is believed to be the night when the first verses of Quran were revealed to Muhammad the Prophet. It is thought to take place at the end of the month of Ramadan. There is no exact date, but many traditions insist on celebrating it on the night before the 27th of Ramadan.


International Dance Day is celebrated on April 29. This annual observance was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council, an international non-governmental umbrella organization for all forms of dance within UNESCO.

The International Day of Immunology is observed annually on April 29. It was initiated by the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS). The main goal of the day is to raise global awareness of the importance of immunology in the fight against a wide range of diseases.

The International Day for the Foundation of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, formerly known as the Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, is observed annually on April 29.

There are over 10,000 different wine grape varieties in the world. Some, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, are well-known even among people who drink wine only occasionally, while others are not so popular. For example, Viognier once used to be very common, but after nearly going extinct, it has gotten less attention than it deserves. International Viognier Day was created to raise awareness of this grape variety and encourage people to give Viognier wines a try.


Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day (UCAD), also known as Undiagnosed Children’s Day, is observed annually on the last Friday of April. It was created to raise awareness of thousands of children affected by undiagnosed or rare genetic conditions and the struggles their families face.


Arbor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. Special attention is paid to this day in the countries, where environmental issues are very acute, for example in Colombia. Here Arbor Day is celebrated every year on April 29.

The United States was one of the first countries in the world to celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday dedicated to tree planting. National Arbor Day in the USA is celebrated on the last Friday in April. Besides, each state celebrates its own state tree planting holiday.


National Hairball Awareness Day is observed annually on the last Friday of April. Primarily targeted at cat owners, it was created to raise awareness of trichobezoars and educate the general public on their prevention.


Ukrainian Football Day is celebrated annually on April 29. On this day in 1992, the Ukraine national football team played it first game. Despite the fact that the game ended in Ukraine’s defeat, April 29, 1992 is considered the start of a new era for Ukrainian football.

Birthday of Princess Benedikte of Denmark is not widely celebrated outside the royal house, but it is still considered a special day in the country's calendar. It is celebrated on April 29.

Praia City Day (Praia Day) and Praia Municipality Day are municipal holidays in the West African state of Cape Verde celebrated on April 29 and May 19, respectively. They were inaugurated to honor the country’s capital, which is the largest city in Cape Verde, as well as its economic, political and cultural center.

Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Heroes Day or Confederate Decoration Day in some states, is observed in the Southern United States to honor the memory of Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. It was originally observed on April 26 to commemorate the surrender of the Army of Tennessee at Bennett Place, but these days, its dates in different states vary from January 19 to the second Saturday of October.


Bishkek Day is celebrated on April 29. It commemorates the foundation anniversary of the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day. This day honors the delicious dish of shrimp cooked in a certain way, that makes it taste so good.

Internet has made its possible for information to spread almost instantaneously and exponentially due to people being eager to share stuff that caught their attention, be it in a good or bad way, on social media. Viral Video Day is observed annually on April 29 to celebrate the videos that have been watched and shared by millions and even billions of people.

This Day in History

  • 2012 Died: Joel Goldsmith, American composer of film, television and video game music. During his career he composed music for Call for Duty 3, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek: First Contact, etc.
  • 2011 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey in London, England.
  • 2008 Died: Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, best known as the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
  • 2006 Born: Xochitl Gomez, American actress who gained wide recognition for playing America Chavez in the MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
  • 2005 Syria finally withdrew from Lebanon. The occupation lasted for 29 years and began as a result of the civil war. It ended in response to domestic and international pressure after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
  • 1997 The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 entered into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its 65 signatories.
  • 1996 Born: Katherine Langford, Australian actress known for he roles as Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why, Leah Burke in Love, Simon, Meg Thrombey in Knives Out, and Nimue in Cursed.
  • 1992 Died: Mae Clarke, American actress, best remembered for role as Dr. Frankenstein's bride in Frankenstein by James Whale.
  • 1991 A powerful cyclone struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh. The winds sped about 155 miles per hour (249 km/h) killing at least 138,000 people and leaving about 10 million homeless.
  • 1986 A fire started at the Los Angeles Public Library, one of the largest publicly funded library systems in the world. 400,000 books were destroyed, which was about 20% of the library's holdings.
  • 1980 Died: Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer, often nicknamed the Master of Suspense. Among his best-known films are Rebecca, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Birds.
  • 1970 Born: Uma Thurman, American actress. She gained international popularity for her role in Pulp Fiction. Among her other notable films are Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2, Les Misérables, Batman & Robin.
  • 1970 Born: Andre Agassi, American retired professional tennis player, one of the game's most dominant players from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.
  • 1958 Born: Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress. One of Hollywood's most bankable stars during the 1980s and 1990s, her performances have earned her numerous accolades.
  • 1957 Born: Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor. Often described as one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, he received numerous accolades throughout his career, which spanned over four decades, including three Academy Awards.
  • 1955 Born: Kate Mulgrew, American actress and author best known for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager and Red in Orange Is the New Black.
  • 1954 Born: Jerry Seinfeld, American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer, best known playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he created with Larry David.
  • 1951 Died: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher, primarily in logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of language.
  • 1947 Died: Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician, one of the earliest neoclassical economists. He made important contributions to the utility theory and general equilibrium, and developed the theory of capital and interest rates.
  • 1946 Former Japanese Prime Minister Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders were indicted for war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.
  • 1945 The Dachau concentration camp was liberated by the United States troops. During 12 years of its use as a concentration camp about 31,951 of 206,206 prisoners died.
  • 1933 Died: Constantine P. Cavafy, outstanding Greek poet, who published 154 historical, sensual, and philosophical poems.
  • 1910 The People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public, was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
  • 1908 Born: Jack Williamson, American science fiction writer, one of several called the "Dean of Science Fiction". He is probably best known for his Legion of Space series.
  • 1899 Born: Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader. He greatly contributed to the development of jazz arts and is considered a pivotal figure in the history of jazz.
  • 1893 Born: Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for the discovery of deuterium, one of the two stable isotopes of hydrogen.
  • 1882 The forerunner of modern trolleybus, the Elektromote, was tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1875 Born: Rafael Sabatini, Italian-English novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels The Sea Hawk, Scaramouche, Captain Blood, and Bellarion the Fortunate.
  • 1863 Born: William Randolph Hearst, American publisher and politician, founder of the Hearst Corporation. He is considered one of the fathers of yellow journalism.
  • 1818 Born: Alexander II of Russia, the Emperor of Russia from 1855 till his assassination in 181. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Prince of Finland.
  • 1793 Died: John Michell, English geologist and astronomer, who provided pioneering insights in a wide range of scientific fields, including geology, optics, astronomy, and gravitation.
  • 1771 Died: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, French-Italian architect, developer of an easily recognizable style of Late Baroque. His major works include the Winter Palace and the Catherine Palace in Saint Petersburg.
  • 1770 James Cook arrived at Botany Bay, Australia, and named it after the great quantity of plants found there. The bay was subsequently chosen by the British as the site for a penal colony.
  • 1768 Died: Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist best known for discovering cobalt. He was the first person to discover a metal unknown in ancient times.
  • 1727 Born: Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and ballet master, generally considered the creator of ballet d'action, a precursor of the narrative ballets of the 19th century.