Holidays Calendar for April 29, 2023

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.

Hùng Kings Commemoration Day is a Vietnamese public holiday celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 3rd month of the Vietnamese calendar. The government established it as an official holiday in 2007.


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.

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 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).


Astronomy Day is a bi-annual event, that is observed by astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. The event originally started in the USA, but it spread to the other countries.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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 for the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). He also was the first to isolate, synthesize and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin.
  • 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.
  • 1992 Died: Mae Clarke, American actress, best remembered for role as Dr. Frankenstein's bride in Frankenstein by James Whale.
  • 1991 A powerful cyclone stroke 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, that is 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, model. She gained international popularity for her role in Pulp Fiction. Among her other best-known films are Hysterical Blindness, Kill Bill, 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 and singer, best remembered for roles in Batman Returns, What Lies Beneath and Hairspray.
  • 1951 Died: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-English philosopher, primarily in logic, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of language. His influence was felt in nearly every field of the humanities and social sciences.
  • 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. He is often regarded as the second best science fiction author after Robert Heinlein. He was presented with a World Fantasy Award and a Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • 1899 Born: Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, and bandleader. He greatly contributed into the development of jazz arts. He is considered as a pivotal figure in the history of jazz.
  • 1893 Born: Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for discovery of deuterium, one of 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 the world bestsellers 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 as 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, provider of pioneering insights in a wide range of scientific fields, including geology, optics, astronomy and gravitation. Michell is considered as one of the greatest unsung scientists of all time.
  • 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. Later the Bay was planned by the British as the site for a penal colony.
  • 1768 Died: Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, discovered cobalt, one of the unknown metals in ancient times.
  • 1727 Born: Jean-Georges Noverre, French ballet dancer and balletmaster, generally considered as the creator of ballet d'action, a precursor of the narrative ballets of the 19th century.