April Fool’s Day (April Fool’s Day or All Fools’ Day) is also known as Wan Fool’s Day, Humor Day, April Fool’s Day. The festival is April 1st in the Gregorian calendar. It is a popular folk festival in the West since the 19th century, and has not been recognized as a legal festival by any country.
Vietnam – Hung King Festival
Hung King Festival is a festival in Vietnam, which is held every year from the 8th to the 11th day of the third lunar month to commemorate the Hung King or Hung King. The Vietnamese still attach great importance to this festival. The significance of this festival is equivalent to that of the Chinese people worshiping the Yellow Emperor. It is said that the Vietnamese government will apply for this festival as a United Nations World Heritage Site.
Activities: People will make these two kinds of food (the round one is called Banh giay, the square one is called Banh chung – zongzi) (square zongzi is also called “ground cake”), to worship ancestors, to show filial piety, and the tradition of drinking water and thinking of the source.
Southeast Asia – Songkran Festival
Songkran Festival, also known as Songkran Festival, is a traditional festival in Thailand, Laos, the Dai ethnic group in China, and Cambodia. The three-day festival is held every year from April 13 to 15 of the Gregorian calendar. Songkran is named Songkran because Southeast Asian residents believe that when the sun moves into the first house of the zodiac, the Aries, that day represents the beginning of the new year.
Activities: The main activities of the festival include monks doing good deeds, bathing and purifying, people splashing water on each other to bless each other, worshiping elders, releasing animals, and singing and dancing games.
Bangladesh – new year
The Bengali New Year celebration, commonly known as Poila Baisakh, is the first day of the Bangladeshi calendar and is the official calendar of Bangladesh. On April 14, Bangladesh celebrates the festival, and on April 14/15, Bengalis celebrate the festival regardless of religion in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Assam.
Activities: People will dress up in new clothes and exchange sweets and joy with friends and acquaintances. Young people touch the feet of their elders and seek their blessings for the upcoming year. Close relatives and loved ones send gifts and greeting cards to another person.
Multinational – Good Friday
Good Friday is a Christian holiday to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion and death, so the holiday is also called Holy Friday, Silent Friday, and Catholics call it Good Friday.
Activities: In addition to Holy Communion, morning prayers, and evening worship, Good Friday processions are also common in Catholic Christian communities.
Easter, also known as the Lord’s Resurrection Day, is one of the important festivals of Christianity. It was originally the same day as the Jewish Passover, but the church decided not to use the Jewish calendar at the first Council of Nicaea in the 4th century, so it was changed to the full moon every spring equinox. After the first Sunday.
Easter eggs: During the festival, according to traditional customs, people boil the eggs and paint them red, which represents the swan weeping blood and the happiness after the birth of the goddess of life. Adults and children gather together in groups of three or five, playing games with Easter eggs
Easter Bunny: This is because it has a strong reproductive ability, people regard it as the creator of new life. Many families also put some Easter eggs on the garden lawn for the children to play the game of finding Easter eggs.
Italy – Liberation Day
Italian Liberation Day is April 25 every year, also known as Italian Liberation Day, Italian Anniversary, Resistance Day, Anniversary. To celebrate the end of the fascist regime and the end of the Nazi occupation of Italy.
Activities: On the same day, the Italian “Tricolor Arrows” aerobatic team sprayed red, white and green smoke representing the colors of the Italian flag at a commemorative ceremony in Rome.
Australia – Anzac Day
Anzac Day, the old translation of “Australian New Zealand War Remembrance Day” or “ANZAC Remembrance Day”, commemorates the Anzac Army who died in the Battle of Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 during the First World War Soldiers’ Day is one of the public holidays and important festivals in Australia and New Zealand.
Activities: Many people from all over Australia will go to the War Memorial to lay flowers on the day, and many people will buy a poppy flower to wear on their chest.
Egypt – Sinai Liberation Day
In 1979, Egypt concluded a peace treaty with Israel. By January 1980, Egypt had recovered two-thirds of the territory of the Sinai Peninsula according to the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed in 1979; in 1982, Egypt had recovered another third of the territory of Sinai. , Sinai all returned to Egypt. Since then, April 25 every year has become the Liberation Day of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Netherlands – King’s Day
King’s Day is a statutory holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands to celebrate the monarch. At present, King’s Day is scheduled on April 27 every year to celebrate the birthday of King William Alexander, the monarch who ascended the throne in 2013. If it is a Sunday, the holiday will be made up the day before. This is the Netherlands The biggest festival.
Activities: On this day, people will bring out all kinds of orange equipment; family or friends will gather to share the king cake to pray for the new year; in The Hague, people have started wonderful celebrations from the eve of King’s Day; A parade of floats will be held in Haarlem Square.
South Africa – Freedom Day
South Africa Freedom Day is a holiday established to celebrate South Africa’s political freedom and the first non-racial election in South Africa’s history after the abolition of apartheid in 1994.
Edited by Shijiazhuang Wangjie
Post time: Mar-31-2022