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April Holidays

Apr 01, 2017

There are lots of cool holidays in April this year. Kidzworld has put together a list of some of the most popular holidays, so check 'em out!

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Passover

Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the freeing of the Jewish slaves from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. It is a family holiday that is celebrated with special foods, songs and customs. Passover starts Monday April 10th and ends Tuesday April 18th.

April Fools' Day - April 1st

The first day in April is always April Fools' Day, though not everyone is a fool on April 1st. Many years ago, April 1st used to be New Year's Day. Then the calendar changed but some people still celebrated the new year on the first of April. Those would be the fools. These days, it's just a day to play tricks on your pals.

Ching Ming - April 5th

It is believed that unhappy spirits wander all over the world on this day. Ching Ming or Qingming festival is a day when graves are tidied and freshened up. It's considered unlucky to do important business or have an operation on this day. Who celebrates this grave holiday? It's officially celebrated in Hong Kong and Taiwan but the holiday is popular in other Asian countries too.

Earth Day - April 22nd

Earth Day started in the United States but it has become an international holiday. People all over the world celebrate by doing something to make Earth a cleaner, better place.

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ANZAC Day - April 25th

This is one of Australia's and New Zealand's most important holidays. They celebrate it like we celebrate Remembrance or Veteran's Day. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC soldiers fought for their countries and won, but even more significant than this event is that they were all volunteers, including the 8,000 who died in battle.

Arbor Day - April 28th

Arbor means tree, which makes Arbor Day a fitting name for a holiday about trees. Arbor Day is on the last Friday in April in most US states, but some places celebrate this holiday at different times of the year. Over a hundred years ago, one guy, J. Sterling Morton, changed the Nebraska prairie into the tree-covered state it is today. He used his position as the editor of Nebraska's first newspaper to encourage others to keep planting trees. On the first Arbor Day, the people of Nebraska planted over one million trees.

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What April holidays are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below!

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unicornsrule626
I'm board and i want to recreate my list XD It's grown sooo much since last time XD (Once again, this will not be in order XD) 1: Max and Harvey Mills. Ooo and Tilly Mills! 2: Shawn Mendes 3: Shannon Messenger 4:Thomas Sanders 5: Liza Koshy 6: Amelia Gething 7: Percy Jackson! And everyone from PJO, HoO, Kane Chronicles, and Magnus Chase 8: Meghan McCarthy 9: @AnnaOfExquizurd   10: @Zyro   11: @SnowflakeAngelKitten   12: @Mermaid_Author14   13: @ILoveEmojis7   XDDDD 14: @SmartSunnyShadow   15: @Abbergrl   16: ALL THE REST OF MY KW FRIENDS! WAAAY TO MANY TO LIST! 17: Everyone from The Librarians (The show. And i mean the characters, not the cast XD)  18: I know there's more, but that's it for now! 
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unicornsrule626
"Mermaid_Author14" wrote: I have so many, but I can't think of them all... Okay, here we go!   @SnowflakeAngelKitten @unicornsrule626 @ILoveEmojis7 @SmartSunnyShadow @AnnaOfExquizurd @Abbergrl All of my KW friends  Harvey Mills (Yeah, sure... Max can tag along) Mitchell Merlin from Welcome to the family! More to be added... "Max can tag along" XDDD CAN I TAG ALONG TOO?!?!!?  AND I'VE ALREADY MET @ILoveEmojis7   XDDD
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unicornsrule626
"Abbergrl" wrote: Doing this again cause my 1st post was embarrassing XD 1. @ValenciaRose   2. @genius@23   3. @AnnaOfExquizurd   4. @unicornsrule626   5. @DavidBecker   6. @OwlCityGuy   7. @brilliantstudent   8. Zara Larsson 9. Shawn Mendes 10. All my favourite youtubers! Too many XD 11. Alderpaw (Don't ask) 12. An angel who will tell me exactly how to make annoying people shut their mouths for good XD SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN!!!!!
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Say Anything:
"SyedaNida" wrote: 1.  @brilliantstudent  2. Saba Qamar  3. Henry Fischel (the person who invented EXAMS) 4. Poppy  5. Dhinchak Pooja Seriously, Dhinchak Pooja.. she is horrible XD
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