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April 1

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining.





Holidays and observances

  • April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
  • Feast day of Saint Hugh in the Roman Catholic Church calendar
  • Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus
  • Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
  • India - Start of financial year.
  • Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
  • In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months
  • Date that bobhouses, used for ice-fishing, must be taken off frozen lakes in New Hampshire.
  • Intolerance Day
  • Fortuna Virilis (Old Roman Women's Festival to Venus, seeking good relations with men)
  • Loki's Day (Norse)
  • Islamic Republic Day (Iran)
  • EOKA Day (Greece)
  • San Marino National Day
  • One Cent Day
  • Festival of Irritating Jokes and Childish Japes
  • Tater Days begin (Kentucky)
  • St. Melito's Day
  • Hebrew University Day
  • St. Lasarus' Day (patron of spring, love, Bulgaria)
  • Alaska Dryrotta Day
  • Gowkie Day (aka Gowkin' Day)
  • St. Mary of Egypt's Day (Eastern)
  • April Noddy Day
  • Huntigowk Day
  • St. Catherine of Palma's Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • St. Hugh of Grenoble's Day
  • Check Your Batteries Day
  • Sorry Charlie Day
  • International Tatting Day
  • Lupus Alert Day
  • International Fun at Work Day
  • Festival of Positive Threats
  • Aspen/Snowmass Banana Season begins
  • Hospital Admittance Clerks Day

External links

March 31 - April 2 - March 1 - May 1 -- listing of all days

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