April is a rather capricious and contradictory month. Drops are replaced by frosts, rains are snowfalls. In the people he is even called a snowball.
And, nevertheless, everyone loves the second month of spring, because it is always tremendously generous for holidays. April 2013 is no exception. Here you:
- professional holidays;
- church holidays;
- national and international holidays.
In a word, a lot of amazing events were prepared for the second month of spring! Certainly, the holidays in April 2013 make us all think and dream!
Church holidays in April
The string of Orthodox holidays in April 2013 is full of a great variety of great church days:
- Presentation of St. Tikhon - April 7;
- Celebration of the Cathedral of the Archangel Gabriel - April 8;
- Memorial Day of the Monk Hilarion - 10 April;
- Lazareva Saturday - April 11;
- Great clean Thursday - April 12;
- Holy Week - April 14;
- Palm Sunday - April 17;
- The transfer of the relics of St. Job - April 18;
- Day of the Monk George - April 20;
- the famous Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - April 24.
Orthodox holidays date back to the times of the Old Testament. As a rule, they are joined by holidays, which began in the New Testament times. Each of them is dedicated to the memories of the most important events in the life of the Mother of God with Jesus Christ, as well as the memory of all the holy saints.
In addition to large church holidays, April 2013 will be pleased with the variety of professional holidays, which will be celebrated by geologists of Russia, employees of military commissariats, employees of investigative bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and criminal investigation, as well as psychologists, firemen, astronomers and secretaries.
Popular holidays in April and International holidays
Holidays in April in Russia (and many other CIS countries) foreshadow the real actions, as this month they note:
- April Fool's Day - April 1;
- Everyone famous World Health Day - April 7th;
- Earth Day (international holiday) - April 22;
- World Copyright Day and books - April 23;
- No less famous Youth Solidarity Day, falling out on April 24;
- International Day of Dance - April 27;
- Closes the bright circle of holidays, of course, the mystical Walpurgis Night, which is dedicated to fertility - April 30.