April

Good Friday

2 April

Good Friday

Christians

Also known as Holy Friday; it is a religious and national holiday in Australia and is held on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ following his death by crucifixion.

Easter Sunday

4 April

Easter Sunday

Christians

Also known as Holy Friday; it is a religious and national holiday in Australia and is held on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day, Christians commemorate the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.


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Yom HaShoah

8 April

Yom HaShoah

Judaism

Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is a day set aside to remember the millions of Jews who died as victims of the Nazis during World War II and emphasises respect for human dignity – observed by many people of Jewish and other faiths.

Songkran – Thai New Year

13 April

Songkran – Thai New Year

Buddhism

Also known as the Water Festival. The festival is celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Mahavir Jayanti

25 April

Mahavir Jayanti

Jain

This festival celebrates the day of Mahavira’s birth. Jains will gather in temples to hear readings of the teachings of Mahavira. Images of Mahavira are paraded through the streets with much pomp and ceremony.


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