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16 Top April Festivals Around the World 2023-2024

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Festivals provide a unique insight into a countries culture, so here are 16 of the top April festivals around the world to add to your bucket list!

In April, the weather in Europe, parts of Asia and North America is starting to warm up and outdoor celebrations begin. It is a great time to travel and there are many wonderful cultural festivals and April celebrations around the world held at this time of year. There is no better way to really experience and try to understand a culture than to participate in a local festival. The memories of the music, food, ceremonies and traditions will stay with you forever.

There are so many amazing festivals in April around the world to experience, so here is our bucket list pick of the 16 top April festivals that offer something for every type of traveller.

N.B. We will updating this list regularly, so if you have any major festivals of the world festivals or April world events you think should make the list, please let us know in the comments section.

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Did You Know?

  • April was formerly the second month of the year under the Roman calendar.
  • This month is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite.
  • April is considered to be the best month of the year to look up to the skies and watch meteor showers.
  • April is the month to celebrate National Caramel Day (5th), National Beer Day (7th), National Siblings Day (10th), National Eggs Benedict Day (16th) and National Adopt and Shelter Pet Day (30th).

“In the cherry blossoms shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.”

– Kobayashi Issa –

April Festivals Around the World

Here are the best April festivals and celebrations to add to your bucket list travel calendar.

1. AfrikaBurn – Tankwa, South Africa

One of the best April Festivals is AfikaBurn - giant sculptures in the desert
AfikaBurn: Image by Ash Edmonds at Unsplash

  • Where: Tankwa, South Africa
  • When: Annually in late April / early May: 24 – 30 April, 2023 | 2024 dates TBC
  • Duration: 7 days

AfrikaBurn is South Africa’s version of Nevada’s Burning Man festival and is one of the cool festivals around thee world to attend at least once in your lifetime! The festival is held annually in late April into early May. AfrikaBurn is held on an isolated property in Tankwa, 400 kilometres from Cape Town, on South Africa’s Northern Cape.

The festival was first held in 2007 and over recent years has grown into a huge annual event attracting a community of fun-loving music and culture fans, creators, artists and influencers from around the world.

Attendees of AfrikaBurn are expected to participate and create a contemporary city of art, theme camps, music, performance, and costume. Large wooden structures / sculptures are constructed over the course of the week and just like Burning Man, are set on fire at the end of the festival.

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2. BaliSpirit Festival – Ubud, Bali

a woman doing yoga in ubud at BaliSpirit april Festival
BaliSpirit Festival: Image by Jared Rice at Unsplash

  • Where: Ubud, Bali
  • When: Annually in April or May: 4 – 7 May, 2023 | 2024 dates TBC
  • Duration: 6 days

The BaliSpirit Festival, held annually in Ubud, Bali, is the ultimate festival for those looking to improve their health and wellness. Offering workshops and music schedules of more than 300 sessions in yoga, dance, healing, breath work, martial arts, sound, music and more, it is designed to truly pamper both mind and body.

When planning your trip to the BaliSpirit Festival, it is recommend to spend more time than just the festival week in Bali. There are amazing pre-festival events to tune you in the perfect mood, as well as post-festival retreats and trainings, which expand the festival experience and deepen the process of transformation.  

The extraordinary variety of programs, combined with the spiritual and beautiful natural setting of Bali, make BaliSpirit Festival an unforgettable experience.

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3. Bisket Jatra – Bhaktapur, Nepal

giant tug of rope contest at Bisket Jatra April Festivals
Bisket Jatra Festival in Nepal

  • Where: Bhaktapur, Dhapasi, Madhyapur Thimi and Tokha in Nepal
  • When: Annually on the 14 April: 14 April, 2023 | 14 April, 2024
  • Duration: 1 day

Bisket Jatra, marking the start of the Nepali New Year celebrations in April, is a festival with interesting rituals. Celebrations take place in several regions of Nepal, but the most lively festivities are held in Bhaktapur, an ancient Newa city in the eastern part of the Kathmandu Valley, just about 15 km from the capital.

Also known as the ‘festival after the death of the Serpent’, Bisket Jatra rituals include the slaughtering of two snakes. One of the most exciting events on the day is a massive tug-of-war between the upper and lower town residents. Also, a huge chariot carrying a statue of the god Bhairava or Bhairab is carried by hundreds of devotees through the streets to the Khalla Tole. The celebrations then end with a chariot battle and the collision of chariots representing male and female deities, Bhairab and Bhadrakali, symbolise ritual consummation and fertility.

On the day following the New Year, locals celebrate the Sindure Jatra Festival. In the town of Bode, a tongue-piercing ritual is held, followed by a massive procession. On this day, children also give sweets, fruits and gifts to their mothers to show love and respect. All adults whose mothers have passed away visit Mata Tirtha in the west of Kathmandu to immerse themselves in the water and make offerings to honour their late mother’s memory.

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4. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

dj perofrming on a stage to an audience at Coachella april festival
Coachella: Image by Eric Ward at Unsplash

  • Where: Empire Polo Club in Coachella Valley, Indio, California
  • When: Annually in April: 14 – 16 April and 21 – 23 April, 2023 | 12 – 14 April and 19 – 21 April, 2024
  • Duration: 3 days x 2

Often simply referred to as Coachella, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the biggest music and best international festivals not only in the United States, but in the world. It is the first major music event in the world’s calendar and ushers in the music festival season.

Due to its massive popularity, the festival is structured as two consecutive three-day weekends, each with the same line-up.  Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Coachella Valley.

Coachella was first held in 1999, and today draws huge names and emerging artists from every music genre. Well know musicians such as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Swedish House Mafia and Kendrick Lamar have performed over the years.

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5. Earth Day – Worldwide

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Earth Day: Image by Valentin Antonucci at Pexels

  • Where: Worldwide
  • When: Annually on the 22 April: 22 April, 2023 | 22 April, 2024
  • Duration: 1 day

Earth Day is not a festival as such, but it is a well-recognised annual event around the world. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 in America to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward. Today more than 190 countries stand in solidarity to call attention to environmental protection so that our planet is a liveable place for the forthcoming generations.

Each year, Earth Day focuses on a theme, signifying a new focus on a particular environmental concern. These themes relate to environmental education, volunteering i.e. plant trees or pick up litter, and events to raise awareness.

Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.

6. Festa das Torchas – Algarve, Portugal

a street parade at Festa das Torchas april festival in Algarve
An Authentic April Festival in Portugal: Festa das Torchas, Algarve

  • Where: São Brás de Alportel, Algarve, Portugal
  • When: Annually on Easter Sunday in March / April: 9 April, 2023 | 31 March, 2024
  • Duration: 1 day

Portugal has some wonderful festivals through the year, but the Festa das Torchas, the Easter festival in the Algarve, is really special and one of the best festivals in Europe in April (sometimes occurs at the end of March). Set in the sweetest town of São Brás de Alportel, this is one of the remaining festivals of its type which would have been popular throughout this region.

Held on Easter Sunday, the festival involves choirs, candles and the presence of the whole community which comes out to celebrate. The Flower Torch Festival, to give it its English name, is one of the most atmospheric festivals you can visit.

The main street through the town is absolutely full of flowers which fill the air with their beautiful perfume. There are cakes and handicrafts for sale at stalls lining the main square. Locals will hang sheets and rugs from their balconies to add to the colour. Many of the townspeople will then proceed through the centre, chanting and carrying photographs and flowers.

It is mesmerising and for a moment you feel part of the community with them which is a wonderful feeling. The whole family will enjoy this festival, and there are lots of things to do with kids in Algarve. Also, with plenty of great hotels in the Algarve within striking distance of São Brás de Alportel, this is a festival not to miss if you’re in the area and can spend a night to really enjoy the festivities for the whole day.

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7. Holy Week in Jerusalem – Israel

priests walking in a parade on eater sunday at Holy Week Jerusalem
Holy Week in Jerusalem

  • Where: Jerusalem, Israel
  • When: Annually during Holy Week: 2 – 10 April, 2023 | 24 – 30 March, 2024
  • Duration: 7 days

If you love festivals, April is one of the best months for festival lovers all over the world. Just around Easter time, many Christians around the globe celebrate Holy Week during which they recall the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Although you can experience Holy Week’s various events in many cities worldwide, can you think of a better place to celebrate it than Jerusalem in Israel?

Jerusalem is one of the most special cities in the world, and it has a unique atmosphere every day of the year, but there’s just something extra special while visiting Jerusalem during the Holy Week. Just before Easter, the cobbled streets of Jerusalem’s old city are filled with pilgrims from all over the world.  During this time, you’ll be able to catch an emotional ceremony, a religious celebration or a celebratory procession that take place every day of the week.

During Holy Week, there are five official events starting from Palm Sunday and ending in Easter Sunday. Throughout this week there are also many prayer ceremonies and public gatherings, and it’s just so exciting to stroll through the ancient streets of the old city and feel the special atmosphere.

One of the most exciting events you can experience during this week is the Good Friday procession. Groups of believers from all over the world participate in the procession. Each group wear their own unique garments, holding out crucifixes, some carrying huge crucifixes on their backs, singing and praying, while following the path Jesus walked on his way to his crucifixion. Note that some of the religious processions are only open for the pilgrims and reporters / photographers. However, the streets are opened to the wider public right after the procession and throughout the day you can join some of the special events that take place all over the old city. Visiting Jerusalem during the Holy Week is a one-in-a-lifetime-event that is going to stay with you forever. 

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8. Jinhae Gunhangje Cherry Blossom Festival – Jinhae, South Korea

train at Jinhae Gyeonghwa Station in Japan during the cherry blossom festival in march
Jinhae Gyeonghwa Station

  • Where: Jinhae, South Korea
  • When: Annually in March / April: March 25 – April 3, 2023 | TBA 2024
  • Duration: 10 days

Jinhae is a lesser-known travel destination of Korea yet it is gaining attention from the world for the Jinhae Gunhangje, a festival that happens in March or April every year, celebrating the cherry blossom. The festival lasts for 10 days and it takes place in Jinhae, a city located in South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.  

Jinhae was originally a naval port, and the city also has a number of cherry blossoms viewing spots. Some of them are frequently featured in travel magazines and books – including the Anmin Road, a 4-kilometer long road on Anmin Hill, covered by cherry trees; the Gyeonghwa Station, a small train station that stopped service since 2006 but was kept with an old train for photo-taking; and last but not least, Yeojwacheon Stream and Romance Bridge, a wooden broad walk along a stream with cherry blossom on top, and canola flower at the bottom.  

The festival also has street and marching band performances, and food stalls, and hawkers in the city center serving delicious local dishes.  

If you still have time after a day of walking, visit Jehwangsan Park, and walk up to the top of the hill to the Jinhae Tower. The observation deck offers an unobstructed and panoramic view of the entire area. 

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9. Koningsdag (King’s Day) – Netherlands

the dutch dressed in orange and partying at Kongingsdag Celebrations in the Netherlands
Kongingsdag Celebrations in the Netherlands: Image by Ernesto Velázquez at Pixabay

  • Where: In all big cities in the Netherlands
  • When: Annually on the 27 April: 27 April, 2023 | 27 April, 2024
  • Duration: 1 day

Koningsdag or King’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is celebrated on the 27th April and pays tribute to King Willem-Alexanders’ birthday. You will find celebrations for King’s Day in all major cities in the Netherlands, but the largest street party happens in Amsterdam.

This national holiday is a great source of Dutch pride and as such, everyone dresses in orange in honour of the ruling family, the House of Orange-Nassau. It is also Netherlands’ national colour. Locals take to the streets to enjoy this day of fun and April celebrations. Boats flood the canals and party goers line the banks watching parades of live musicians, DJs and dancers.

Koningsdag is also known for its nationwide vrijmarkt or ‘free market’ where many Dutch set up a shop in the street and sell their second-hand items.

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10. Meguro River Cherry Blossom Festival – Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

cherry blossoms hanging over the river at the march festival of Meguro River Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, Japan
Meguro River Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo, Japan: Image by Life Of Doing

  • Where: Meguro River, Tokyo, Japan
  • When: Annually from mid-March to early April:19 March – 6 April, 2023 | 2024 dates TBA
  • Duration: approx.15 days

Visiting Tokyo during the springtime is a unique experience, especially to see the gorgeous cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese). The city and the rest of the country bursts in pink and white blossoms, which you can witness at parks, temples, riversides, and even in local neighbourhoods. 

Tokyo has many places to see cherry blossoms, yet one place that is a must-visit is Meguro River. There are over 800 cherry blossom trees along the river, so locals and visitors have plenty of opportunities to take a stroll and take photos of these trees. 

If you’re there from mid-March to early April, enjoy the annual festival called the Meguro River Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates the blossoms. The admission is free, and the festival is easy to find as it’s located along the riverside. Small kiosks and restaurants along the road sell snacks such as mochi and sakura-flavored snacks, and adults can enjoy a glass of pink champagne with a fresh strawberry. 

The area is crowded with visitors, especially around the bridge overpasses. Here, you can see how beautiful the trees are with the petals in full bloom and gently falling into the river whenever there is a slight breeze. 

During the evenings, the pink lanterns light up along a portion of the river, so it’s another fantastic way to see these blossoms.    

Not only is this festival one of the major events in late March to early April in Japan, but it is one of the best March celebrations around the world!

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11. Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Melbourne, Australia

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  • Where: Melbourne, Australia
  • When: Annually in April: 29 March – 23 April, 2023 | 1 March- 25 April, 2024
  • Duration: 25 days

If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, you will love the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It is the largest comedy festival in Australia and the third-largest international comedy festival in the world after Edinburgh and Montreal. It is generally regarded as the least commercial and most relaxed of the three major international comedy festivals.

Established in 1987, it takes place in comedy clubs, pubs and bars throughout Melbourne CBD over approximately four weeks in April, and typically opens on or around April Fool’s Day on the 1st April.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival hosts more than 550 events, both ticketed and free, and offer something for every sense of humour. In addition, the festival encompasses street performances, theatre, cabaret, and visual art.

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12. Moriones Festival – Marinduque, Philippines

large paper mache masks in parade at Moriones april Festival
Moriones Festival in the Philippines

  • Where: Marinduque, Philippines
  • When: Annually during Holy Week (March / April): 2 – 8 April, 2023 | 24 – 30 March, 2024
  • Duration: 8 days

The Philippines is one of the few Asian countries that have rich Catholic traditions

Holy Week is celebrated in the islands in unique and religious ways. Penitents walk hoping to cleanse themselves of their sins, Catholics visit seven churches to be in God’s good grace, and some towns hold parades that tell the story of Jesus Christ and the events leading to and after the crucifixion. 

One of the more colourful celebrations is held on the island of Marinduque. For generations, locals have commemorated Holy Week with the Moriones Festival. The festival features the story of Longinus who was healed of his blindness when the blood of Jesus Christ fell on his eye during the crucifixion. The festival is held during Holy Week and may fall between March to April in a given year, starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday. 

Various events involve people donning Moriones masks made of paper mache. The masks portray the Roman soldiers and Syrian mercenaries that were part of the Passion of the Christ. Many masks are passed down through the generations and skilled artisans create the full cover masks. The masks, along with ornate costumes, have been part of this street festival since 1887.

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13. National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC, USA

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blossoms in bloom at the march festivals of the National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC, USA
National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington DC, USA

  • Where: Washington DC, USA
  • When: Annually in March and April: 20 March – 16 April, 2023 | 2024 dates TBC
  • Duration: 3 weeks

Washington DC is awash in delicate Japanese cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin in the nation’s capital. This three-week National Cherry Blossom Festival is held in March and April each year.

The Festival features an opening ceremony, “Pink Tie Party,” Blossom Kite Festival, Parade and “Petalpalooza.” There is nothing to compare with standing to watch the Parade performers, singers and dancers stream by on Constitution Avenue NW between 10 am and noon. Arrive early to get a front-row view.

The official festival art is entitled “Blossom Dance” and showcases the monarch butterfly fluttering amongst the cherry blossoms. Other exciting features include Giant Cherry Blossom sculptures and a cherry blossom treasure hunt! Pink road signs proclaim Washington DC as home of the National Cherry Blossom Festivals on the main avenues of the National Mall.

Visitors can watch festival performances that demonstrate cross-cultural exchange through a dynamic mix of American and Japanese performing arts on the ANA Stage. Plan to stay for a weekend and enjoy the special Cherry Blossom packages at local hotels. Destination DC operates the Festival hotline at 877.44.BLOOM. Blossom Watch offers a 24/7 live, real-time view of the Japanese cherry trees on the Tidal Basin.

N.B. We have also added the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington to our post on the ‘Best Festivals in March‘ because it is generally held at the end of March or early in April.

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14. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – New Orleans, USA

street musicians at April Festival of New Orleans Jazz Fest
New Orleans Jazz Festival: Image by Robson Hatsukami-Morgan at Uunsplash

  • Where: New Orleans, USA
  • When: Annually in late April / early May: 28 April – 7 May, 2023 | 26 April – 5 May, 2024
  • Duration: 10 days

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is an annual ten-day outdoor festival occurring in late April, highlighting not only music but art, culture, and cuisine. This music festival in April is over fifty years in the running, minus a two year COVID hiatus in 2020 and 2021, and has featured such musical acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Domino, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Tina Turner, Harry Connick Jr., Jimmy Buffett, and the Doobie Brothers. And more recently, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Christina Aguilera, Tom Petty, and Elton John. 

Jazz Fest has multiple tents and stages featuring a vast array of musical genres — jazz, Zydeco, Cajun, country, rock and roll, gospel, blues, pop, reggae, and rap. 

Plus over 60 food and drink venues, featuring popular local Cajun fares such as muffuletta sandwiches, crawfish etouffee, gumbo, Po’Boys, red beans and rice, and beignets. You can even try fried alligator on a stick. The food tour you will encounter at Jazz Fest is almost as exhilarating as the music scene.  

Your day will be dedicated to music, dancing, eating, meeting the good people of New Orleans, and bonding with your friends and family.  

Here are ten tips when planning to attend New Orleans Jazz Fest (plus a bonus tip).

  1. It’s hot, so dress accordingly, hydrate, and wear sunscreen.
  2. Rain is often in the forecast; plan for it.
  3. Arrive hungry; you won’t want to miss any of the unique Bayou food tour.
  4. Hydrate at least once with the strawberry lemonade.
  5. Wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  6. If you can’t dance Zydeco, no worries, someone will be happy to teach you.
  7. Drop-into the smaller tents and stages. You know, take the road less travelled. You will be amazed at what you will find.
  8. If you don’t like big crowds and have the budget, purchase a VIP pass that will afford you a dedicated area with a bar and bathrooms. Some VIP tickets come with a bus ride to and from your hotel.
  9. Some say avoid Bourbon Street. I say, unless you are with kids, check it out. But, be aware, it is VERY adult, doesn’t smell too good, and you may see things you can’t unsee.
  10. New Orleans does not have an open container law, as long as your beverage is not in glass.

And one more BONUS tip — lookout for the after parties in town. We stumbled upon an after-party and watched one of the best jazz concerts I have ever seen in an intimate surrounding with a front-row seat. The day after, that very same jazz band was on the big stage at the festival performing for standing room only crowd.  

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15. Songkran Water Festival – Thailand

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One of Our Favourite April Festivals: Songkran Water Festival – Thailand

  • Where: All over Thailand
  • When: Annually on the 13 – 15 April: 13 – 15 April, 2023 | 13 – 15 April, 2024
  • Duration: 3 days

Songkran is considered to be one of the best festival experiences to have in South-East Asia. It is a Buddhist festival marking the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year according to the Luna or Solar Calendar. This important Thai festival is extremely popular with both locals and tourists alike, and is a unique and fun way to ring in their New Year. Just be prepared to get soaking wet during this massive water fight!

Traditionally, water was lightly sprinkled on themselves and others (now it comes in the form of soaking people in water). To the Thai, water symbolises plenty of rainfall in the coming year, and the cleansing of themselves of bad things, and also a symbol of fertility.

Today, the tradition of water sprinkling has turned into a massive water fight (the largest water fight in the world) and happens over three days. Anything can be used to splash people such as hoses, ‘Super Soakers’ water guns and buckets filled with icy cold water. April is one of the hottest months in Thailand so being splashed with water is a welcome relief. It really is one of the coolest festivals around the world to attend!

Everywhere you look people will be soaking wet, dancing, drinking and having a great time! 

Some of the best places to celebrate Songkran are in Bangkok at the Bangkok Songkran Splendours Festival, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.


16. Tulip Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands

lady standing in front of a garden of tulips at the tulip festival in may in amsterdam
Tulip Festival – Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • When: Annually in late March through to mid-May: 23 March – 14 May, 2023 | 21 March – 12 May, 2024
  • Duration: approx. 7 weeks

If you plan to visit Amsterdam in May, a day trip to Keukenhof (also known as the Garden of Europe) has to make it to your itinerary. It is the largest flower park in the world. More than 7 million flowers are in bloom during this time.

It is recommended to book the entrance tickets online to avoid the queue. The tickets are also 1-2 Euros cheaper when bought online.

The park showcases a fantastic collection of tulips, lilies, carnations, roses, orchids, and many other flowers. The display of flowerbeds is mesmerizing, with floral fragrances in the air. Keukenhof is only open when the flowers are in full bloom, which is a short period. That’s a pity, right? But, it is how mother nature works.

While tulips are extremely popular in the Netherlands today, they didn’t originate there. Their origin goes back to the Tien Shan mountain ranges in Central Asia. Tulips were rare and exotic back then. Western Europe soon became fascinated by them. Towards the end of the 16th century, tulips were introduced in the Netherlands.

N.B. We have also added the Tulip Festival to our posts on the ‘Best Festivals in April‘ and the ‘Best Festivals in May‘, as this festival can be enjoyed from March through to May each year.

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FAQs April Festivals Around The World

What holidays around the world are celebrated in April?

* Ramadan (1 month)
* 1 April – April Fools Day
* 4 April – Children’s Day (Hong Kong and Taiwan)
* Passover
* Easter Sunday
* Orthodox Easter
* 21 April – World Creativity and Innovation Day
* 22 April – Earth Day
* 23 April – Spanish Language Day
* 25 April – Anzac Day
* 29 April – International Dance Day
* 30 April – International Jazz Day

What religious holidays are in April?

April is filled with religious holidays for many faiths. For Christians, April marks the celebration of Easter, the most important holiday of the Christian calendar. For Jews, Passover is a week-long commemoration of the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Hindus celebrate Holi, a two-day festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates new beginnings. Buddhists celebrate Vesak, which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. Muslims observe Ramadan, a holy month of fasting that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

What are some of the music festivals in April celebrated around the world?

* New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – New Orleans, USA
* Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – USA
* Demsfest – Dundee, Scotland
* Rewire – The Hague, Netherlands
* Stagecoach Festival – California, USA
* Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain
* S20 Songkran Music Festival – Bangkok, Taiwan and Tokyo

What are the best cultural festivals in April around the world?

* Holi in India
* Songkran Water Festival in Thailand
* Cinco de Mayo in USA
* Grand Kadooment Carnival in Barbados
* Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) in Japan

What April festivals in Europe are popular?

* Tulip Festival in the Netherlands
* Easter Egg Market in Bratislava, Slovania
* Traditional Easter Celebrations in Spain
* The Jazz Festival in Croatia
* Cannes Film Festival in France
* Agrinion Festival in Greece
* Lisbon Music Festival in Portugal

Which country has the most festivals in the world?

India is the country with the most festivals, with over 2,500. Celebrations and festivities are an integral part of Indian culture and heritage. Each festival has its own unique history and religious significance.

In Summary – The Top April Festivals Around the World

You can find many festivals around the world which are held throughout every month of the year. You will be spoilt for choice if you choose to celebrate at a festival in April as there are lots of both smaller and larger festivals out there for you to pick from and enjoy.

What is your favourite April festival in the world and why? Have you been to any of our list of the best April festivals around the world listed above? Have we missed any you think we should add? Post your tips, comments and questions below.

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