Apr
5
Sun
Palm Sunday.
Apr 5 all-day
Apr
8
Wed
Passover starts at sunset (Jewish).
Apr 8 all-day
Apr
9
Thu
Holy Thursday.
Apr 9 all-day
Apr
10
Fri
Good Friday
Apr 10 all-day
Apr
19
Sun
Easter in Julian Calendar.
Apr 19 all-day
Apr
23
Thu
Ramadan starts at sunset (Muslim).
Apr 23 all-day
May
1
Fri
May Day, a cross quarter day.
May 1 all-day

May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities. In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day by the Socialists and Communists of the Second International to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. International Workers’ Day can also be referred to as “May Day”, but it is a different celebration from the traditional May Day. – Wikipedia


The Cross Quarter Days mark the midpoint between a solstice and equinox. For the ancient Celts, these marked the beginning of each season, with the major two divisions being winter (Samhain), starting the dark half of the year, and summer (Beltane), starting the light half of the year.

May 1, May Day, or Beltane, was the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, and marked the beginning of summer for the ancient Celts. It was a day for dance and song to hail the sown fields starting to sprout.

May Day or Beltane (May 1) was a time for the pairing of young couples, although not yet for their wedding, which would not come until the Quarter Day which was called Midsummer Day (June 24). Midsummer is basically the same as the Summer Solstice, so there were approximately 6 weeks between May 1 and Midsummer for the couple to get to know each other.

Today’s June weddings came from this tradition! – Old Farmer’s Almanac

May
5
Tue
Cinco de Mayo.
May 5 all-day
May
10
Sun
Mother’s Day (USA).
May 10 all-day