National Meeting Months
2nd - Good Friday (Protestant, Roman Catholic) - commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.
4th - Easter (Protestant, Roman Catholic) – the most important Christian holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the third day of his crucifixion.
7th - World Health Day - celebrated under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization to create “awareness of a specific health theme. 2010 will focus on urbanization and health.
10th - Yom HaShoah* (Jewish) is Holocaust Remembrance Day which was established to remember the Holocaust and the six million Jews who perished.
14th - Vaisakhi also known as Baisakhi (Sikh) is an ancient harvest festival which marks the beginning of a new solar year and new harvest season. It has special significance as on this day in 1699, the 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji organized the order of the Khalsa.
20th - Ridvan* (Bahá'í ) – the most holy Bahá'í festival is a twelve-day celebration commemorating the commencement of Bahá'u'lláh's prophet hood.
22nd - Earth Day - is celebrated in the U.S. on April 22nd and is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox.
*Begins at Sunset
UAB Special Events
April - Civil Rights y Month Resources: Mervyn H. Sterne Library, blog post(s), reading list, www.mhsl.uab.edu
April 6, 2010 - International Food Fair: Smolian International House, 11:30 am- 1:00 pm, sponsored by International Scholar and Student Services