This is our day guide for Friday April 12th 2019 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on April 12th 2019

Cosmonautics Day

Cosmonautics Day

On April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of human endeavour in outer space.

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National Big Wind Day

National Big Wind Day

National Big Wind Day marks the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface on this day in 1934.

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National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

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National Licorice Day

National Licorice Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Licorice Day

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National Day of Silence

National Day of Silence

A student-led national event where people take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school.

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National DEAR Day

National DEAR Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Drop Everything and Read Day.

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International Day of Human Space Flight 

International Day of Human Space Flight 

On April 12th 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth, opening a new chapter of human endeavour in outer space.

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Public Holidays on April 12th 2019

Fast and Prayer Day

Fast and Prayer Day

A religious holiday dedicated to collective reflection and self-discipline

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National Redemption Day

National Redemption Day

Anniversary of the coup d’état that was led by Samuel Doe in 1980 killing President Tolbert and 26 other government leaders

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Songkran Festival

Songkran Festival

The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year's Day and is celebrated from April 13 to April 15

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