This is our day guide for Friday April 17th 2020 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 17th 2020

National Espresso Day

National Espresso Day

It's an Italian classic, so no wonder Italy observes National Espresso Day!

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National Bat Appreciation Day

National Bat Appreciation Day

You'd have to be batty not to want to celebrate these amazing, nocturnal animals!

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National Cheeseball Day

National Cheeseball Day

Let's be honest, most holidays are cheesy, at least this one is upfront about it!

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National Ellis Island Family History Day

National Ellis Island Family History Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Ellis Island Family History Day

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National Haiku Poetry Day

National Haiku Poetry Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Haiku Poetry 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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Malbec Day

Malbec Day

Malbec is one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine.

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Public Holidays on April 17th 2020

Orthodox Good Friday

Orthodox Good Friday

Easter is the principal festival of Greece and the Orthodox Church

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American Samoa Flag Day

American Samoa Flag Day

Marks the day in 1900 when American Samoa became a U.S. territory

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Women's Day

Women's Day

Marks the appointment of the first female to the Government in Gabon

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Lao New Year

Lao New Year

Celebrated for three days, this is the most important festival in Laos

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Burmese New Year's Day

Burmese New Year's Day

The Burmese New Year falls on the day that the sun enters the star sign of Aries

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Public Holiday

Public Holiday

Information about the attempts to tackle the Coronavirus Outbreak by declaring public holidays.

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Evacuation Day

Evacuation Day

Commemorates the withdrawal of French troops on this day in 1946, when Syria proclaimed its independence after more than 20 years of French occupation.

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