April Fool's Day.† Saturday, April 1st.† Observed throughout the Western world.† Practices include pranks and hoaxes on other people.† Some say it's related to the turn of season.† Others believe it started when switching from the Julian to Gregorian calendar.

 

Palm Sunday.† April 9th marks the beginning of Holy Week.† Commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, riding on a donkey and people greeting him with palm leaves.

 

Full Moon.† Tuesday, April 11th.† The moon is full when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth from the sun.† When this occurs, the entire surface of the moon looks to be illuminated.† The full moon occurs every 29.53058 days.

 

Good Friday.† Friday, April 14th.† Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

 

Easter Egg Hunt.† Saturday, April 15th, at Lions Park in Victoria.

 

Easter Sunday.† Sunday, April 16th.† The greatest feast day.† Celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.† Established as the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox of the northern hemisphere.

Earth Day.† Saturday, April 22nd.† First celebrated in 1970, celebrations show support for protecting the environment.

 

Holocaust Remembrance Day.† Monday, April 24th.† Refers to a number of worldwide commemorations of the Holocaust that took place by the Nazis during World War II.

 

Lions Spring Fling.† Friday, Apr. 28.

 

Church Rummage Sales. May 4th and 5th at St. Victoria; May 4th, 5th, and 6th at Lake Auburn Moravian.

 

City Council Meetings.† Monday, April 10th, and Monday, April 24th, at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.

 

Gazette Deadline.† Mon., April 14th.† Email Sue@VictoriaGazette.com.

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