|April national days|
Guinea 3 April (Independence from France 1958 on 2 October)
Trivia: Apart from the sparsely populated former Spanish Sahara, the only other former Spanish colony in Africa is Equatorial Guinea with a population of about 500,000.
Senegal 4 April (Independence from France 1960)
Trivia: Lake Retba, about an hour from the capital, is rose pink!
Trivia: In July 2008, the Minister of Transport, announced that the switch from driving on the right, to driving on the left, would come into effect at 6am on Monday, 7th September 2009. The 7th and 8th September 2009 were public holidays, to allow people to familiarise themselves with the new rules.
Zimbabwe 18 April (Independence Day, declaration of independence from the United Kingdom 1980.
Trivia: Zimbabwe is believed to be the location of Ophir, the ancient wealthy country from which King Solomon got ivory, gold, and such other precious items
This year Jewish Passover (Pesach) is from April 22-30.
England, United Kingdom 23 April (St George's Day, patron saint of England)
Trivia: Mother Shipton's Cave near Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is England's oldest recorded tourist attraction. Its owner, Charles Slingsby, fenced off the site in 1630 and started charging visitors to gape at this so-called petrifying well.
Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealnd, April 25.
Sierra Leone 27 April (Republic Day, independence from the United Kingdom 1961)
Trivia: Sierra Leone is about the size or either Wester Virginia (US) or Ireland.
South Africa 27 April (first democratic general election 1994)
Trivia: South Africa has 9,600 plant species, 70 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world.
Togo 27 April (Independence from the French-administered UN trusteeship 1960)
Trivia: Each of the green bands on the flag represent on of these: the forests, agriculture and hope of the future.
Sardinia 28 April (Sa die de sa Sardinia - Sardinia's Day - celebrating the uprising of April 28, 1794)
Trivia: When Ringo Starr visited Sardinia in 1968 on Peter Sellers' boat, he was served octopus for lunch by the captain. The resulting conversation between the two men was the inspiration behind The Beatles song "Octopus's Garden".
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