We are already in April, a quarter of the year is already over. Spring is here, the weather is softening and making us happy. This is what you should not miss in April!
From March 1 to April 16, 2017: Lent
Lent is a period of fasting and abstinence from forty days that Christianity established in the fourth century and which symbolizes the forty days of fasting of Jesus Christ in the desert.
April 1, 2017: April Fools’ Day !
An April Fool is a joke, a hoax or a joke made on April 1 to acquaintances, friends and family. It is also customary to make hoaxes (dissemination of false information) in the media, as well print, radio, television as on the Internet.
April 9, 2017: Paris Marathon
The Paris Marathon is a 42.195 km running event organized annually since 1976 in the streets of Paris. It starts at the foot of the Champs-Elysées.
April 14, 2017: Good Friday
Good Friday is the religious holiday celebrated by Christians on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It marks the day of the crucifixion and the death of Jesus Christ. This day is a holiday in Alsace.
April 16, 2017: Easter
Easter is the most important holiday of Christianity. It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus 3 days after his passion according to Christian belief.
April 17, 2017: Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter, so its date is variable. In 2017, it is Monday April 17. This holiday is in France.
April 22, 2017: Earth Day
This event was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Earth Day is today recognized as the most important popular environmental event in the world.
April 23, 2017: 1st round of presidential elections
That day the French will go and choose their new President of the Republic. For the president to be elected in the first round, they must obtain an absolute majority in the ballot, that is to say 50% of the votes plus 1. Only two candidates are allowed to stand in the second round. These are the two candidates who obtained the highest number of votes in the first round.
For events in Strasbourg you can go to the Strasbourg Curieux site where you can find all the activities that you may like such as concerts, theater, cinema etc.
Strasbourg Curieux URL: http://strasbourg.curieux.net/agenda/