April 16 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Wear Pajamas to Work Day - Weird
National Orchid Day - Weird
National Eggs Benedict Day - Weird
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day - Weird
National Healthcare Decisions Day - Weird
National Bean Counter Day - Weird
Orthodox Easter Multiple [Show] Orthodox
Emancipation Day United states (District Of Columbia) State holiday
Easter Sunday (Orthodox) Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Orthodox Easter Sunday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Orthodox Easter Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Easter Sunday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Coptic Easter Sunday Egypt National holiday
Ethiopian Easter Sunday Ethiopia Public holiday
Coptic Easter Sudan Public holiday

Historical Events on April 16

  • 1780: In Munster, Germany, the University of Munster is established on this day.
  • 1799: Ottoman Turks are driven back across the River Jordan by Napoleon at the Battle of Mount Tabor during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1818: The Rush-Bagot Treat is ratified by the U.S Senate. This treaty establishes the border between the United States and Canada.
  • 1862: The Battle at Lee’s Mills begins during the American Civil War in the state of Virginia.
  • 1862: The bill that ends slavery in the District of Columbia – the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act – becomes law on this day.
  • 1881: Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle of his life in Dodge City, Kansas.
  • 1908: In Utah, the Natural Bridges National Monument is founded.
  • 1910: Boston Arena opens on this day. As of 2017, it’s the oldest ice hockey arena still in use today.
  • 1941: British ships attack and destroy the Italian-German Tarigo Convey during WWII.
  • 1941: The Nazi-affiliated Croatian Revolutionary Movement known as Ustaše is put in charge of the Independent State of Croatia.
  • 1943: The hallucinogenic effects of LSD is accidentally discovered by Albert Hofmann. 3-days later he would intentionally take the drug – that day, April 19th, is now known as Bicycle Day.
  • 1944: Belgrade is bombed by Allied forces during WWII. Over eleven hundred people are killed.
  • 1945: The Soviet Army starts the final assault on German positions around the city of Berlin, Germany.
  • 1945: The U.S Army liberates Oflag IV-C (Colditz), a high-security POW camp.
  • 1947: A freighter explosion in the port of Texas City, Texas causes the city to catch on fire. Almost six hundred people are killed.

Famous Birthdays on April 16

  • English author John Christopher is born in 1922.
  • American colonel Lawrence N. Guarino is born in 1922.
  • American composer Henry Mancini is born in 1924.
  • American Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Tracy K. Smith is born in 1972.
  • English actress Claire Foy is born in 1984.


Black Friday


Giving Tuesday

Boxing Day


Blue Monday

Maundy Thursday