What holiday is today: April 1, 2023

Today is Saturday, April 1, 2023. 91st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days left until the end of the year.

  • According to the church calendar, on April 1, name days are celebrated:
  • What holidays are celebrated on April 1
  • This day in history
  • Which celebrity was born on this day
  • Folk omens
  • Moon calendar

Sunrise: 06:44. Astronomical noon: 13:14. Sunset: 19:45. Day length: 13:01. Night length: 10:59.

According to the church calendar, on April 1, name days are celebrated:

Daria, Dmitry, Ivan, Innokenty, Sophia.

What holidays are celebrated on April 1

Are common:

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The fact that April 1 is celebrated as April Fool’s Day, perhaps only the lazy does not know. Did you know that today is also International Pillow Fight Day and the birthday of the dollar?

Maybe you have heard of such holidays as International Bird Day or Math Day? Or are you familiar with International Felt Day and Brownie Awakening Day, which also fall on April 1st?

In general, both those who do not mind having a glass or two (today is Cognac Day), and non-alcoholic drink lovers will find a reason on this day – they can celebrate Coffee Day.


April 1 this year for Orthodox Christians is the 5th Week of Great Lent. In the church calendar, the Praise of the Most Holy Theotokos (Saturday Akathist) also falls on this date.

The Church commemorates the martyrs Chrysanthus and Darius and with them the martyrs Claudius the tribune, Hilaria, his wife, Jason and Maurus, their sons, Diodorus the presbyter and Marian the deacon, the righteous Sophia, the Princess of Slutsk, the Monk Simeon of Pskov-Caves, the martyr Pancharius, the Monk Vassa of Pskov -Caves, St. Innokenty of Komel, Vologda, St. Simeon of Daybabsky, Confessor John, St. Martyr Matrona.

Orthodox believers have another holiday on April 1 = the icon of the Mother of God, called “Tenderness”, Smolensk.

This day in history

In 1778, the dollar sign was coined – $. Credit goes to New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock.

In 1875 the English newspaper The Times becomes the first newspaper in the world to publish a weekly weather forecast.

In 1889, the first dishwasher went on sale in Chicago. Thanks for its creation is Josephine Cochrane.

In 1890, the Belgian immigrant Charles Van Depoule received a US patent for the first trolleybus.

12 years later, on the same day, American beekeeper James Heddson patented the world’s first fishing lure, The “Dowagiac” Casting Bait.

In 1940, an electron microscope was demonstrated for the first time in New Jersey.

In 1957, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne founded the Apple Computer Company.

In 1997, the first episode of the Pokémon anime was released in Japan.

Which celebrity was born on this day

French diver Jacques Maillol was born in 1927. He was the first person in the world to dive without scuba gear to a depth of 100 m.

In 1928, the Russian Soviet writer, translator, lyric poet, children’s writer Valentin Berestov was born, the author of the poems “How to read well”, “Cunning mushrooms” and other works.

In 1934, Soviet, American and Russian journalist, TV and radio presenter Vladimir Pozner was born. From 2000 to 2008, he hosted the author’s program “Vremena” on Channel One, and from 2008 to 2022 – “Pozner”.

In 1959, the Soviet and Russian actress Marina Yakovleva was born. She was remembered by the viewer for her roles in such films as “Love is not a potato”, “Gypsy happiness”, Unexpected joy “and others.

In 1971, a Russian theater and film actor, conversational artist, humorist Svyatoslav Yeshchenko was born. He is best known for the Full House program, where he performed with his sparkling monologues.

Andreas Thorkildsen, a Norwegian javelin thrower, was born in 1982. He became the first javelin thrower in history to win gold medals in three major international competitions: the Olympic Games, the World Championships and the European Championships.

Russian singer, actor and TV presenter Sergey Lazarev was born in 1983. Former member of the pop group Smash! twice represented Russia at Eurovision and both times took third place.

Folk omens

April 1 is popularly known as Daria-dirty ice-holes. On this day, near the ice holes, the ice begins to melt strongly and mud forms, and the water becomes yellow. Our ancestors believed that if Daria clogs the hole, the spring will be long.

It was believed that what April 1 would be, October 1 would be the same, and vice versa.

If the stars are not visible on Daria at night, it is worth waiting for heat

Moon calendar

In the lunar calendar, April 1, 2023 is the 11th lunar day. The waxing moon is in the zodiac sign Leo.

The rising of the heavenly body will take place at 13:06, while the reverse process starts at 05:27.

11 lunar day proudly bears the title of one of the most positive and energetically powerful days of the lunar month. It is enough for you to apply the minimum amount of effort to realize any ideas and plans. What is remarkable – as a result, you will get everything you want.

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