Weather Averages for Corsica in April
Averages for Corsica in April
During April, temperatures continue to climb, getting as high as 62.6°F (17°C), although the climate is actually quite pleasant all year in Corsica. The average temperature for April is 54.3°F (12.4°C), and the average low temperature is still extremely well suited for any outdoor ventures at 44.6°F (7°C).
The more mountainous areas of Corsica have a more varied climate, colder in the winter and warmer in the summer. Therefore, April would be an excellent time to take advantage of hiking and bike riding activities in those areas.
The sea is warming to a comfortable 57°F (13.9°C), and
With only 9 days of rain on average during this month, April is a perfect time to be outside. In addition the days are getting significantly longer than they were in the winter months, now up to 8 hours of full sun per day.
March and April both see various Easter festivals come to life with food, music, and decorations throughout the Easter season.
In April, Corsica celebrates cheese as only the French can. Numerous cheese festivals and celebrations are held both in Corsica and in neighbouring towns. These traditional fairs would be especially interesting and informative to someone who had never visited France before.
And, of course, what is cheese without a little wine? Various wines are offered to complement all the different cheeses displayed. These venues can be accessed throughout the month in Corsica and surrounding areas.
April events in Corsica
5th April 2015
Easter is a Christian Holiday in France. It is a traditional religious holiday commemorating Jesus Christ's resurrection from death. On this day people decorate Easter eggs, they share chocolate eggs as gifts and participate in Easter egg competitions. The date of this holiday is always the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox. There are numerous events held across Corsica including 'A Passione' where locals retrace the steps of the Passoon of Christ in A Filetta, Calvi. The most significant events are usually held on Good Friday including the Procession of the "Black Christ" where pentinents parade through the streets of Citadel and "A Merendella in Castagniccia" which is a where that takes place at Piedricroce selling local products and Easter themed gifts.
6th April 2015
Easter Monday is a religious holiday in Corsica, and in 2015 it is celebrated on April 6th. It is a Christian holiday. The festivities involve a secular celebration such as egg rolling competitions. People bless the house and food with water which traditionally had been blessed with holy water the day before at Easter Sunday Mass and carried home.
Venaco Cheese Fair
28th April 2015 to 29th April 2015
France is of course renowned for its delicious cheese. If you are in Corsica between the 28th of April to the 29th you must head to the Venaco Cheese Fair. Taste and learn about the region's famous cheeses. Did you know the cheese is made from whole sheep's milk or goat's milk and is produced in the regions of Haute Corsica. The name of the cheese actually derives from the small village called Venaco which is found in the centre of Corsica.