Here is the list of Special Days in April and Observances in the United States and around the World
Special Days in April and Observances
April Fools’ Day: Celebrated all over the wold as a morning of jokes and tricks – but don’t play a trick after noon – or you are the fool!
International Fun at Work Day
National Walk to Work Day (first Friday)
World Autism Awareness Day: Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all through the month of April to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support.
International Children’s Book Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
National Ferret Day
National Find a Rainbow Day
World Party Day
National Geologists Day (first Sunday)
International Carrot Cake Day
National Hug a Newsperson Day
School Librarians’ Day
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Dandelion Day
Read a Road Map Day
National Library Workers Day
National Siamese Cat Day
National Student-Athlete Day
National Walking Day (first Wednesday)
National Bookmobile Day
Good Friday 2023: April 7, 2023. A bank holiday in the UK, this Christian celebration commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten today.
National Beer Day
World Health Day
International Beaver Day
National No Housework Day
National Burrito Day (first Thursday)
National Empanada Day
Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
Zoo Lovers Day
Day of Silence (second Friday)
Easter Day 2023: April 9, 2023 Easter is the Christian celebration of Christ’s resurrection, adopted as a secular celebration with bunnies and chocolate eggs.
Unicorn Day: A day to celebrate the most popular mythical creature ever, which is also the symbol of Scotland.
National Winston Churchill Day
National Name Yourself Day
Easter Monday 2023: April 10, 2023. The day after Easter Day is a Bank Holiday in the UK and many countries around the world.
Siblings Day: Based on traditional Indian festival of Rakshabandhan, which is hundreds of years old, honoring the relationships of siblings.
National Hug Your Dog Day
National Siblings Day, Golfer’s Day
National Farm Animals Day
National Pet Day
National Submarine Day
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
National Licorice Day
International Day of Human Space Flight
International Be Kind to Lawyers Day
National Scrabble Day: National Scrabble Day is observed annually on April 13th. April 13th specifically was chosen in honor of Scrabble’s inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts.
National Make Lunch Count Day
National Scrabble Day
International Plant Appreciation Day
National Peach Cobbler Day
International Moment of Laughter Day
Look Up at the Sky Day
National Dolphin Day
National Laundry Day
Titanic Remembrance Day
World Art Day
National Stress Awareness Day
Save the Elephant Day
Husband Appreciation Day (third Saturday)
National Cheeseball Day
International Bat Appreciation Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
World Heritage Day: International Day for Monuments and Sites, better known as World Heritage Day, promotes awareness about the diversity of the cultural heritage of humanity.
National Velociraptor Awareness Day
National Columnists Day
Patriots Day (third Monday)
Wear Pajamas to Work Day
National Garlic Day
Chinese Language Day
National Look-Alike Day
Volunteer Recognition Day
National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
National Kindergarten Day
National D.A.R.E. Day (Drug Abuse Resistance Education, second Thursday)
National High Five Day
Earth Day 2023: April 22, 2023. Worldwide event to raise awareness of the environmental issues which face the whole of planet Earth.
National Jelly Bean Day
Girl Scout Leader Day
National Shakespeare Day: 23rd April was both Shakespeare’s birthday and date of his death. Celebrations are held in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon and around the UK.
St. George’s Day: Annual celebration of England’s Patron Saint.
World Book Night: World Book Night brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more.
UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day: Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.
National Picnic Day
World Book and Copyright Day
National Lover’s Day
National Take a Chance Day
World Laboratory Day
National DNA Day
National Hug a Plumber Day
National Telephone Day
World Malaria Day
World Penguin Day: Awareness day to highlight the dangers that penguin’s habitats face, as well as the number of penguin species which are endangered.
National Zucchini Bread Day
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
National Pretzel Day
National Prime Rib Day
Morse Code Day
Babe Ruth Day
National Tell a Story Day
Administrative Professionals’ Day
International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday)
National Superhero Day
National Kiss Your Mate Day
Annual Teach Children to Save Day (varies in April)
Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day (fourth Thursday)
International Dance Day: A celebration day for those who can see the value and importance of the art form “dance”, and acts as a wake-up-call for governments, politicians and institutions which have not yet recognised its value.
International Shrimp Scampi Day
National Zipper Day, National Arbor Day (last Friday)
International Jazz Day: International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact.
National Honesty Day
National Raisin Day
National Mahjong Day
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