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Weird and Wacky April Holidays

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April Holidays
Welcome to perhaps one of the most humorous articles on April holidays that you will ever read. It will help you come to terms about just how many odd, wacky, goofy, peculiar, bizarre, strange, unknown and weird holidays there really are in any given month. Although the list will be extensive, it may not be the ultimate authority on the subject as I am going to only list the observances that I find truly interesting whether they be authentic or slightly questionable, although I have separated the questionable ones. My only hope is that you find them as interesting as I did.

Daily April Holidays That Can Change

• Arbor Day: The national holiday is on the last Friday in April. The customary way of observing it is to plant a tree.
• Administrative Professional’s Day (also known as Secretary’s Day): Observed in the United States on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.
• Easter: Celebrated the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21 (often a day between March 22 and April 25). There is a lot more to this day than just good candy in a basket.
• Good Friday: The last Friday before Easter.
• Husband Appreciation Day: Every third Saturday in April.
• Patriot’s Day/Boston Marathon: Both very big days in New England and very popular with patriots and the physically fit. Takes place every third Monday of April.
• Pinhole Photography Day: Always the last Sunday in April.
• Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day: Usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
• Tater Day: A large festival held in Benton, Kentucky occurring on the first Monday in April. Sweet potatoes are in the limelight on this day.

Daily Holidays in April That Stay the Same

1- April Fool’s Day: A time for bringing out all of those practical joke and gag gifts.
1- National Fun at Work Day
2-International Children’s Book Day: Also the birthdate of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805). As a side note, don’t forget that there are also a lot of great magazines for kids available as well.
2- Reconciliation Day
3- Tweed Day: Either celebrating the birth of William “Boss” Tweed, a corrupt NY state Senator, or the thick woolen, twill styled material called tweed (as in tweed suits).
4- World Rat Day
5- No April holidays worth mentioning.
6- New Beer’s Eve: Celebrating the end of Prohibition in the United States.
7- National Beer Day: Beer would again become legal on this day in 1933.
7- World Health Day
8- Buddha’s Birthday: The birthday of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who founded Buddhism.
9- National Cherish an Antique Day
10- National Sibling Day: Brothers and sisters of the world unite.
11- International “Louie Louie” Day: This is also the birthdate of the man who composed the popular novelty song, Richard Berry (1935).
12- National Licorice Day
13- Jefferson’s Birthday: Honors the birth of the third U.S. president.
14- International Moment of Laughter Day: Try watching some funny music videos.
15- Income Tax Pay Day: Some celebrate this day and some don’t.
16- National Stress Awareness Day: I wonder if this day was picked because it is the day after taxes are due.
17- Blah, Blah, Blah Day: A day to do all those things that people have been nagging you to get done.
18- Adult Autism Awareness Day
19- National Hanging Out Day: A celebration of the humble clothesline, not being lazy.
20- National Pot Smokers Day (also known as 420): One of the more controversial April holidays.
21- Kindergarten Day
22- Earth Day
22- National Jelly Bean Day
23- World Book and Copyright Day (also International Day of the Book): Organized by UNESCO to promote the written word.
24- No April holidays worth mentioning.
25- Red Hat Society Day: This group is made up of women approaching the age of 50 and beyond that supports each other in friendship and fun.
26- Confederate Memorial Day: Commemorates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865. Celebrated only in some U.S. Southern states.
27- Babe Ruth Day: The name alone makes me want to pick up a baseball bat.
28- Workers’ Memorial Day (or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured): A time to remember those who were killed or injured by their work.
29- International Dance Day
30- National Honesty Day: Use caution when celebrating this day.

Weekly Observances of April

• International Pooper Scooper Week: Always the first week in April.
• International Whistlers Convention Week: Held in the third or fourth week of April in Louisburg, North Carolina.
• National Library Week: Typically held on the second full week of the month.
• National Park Week: Usually coincides with Earth Day.
• National Scoop the Poop Week: Held during the fourth week of April.

Monthly April Celebrations and Observances

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Celebrate Diversity Month
• Keep America Beautiful
• International Twit Award Month
• National Child Abuse Prevention Month
• National Frog Month
• National Grilled Cheese Month
• National Humor Month: A great time to go looking for stuff to make you laugh.
• National Kite Month: Actually held from March 26 to May 1.
• National Poetry Month
• Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
• School Library Media Month
• Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• STD Awareness Month

Questionable April Holidays

1- One Cent Day
2- International Pillow Fight Day
2- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: For being such a simple recipe, this sandwich sure does bring back a lot of good memories.
4- Tell a Lie Day
5- Go For Broke Day
6- Plan Your Epitaph Day
6- Sorry Charlie Day
7- No Housework Day
10- Golfer’s Day (or Golf Day)
14- Look Up at the Sky Day: Some also celebrate on the 12th.
15- Rubber Eraser Day
16- National Eggs Benedict Day
19- National Garlic Day
20- Look Alike Day: A time to imitate that one person you admire.
23- Take a Chance Day: Perhaps the perfect time to try and gain that success you’re after.
26- National Pretzel Day
29- 89th Annual Doughnut Stacking Competition of the Lower 48

Weird and Wacky March Holidays

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Daily April Holidays That Can Change

• Arbor Day: The national holiday is on the last Friday in April. The customary way of observing it is to plant a tree.
• Administrative Professional’s Day (also known as Secretary’s Day): Observed in the United States on the Wednesday of the last full week of April.
• Easter: Celebrated the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21 (often a day between March 22 and April 25). There is a lot more to this day than just good candy in a basket.
• Good Friday: The last Friday before Easter.
• Husband Appreciation Day: Every third Saturday in April.
• Patriot’s Day/Boston Marathon: Both very big days in New England and very popular with patriots and the physically fit. Takes place every third Monday of April.
• Pinhole Photography Day: Always the last Sunday in April.
• Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day: Usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month.
• Tater Day: A large festival held in Benton, Kentucky occurring on the first Monday in April. Sweet potatoes are in the limelight on this day.

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Daily Holidays in April That Are the Same Date Every Year

1- April Fools Day: A time for bringing out all of those practical joke and gag gifts.
1- National Fun at Work Day- shouldn’t this be every day?
2- International Children’s Book Day: Also the birthdate of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (1805). As a side note, don’t forget that there are also a lot of great magazines for kids available as well.
2- Reconciliation Day
3- Tweed Day: Either celebrating the birth of William “Boss” Tweed, a corrupt NY state Senator, or the thick woolen, twill styled material called tweed (as in tweed suits).
4- World Rat Day- do we really need this one?
5- No April holidays worth mentioning.
6- New Beer’s Eve: Celebrating the end of Prohibition in the United States.
7- National Beer Day: Beer would again become legal on this day in 1933.
7- World Health Day
8- Buddha’s Birthday: The birthday of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who founded Buddhism.
9- National Cherish an Antique Day
10- National Sibling Day: Brothers and sisters of the world unite.
11- International “Louie Louie” Day: This is also the birthdate of the man who composed the popular novelty song, Richard Berry (1935).
12- National Licorice Day
13- Jefferson’s Birthday: Honors the birth of the third U.S. president.
14- International Moment of Laughter Day: Try watching some funny music videos.
15- Income Tax Pay Day: Some celebrate this day and some don’t.
16- National Stress Awareness Day: I wonder if this day was picked because it is the day after taxes are due.
17- Blah, Blah, Blah Day: A day to do all those things that people have been nagging you to get done.
18- Adult Autism Awareness Day
19- National Hanging Out Day: A celebration of the humble clothesline, not being lazy.
20- National Pot Smokers Day (also known as 420): One of the more controversial April holidays.
21- Kindergarten Day
22- Earth Day
22- National Jelly Bean Day
23- World Book and Copyright Day (also International Day of the Book): Organized by UNESCO to promote the written word.
24- No April holidays worth mentioning.
25- Red Hat Society Day: This group is made up of women approaching the age of 50 and beyond that supports each other in friendship and fun.
26- Confederate Memorial Day: Commemorates the surrender of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston to Union General William Sherman on April 26, 1865. Celebrated only in some U.S. Southern states.
27- Babe Ruth Day: The name alone makes me want to pick up a baseball bat.
28- Workers’ Memorial Day (or International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured): A time to remember those who were killed or injured by their work.
29- International Dance Day- will you go to prom with me?
30- National Honesty Day: Use caution when celebrating this day.

Weekly Observances of April

• International Pooper Scooper Week: Always the first week in April. Time to clean up the yard!
 International Whistlers Convention Week: Held in the third or fourth week of April in Louisburg, North Carolina. Ya hear that?
• National Library Week: Typically held on the second full week of the month. Shhhh!
 National Park Week: Usually coincides with Earth Day. Get outside!
 National Scoop the Poop Week: Held during the fourth week of April. Those must be some messy dogs.

Monthly April Celebrations and Observances

• Alcohol Awareness Month
• Celebrate Diversity Month

• Keep America Beautiful
• International Twit Award Month 
Is this for Twitter?
• National Child Abuse Prevention Month
• National Frog Month
• National Grilled Cheese Month Yum!
• National Humor Month: 
A great time to go looking for stuff to make you laugh.
• National Kite Month: Actually held from March 26 to May 1.
• National Poetry Month
• Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
• School Library Media Month
• Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• STD Awareness Month

Questionable April Holidays

1- One Cent Day- I think this one’s in preparation for Tax Day.
2- International Pillow Fight Day Woo-hoo!
2- National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day: For being such a simple recipe, this sandwich sure does bring back a lot of good memories.
4- Tell a Lie Day
5- Go For Broke Day
6- Plan Your Epitaph Day- This on the heels of Tell a Lie and Go For Broke Days.  How fitting!
6- Sorry Charlie Day
7- No Housework Day
10- Golfer’s Day (or Golf Day) 
14- Look Up at the Sky Day: Some also celebrate on the 12th.
15- Rubber Eraser Day
16- National Eggs Benedict Day
19- National Garlic Day
20- Look Alike Day: A time to imitate that one person you admire.
23- Take a Chance Day: Perhaps the perfect time to try and gain that success you’re after.
26- National Pretzel Day
29- Annual Doughnut Stacking Competition of the Lower 48 States

There you have it, the most comprehensive list of the often weird and unusual holidays that occur during the month of April.  

Have I left any out?  Please share in the comments below.

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  1. "April Holiday Calendar." Holiday Insights. 10/04/2013 <Web >

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