April Flower of the month: Celebrate the fresh bloom of daisies and sweet peas which symbolize curiosity, playfulness and tenaciousness. Sweet Pea, which means "I think of thee." Zodiac Signs: Aries / The Ram, Mar. 21 - Apr. 19 - Taurus / The Bull, Apr. 20 - May 20 April Birthstone: Diamond, White Sapphire / Meaning: Innocence April was originally the second month of the Roman calendar, before January and February were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. It became the fourth month of the calendar year (the year when twelve months are displayed in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days. The Julian calendar reform of 46 BC gave April 30 days, effective in 45 BC. wikipedia.org/wiki/April
• Spring: Spring Time runs from March 20th to June 20th. • April Fools Day: History, Traditions, and Foolishness. April Fool's Day and New Year's Day are linked together in history. Discover why the first day of April is devoted to practical jokes and humor. wilstar.com • Earth Day: Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held annually during spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day each year on the March equinox, while a global observance in many countries is held each year on April 22.
• Fun at Work Day is the First Monday in April.
• Check Your Batteries Day is the First Sunday in April.
• Easter - Easter, a holiday that is celebrated to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is observed in the US in the month of March or April.
• Go Fly a Kite Day is the third Sunday In April.
• National Arbor Day varies by State / is the last Friday of April.
• School Librarian's Day is the Wednesday of Library Week.
• Kids Kick Butts Day (Anti-Tobacco) is the first Wednesday in April.
• National Sense of Smell Day (United States) (Last Saturday)
More Movable Holidays are listed on the left side of page.
ITS NATIONAL MONTH OF?
• Community Spirit Days - Collect items to distribute to local charities.
• Woodworking Month - Emphasize the beauty and satisfaction of working with wood.
• Holy Humor Month - to recognize the healing power of joy.
• Straw Hat Month - Local businesses are encouraged to promote hat related activities.
• Tackle Your Clutter Month - Clean up all those storage places, donate items to charity, and start collecting your clutter for another year.
• World Habitat Awareness Month - Learn how to protect the havitat of all Earth's creatures.
• National Child Abuse Prevention Month - National Humor Month
• Alcohol Awareness Month - Counseling Awareness Month
• National Welding Month - Zam! Zoo and Aquarium Month
• Math Education Month - Keep America Beautiful Month
• National Anxiety Month - Occupational Therapy Month
• Pets are Wonderful Month - Community Service Month
• Cancer Control Month - Month of the Young Child
• National STDs Education and Awareness Month
• Youth Sports Safety Month - Sports Eye Safety Month
• Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
• Holocaust Remembrance Month
National Soft Pretzel Month - National Soyfoods Month
ITS NATIONAL WEEK OF?
Straw Hat Week
Medic Alert Week
Publicity Stunt Week
Cherry Blossom Festival
Week of the Young Child
Consider Christianity Week
National Public Health Week
National Birthparents Week
National Bake Week (begins 1st Mon)
National Reading a Road Map Week
Reading is Fun week
National Garden Week
National Library Week
National Guitar Week
Be Kind to Animals Week
Masters Golf Tournament
National Home Safety Week
National Building Safety Week
National Medical Laboratory Week
Private Property Week (10th-16th)
Bike Safety Week
Organize your files
National Coin Week
Pan American Week
National Secretary week
Boys and Girls Club Week
National Bubblegum Week
National Week of the Ocean
National Volunteer Week
National Adult Films Week
Explore Your Career Week
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
National Science and Technology Week
Reading Is Fun Week
Jewish Heritage Week
National Lingerie Week
National YMCA Week
Mattress Turnover Week
National TV Turn-Off Week
National Volunteer week
Canada-U.S. Goodwill Week
Consumer Protection Week
Keep America Beautiful Week
Professional Secretaries Week
National Playground Safety Week
Big Brothers/Sisters Appreciation Week
Egg Salad Week / always 1st week after Easter
Teacher Appreciation Week (begins Last Mon)
ITS NATIONAL DAY OF?
Day-Long Observances, Events, & Holidays
Sorry Charlie Day - Honor Charlie the Tuna who is always rejected for the tuna fish can but keeps on trying.
Check Your Batteries Day - Sliced Bread's Birthday (1954)
One Cent Day - Boomer Bonus Days - Lupus Alert Day
National Fun Day - National Love For Our Children Day
Sorry Charlie Day - $$$ The Dollar Sign's Birthday (1778) $$$
Dishwasher Released in 1889 - Apple Computer Birthday 1976
Fun at Work Day - Sweet Potato Day - Yo-Yo Day
International Children's Book Day - National Ferret Day
Youth and Teen Hockey Day - Reconciliation Day
Passover - Find a Rainbow Day - American Circus Day
National Chocolate Moose Day - Tweed Day
National Workplace Napping Day
Walk Around Things Day - Kids Kick Butts Day (Anti-Tobacco)
Chocolate Milk Powder Day (Debut 1828)
Student Government Day
National Read a Road Map Day - Fun at Work Day
Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
National Alcohol Screening Day - National Fun at Work Day
New York State Missing Persons Day - Tartan Day
Teflon Birthday (Patented 1938) - Fresh Tomato Day
Post-It Notes Birthday (Released 1980)
TV Dinner Birthday (Released 1954)
North Pole Discovered in 1898
Jump Over things Day -
National Tartan Day
United States, Scotland, Canada Australia, New Zealand)
(Always April 6)
Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Day - World Health Day
No House work Day - Hospital Admitting Clerks Day
Public Telivision Day
Tutor Appreciation Day - Milk in Glass Bottles Day 1879
Trading Cards for Grown-ups Day
Name Yourself Day - Listening Day
National Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day
Dry or Powdered Milk Birthday (1872)
First Public Library Opened (1833)
Winston Churchill Day - TV Guide is Born (1953)
Araw ng Kagitingan, also known as Bataan Day
(April 9, Philippines)
National Sibling Day - Golfers Day
Encourage a Young Writer Day - Salvation Army Founders Day
Commodore Perry Day
Barbershop Quartet Day - Eight Track Tape Day
Jackie Robinson Day (First African American in major-league baseball)
School Librarians Day - Thank You School Librarian Day
Reach as High as You Can Day - Big Wild Day
Blame Someone Else Day - National D.A.R.E. Day
International Plant Appreciation Day
U.S. Elephant Day (First Elephant Came to America in 1796)
Thomas Jefferson's Birthday (1743) - Scrabble Day
National Pecan Day - Titanic Shipwrecked
Children With Alopecia Day - Pan American Day
International Moments of Laughter Day
Go Fly a Kite Day - Rubber Eraser Day
Take a Wild Guess Day - Equal Pay Day
Husband Appreciation Day - National Auctioneers Day
Tax Day (This Year is on April 17th Due to the Weekend)
Leonardo Da Vinci's Birthday - Art History Day
First Mc Donald's Opened
National Stress Awareness Day
National Eggs Benedict Day
Elis Island Family History Day
National Cheese Ball Day - Blah! Blah! Blah ! Day
Sesame Street's Sherlock Hemlock's Birthday
Daffy Duck's Birthday - Petunia Pig's Birthday
Yankee Stadium Birthday 1923
Pet Owner's Day - National Animal Cracker Day
First Laundromat Opens Fort Worth TX 1934
Great San Francisco Earthquake 1906
Paul Revere Day - International Jugglers Day
National Stress Awareness Day - Tax Freedom Day
Astronomy Day - Patriot's Day - Humorous Day - Garlic Day
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Food Day - Make A Quilt Day - Get to Know Your Customer Day
Cuckoo Day - Look Alike Day - Volunteer Recognition Day
National Pineapples Upside Down Cake Day
- Kindergarten Day: Kindergarten Day The First Kindergarten was founded by Friedrich Froebel in Germany in 1837, Kindergarten Day is a day to recognize the importance of play, games, and creative activity in children's education.
- San Jacinto Day in Texas: the day Texas won its independence from Mexico by defeating the army of General Santa Anna at San Jacinto. (partial staffing holiday) Joint Resolution 7, 14th Legislature, 1874. Section 1. link: Texas Holidays
Tuna Rights Day - Red Baron Day - Sesame Street's Rosita's B'day -
Jet Passenger Service Birthday - Battle of San Jacinto Day
Big Word Day: A day to use huge words on purpose just to impress.
St. George's Day: April 21
honoring the patron saint of England. It's a holiday in Newfoundland.
Earth Day - Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
Jelly Bean Day - Celebrate The Earth Day - Earth Day
April Showers Day -
Read Me Day - William Shakespeare's Birthday (1564)
Home Run Day (Hank Aaron First Home Run
International Sing Out Day - Garlic Day
World Book & Copyright Day
Shirley Temple's Birthday
Picnic Day - Fire Drill Day
(April 23) - Key West, Florida
Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day - Sesame Street's Natasha's Birthday
National Puppetry Day - Sylvester the Cat's Birthday
Mother, Father Deaf Day
License Plates Day - National Telephone Day
National Teach Your Children to Save Day
Arbor Day - National Crayola Day -
National Zucchini Bread Day
(Australia and New Zealand)
Hug a Friend Day - National Bird Day
Hug an Australian Day - National Pretzel day
National Static Cling Day - National Pretzel day
Richter Scale Day
Woody Woodpecker Day (Creator Walter Lant's Birthday)
National Arbor Day (Note States Have Different Dates)
Tell a story Day -Childcare Professionals Day
Playground Safety Day - Mule Day
Workers Memorial Day
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
Kiss your mate day - Poetry Reading Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
Zipper Patented 1913 - National Shrimp Scampi Day
Rebuilding Day - World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
National Oatmeal cookie day - Mr. Potato Head Day
Hairstyle Appreciation Day - National Honesty Day
Raisin Day - International Walk Day - Spank Out Day
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