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  Weird April Holidays!
Weird Holidays for April? Yep we have them!
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "April"? Many of us think of spring rains right? I'm sure you remember the ever-so-popular saying- "April Showers Bring May Flowers"? Well April showers not only bring in the rain but it brings in some pretty weird, wild & wacky holidays too! Yep, April's not short on strange holidays to celebrate that's for sure! Why our calendar even has a holiday called April Showers Day!
















Weird Holidays are popular World Wide!
Songkran: "The Thai New Year is celebrated every year from April 13 to April 15. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. "The date of the festival was originally set by astrological calculation, but it is now fixed. If these days fall on a weekend, the missed days off are taken on the weekdays immediately following. If they fall in the middle of the week, many Thai take off from the previous Friday until the following Monday."

"The most obvious celebration of Songkran is the throwing of water. People roam the streets with containers of water or water guns, or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby."

Day Observances
Be Kind to Spiders Week - April
Publicity Stunt Week--April 1-7
National Read a Road Map Week - April 4-10
April Fool's Day - (April 1) -
National Fun Day - April 1
Sorry Charlie Day - April 1
Scoop the poop week - April
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - April 3
Tweed Day - April 3
World Rat Day - April 4
Rubber Eraser Day - April 5
No Housework Day - April 7
Draw a picture of a bird day - April 8
All is Ours Day-April 8
Name Yourself Day - April 9
National Cherish An Antique Day - April 9
International Louie Louie Day - April 11
Eight-track Tape Day - April 11
Walk on your wild side Day - April 12
Look Up at the Sky Day - April 12
Big Wind Day - April 12
Ex Spouse Day - April 14
National Be Kind to Layers Day - April 14
That Sucks Day - April 15
High Five Day - April 16
Wear your pajamas to work day - April 16
Blah Blah Blah Day - April 17
Hanging Out Day - April 19
National Pot Smokers Day - April 20 - see below
Look A Like Day - April 20
National Jelly Bean Day - April 22
April Showers Day - (April 22)
International Nose Picking Day - April 23
Talk Like Shakespeare Day - April 23
Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day - April 24
Sense of Smell Day - last Saturday
National Pet Parent's Day - April 25
Red Hat Society Day - April 25
Hug An Australian Day - April 26
Take our daughters & sons to work day - April 26
Morse Code Day - April 27
Gone-ta-pott Day - April 28
National Hairball Awareness Day - April 30
National Honesty Day - April 30
Spank Out Day - April 3
Blame Someone Else Day - the first Friday the 13th annually

Which holiday in April is known for throwing water?
Thais roam the streets with containers of water or water guns (sometimes mixed with mentholated talc), or post themselves at the side of roads with a garden hose and drench each other and passersby. This, however, was not always the main activity of this festival.  "Songkran"

Did You Know?
"In China the symbolic ploughing of the earth by the emperor and princes of the blood takes place in their third month, which frequently corresponds to our April. The Finnish called this month Huhtikuu, or 'Burnwood Month', when the wood for beat and burn clearing of farmland was felled."

Did You Know?
We have a holiday that celebrates "Marijuna??  This holiday is celebrated all over the world and is known as International Medical Marijuana Day.  It's celebrated every year on April 20 and is also know as 420.  "April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. date notation) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. This observance is set to honor "medical marijuana" -  In some locations this celebration coincides with Earth Week. At events in the U.S., it is common to hear about Abraham Lincoln, one of many American politicians known for past use of cannabis, who wrote that one of his "favorite things" was "smoking a pipe of sweet hemp". Some events may have a political nature to them, advocating for the decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States.

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Food Holidays
Significant April:
Flower of the month: daisies and sweet peas
Zodiac Signs: Aries / The Ram, Taurus / The Bull
Moon Name: Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Hare Moon
When is the Full Moon in April?
Birthstone:  Diamond, White Sapphire / Innocence
"In recent decades season creep has been observed, which means that many phenological signs of spring are occurring earlier in many regions by a couple of days per decade."
Starting Out the month:
April 1st get's the ball rolling with April Fool's Day. Wikipedia says "The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible." Yes on this day we all take pride in embarrassing our loved ones.

During April we are also taught the importance of Being Kind to Spiders, how to scoop the poop and even how to wear tweed in celebration of tweed day. We learn all about nose picking and how to blame someone else too. Why we even learn how to relax a bit by wearing our pj's to work.
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April is
Humor Month!
"Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Many theories exist about what humour is and what social function it serves. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour."

That's why Weird Holidays are celebrated with Weird Holiday Parties!
Did You Know?
"St George's day is the twenty-third of the month; and St Mark's Eve, with its superstition that the ghosts of those who are doomed to die within the year will be seen to pass into the church, falls on the twenty-fourth of July."
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Deep Dish Pizza Day!
This holiday is celebrated on April 5th but don't let that stop you from eating deep dish pizza every week.

We have a recipe to show you how to make it homemade.

Deep Dish Pizza
Recipe

You may also be interested in how to make a thin crust pizza
Walpurgis Night
celebrated April 30th
"Bonfires were built to keep away the dead and chaotic spirits that were then widely believed to walk among the living. This is followed by the return of light and the sun as celebrated during May Day, although bonfires and witches are more closely associated with Easter (especially in Ostrobothnia, Finland) and bonfires alone with midsummer in the rest of Finland.

In Estonia, Volbriöö is celebrated throughout the night of April 30 and into the early hours of May 1, where May 1 is a public holiday called "Spring Day" (Kevadpüha). Volbriöö is an important and widespread celebration of the arrival of Spring in the country. Influenced by German culture, the night originally stood for the gathering and meeting of witches. Modernly people still dress up as witches to wander the streets in a carnival-like mood.
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