These April Holidays and Observances Give Us Every Excuse to Celebrate

These April Holidays and Observances Give Us Every Excuse to Celebrate

April is a special month filled with holidays and observances. This year, April hosts Easter Sunday, which certainly becomes the center of attention for people who celebrate. But the month of April is also associated with springtime, new beginnings, and a time to bloom. That's not a coincidence either. April comes from the Latin verb "Aperire" which means "to open." Like the flowers and trees, it's a time to start fresh and shed those cool weather layers. With the month comes a wide array of holidays and observances to make every day a reason to celebrate.

From health awareness and art to cuisines and music, April is a month worth celebrating (except Tax Day 😖). Oh, and we can't forget about April Fool's Day. Starting the month with some friendly pranks always reminds us to not take everything so seriously. No matter how serious or silly the holiday may be, there's surely a day that'll suit your fancy.

April Daily Holidays and Observances 2023

  • April 1: April Fool's Day, International Fun at Work Day, Walk to Work Day

  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  • April 3: National Chocolate Mousse Day, Find a Rainbow Day, World Party Day

  • April 4: International Carrot Day, National Hug a Newsperson Day

  • April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

  • April 6: National Walking Day, Siamese Cat Day, Student-Athlete Day, New Beer's Eve

  • April 7: Good Friday, World Health Day, National Beer Day, Burrito Day, No Housework Day

  • April 8: National Empanada Day, Day of Silence

  • April 9: Easter Sunday, National Unicorn Day, Winston Churchill Day, Name Yourself Day, Chinese Almond Cookie Day

  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day, Siblings Day, Farm Animals Day

  • April 11: National Pet Day, Submarine Day, Eight Track Tape Day, Barbershop Quartet Day

  • April 12: International Day of Human Space Flight, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Library Workers Day

  • April 13: International Plant Appreciation Day, National Make Lunch Count Day, Peach Cobbler Day, Scrabble Day

  • April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day, National Gardening Day, Look Up at the Sky Day

  • April 15: National Laundry Day, Titanic Remembrance Day, World Art Day, Tax Day

  • April 16: Husband Appreciation Day, National Librarian Day

  • April 17: International Haiku Poetry Day, National Cheese Ball Day

  • April 18: National Velociraptor Day, Animal Crackers Day

  • April 19: Wear Pajamas to Work Day, Garlic Day

  • April 20: National Look-Alike Day, Chinese Language Day

  • April 21: National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day, High Five Day, Kindergarten Day, Tea Day

  • April 22: Earth Day, National Jelly Bean Day

  • April 23: World Book Day, National Picnic Day, Shakespeare Day

  • April 24: National Pet Parents Day, National Pigs in a Blanket Day, World Laboratory Day

  • April 25: National DNA Day, Telephone Day, World Malaria Day

  • April 26: Audubon Day, National Pretzel Day

  • April 27: Babe Ruth Day, National Prime Rib Day, Tell a Story Day

  • April 28: Workers' Memorial Day, Stop Food Waste day, National Superhero Day, Blueberry Pie Day

  • April 29: International Dance Day, National Arbor Day

  • April 30: International Jazz Day, Honesty Day, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Oatmeal Cookie Day

April has two zodiac signs—Aries ♈️ and Taurus ♉️. If you were born between March 21 - April 19, you're an Aries, typically known for a competitive, energetic, fearless spirit. If you were born between April 20 - May 20, you're a Taurus who can tend to be stubborn yet reliable, responsible, and practical.

April Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Holy Week (April 2-8)

  • National Library Week (April 3-9)

  • National Wildlife Week (April 5-11)

  • Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week (April 10-16)

  • National Volunteer Week (April 17-23)

  • Every Kid Healthy Week (April 19-23)

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 26-30)

April Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Autism Awareness Month

  • Child Abuse Awareness Month

  • Couple Appreciation Month

  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month

  • Fair Housing Month

  • Financial Literacy Month

  • International Guitar Month

  • Jazz Appreciation Month

  • Keep America Beautiful Month

  • National Decorating Month

  • National Garden Month

  • National Humor Month

  • National Month of Hope

  • National Pecan Month

  • National Poetry Month

  • National Volunteer Month

  • Occupational Therapy Month

  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

  • Scottish-American Heritage Month

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

  • Stress Awareness Month

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