Special Days in April, 2014

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Special Days in April has been updated for 2017 – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/03/26/special-days-in-april-2017/

April is bursting with holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days in April gives you plenty to choose from.

April’s Themes,  Awareness, and Observances

  • Amateur Radio
  • Autism Awareness
  • Card and Letter Writing
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Confederate History
  • Decorating
  • Frogs
  • Garden
  • Guitar
  • Holy Humor
  • Humor
  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Kites
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Listening Awareness
  • Math Education
  • Military Child
  • Pet 1st Aid
  • Poetry
  • Recycling
  • School Library Media
  • Straw Hat
  • Stress Awareness
  • Young Child
  • Youth Sports Safety
  • World Habitat Awareness

April Food Themes

  • Celery
  • Child Nutrition
  • Cranberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Pecan
  • Soy Foods

April 1

  • April Fool’s Day
  • Atheist Day
  • Medication Safety Week begins
  • Poetry and The Creative Mind Day
  • Reading Is Funny Day
  • Tatting Day
  • US Air Force Academy Day
  • Whistlers Week begins

April 2

  • Author Hans Christian Andersen born 1805
  • Children’s Book Day
  • Day of Hope
  • 1st Easter Egg Roll at the White House lawn 1877
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Ponce de Leon discovers and claims Florida for Spain 1513
  • Reconciliation Day
  • Walking Day
  • World Autism Day

April 3

  • Chocolate Mousse Day
  • Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day
  • Find a Rainbow Day
  • Scientist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Johan Gutenberg 1st used movable type to print a book  1451
  • Author Washington Irving born 1783
  • 1st Pony Express Mail Route 1860
  • Tweed Day
  • World Party Day

April 4

  • Martin Luther King Fr. assassinated 1968
  • NATO established 1949
  • Rat Day
  • Tell a Lie Day
  • Vitamin C Day
  • Walk Around Things Day

April 5

  • Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • Go For Broke Day
  • Scientist Joseph Lister born 1827
  • Love Our Children Day
  • Money Smart Week begins
  • Pillow Fight Day
  • One Day Without Shoes Day
  • Read A Road Map Day
  • Robotics Week begins *
  • Scientist Walter Sutton born 1877
  • Booker T. Washington born 1856

April 6

  • 1st Animated Cartoon was copyrighted 1906
  • Fresh Tomato Day
  • Jump Over Things Day
  • North Pole discovered 1909
  • Artist Raphael born 1483
  • Sorry Charlie Day
  • Tartan Day (Scottish Heritage)
  • Teflon invented 1938
  • Twinkie invinted 1930
  • US Army Day
  • US Entry Into WWI 1916

April 7

  • Beaver Day
  • Dare Day
  • Explore Career Options Week begins
  • Metric System Day
  • No Housework Day
  • Public Health Week begins
  • Snailpapers Day
  • Poet William Wordsworth born 1770
  • World Health Organization Day

April 8

  • All Is Ours Day
  • Buddha born 563BC
  • Empanada Day
  • Roma Day
  • Zoo Lovers Day

April 9

  • Appomattox Day (US Civil War ends 1865)
  • Baby Massage Day
  • Cherish an Antique Day
  • Winston Churchill Day  (first person to become an Honorary Citizen of the United States 1963)
  • Name Yourself Day

April 10

  • Farm Animals Day
  • Golfers Day
  • Safety Pin patented 1849
  • Salvation Army Founder’s Day
  • Sibling Day

April 11

  • Apollo 13 Launched 1970
  • Barbershop Quartet Day
  • Day of Silence
  • 8-Track Tape Day
  • End of Revolutionary War 1783
  • Pet Day
  • Submarine Day
  • Teach Your Children to Save Day
  • Teacher Appreciation Day *

April 12

  • American Civil War begins 1861
  • Author Beverly Cleary born 1916
  • Big Wind Day
  • D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read Day)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • 1st Human Space Flight 1961
  • 1st Space Shuttle launch 1981
  • Licorice Day
  • Paul Revere’s Famous Ride 1775
  • Walk On Your Wild Side Day

April 13

  • Blame Somebody Else Day
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Butch Cassidy born 1866
  • Environmental Education Week begins
  • President Thomas Jefferson born 1743
  • Library Week begins
  • Palm Sunday *
  • Scrabble Day

April 14

  • Look Up At The Sky Day
  • Moment of Laughter Day
  • Passover begins *
  • Reach As High As You Can Day
  • Websters American Dictionary of the English Language published 1828
  • Week of the Young Child begins

April 15

  • Artist/Scientist/Inventor Leonardo Da Vinci born 1452
  • Library Day
  • Rubber Eraser Day
  • Take A Wild Guess Day
  • The Titanic sank 1912

April 16

  • Day of the Mushroom
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • Stress Awareness Day
  • Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • Inventor Wilbur Wright born 1867

April 17

  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • Blah! Blah! Blah! Day
  • Cheese Ball Day
  • Ellis Island History Day
  • Haiku Poetry Day
  • 1st Hershey Bar sold 1895

April 18

  • Cleaning For A Reason Week begins
  • Good Friday *
  • Juggler’s Day
  • San francisco Earthquake 1906
  • Teen Literature Day

April 19

  • Auctioneers Day
  • Garlic Day
  • Hanging Out Day
  • Hunger Clean Up Day *
  • Husband Appreciation Day
  • The Shot Heard Around the World (Battle of Lexington and Concord)  1775
  • Record Store Day

April 20

  • Coin Week begins
  • Cuckoo Day
  • Marie and Pierre Curie Discover Radium 1902
  • Easter
  • Karaoke Week begins*
  • Look Alike Day
  • National Park Week begins
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  • Sky Week begins *
  • Volunteer Week begins *
  • Wildlife Week begins *

April 21

    • Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
    • Egg Salad Week begins
    • Queen Elizabeth born 1926
    • Henry VIII Became King of England  1509
    • Innovation Day
    • Kindergarten Day
    • Naturalist John Muir born 1838
    • Rome Founded 753 BC
    • naturalist and conservationist John MuirPlayground Safety Week begins
naturalist and conservationist John Muir

April 22

  • Chemist Celebrate the Earth Day
  • Earth Day
  • Girl Scout Leaders Day
  • Jelly Bean Day
  • Mother Earth Day
  • Roller Skates patented 1823

April 23

  • President James Buchanan born 1791
  • Homerun Day
  • Movie Theater Day
  • Picnic Day
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • Slay A Dragon Day
  • Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • Author William Shakespeare born 1564
  • St. George’s Day

April 24

  • Gathering of the Nations PowWow begins
  • Guide Dogs Day
  • International Astronomy Day
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day *

April 25

  • Arbor Day *
  • DNA Day
  • Fiddler’s Frolic Days begin
  • Great Fire of London 1666
  • Hug a Plumber Day
  • Malaria Awareness Day
  • Suez Canal Construction begins 1859
  • World Penguin Day
  • Zucchini Bread Day

April 26

  • Audubon Day
  • Go Birding Day *
  • Hug An Australian Day
  • Kids and Pets Day
  • Pretzel Day
  • Scientist/Inventor Charles F. Richter born 1900
  • Save the Frogs Day
  • Sense of Smell Day *
  • Veterinary Day *
  • Weekend of Prayer and Fasting *

April 27

  • Dance Week begins
  • Freedom Day
  • President Ulysses S. Grant born 1822
  • Scientist Johannes Kepler born 1571
  • Inventor Samuel Morse born 1791
  • Prime Rib Day
  • Raisin Day
  • Tell A Story Day

April 28

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Maryland Statehood 1788
  • Poetry Reading Day
  • President James Monroe born 1758

April 29

  • Dance Day
  • Zipper patented 1851

April 30

  • Honesty Day
  • Louisiana Statehood 1812
  • Vietnam War ended 1975
  • Walpurgis Night

I make my monthly special days lists by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/april-2014.html

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/april

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-april

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2014/03/april2014-activity-calendar/

Happy April

betty jo

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