Special Days in April, 2015

month_A_04The following post has been updated for 2016  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/03/30/special-days-in-april-2016/

April’s special days list 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 list gives you plenty to choose from.

April’s Themes,  Awareness, and Observances

  • Amateur Radio
  • Arab American Heritage
  • Astronomy
  • Autism Awareness
  • Car Care
  • Card and Letter Writing
  • Celebrate Diversity
  • Confederate History
  • Decorating
  • Financial Literacy Month
  • Frogs
  • Garden
  • Guitar
  • Holy Humor
  • Home Improvement
  • Humor
  • Jazz Appreciation
  • Keep America Beautiful
  • Kites
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Listening Awareness
  • Math Education
  • Military Child
  • Pet 1st Aid
  • Poetry
  • Recycling
  • School Library
  • 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’s Daily Specials  (the * after the daily special means it does not always fall on the same date each year)

April 1

  • April Fool’s Day
  • Atheist Day
  • Fun at Work Day
  • Golden Rule Week begins
  • Medication Safety Week begins
  • Poetry and The Creative Mind Day
  • Read a Road Map Week begins
  • Reading Is Funny Day
  • Tatting Day
  • US Air Force Academy Day
  • Walking Day

April 2

  • Author Hans Christian Andersen born 1805
  • Children’s Book Day
  • Ferret Day
  • Ponce de Leon discovers and claims Florida for Spain 1513
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Reconciliation Day
  • World Autism Day

April 3

  • Chocolate Mousse Day
  • Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day
  • Find a Rainbow Day
  • Good Friday *
  • Scientist Jane Goodall born 1934
  • Johan Gutenberg 1st used movable type to print a book 1451
  • Author Washington Irving born 1783
  • Passover *
  • 1st Pony Express Mail Route 1860
  • Tweed Day
  • Walk to Work Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Weed Out Hate/Sow Seeds of Greatness Day
  • World Party Day

April 4

  • Hug a Newsman Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated 1968
  • Love Our Children Day *(1st Sat.)
  • NATO established 1949
  • Pillow Fight Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Rat Day
  • Robotics Week begins
  • Author/Illustrator Glen Rounds  born 1906
  • Tell a Lie Day
  • Vitamin C Day
  • Walk Around Things Day

April 5

  • Bat Appreciation Week begins *
  • Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • Easter Sunday *
  • Explore Your Career Options Week begins *
  • Go For Broke Day
  • Scientist Joseph Lister born 1827
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Scientist Walter Sutton born 1877
  • Activist Booker T. Washington born 1856

April 6

  • 1st Animated Cartoon was copyrighted 1906
  • Army Day
  • Fresh Tomato Day
  • North Pole discovered 1909
  • Public Health Week *
  • Artist Raphael born 1483
  • Sorry Charlie Day
  • Sweet Tater Day  *(1st Mon.)
  • Tartan Day (Scottish Heritage)
  • Teflon invented 1938
  • Twinkie invented 1930
  • US Entry Into WWI 1916

April 7

  • Beaver Day
  • Caramel Popcorn Day
  • Metric System Day
  • No Housework Day
  • Poet William Wordsworth born 1770
  • World Health Organization Day

April 8

  • All Is Ours Day
  • Buddha born 563BC
  • Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  • Empanada Day
  • Garden Week begins *(2nd week)
  • Roma Day

April 9

  • Appomattox Day (US Civil War ends 1865)
  • 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
  • Salvation Army Founder’s Day 1865
  • Safety Pin patented 1849
  • Sibling Day

April 11

  • Apollo 13 Launched 1970
  • Baby Massage Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Barbershop Quartet Day
  • 8-Track Tape Day
  • Just Pray No! Weekend of Prayer and Fasting begins *
  • Pet Day
  • End of Revolutionary War 1783
  • Slow Art Day *(2nd Sat.)
  • Submarine Day
  • Teach Your Children to Save Day

April 12

  • Big Wind Day
  • American Civil War begins 1861
  • Author Beverly Cleary born 1916
  • D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read Day)
  • Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse *(2nd Sun.)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • International Day for Street Children
  • Library Week *
  • Licorice Day
  • 1st Human Space Flight 1961
  • Paul Revere’s Famous Ride 1775
  • 1st Space Shuttle launch 1981
  • Student Employment Week begins *
  • Volunteer Week begins *
  • Walk On Your Wild Side Day
  • Week of the Young Child begins *

April 13

  • American Indian Awareness Week begins *
  • Cowboy/Outlaw Butch Cassidy born 1866
  • President Thomas Jefferson born 1743
  • Scrabble Day

April 14

  • Dolphin Day
  • Library Day *(Tues. during Library Week)
  • Look Up At The Sky Day
  • Moment of Laughter Day
  • One Day Without Shoes Day*
  • Pecan Day
  • Reach as High as You Can Day
  • Websters American Dictionary of the English Language published 1828

April 15

  • Corrie Ten Boom born 1892
  • Artist/Scientist/Inventor Leonardo Da Vinci born 1452
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day *
  • Jackie Robinson Day
  • Rubber Eraser Day
  • Take A Wild Guess Day
  • The Titanic sank 1912

April 16

  • Day of the Mushroom
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • High Five Day*
  • Stress Awareness Day
  • Teen Literature Day *(Thurs. of Library Week)
  • Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • Inventor Wilbur Wright born 1867

April 17

  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • Blah! Blah! Blah! Day
  • Cheese Ball Day
  • Day of Silence *
  • Ellis Island History Day
  • Haiku Poetry Day
  • 1st Hershey Bar sold 1895
  • Youth Service Days begin *

April 18

  • Amateur Radio Day
  • Auctioneers Day *(3rd Sat.)
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week begins *
  • Husband Appreciation Day*(3rd Sat.)
  • Juggler’s Day
  • Money Smart Week begins *
  • San Francisco Earthquake 1906

April 19

  • Bicycle Day
  • Coin Week begins *
  • Environmental Education Week begins *
  • Garlic Day
  • Hanging Out Day
  • Karaoke Week begins *
  • Princess Week begins *
  • The Shot Heard Around the World (Battle of Lexington and Concord) 1775

April 20

  • Boston Marathon *(3rd Mon.)
  • Chinese Language Day
  • Marie and Pierre Curie Discover Radium 1902
  • Adolf Hitler born 1889
  • Look Alike Day
  • Patriot’s Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • Playground Safety Week begins *
  • Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21

  • Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • Gathering of the Nations PowWow begins *
  • Queen Elizabeth born 1926
  • Henry VIII Became King of England 1509
  • Innovation Day
  • Kindergarten Day
  • Naturalist John Muir born 1838
  • National Park Week begins *
  • Rome Founded 753 BC

April 22

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

April 23

  • President James Buchanan born 1791
  • English Language Day
  • St. George’s Day
  • Homerun Day
  • Laboratory Day
  • Movie Theater Day
  • Picnic Day
  • Slay A Dragon Day
  • Take a Chance Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day *(4th Thurs.)
  • Talk Like Shakespeare Day / Author William Shakespeare born 1564
  • Zucchini Bread Day

April 24

  • Arbor Day *(last Fri.)
  • Dance Week begins
  • Fiddler’s Frolic begins *
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • Save the Frogs Day *(last Fri.)
  • Teach Your Children to Save Day *
  • Farmer’s Almanac Founder, Robert Bailey Thomas born 1776

April 25

  • Astronomy Day *
  • DNA Day
  • Dance Day *(last Sat.)
  • East Meets West Day
  • Eeyore’s Birthday *(last Sat.)
  • Great Fire of London 1666
  • Frog Day *(last Sat.)
  • Go Birding Day *(last Sat.)
  • Hug a Plumber Day
  • Physicist Guglielmo Marconi born 1874
  • Malaria Awareness Day
  • Sense of Smell Day *(last Sat.)
  • Suez Canal Construction begins 1859
  • World Healing Day *(last Sat.)
  • World Penguin Day
  • Veterinary Day *(last Sat.)

April 26

  • Audubon Day
  • Help a Horse Day
  • Hug An Australian Day
  • Kids and Pets Day
  • Pinhole Photography Day *(last Sun.)
  • Preservation Week begins *
  • Pretzel Day
  • Scientist/Inventor Charles F. Richter born 1900

April 27

  • Babe Ruth Day
  • Author Ludwig Bemelmans born 1898
  • President Ulysses S. Grant born 1822
  • Scientist Johannes Kepler born 1571
  • Inventor Samuel Morse born 1791
  • Prime Rib Day
  • Tell A Story Day

April 28

  • Astronomy Day
  • Biological Clock Day
  • Kiss Your Mate Day
  • Maryland Statehood 1788
  • President James Monroe born 1758
  • Great Poetry Reading Day

April 29

  • Dance Day
  • Greenery Day
  • Guide Dogs Day *(last Wed.)
  • Shrimp Scampi Day
  • World Wish Day
  • Zipper patented 1851

April 30

  • Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • Beltane *
  • Buggs Bunny Day
  • Hairstyle Appreciation Day
  • Honesty Day
  • Louisiana Statehood 1812
  • Poem In Your Pocket Day *
  • Raisin Day
  • 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 April calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/april-2015.html

http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/april.htm

Se7en’s April…

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

http://www.brownielocks.com/april.html

Happy April Learning!

betty jo

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