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2018-April

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Ferret Day
Adopt a Greyhound Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
Amateur Radio Month
Arab American Heritage Month
ASPCA Month
Atlanta Food & Wine Month
Autism Awareness Month
Black Women’s History Month
Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage Month
Cancer Control Month
Car Care Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Community Spirit Days
Confederate History Month
Couple Appreciation Month
Cranberries and Gooseberries Month
Deaf History Month
Defeat Diabetes Month
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Fair Housing Month
Financial Literacy Month
Foot Health Awareness Month
Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month
Frog Month
Genocide & Human Rights Awareness Month
Global Astronomy Month
Global Child Nutrition Month
Grange Month
Grilled Cheese Month
Holy Humor Month
Home Improvement Month
Home Inspection Month
Honor Society Awareness Month
Informed Women Month
International Cesarean Awareness Month
International Customer Loyalty Month
International Guitar Month
International Pet First Aid Awareness Month
International School Spirit Season Month
International Twit Award Month
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month
Jazz Appreciation Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Kite Flying Month
Lawn and Garden Month
Library Snapshot Month
Math Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child
Month of the Young Child
National African American Women’s Fitness Month
National Cancer Control Month
National Card & Letter Writing Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Decorating Month
National DNA/Stem Cell Education & Awareness Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Garden Month
National Heartworm Awareness Month
National Humor Month
National Kite Month
National Knuckle Down Month
National Landscape Architecture Month
National Lawn Care Month
National Licorice Month
National Mathematics Education Month
National Minority Health Month
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month
National Occupational Therapists Month
National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month
National Pecan Month
National Pest Management Month
National Pet Month
National Poetry Month
National Rebuilding Month
National Safe Digging Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
National Social Security Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National Toddler Immunization Month
National Welding Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Pharmacists War on Diabetes Month
Physical Wellness Awareness Month
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
Records and Information Management Month
Rosacea Awareness Month
School Library Media Month
Southern Belle Month
Soy Foods Month
Straw Hat Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Tomatillo & Asian Pear Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Women Helping Women Heal Month
Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

WEEK 1 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 1-7)
APAWS Pooper Scooper Week
Bat Appreciation Week
Consider Christianity Week
Explore Your Career Options Week
Golden Rule Week
Hate Week
International Tree Climbing Days
Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
Laugh at Work Week
Medication Safety Week
National Blue Ribbon Week
National Public Health Week
National Week of the Ocean
National Window Safety Week
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
The Masters Tournament
World Hula Week

WEEK 2 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 8-14)
American Indian Awareness Week
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
Garden Week
International Dark Sky Week
Mule Days
National Animal Control and Appreciation Week
National Crime Victims Rights Week
National Dental Hygienist Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Library Week
National Networking Week
National Occupational Health Nursing Week
National Pie Week
National Public Safety Telecommunications (911 Operators) Week
National Robotics Week
National Student Employment Week
National Women’s Nutrition Week
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
Pan American Week
Read a Road Map Week
Undergraduate Research Week

WEEK 3 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 15-21)
American Quilter’s Society Week
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
Cleaning for a Reason Week
Coin Week
Consumer Awareness Week
Global Youth Service Drop
Health Information Privacy and Security Week
International Wildlife Film Week
National Infant Immunization Week
National Inspirational News Week
National Karaoke Week
National Paperboard Packaging Week
National Personal Training Week
National Pet ID Week
National Volunteer Week
Organize Your Files Week
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week
Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Work Week
Safe Kids Week
Spring Astronomy Week
Week of the Young Child
Yo-Yo and Skill Toys Week
Young People’s Poetry Week

WEEK 4 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 22-28)
Administrative Professionals Week
Air Quality Awareness Week
Bedbug Awareness Week
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Fibroid Awareness Week
Fiddler’s Frolic
Gathering of Nations Powwow
International TV Turnoff Week
International Whistlers Week
Interstate Mullet Toss
Mariachi Week
Medical Lab Professionals Week
Money Smart Week
National Dance Week
National Dream Hotline
National Environmental Education Week
National Infertility Awareness Week
National Occupational Health Nursing Week
National Park Week
National Playground Safety Week
National Princess Week
National Pro-Life T Shirt Week
National Scoop the Poop Week
National Tattoo Week
Preservation Week
Sky Awareness Week
U S Film Festival
World Immunization Week

WEEK 5 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 29-30)
International Home Furnishings Week
National Small Business Week
Screen-Free Week
World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories

April 1st
American Crossword Puzzle Day
April Fool’s Day
Atheist’s Day
Boomer Bonus Day
Easter
Every Day is Tag Day
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day
International Tatting Day
Library Snapshot Day
Myles Day
National Columnists Day
National Day of Hope
National Fun Day
National Love Our Children Day
National Sourdough Bread Day
One Cent Day
Plum Pudding Day
Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
Reading is Funny Day
St. Stupid Day
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Birthday (1873)
Sorry Charlie Day
Tangible Karma Day
US Air Force Academy Day

April 2nd
Dyngus Day
Emmylou Harris’ Birthday (1947)
Hans Christian Anderson’s Birthday (1805)
International Children’s Book Day
National Ferret Day
National Love Your Produce Manager Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Reconciliation Day
Sweet Potato Day
Washington Irving’s Birthday (1783)
World Autism Day

April 3rd
Betty Boop Day
David Hyde Pierce’s Birthday (1959)
Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day
Doris Day’s Birthday (1924)
Fan Dance Day
Find-A-Rainbow Day
Jane Goodall’s Birthday (1934)
Marlon Brando’s Birthday (1924)
Mule Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National File Score Day
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action
Pony Express Day
Tweed Day
Weed Out Hate and Sow the Seeds of Greatness Day
World Party Day

April 4th
Arthur Murray’s Birthday (1895)
Bonza Bottler Day (4/4)
Equal Pay Day
First Home Phone Installed (1877)
Hug a Newsman Day
International Day for Mine Awareness
Jeep 4×4 Day
Maya Angelou’s Birthday (1928)
National Cordon Bleu Day
National Read a Road Map Day
NATO Established (1949)
National Walking Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
School Librarian Day
Tangible Karma Day
Tell a Lie Day
Victims of Violence Wholly Day
Vitamin C Day
Walk Around Things Day
Whole Grain Sampling Day
World Rat Day

April 5th
Agnetha Faltskog’s (ABBA) Birthday (1950)
Booker T. Washington’s Birthday (1856)
Bell Bottoms Day
Childhelp National Day of Hope
Go for Broke Day
Gold Star Spouse Day
Gregory Peck’s Birthday (1916)
National Alcohol Screening Day
National Birding Day
National Burrito Day
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Fun at Work Day
National Kid’s Yoga Day
National Pie Day
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
Richard Peck’s Birthday (1934)
Spencer Tracy’s Birthday (1900)
YMCA Healthy Kids Day

April 6th
Andre Previn’s Birthday (1929)
Army Day
Butch Cassidy’s Birthday (1866)
Charlie the Tuna Day
Church of Latter Day Saints Day
Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
First Olympics Held (1896)
Fresh Tomato Day
Hospital Admitting Clerk Day
Hostess Twinkie Day
International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace Day
National Caramel Popcorn Day
National Student Athlete Day
National Walk to Work Day
New Beers Eve
North Pole Discovered (1898)
Plan Your Epitaph Day
Raphael Sanzio’s Birthday (1483)
Tartan Day
Teflon Day

April 7th
David Frost’s Birthday (1939)
Every Day is Tag Day
Francis Ford Coppola’s Birthday (1939)
International Beaver Day
International Pillow Fight Day
International Snailpapers Day
James Garner’s Birthday (1928)
Metric System Day
National Beer Day
National Coffee Cake Day
National Love Our Children Day
National Handmade Day
No Housework Day
Tangible Karma Day
William Wordsworth’s Birthday (1770)
World Health Day

April 8th
All is Ours Day
Baby Massage Day
Betty Ford’s Birthday (1918)
Buddha’s Birthday (563 BC)
Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
International Roma Day
Mary Pickford’s Birthday (1893)
National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
National Empanada Day
Ponce de Leon’s Birthday (1460)
Slow Art Day
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day
Trading Cards for Grown-Ups Day
Zoo Lover’s Day

April 9th
Appomattox Day
Bring Your Own Cup Slurpee Day
Dennis Quaid’s Birthday (1954)
First Public Library Opened in Peterborough, NH (1833)
Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse
Jenkin’s Ear Day
Jumbo Day
Marc Jacobs’ Birthday (1963)
Name Yourself Day
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Former POW Recognition Day
Winston Churchill Day

April 10th
ASPCA Founded (1860)
Commander Perry Day
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Equal Pay Day
Every Day is Earth Day
Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s
Joseph Pullitzer’s Birthday (1847)
National Be Kind to Lawyers Day
National Bookmobile Day
National Cinnamon Crescent Day
National Farm Animals Day
National Library Day
National Library Workers Day
National Sibling Day
Rag Rug Day
Safety Pin Day
Salvation Army Founder’s Day

April 11th
Barbershop Quartet Day
Day of Silence
Education and Sharing Day
Eight Track Tape Day
International “Louie Louie” Day
International Tabletop Day
National Cheese Fondue Day
National Pet Day
National Teach Your Children to Save Day
Oleg Cassini (1913)
Submarine Day
US Navy Acquires its 1st Submarine (1900)
World Parkinson’s Disease Day

April 12th
Beverly Cleary’s Birthday (1916)
Big Wind Day
Celebrate Teen Literature Day
David Cassidy’s Birthday (1950)
David Letterman’s Birthday (1947)
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Day
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
Henry Clay’s Birthday (1777)
Herbie Hancock’s Birthday (1940)
International Day for Street Children
International Day of Human Space Flight
Look Up at the Sky Day
National Licorice Day
Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched (1981)
Tax Freedom Day
Tiny Tim’s Birthday (1930)
Walk on the Wild Side Day

April 13th
Blame Someone Else Day
Eudora Welty’s Birthday (1909)
International Moment of Laughter
International Plant Appreciation Day
Make Lunch Count Day
National Bookmobile Day
National Donate Life Day
National Peach Cobbler Day
Samuel Beckett’s Birthday (1906)
Scrabble Day
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (1743)
Tony Dow’s Birthday (1945)
Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day
World Youth Day

April 14th
American Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
Annie Sullivan’s Birthday (1866)
Baby Massage Day
Brad Garrett’s Birthday (1960)
Children with Alopecia Day
Dictionary Day
Ex-Spouse Day
Global Day to End Child Sex Abuse Day
International Moment of Laughter Day
John Gielgud’s Birthday (1904)
Look Up At the Sky Day
Loretta Lynn’s Birthday (1935)
National Dolphin Day
National Ex-Spouse Day
National Gardening Day
National Pecan Day
Pan American Day
Pathologist Assistant Day
Reach as High as You Can Day
Slow Art Day
Titanic Struck the Iceberg
World Marbles Day

April 15th
Emma Thompson’s Birthday (1959)
Emma Watson’s Birthday (1990)
First McDonalds Opens in Des Plaines, IL (1955)
Henry James’ Birthday (1843)
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Husband Appreciation Day
Jackie Robinson Day
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday (1452)
McDonald’s Day
National Day of Silence
One Day Without Shoes Day
Record Store Day
Rubber Eraser Day
Take a Wild Guess Day
That Sucks Day
Titanic Remembrance Day
World Art Day

April 16th
Boston Marathon Day
Charlie Chaplin’s Birthday (1889)
Foursquare Day
Garth Williams’ Birthday (1912)
Guitar Pickers Day
Henry Mancini’s Birthday (1924)
International Moment of Laughter Day
National DARE Day
National Bean Counter Day
National Eggs Benedict Day
National Health Care Decisions Day
National High-Five Day
National Orchid Day
Plum Pudding Day
Save the Elephant Day
Slavery Abolished in D.C. by Lincoln in 1862
Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day
Trivia Day
Wilbur Wright’s Birthday (1867)

April 17th
Bat Appreciation Day
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
Daffy Duck’s Birthday (Cartoon debuted in 1937)
Ellis Island Family History Day
Ford Mustang Day
Herbalist Day
Income Tax Pay Day
International Haiku Poetry Day
J.P. Morgan’s Birthday (1837)
Jennifer Garner’s Birthday (1972)
National Cheeseball Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
Nothing Like a Dame Day
Perigian Spring Tides
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Thornton Wilder’s Birthday (1897)
World Hemophilia Day

April 18th
Adult Autism Awareness Day
America Ferrera’s Birthday (1984)
Clarence Darrow’s Birthday (1857)
Conan O’Brien’s Birthday (1963)
Ellis Island Family History Day
First Laundromat Opens in Fort Worth Texas (1934)
Great San Francisco Earthquake (1906)
Haley Mills’ Birthday (1946)
International Amateur Radio Day
International Day for Monuments and Sites Day
International Juggler’s Day
James Woods’ Birthday (1947)
National Animal Crackers Day
National Columnist’s Day
National Golf Day
National Linemen Appreciation Day
National Stress Awareness Day
Paul Revere Day “The British are coming…” (1775)
Pet Owner’s Day
Respect Your Mother Day
Third World Day
World Amateur Radio Day

April 19th
Bicycle Day
Education and Sharing Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
High Five Day
John Parker Day
National Ask an Atheist Day
National DARE Day
National Garlic Day
National Hanging Out Day
National Stress Awareness Day
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Tim Curry’s Birthday (1946)
World Cow Chip Day

April 20th
Adolf Hitler’s Birthday (1889)
Chinese Language Day
Clint Howard’s Birthday (1959)
Cuckoo Day
Humorous Day
Lionel Hampton’s Birthday (1908)
Look Alike Day
My Brother Tom’s Birthday
National Cheddar Fries Day
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
National Pot Smoker’s Day (followed by tomorrow’s Surprise Drug Test Day)
National Teach Your Children to Save Day
Patriot’s Day
Race Horse Day
Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21st
Auctioneer’s Day
Andie MacDowell’s Birthday (1958)
Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
Charles Grodin’s Birthday (1935)
Charlotte Bronte’s Birthday (1816)
Husband Appreciation Day
Internet Self-Care Day
James Morrison’s Birthday (1954)
Jan van Riebeeck’s Birthday (1619)
John Muir’s Birthday (1838)
Kindergarten Day The first kindergarten was founded by Friedrich Froebel in Germany in 1837.
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
National Day of Silence
National Surprise Drug Test Day
National Yellow Bat Day
Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday (1926)
Record Store Day
Spring Astronomy Day
Tony Danza’s Birthday (1951)

April 22nd
Chemists Celebrate the Earth Day
Earth Day
English Muffin Day
Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
Global Selfie Earth Day
In God We Trust Day
Jack Nicholson’s Birthday (1937)
Mother Earth Day
National Dance Day
National Jelly Bean Day
Peter Frampton’s Birthday (1950)
Satchmo Days
Vladimir Lenin’s Birthday (1870)

April 23rd
English Language Day
Home Run Day-Hank Aaron Hit His First Home Run in 1954
Impossible Astronaut Day
International Macaroni Day
International Sing Out Day
Lover’s Day
Movie Theatre Day
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Lost Dog Awareness Day
Read Me Day
Roy Orbison’s Birthday (1936)
St. George Feast Day
Sandra Dee’s Birthday (1942)
Shirley Temple Black’s Birthday (1928)
Take a Chance Day
Talk Like Shakespeare Day
William Shakespeare’s Birthday (1564)
World Book and Copyright Day
World Book Night

April 24th
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
Anthony Trollope’s Birthday (1815)
International Sauvignon Blanc Day
Jean Paul Gaultier (1952)
Library of Congress Day
National Pigs in a Blanket Day
National Rebuilding Day
New Kids on the Block Day
Patricia Reilly Giff’s Birthday (1935)
Pinhole Photography Day
Robert Penn Warren’s Birthday (1905)
World Laboratory Animal Day
World Meningitis Day
World Menopause Day

April 25th
20-Something Service Day
Administrative Professionals Day
Al Pacino’s Birthday (1940)
California Poppy Day
Denim Day
DNA Day
East Meets West Day
Ella Fitzgerald’s Birthday (1918)
Hair Stylists Appreciation Day
Hug a Plumber Day
International Guide Dog Day
International Macaroni Day
International Noise Awareness Day
License Plate Day
Malaria Awareness Day
Meadowlark Lemon’s (Harlem Globetrotter) Birthday (1932)
National Golf Day
National Mani-Pedi Day
National Telephone Day
National Zucchini Bread Day
Parental Alienation Day
Red Hat Society Day
Renee Zellweger’s Birthday (1969)
State License Plate Day
World Penguin Day

April 26th
Audubon Day
Carol Burnett’s Birthday (1933)
Eugene Delacroix’ Birthday (1798)
Frederick Law Olmsted’s Birthday (1822)
Hug an Australian Day (I’ll Take Hugh Jackman)
Hug a Friend Day
John James Audubon’s Birthday (1785)
National Help a Horse Day
National Kids and Pets Day
National Pet Parents Day
National Pretzel Day
National Prime Rib Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Richter Scale Day
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
World Intellectual Property Day

April 27th
Babe Ruth Day
Casey Kasem’s Birthday (1933)
Coretta Scott King’s Birthday (1927)
Day of Dialogue
Ludwig Bemelmans’ Birthday (1898)
Mantanzas Mule Day
Morse Code Day
National Day of Silence
National Devil Dog Lakes Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
National Little Pampered Dog Day
Samuel Morse’s Birthday (1791)
Tell a Story Day
Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday (1822)
Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day

April 28th
Arbor Day
Biological Clock Day
Brave Hearts Day
Cubicle Day
Eeyore’s Birthday
Harper Lee’s Birthday (1926)
International Sculpture Day
Jay Leno’s Birthday (1950)
Joey Hignite’s Birthday (my little boy!)
Kiss Your Mate Day
Lionel Barrymore’s Birthday (1878)
National Blueberry Pie Day
National Dance Day
National Go Birding Day
National Herb Day
National Pool Opening Day
National Rebuilding Day
National Superhero Day
Oscar Schindler’s Birthday (1908)
Poetry Reading Day
Save the Frogs Day
Sense of Smell Day
Workers Memorial Day
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
World Healing Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Veterinary Day

April 29th
Bats Day
Dale Earnhardt’s Birthday (1951)
Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
Duke Ellington’s Birthday (1899)
Emperor Hirohito’s Birthday (1901)
Greenery Day
International Dance Day
Jerry Seinfeld’s Birthday (1954)
Mother, Father Deaf Day
National Rebuilding Day
National Shrimp Scampi Day
Peace Rose Day
Spring Astronomy Day
William Randolph Hearst’s Birthday (1863)
World Day for Animals in Laboratories Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Wish Day
Zipper Day (Invented in 1917)

April 30th
Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Animal Advocacy Day
Bugs Bunny’s Birthday
George Washington Inaugurated as First US President (1789)
International Jazz Day
Kirsten Dunst’s Birthday (1982)
National Animal Advocacy Day
National Bubble Tea Day
National Honesty Day
National Kiss of Hope Day
National Military Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Pet Parents Day
National Prepare-A-Thon Day
Pinhole Photography Day
Walpurgis Night
Willie Nelson’s Birthday (1933)