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2021 April

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Ferret Month
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
Cogenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness 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
Genocide & Human Rights Awareness Month
Global Astronomy Month
Global Child Nutrition Month
Grange Month
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month
Holy Humor Month
Home Improvement Time
Home Inspection Month
Honor Society Awareness Month
Informed Women Month
International Black Women’s History 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
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
Medical Cannabis Education and Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child
Month of the Young Child
Move More in April
National 9-1-1 Education Month
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 Frog 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 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
Soy Foods Month
Straw Hat Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Tomatillo & Asian Pear Month
Tulip Month
Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Women Helping Women Heal Month
Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
World Landscape Architecture Month
Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

WEEK 1 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 1-3)
APAWS Pooper Scooper Week
Golden Rule Week
Laugh at Work Week
Medication Safety Week
National School Social Work Week
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week

WEEK 2 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 4-10)
American Indian Awareness Week
Bat Appreciation Week
Explore Your Career Options Week
Hate Week
International Dark Sky Week
Mule Days
National Blue Ribbon Week
National Catholic Educational Association Week
National Dental Hygienist Week
National Library Week
National Public Health Week
National Robotics Week
National Window Safety Week
Read a Road Map Week
Satchmo Days
The Masters Tournament
World Hula Week
Young People’s Poetry Week

WEEK 3 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 11-17)
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
Health Information Privacy and Security Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Karaoke Week
National Occupational Health Nursing Week
National Public Safety Telecommunications (911 Operators) Week
National Student Employment Week
National Youth Violence Prevention Week
Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
Organize Your Files Week
Pan American Week
Ramadan
Smart Money Week
Week of the Young Child

WEEK 4 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 18-24)
Administrative Professionals Week
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Cleaning for a Reason Week
Coin Week
Consumer Awareness Week
Festival of RivdanFiddler’s Frolic
Gathering of Nations Powwow
Global Youth Service Days
International Wildlife Film Week
Interstate Mullet Toss
Medical Lab Professionals Week
National Crime Victims Rights Week
National Dream Hotline
National Environmental Education Week
National Infertility Awareness Week
National Paperboard Packaging Week
National Park Week
National Pet ID Week
National Princess Week
National Stationery Week
National Tattoo Week
National Volunteer Week
Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Work Week
Sky Awareness Week
Spring Astronomy Week
Undergraduate Research Week

WEEK 5 OBSERVANCES (APRIL 25-30)
Fibroid Awareness Week
National Dance Week
National Infant Immunization Week
National Medical Cannabis Week
National Playground Safety Week
National Scoop the Poop Week
National Women’s Nutrition Week
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
Preservation Week
Stewardship Week
World Immunization Week
World Week of Action for Animals in Laboratories

April 1st
April Fool’s Day
Atheist’s Day
Boomer Bonus Day
Holy Thursday
International Tatting Day
Library Snap Shot Day
Myles Day
National Alcohol Screening Day
National Burrito Day
National Fun at Work Day
National Fun Day
National Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action
National Sourdough Bread Day
One Cent Day
Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
Reading is Funny Day
St. Stupid Day
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Birthday (1873)
Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action
US Air Force Academy Day

April 2nd
Emmylou Harris’ Birthday (1947)
Good Friday
Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday (1805)
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day
International Children’s Book Day
International Kids Yoga Day
National Ferret Day
National Love Your Produce Manager Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
National Walk to Work Day
Nickelodeon Day
Reconciliation Day
Washington Irving’s Birthday (1783)
World Autism Awareness Day
World Marbles Day

April 3rd
David Hyde Pierce’s Birthday (1959)
Don’t Go to Work Unless It’s Fun Day
Doris Day’s Birthday (1924)
Every Day is Tag Day
Fan Dance Day
Find-A-Rainbow Day
Jane Goodall’s Birthday (1934)
Marlon Brando’s Birthday (1924)
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Film Score Day
National Handmade Day
National Love Our Children Day
National Play Outside Day
Pony Express Day
Tangible Karma Day
Tweed Day
Washington Irving’s Birthday (1783)
Weed Out Hate and Sow the Seeds of Greatness Day
World Party Day

April 4th
1984 Day
Arthur Murray’s Birthday (1895)
Bonza Bottler Day (4/4)
Dictionary Day
Easter
First Home Phone Installed (1877)
Geologists Day
Hug a Newsman Day
International Day for Mine Awareness
International Pillow Fight Day
Jeep 4×4 Day
Maya Angelou’s Birthday (1928)
National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
National Education and Sharing Day
National Move More Day
National School Librarian Day
NATO Established (1949)
Pascha
Plum Pudding Day
Square Root Day
Tangible Karma Day
Tell a Lie Day
Victims of Violence Wholly Day
Vitamin C Day
Walk Around Things Day
World Rat Day

April 5th
Agnetha Faltskog’s (ABBA) Birthday (1950)
Anthony Horowitz’s Birthday (1955)
Booker T. Washington’s Birthday (1856)
Bell Bottoms Day
Dyngus Day
Easter Monday
Go for Broke Day
Gold Star Spouse’s Day
Gregory Peck’s Birthday (1916)
Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Birthday (1964)
National Caramel Day
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Flash Drive Day
National Nebraska Day
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
National Read a Road Map Day
Read a Road Map Day
Richard Peck’s Birthday (1934)
Spencer Tracy’s Birthday (1900)
Sweet Potato Day
White House Easter Egg Roll

April 6th
Andre Previn’s Birthday (1929)
Army Day
Butch Cassidy’s Birthday (1866)
California Poppy Day
Charlie the Tuna Day
Church of Latter Day Saints Day
Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
First Olympics Held (1896)
Fresh Tomato Day
Hostess Twinkie Day
International Day of Sport for the Development of Peace Day
National Caramel Popcorn Day
National Carbonara Day
National Library Day
National Library Workers Day
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month’s Day of Action
National Student Athlete Day
New Beers Eve
North Pole Discovered (1898)
Plan Your Epitaph Day
Raphael Sanzio’s Birthday (1483)
Sorry Charlie Day
Tartan Day
Teflon Day

April 7th
Childhelp National Day of Hope
David Frost’s Birthday (1939)
Francis Ford Coppola’s Birthday (1939)
International Beaver Day
International Snailpapers Day
James Garner’s Birthday (1928)
Metric System Day
National Beer Day
National Bookmobile Day
National Coffee Cake Day
National Day of Hope
National Girl Me Too Day
National Make the First Move Day
National Walking Day
No Housework Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
William Wordsworth’s Birthday (1770)
World Health Day

April 8th
All is Ours 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
National Zoo Lover’s Day
Ponce de Leon’s Birthday (1460)
Take Action for Libraries Day
Trading Cards for Grown-Ups Day
Virtual Advocacy Day

April 9th
Appomattox Day
Day of Silence
Dennis Quaid’s Birthday (1954)
First Public Library Opened in Peterborough, NH (1833)
Gin & Tonic Day
Jenkin’s Ear Day
Jumbo Day
Marc Jacobs’ Birthday (1963)
Name Yourself Day
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Dive Bar Day
National Former POW Recognition Day
National Unicorn Day
Winston Churchill Day

April 10th
ASPCA Founded (1860)
Baby Massage Day
Commander Perry Day
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Joseph Pullitzer’s Birthday (1847)
National Catch and Release Day
National Cinnamon Crescent Day
National Farm Animals Day
National Siblings Day
Safety Pin Day
Salvation Army Founder’s Day
Slow Art Day
World Circus Day

April 11th
Barbershop Quartet Day
Eight-Track Tape Day
Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse
International “Louie Louie” Day
National Cheese Fondue Day
National Clean Up Your Pantry Day
National Pet Day
National Ranch Water 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
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
National Big Wind Day
National Colorado Day
National Employee Benefits Day
National For Twelves Day
National Licorice Day
Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched (1981)
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day
Tiny Tim’s Birthday (1930)
Walk on the Wild Side Day
Yuri’s Night

April 13th
Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Eudora Welty’s Birthday (1909)
International Plant Appreciation Day
Make Lunch Count Day
National Be Kind to Lawyers 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

April 14th
Annie Sullivan’s Birthday (1866)
Brad Garrett’s Birthday (1960)
Children with Alopecia Day
Ex-Spouse 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 Gardening Day
National Pecan Day
National Perfume Day
Pan American Day
Pathologist Assistant Day
RAINN Day (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
Reach as High as You Can Day
Tannat Day (Wine)
Titanic Struck the Iceberg
World Chagas Day

April 15th
Banana Day
Celebrate Teen Literature Day
Emma Thompson’s Birthday (1959)
Emma Watson’s Birthday (1990)
First McDonalds Opens in Des Plaines, IL (1955)
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Henry James’ Birthday (1843)
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Income Tax Pay Day (not really this year)
Jackie Robinson Day
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday (1452)
McDonald’s Day
National American Sign Language Day
National Ask an Atheist Day
National DARE Day
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
National High-Five Day
One Boston Day
One Day Without Shoes Day
Purple Up! Day
Rubber Eraser Day
Take a Wild Guess Day
That Sucks Day
Titanic Remembrance Day
World Art Day

April 16th
Charlie Chaplin’s Birthday (1889)
Day of the Mushroom
Emancipation Day
Four Square Day
Garth Williams’ Birthday (1912)
Henry Mancini’s Birthday (1924)
International Moment of Laughter Day
National Bean Counter’s Day
National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
National Donate Life Day
National Eggs Benedict Day
National Health Care Decisions Day
National Orchid Day
National Stress Awareness Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
Save the Elephant Day
Slavery Abolished in D.C. by Lincoln in 1862
Teach Your Daughter to Volunteer Day
Wilbur Wright’s Birthday (1867)
World Voice Day

April 17th
Auctioneer’s Day
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
Husband Appreciation Day
International Haiku Poetry Day
International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day
J.P. Morgan’s Birthday (1837)
Jennifer Garner’s Birthday (1972)
Malbec World Day
National Cheeseball Day
National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day
National Crawfish Day
Nothing Like a Dame Day
Tax Freedom Day
Thornton Wilder’s Birthday (1897)
World Circus Day
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)
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 Jugglers Day
James Woods’ Birthday (1947)
National Animal Cracker Day
National Columnists Day
National Linemen Appreciation Day
Paul Revere Day “The British are coming…” (1775)
Pet Owner’s Independence Day
Pinata Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day
World Amateur Radio Day

April 19th
Bicycle Day
Boston Marathon
Cogenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day
Humorous Day
John Parker Day
National Amaretto Day
National Garlic Day
National Hanging Out Day
National North Dakota Day
National Poker Day
National Stress Awareness Day
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Patriot’s Day
Tim Curry’s Birthday (1946)
World Cow Chip Day

April 20th
4/20 Day
Adolf Hitler’s Birthday (1889)
Chinese Language Day
Clint Howard’s Birthday (1959)
International Cli-Fi Day
Lionel Hampton’s Birthday (1908)
Look Alike Day
My Brother Tom’s Birthday
National Cheddar Fries Day
National Lima Bean Respect Day
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
National Pot Smoker’s Day (followed by tomorrow’s Surprise Drug Test Day)
Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21st
Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day
Andie MacDowell’s Birthday (1958)
Barbara Park’s Birthday (1947)
Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
Charles Grodin’s Birthday (1935)
Charlotte Bronte’s Birthday (1816)
International Hemp 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 Pet CBD Day
National Surprise Drug Test Day
National Yellow Bat Day
Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday (1926)
Tony Danza’s Birthday (1951)

April 22nd
Administrative Professionals Day
American Immigration Lawyers Association Day of Action
Celebrate Teen Lit Day
Chemists Celebrate the Earth Day
Earth Day
Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
Global Selfie Earth Day (NASA)
In God We Trust Day
International Girls Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day
Jack Nicholson’s Birthday (1937)
Mother Earth Day
National Bookmobile Day
National Jelly Bean Day
National Oklahoma Day
Peter Frampton’s Birthday (1950)
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Vladimir Lenin’s Birthday (1870)

April 23rd
Content Creator Day
English Language Day
English Muffin Day
Home Run Day-Hank Aaron Hit His First Home Run in 1954
Impossible Astronaut Day
Lover’s Day
Movie Theatre Day
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Day of Silence
National Lost Dog Awareness Day
National Picnic Day
Roy Orbison’s Birthday (1936)
St. George Feast Day
Sandra Dee’s Birthday (1942)
Shirley Temple Black’s Birthday (1928)
Spanish Language Day
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)
Eeyore’s Birthday
Independent Bookstore Day
International Macaroni Day
International Sauvignon Blanc Day
International Sculpture Day
Jean Paul Gaultier (1952)
National Dance Day
National Drug Take Back Day
National Go Birding Day
National Herb Day
National Kiss of Hope Day
National Pigs in a Blanket Day
National Pool Opening Day
National Prepare-A-Thon Day
National Rebuilding Day
National Sense of Smell Day
New Kids on the Block Day
Pet Tech CPR Day
Robert Penn Warren’s Birthday (1905)
Saint Mark’s Eve
Save the Frogs Day
World Healing Day
World Laboratory Animal Day
World Meningitis Day
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
World Veterinary Day

April 25th
Academy Awards
Al Pacino’s Birthday (1940)
Blue Sunday
DNA Day
East Meets West Day
Ella Fitzgerald’s Birthday (1918)
Hair Stylists Appreciation Day
Hug a Plumber Day
License Plate Day
Malaria Awareness Day
Meadowlark Lemon’s (Harlem Globetrotter) Birthday (1932)
Mr. Hooper’s Birthday
Mother, Father Deaf Day
National Mani-Pedi Day
National Pet Parents Day
National Telephone Day
National Zucchini Bread Day
Parental Alienation Day
Pinhole Photography Day
Red Hat Society Day
Renee Zellweger’s Birthday (1969)
State License Plate Day
World Penguin Day

April 26th
Alien Day
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
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
John James Audubon’s Birthday (1785)
National Dissertation Day
National Help a Horse Day
National Kids and Pets Day
National Pretzel Day
National South Dakota Day
Patricia Reilly Giff’s Birthday (1935)
Richter Scale Day
World Intellectual Property Day

April 27th
Babe Ruth Day
Casey Kasem’s Birthday (1933)
Coretta Scott King’s Birthday (1927)
International Medicine Research Day
Ludwig Bemelmans’ Birthday (1898)
Mantanzas Mule Day
Morse Code Day
National Devil Dog Cakes Day
National Little Pampered Dog Day
National Prime Rib Day
National Pro Life T-Shirt Day
National Tell a Story Day
Samuel Morse’s Birthday (1791)
Tell a Story Day
Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday (1822)
World Marselan Day
World Tapir Day

April 28th
Biological Clock Day
Bravehearts Day
Cubicle Day
Denim Day
Harper Lee’s Birthday (1926)
International Guide Dogs Day
International Noise Awareness 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 Great Poetry Reading Day
National Superhero Day
Occupational Safety and Health Day
Oscar Schindler’s Birthday (1908)
Poetry Reading Day
Stop Food Waste Day
Walk at Lunch Day
Workers Memorial Day
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29th
Dale Earnhardt’s Birthday (1951)
Duke Ellington’s Birthday (1899)
Emperor Hirohito’s Birthday (1901)
International Dance Day
Jerry Seinfeld’s Birthday (1954)
National Shrimp Scampi Day
Peace Rose Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Spring Astronomy Day
William Randolph Hearst’s Birthday (1863)
World Wish Day
Zipper Day (Invented in 1917)

April 30th
Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
Animal Advocacy Day
Arbor Day
Beltane
Bugs Bunny’s Birthday
Children’s Book Day
Dandelion Day
Day of Dialogue
George Washington Inaugurated as First US President (1789)
International Jazz Day
Kirsten Dunst’s Birthday (1982)
Lag B’omer
Library of Congress Day
National Animal Advocacy Day
National Bubble Tea Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
National Honesty Day
National Military Brats Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
National Prepareathon Day
National Raisin Day
National Sarcordosis Day
National Teach Your Children to Save Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Spank Out Day
Undiagnosed Children’s Awareness Day
Walpurgis Night
Willie Nelson’s Birthday (1933)