Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Review—April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

Last month I did a post listing all the crazy special days in the month of March. 

Many of you contacted me and requested I make it a regular part of the blog. I thought it would be a fun addition, so I'm adding it to the regular schedule. I'll be posting the next month's special days on the last Thursday of the month.

If you missed my last post, here's a link to the Holidays & Special Days in March. Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 

Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

April is:
National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn & Garden Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records & Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations:
Week 1 Read a Road Map Week
Week 1 Library Week
Week 2 Garden Week
Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
Week 3 Medical Labs Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
Week 4 National Karaoke Week

April 1 Sourdough Bread Day
April 1 International Tatting Day
April 1 April Fools Day
April 1 Dyngus Day (always the Monday after Easter
April 1 International Fun at Work Day

April 2 National Peanut & Jelly Day
April 2 Children’s Book Day
April 2 Reconciliation Day

April 3 Tweed Day
April 3 Fish Fingers & Custard Day
April 3 Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day

April 4 School Librarian Day
April 4 Vitamin C Day
April 4 Tell a Lie Day
April 4 Hug a Newsman Day
April 4 Walk Around Things Day

April 5 Walk to Work Day
April 5 Go for Broke Day
April 6 Pillow Fight Day
April 6 Plan Your Epitaph Day
April 6 Sorry Charlie Day
April 6 International Pillow Fight Day

April 7 World Health Day
April 7 No Housework Day
April 7 Caramel Popcorn Day

April 8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
April 8 All is Ours Day

April 9 Winston Churchill Day
April 9 Name Yourself Day
April 9 Be kind to Lawyers Day

April 10 Sibling Day
April 10 Golfer’s Day

April 11 Eight Track Tape Day
April 11 Barbershop quartet Day
April 11 National Submarine Day

April 12 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 12 Big Wind Day
April 12 Russian Cosmonaut Day
April 12 Walk on Your Wild Side Day

April 13Scrabble Day
April 13 Thomas Jefferson Day

April 14 Look up at the Sky Day
April 14 Reach as High as You Can Day
April 14 National Pecan Day
April 14 Ex Spouse Day
April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day

April 15 That Sucks Day
April 15 Titanic Remembrance Day
April 15 Patriot’s Day (third Monday of the month)
April 15 Rubber Eraser Day

April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day
April 16 National Librarian Day
April 16 National Stress Awareness Day

April 17 Ford Mustang Day

April 17 Blah, Blah, Blah Day
April 17 Pet Owners Independence Day
April 17 National Cheese Ball Day

April 18 Amateur Radio Day
April 18 Newspaper Columnist Day
April 18 International Juggler’s Day
April 18 National High Five Day

April 19 National Garlic Day
April 19 DNA Day

April 20 Volunteer Recognition Day
April 20 Look Alike Day

April 21 Kindergarten Day

April 22 Jelly Bean Day
April 22 Girl Scout Leader Day
April 22 Earth Day

April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day
April 23 Lover’s Day
April 23 Take a Chance Day
April 23 World Laboratory Day
April 23 National Zucchini Bread Day

April 24 Pig in a Blanket Day
April 24 Executive Admin’s Day (Secretary’s Day)

April 25 Hug a Plumber Day
April 25 East Meets West Day
April 25 Take Your Daughter to Work (4th Thursday)
World Penguin Day

April 26 Pretzel Day
April 26 Hug an Australian Day
April 26 Richter Scale Day

April 27 Babe Ruth Day
April 27 Morse Code Day
April 27 National Prime Rib Day
April 27 Tell a Story Day

April 28 Workers’ Memorial Day
April 28 International Astronomy Day
April 28 Great Poetry Ready Day
April 28 Kiss Your Mate Day

April 29 Dance Day
April 29 Greenery Day
April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 Hairstyle Appreciation Day
April 30 National Honesty Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!


  1. Edie, thanks for this post. I put a link to it on my blog because I think it's a great way to get the creative juices flowing.


    1. Deborah, thank you! I'm glad you find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

  2. Goodness! We're nuts about special days, aren't we? There's something here for everyone.

    Thanks, Edie, for doing the research.


    1. Jean, thanks for stopping by. I hear write2ignite was stellar this year! Blessings, E

  3. Eight-Track Tape Day - there are probably a lot of people who don't even know what that is. I'm thinking a blog post about my memories of the eight-track player in my mom's car and what she played on it.
    Thanks for these, Edie. Amid these special days are a plethora of blog post ideas.

    1. Paula, I can't wait to read that one! Although my memories of an eight-track have to do with dating - although I guess I'm dating myself when I say that. Thanks so much for sharing, Blessings, E

  4. I like No Housework Day. Sounds good to me. It strikes me as funny that people in their 20s (maybe 30s?) have no idea what an Eight Track Day would mean. :)

    1. Ellen, I'm afraid I already celebrate No Housework Day on a regular basis! And you're right, those younger have only heard about eight-tracks. That's just sad! Thanks for dropping by, Blessings, E

  5. Happy there's a day for jelly beans and one for no housework. Fun post, Edie.

  6. Happy to hear there's a jellybean day and one for no housework. Fun post, Edie.

  7. I'm really, REALLY late on this, but Beth just told me about this wonderful feature you're offering, Edie. I love this! Thanks for all the work you do to compile these lists each month.

  8. Oh, my little boy will be so excited when I tell him we'll be celebrating Pig-in-Blanket Day! This list will help me in multiple ways--as a writer and as a homeschool mom! Thanks, Edie.