Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Calendar Days—April's Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions—Idea Starters for Writers

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

It’s time again for Calendar Days. These are just fun to read. They’re also a great way to jumpstart our creativity when looking for ideas for articles and blog posts. They’re also a fun writing prompt idea. 

In addition, calendar days are great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, especially when two contrasting holidays fall on the same date. Here are some that tickled my funny bone this month:

April 6, International Pillow Fight Day and Plan Your Epitaph Day—obviously these people are serious about their pillow fights!
Also, 7 is sending a good message—World Health Day and No Housework Day. I definitely think they’re onto something. LOL!
Finally, I think April 30 is sending us mixed messages. It’s Hairstyle Appreciation Day and National Honesty Day. Mixing those two could get someone in trouble.

April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

April is National Humor Month!
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

Daily Celebrations:
April 1, April Fools Day
April 1 Sourdough Bread Day
April 1 International Tatting Day
April 1 April Fools Day
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 Easter
April 5 Go for Broke 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 is Draw a Picture of a Bird 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 13 Scrabble 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 is Ford Mustang 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 is World Laboratory 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)
April 25 World Penguin Day

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

April 27 is Morse Code 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



  1. These are really fun! Thanks for posting! What about Good Friday, though?

  2. I used to use ideas like this when I worked at a library. I would visit senior citizens and bring ideas to talk about by using this method. Now why not write about it? Great ideas Edie. Thanks. Beth

  3. April is also Autism Awareness month.

  4. Love these! I wonder how many people will tell a little white lie on Honesty Day? ;)

    I always love these posts, Edie. Thanks so much for compiling them!