Saturday, April 2, 2016

30 Days of Idea Starters for Writers - Calendar Days - April's Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions

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. This month is  especially fun for writers because of all the writing/reading related holidays:

It's National Poetry Month & the first week is National Library Week. 
In addition there are these specific days:
April 1 Poetry and the Creative Mind Day & Reading is Funny Day
April 2 Children’s Book Day
April 4 National School Librarian Day & National Hug a Newsman Day
April 10 National Encourage a Young Writer Day
April 12 National Library Workers Day
April 13 National Scrabble Day & National Bookmobile Day
April 14 National Support Teen Literature Day
April 15 National Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day & National Librarian Day
April 17 National Haiku Poetry Day
April 18 National Columnist Day
April 21 National Have a Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 23 National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
April 27 World Stationery Day & National Tell a Story Day
April 28 National Great Poetry Reading Day
April 30 National Military Brats Day

April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

April is:
National Month of the Military Child
Autism Awareness Month
Inventor’s Month
National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Scottish American Heritage Month
National Safe Digging Month
Decorating Month
National Fresh Celery Month
Straw Hat Month
International Guitar Month
Jazz Appreciation 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
National Library Week

Week 2
National Garden Week

Week 3
Organize Your Files Week
Medical Labs Week

Week 4
Administrative Assistants Week
National Karaoke Week

Daily Celebrations:
April 1
Poetry and the Creative Mind Day
Sourdough Bread Day
International Tuba Day
Fun Day
Walk to Work Day
National One Cent Day
International Tatting Day
April Fools Day
Reading is Funny Day
International Fun at Work Day

April 2
World Autism Day
National Love Our Children Day
National Peanut & Jelly Day
International Pillow Fight Day
Children’s Book Day
National Ferret Day
National Reconciliation Day

April 3
National Tweed Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Find a Rainbow Day
Fish Fingers & Custard Day
Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day

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

April 5
National Gold Star Wives Day
National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Go for Broke Day
National Read a Road Map Day
National Caramel Day

April 6
Army Day
National Teflon Day
National Walking Day
National Day of Hope
National Tartan Day
National Caramel Popcorn Day
Plan Your Epitaph Day
National Student-Athlete Day
National Sorry Charlie Day

April 7
World Health Day
National Coffee Cake Day
Tell a Lie Day
National No Housework Day

April 8
National Zoo Lovers Day
Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
National All is Ours Day

April 9
National Winston Churchill Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
National Cherish an Antique Day
National Name Yourself Day

April 10
National Encourage a Young Writer Day
International Safety Pin Day
National Sibling Day
National Farm Animals Day
Golfer’s Day

April 11
National Eight Track Tape Day
World Parkinson’s Disease Day
National Pet Day
National Cheese Fondue Day
National Barbershop quartet Day
National Submarine Day

April 12
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
National Licorice Day
National Library Workers Day
Be kind to Lawyers Day
National Big Wind Day
Russian Cosmonaut Day
Walk on Your Wild Side Day

April 13
National Scrabble Day
National Bookmobile Day
National Peach cobbler Day
National Thomas Jefferson Day

April 14
Air Force Reserves Birthday
Look up at the Sky Day
National Support Teen Literature Day
National Dolphin Day
National Reach as High as You Can Day
National Pecan Day
National Ex Spouse Day
International Moment of Laughter Day

April 15
That Sucks Day
National Day of Silence
National Tax Day
National Take a Wild Guess Day
National Titanic Remembrance Day
National Rubber Eraser Day

April 16
National National Eggs Benedict Day
Record Store Day
Save the Elephant Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
National Auctioneers Day
National Librarian Day
National Stress Awareness Day

April 17
National Haiku Poetry Day
Ford Mustang Day
National Ellis Island Family History Day
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
National Bat Appreciation Day
National Cheese Ball Day

April 18
Amateur Radio Day
National Animal Crackers Day
Pet Owners Independence Day
National Lineman Appreciation Day
Patriot’s Day (third Monday of the month)
National Columnist Day
International Juggler’s Day

April 19
Bicycle Day
National Education and Sharing Day
National Hanging out Day
National Garlic Day

April 20
Banana Day
National Cheddar Fries Day
National Lima Bean Respect Day
Volunteer Recognition Day
National Look Alike Day

April 21
National Have a Poem in Your Pocket Day
National Kindergarten Day
Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
Get to Know Your customers Day
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
National High Five Day

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

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

April 24
National in a Blanket Day
National Pet Parents Day
Pinhole Photography Day
Teach Your Children to Save Day

April 25
National Hug a Plumber Day
National DNA Day
National Telephone Day
Malaria Day
National Zucchini Bread Day
National East Meets West Day
World Penguin Day

April 26
National Pretzel Day
National Help a Horse Day
National Kids and Pets Day
National Audubon Day
Hug an Australian Day
National Richter Scale Day

April 27
International Guide Dogs Day
National Babe Ruth Day
World Stationery Day
National Administrative Professionals Day (Secretary’s Day)
Morse Code Day
National Prime Rib Day
National Tell a Story Day

April 28
National BraveHearts Day
National Blueberry Pie Day
National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
International Astronomy Day
National Great Poetry Reading Day
Kiss Your Mate Day

April 29
National Zipper Day
International Dance Day
World Wish Day
National Arbor Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
National Peace Rose Day
National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30
National Bugs Bunny Day
World Veterinary Day
International Jazz Day
National Military Brats Day
Save the Frogs Day
National Sense of Smell Day
National Kiss of Hope Day
National Raisin Day
Go Birding Day
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
National Pool Opening Day
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
National Honesty Day

What days  are you going to use this month? Be sure to share in the comments section below.

Don't forget to join the conversation!


Don't get caught without an idea, use the calendar for#blogging & #socialmedia - @EdieMelson (Click to Tweet)


  1. not holding my breath, as there is much on my plate already, BUT i (finally) have a theme / manifest for my blog—Stories by Design. i've hosted interviews for over a year now, and recently added guest posts. it's time to (ahem) start posting my own posts again; fell out of the habit somewhere late last year...
    found some themes from your list that go well with my theme!
    as always, thanks, Edie, for a great source of information!!

    1. I couldn't help but notice that over half of the days this month have to do with writing. Hmmm. National Chocolate Mousse Day sounds good to me.

      I wonder who comes up with these anyway.....

    2. Robin, that's awesome!!!! Blessings, E

    3. Ellen, I know, it's cool isn't it! Actually there's a process to have a day designated as a holiday. It's not as hard as you might think, Blessings, E

  2. My birthday is in this month. Of all things, it's on National ex-spouse day.

    1. Carole, too funny! Blessings and Happy Birthday! E

  3. April is also autism awareness month. I see you got April 2. Thanks for all the cool days.

  4. This is hilarious, Edie. I'm excited it's National Celery Month ... but I can't believe I missed Children's Book Day, on April 2. :) :(