Friday, March 31, 2017

Ideas for Writers—April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

Ideas for Writers
by Edie Melson 

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. How many can you fine? Be sure to leave your guess in the comment section at the end of the post.

April Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

April is:
National Month of the Military Child
National Canine Fitness Month
National Child Abuse Awareness Month
National Donate Life Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Inventor’s Month
National Humor Month
National Soy Foods Month
National Internship Awareness Month
Scottish American Heritage Month
National Safe Digging Month
National Decorating Month
National Fresh Celery Month
Occupational therapy Month
National Garden Month
National Straw Hat Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
International Guitar Month
National Jazz Appreciation Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn & Garden Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
National Landscape Architecture Month
Records & Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations:
Week 1
Read a Road Map Week
National Work Zone Awareness Week
Explore Your Career Options Week
National Blue Ribbon Week
Bat Appreciation Week
Golden Rule Week

Week 2
National Animal Control Appreciation Week
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week
American Indian Awareness Week
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (911 Operators)
Spring Astronomy Week
National Student Employment Week
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week
Cancer Registrars Week
National Library Week

Week 3
Boys & Girls Club Week
Fiddlers Frolic
Canada Book Week
National Toddler Immunization Week
Coin Week
Neurodiagnostic Week
National Tattoo Week
National Pet ID Week
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week
National Week of the Ocean

Week 4
National Volunteer Week
National Princess Week
Bedbug Awareness Week
Every Kid Healthy Week
Medical Fitness Week
Administrative Professionals Week
National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Sky Awareness Week
American Quilters Society Week
Air Quality Awareness Week
Preservation Week

Daily Celebrations:
April 1
National Sourdough Bread Day
International Pillow Fight Day
International Tatting Day
National Love Our Children Day
Fun Day
Walk to Work Day
National One Cent Day
April Fools Day
Reading is Funny Day

April 2
World Autism Day
Love Your Produce Manager Day
National Peanut & Jelly Day
Children’s Book Day
National Ferret Day
National Reconciliation Day

April 3
National Tweed Day
World Party Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Find a Rainbow Day
Don’t Go to Work Unless it’s Fun Day

April 4
National School Librarian Day
World Rat Day
Jeep 4x4 Day
Vitamin C Day
National Hug a Newsman Day
National Walk Around Things Day

April 5
Star Trek First Contact Day
National Gold Star Wives Day
Childhelp National Day of Hope
National Walking 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
Tell a Lie Day
National Tartan Day
National Caramel Popcorn Day
Plan Your Epitaph Day
National Student-Athlete Day
National Sorry Charlie Day

April 7
World Health Day
Beaver Day
National Education & Sharing Day
Walk to Work Day
National Coffee Cake Day
National No Housework Day

April 8
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day
National Zoo Lovers Day
National Empanada 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
Experience Week starts today
National Sibling Day
National Farm Animals Day
Golfer’s Day

April 11
National Eight Track Tape Day
National Library Workers Day
Be Kind to Lawyers 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 Bookmobile Day
National Big Wind Day
Walk on Your Wild Side Day

April 13
National Scrabble Day
National Support Teen Literature Day
National Make Lunch Count Day
National Peach cobbler Day
National Thomas Jefferson Day

April 14
Air Force Reserves Birthday
Look up at the Sky Day
That Sucks 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
Microvolunteering Day
National Auctioneers Day
National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
National Tax Day
Record Store Day
National Take a Wild Guess Day
National Titanic Remembrance Day
National Rubber Eraser Day

April 16
National Eggs Benedict Day
National Bean Counter Day
Save the Elephant Day
National Orchid Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
National Stress Awareness Day

April 17
National Haiku Poetry Day
Patriot’s Day
Ford Mustang Day
Nothing Like a Dame Day
National Poem in Your Pocket Day
National Ellis Island Family History Day
Blah, Blah, Blah Day
National Bat Appreciation Day
National Cheese Ball Day

April 18
Amateur Radio Day
Pinata Day
National Animal Crackers Day
Pet Owners Independence Day
National Lineman Appreciation Day
National Columnist Day

April 19
Poetry and The Creative Mind Day
Bicycle Day
Banana Day
National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
National Hanging out Day
National Garlic Day

April 20
National High Five Day
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
National Cheddar Fries Day
Kickball Day
National Lima Bean Respect Day
National Get to Know Your Customers Day
Volunteer Recognition Day
National Look Alike Day

April 21
National Kindergarten Day
Tea Day
National Day of Silence
National Yellow Bat Day
National Donate Life Blue and Green Day
Bulldogs are Beautiful Day
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

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

April 23
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
English Language Day
World Book Night
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
National Picnic Day
National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
National Take a Chance Day
World Laboratory Day

April 24
National Pigs in a Blanket Day
Firefly Day

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

April 26
National Pretzel Day
National Administrative Professionals Day (Secretaries Day)
National Help a Horse Day
International Guide Dogs Day
World Stationery Day
National Kids and Pets Day
National Audubon Day
Hug an Australian Day
Get Organized Day
National Richter Scale Day

April 27
Thank You Thursday
National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
National Babe Ruth Day
Morse Code Day
National Prime Rib Day
National Tell a Story Day

April 28
National Superhero Day
National Teach Children to Save Day
National BraveHearts Day
Workers’ Memorial Day
National Hairball Awareness Day
National Arbor Day
Cubicle Day
National Blueberry Pie Day
National Great Poetry Reading Day
Kiss Your Mate Day

April 29
National Zipper Day
National Pool Opening Day
World Veterinary Day
Go Birding Day
International Astronomy Day
National Sense of Smell Day
National Rebuilding Day
International Dance Day
World Wish Day
Save the Frogs Day
National Peace Rose Day
National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30
National PrepareAthon Day
National Bugs Bunny Day
National Pet Parents Day
National Infertility Survival Day
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
International Jazz Day
National Military Brats Day
Pinhole Photography Day
National Kiss of Hope Day
National Raisin Day
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
National Honesty Day

How many writing/reading related holidays did you find? Which one was your favorite? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. There are so many great ideas here, Edie! I see weekly posts springing up for April!
    Blessings, Linda

  2. Linda, thank you!!! I love using the calendar to map out my social media updates for the month. That's not all I use, but it's a great framework to build the month on. I also use previous year's lists to come up with article ideas. Thanks for stopping by, blessings, E

  3. To think I could've missed National Ferret Day! You totally saved the day, Edie. And what a boatload of fun this is--thanks for sharing!