Fun Holidays in April To Celebrate – Holidays and Observances

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Easter usually falls in April, but did you know that April is also National Pet Month, National Pecan Month, National Humor Month, National Garden Month, and National Decorating Month? Let’s take a closer look at some of these special holidays celebrated in April.

From Unicorn Day to Tea Day and everything in between, April has plenty of holidays that everyone can join in on. We’ve compiled a list of some exciting (and often overlooked) days that offer a reason to celebrate.

So grab your friends and family and get ready, as there are plenty of fun things to do this month. Check out some of the highlights below.

Holidays To Celebrate in April

One of the most exciting days during the month of April is the first day of the month. April Fool’s day is a day that involves practical jokes and pranks.

Easter is most likely to be the holiday that everyone looks forward to, though, especially kids that look forward to all the candy and treats. This Christian holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

But we should also consider other occasions, including World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd, and learn more about the Autism Spectrum and the many myths about Autism.

And ask your kids to brainstorm what they can do to keep the planet healthy, and then write about it on this Earth day pledge page printable on Earth Day (April 22).

April Symbols

  • April’s Birthstone: Diamond
  • April Flower of the Month: Daisy and Sweet Pea
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19) & Taurus (Apr. 20 – May. 20)

MONTHLY OBSERVANCES

  • National Pet Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Humor Month
  • National Garden Month
  • National Decorating Month
  • World Autism Awareness Month

All The Fun Dys to Celebrate in April

DateHoliday
APR 1April Fools’ Day
National Sourdough Bread Day
APR 2National Burrito Day
International Children’s Book Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
World Autism Awareness Day
APR 3National Find a Rainbow Day
World Party Day
National Love Our Children Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day
APR 4National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
National Vitamin C Day
APR 5National Deep Dish Pizza Day
National Dandelion Day
APR 6National Siamese Cat Day
National Caramel Popcorn Day
APR 7National Coffee Cake Day
National No Housework Day
World Health Day
APR 8National Empanada Day
APR 9National Name Yourself Day
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Unicorn Day
National Winston Churchill Day
APR 10National Hug Your Dog Day
National Siblings Day
APR 11National Eight-Track Tape Day
National Pet Day
National Submarine Day
National Cheese Fondue Day
APR 12National Licorice Day
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
APR 13National Make Lunch Count Day
National Scrabble Day
APR 14National Ex-Spouse Day
National Gardening Day
APR 15National Laundry Day
APR 16National Librarian Day
Wear Pajamas to Work Day
APR 17International Bat Appreciation Day
National Cheese Ball Day
APR 18Husband Appreciation Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
International Juggler’s Day
National Velociraptor Awareness Day
APR 19National Garlic Day
APR 20Chinese Language Day
National Look-Alike Day
APR 21National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
National Kindergarten Day
National Tea Day
APR 22Earth Day
National Jelly Bean Day
APR 23National Picnic Day
National Cherry Cheesecake Day
English Language Day
German Beer Day
APR 24National Pigs in a Blanket Day
APR 25National Crayola Day
National DNA Day
National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
National Telephone Day
National Zucchini Bread Day
APR 26National Pretzel Day
Hug a Friend Day
APR 27National Prime Rib Day
National Tell a Story Day
APR 28National Blueberry Pie Day
National Superhero Day
APR 29International Dance Day
International Guide Dog Day
National Shrimp Scampi Day
APR 30International Jazz Day
National Bugs Bunny Day
National Bubble Tea Day
Honesty Day

Moving National Days of April

  • Good Friday (date changes each year. Two days before Easter Sunday)
  • Passover (date changes each year. April 5 until April 13 in 2023)
  • Easter – (date changes each year.  April 9 in 2023)
  • Sweet Potato Day (1st Monday)
  • National Fun Day (1st Monday)
  • National Walking Day (1st Wednesday)
  • National Burrito Day (1st Thursday)
  • National Walk to Work Day (1st Friday)
  • Student Government Day (1st Friday)
  • National Love Our Children Day (1st Saturday)
  • Everyday is Tag Day (1st Saturday)
  • International Pillow Fight Day (1st Saturday)
  • National Day of Silence (2nd Friday)
  • Baby Massage Day (2nd Saturday)
  • Teach Children to Save Day – (date changes each year. April 27 in 2023)
  • National Poem In Your Pocket Day  (date changes each year. April 29 in 2023)
  • Boston Marathon Day (3rd Monday)
  • Patriot’s Day (3rd Monday)
  • National High Five Day (3rd Thursday)
  • International Cake Pizza Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Record Store Day  (3rd Saturday)
  • Husband Appreciation Day (3rd Saturday)
  • World Circus Day (3rd Saturday)
  • National Administrative Professionals’ Day (Wednesday of the last full week)
  • National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (4th Thursday)
  • National Day of Puppetry (4th Saturday)
  • School Bus Drivers Day (4th Tuesday)
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day (last Sunday)
  • Pet Parents Day (last Sunday)
  • World Pinhole Photography Day (last Sunday)
  • International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday)
  • International Noise Awareness Day (last Wednesday)
  • Denim Day (last Wednesday)
  • National Arbor Day (last Friday)
  • National Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday)
  • Childcare Professionals Day (last Friday)
  • Independent Bookstore Day (last Saturday)
  • National Sense of Smell Day (last Saturday)
  • Eeyore’s Birthday (last Saturday)
  • Save the Frogs Day (last Saturday)
  • World Veterinary Day (last Saturday)
  • World Healing Day (last Saturday)

April Printables & Activities

We have lots of crafts, printables, and word search pages perfect for the month of April. Great for anyone who needs some me-time, and the kids will enjoy them too.

And if you’re looking for some delicious Easter treats, try this easy Easter Fudge with Robin Eggs cute or these cute Bunny Butt Cupcakes.

So there you have it! You now have lots of unique and fun days to celebrate during the month of April. What April Holidays will you be celebrating?? Let me know in the comments below!

Monthly Holidays and Observances Lists

Every month has plenty of holidays and observances to celebrate with your family.  See all our monthly lists: