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April showers bring May flowers—and that's exactly how April got its name. It's derived from the verb "aperire," which means "to open," since April marks the start of the "opening" (or blooming) of beautiful trees and flowers around the world. There are as many national days in April as there are flowers, and we're excited to celebrate them all with you!

Pull out your April calendar and write down some of these exciting national days.

ACTIVITY HOLIDAYS: We don't have any holidays in April on our calendar. Just kidding, April Fools (April 1)! If you don't like practical jokes but still love to get down, you might enjoy International Dance Day (April 29) or World Party Day (April 3).

FOOD HOLIDAYS: Did you know that garlic was worshipped by Egyptians as a god—and even used as currency? We still love it today, and that's why there's a national day in April for Garlic Day (April 19)! It's the month of comfort foods—it's also National Burrito Day (April 6) and National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12).

PET HOLIDAYS: While we don't need a reason to celebrate our pet, we're always glad to have an excuse—so we love that one of our April holidays is National Pet Day (April 11). There are 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats owned in the U.S. alone—lots of happy owners to celebrate with!

DRINKING HOLIDAYS: Arguably the most important day on our calendar is National Beer Day on April 7 (although National Pretzel Day on April 26 is pretty important too—what would we snack on with our beer?). Did you know beer is the world's most widely consumed alcoholic beverage?

Find a complete list of April holidays below, and happy celebrating!

We have 50 holidays listed for April.

Bunnies, eggs, sugar highs, oh my! We know Easter as a day filled with vibrant colored eggs, children scavenging and ...
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Once upon a time, the beer lovers of the United States were very sad. The government ratified the 18th Amendment ...
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For cat lovers, April 6 is the ‘purrfect’ day. It’s National Siamese Cat Day. This is the day we celebrate ...
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World Health Day is held on Apr. 7 every year to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO), ...
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On April 7, 1933, President Roosevelt took the major first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law allowing people ...
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Even if you've never tried empanadas, there's a good chance you've had one of their distant (and delicious) cousins. Originally ...
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Winston Churchill Day is celebrated on April 9 because on this day in 1963 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signed a ...
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Started to commemorate siblings that had passed away while they were very young, National Siblings Day has become a political ...
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Our dogs deserve all the love and affection we can give, which is why there is a special day dedicated ...
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If you consider your pet a member of the family, you are definitely not alone—six out of ten pet owners ...
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National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is on April 12, the perfect day to celebrate the gooey goodness of melted cheese ...
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Between breakfast, widely branded as the day's "most important" meal, and dinner, the meal we spend all day waiting for, ...
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On a level from one to Adele, how are you feeling today? When we tell you it's National Ex Spouse ...
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Federal income taxes were first introduced in the U.S. in the early 1860's to help fund the Civil War—and over ...
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When you hear the word “cheeseball,” you probably think of that ugly Santa-and-Rudolph sweater that your Aunt Janice wears every ...
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April 19 is our favorite day of the year—National Garlic Day! Did you know that garlic was worshipped by Egyptians ...
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Up high! On April 19, make sure to give a ‘high five’ to everyone you meet, because it’s High Five ...
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Ever heard the saying “there’s someone else out there who has the same face as you?” According to you, it’s ...
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The first Earth Day was a "teach-in" focused on engaging thousands of students on a sunny, spring day in 1970 ...
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Created and made popular in during the Civil War, jelly beans have always, and will forever be one of America's ...
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Get your geek on and wear it proudly this World Book Day on April 23. We’ll tell you the best ...
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Okay, we have a confession—we love picnics. Whether we're going outside with a four-course meal or spreading a blanket on ...
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Did you know that the iconic flag of England is much more than just a red cross over a white ...
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If the phrase "pigs in a blanket" conjures up images of darling newborn piglets swaddled in warm fluffy blankets you ...
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On Apr. 25, we observe ANZAC Day, one of Australia’s most important and revered national occasions. ANZAC stands for Australian ...
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Each April, we celebrate International Guide Dog Day. Dogs have long been identified as “man’s best friend,” but some canines ...
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Did you know that 216 million new cases of malaria were reported in 2016? The mosquito may seem like an ...
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Can you imagine a world without telephones? How would you get in touch with someone? Send a messenger or possibly ...
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Would you believe pretzels got their start in the Catholic Church? Supposedly, starting in the 7th Century A.D., monks presented ...
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National Prime Rib Day, celebrated on April 27, is a feast day in honor of this classic cut of the ...
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Started by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the Day of Silence, held annually on a Friday during ...
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Get out your cape and celebrate National Superhero Day on April 28. Who makes the best superhero? We’ll help you ...
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The earliest American Arbor Day took place toward the start of the 1870s — right around the time when Yellowstone, ...
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International Dance Day was created in 1982 by the international dance council to highlight the amazing diversity and talent of ...
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April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day, and on this day we celebrate the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with ...
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Ya like jazz? Come together with people around the world for International Jazz Day on April 30. International Jazz Day ...
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We know the different types of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe ...
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On National Raisin Day on April 30 we celebrate to America’s favorite sun-soaked snack. When it comes to raisins, there ...
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We are constantly adding new holidays to National Today for April and other months throughout the year. Submit a holiday to us here.

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