April Holidays

There are as many national days in April as there are flowers, and we're excited to celebrate them all with you! At National Today, we love celebrating 72 April holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Apr. 1

April Fools' DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 2

World Autism Awareness DayHealthU.S.

Apr. 3

National Find a Rainbow DayFunU.K., U.S.

Apr. 3

World Party DaySpecial InterestWorld

Apr. 4

National Hug a Newsperson DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 4

National Walking DaySportsU.S.

Apr. 5

National Burrito DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 5

National Deep Dish Pizza DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 5

RAINN DayCauseU.S.

Apr. 6

National Siamese Cat DayAnimalsU.S.

Apr. 6

National Student-Athlete DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 6

New Beer's EveFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 7

National Beer DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 7

World Health DayHealthWorld

Apr. 8

National Empanada DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 9

National Winston Churchill DayGovernmentU.S.

Apr. 10

National Hug Your Dog DayAnimalsU.S.

Apr. 10

National Siblings DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 11

National Pet DayAnimalsU.S.

Apr. 12

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 13

National Make Lunch Count DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 14

National Ex Spouse DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 15

National Laundry DayFamilyU.S., World

Apr. 16

Wear Pajamas to Work DayFunU.S.

Apr. 17

National Cheeseball DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 17

Tax DayCauseU.S.

Apr. 18

National Haiku Poetry DayFunWorld

Apr. 18

National Velociraptor Awareness DayEducationWorld

Apr. 19

National Garlic DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 19

National High Five DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 20

Chinese Language DayEducationWorld

Apr. 20

National Look-Alike DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 21

EasterReligiousWorld

Apr. 21

Husband Appreciation DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 21

National Bulldogs are Beautiful DayAnimalsU.S.

Apr. 22

Earth DayCauseWorld

Apr. 22

National Jelly Bean DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 23

National Picnic DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 23

St. George's DayFederalU.K.

Apr. 23

World Book DayArts & EntertainmentWorld

Apr. 24

National Pigs in a Blanket DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 25

Administrative Professionals DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 25

ANZAC DayFederalAustralia

Apr. 25

International Guide Dog DayAnimalsU.S.

Apr. 25

National Telephone DaySpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 25

World Malaria DayHealthWorld

Apr. 26

National Pretzel DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 27

National Day of SilenceSpecial InterestU.S.

Apr. 27

National Prime Rib DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 28

Arbor DayCauseU.S.

Apr. 28

National Superhero DayArts & EntertainmentU.S.

Apr. 29

International Dance DayArts & EntertainmentWorld

Apr. 29

National Shrimp Scampi DayFood & BeverageU.S.

Apr. 30

International Jazz DayArts & EntertainmentWorld

Apr. 30

National Honesty DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 30

National Raisin DayFood & BeverageU.S.

April

Distracted Driving Awareness MonthCauseU.S.

April

Keep America Beautiful Month

April

National Couple Appreciation MonthRelationshipsU.S.

April

National Decorating MonthFunU.S.

April

National Garden MonthEnvironmental, Fun, HealthU.S.

April

National Humor MonthFunU.S.

April

National Internship Awareness MonthCareerU.S.

April

National Inventors MonthCareerU.S.

April

National Pecan MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

National Pet MonthAnimalsU.S.

April

National Soft Pretzel MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

National Soy Foods MonthFood & BeverageU.S.

April

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals MonthAnimalsU.S.

April

Scottish-American Heritage MonthCauseU.S.

April

Stress Awareness MonthHealthU.S.

What is the significance of April holidays?

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.

What are some memorable April holiday moments?

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).

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).

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!

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?

Are we missing your favorite April holiday?

If you don't see a holiday you love to celebrate here, head to our holiday submission page and let us know! Make sure you've compiled a bit of information about your holiday before you submit. Is it celebrated widely? Does it have a track record of media coverage? Let us know about any April holidays we should add!

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