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 64 April holidays.
|April Fools' Day||Activities||U.S.|
|National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day||Food||U.S.|
|World Autism Awareness Day||Cause, International||World|
|World Party Day||Activities||World|
|National Hug a Newsperson Day||Career||U.S.|
|National Walking Day||Activities, Health||U.S.|
|National Burrito Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Deep Dish Pizza Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Siamese Cat Day||Pets||U.S.|
|National Student-Athlete Day||Sports||U.S.|
|New Beer's Eve||Drinking||U.S.|
|National Beer Day||Drinking||U.S.|
|World Health Day||Health||World|
|National Empanada Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Winston Churchill Day||Historical||U.K., U.S.|
|National Hug Your Dog Day||Pets||U.S.|
|National Siblings Day||Family||U.S.|
|National Pet Day||Pets||U.S.|
|National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Make Lunch Count Day||Activities, Food||U.S.|
|National Ex Spouse Day||Relationships||U.S.|
|National Laundry Day||Family||U.S., World|
|Wear Pajamas to Work Day||Activities||U.S.|
|National Cheeseball Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Haiku Poetry Day||Activities||World|
|National Velociraptor Awareness Day||Historical||World|
|National Garlic Day||Food||U.S.|
|National High Five Day||Activities||U.S.|
|Chinese Language Day||Ethnic||World|
|National Look-Alike Day||Relationships||U.S.|
|Husband Appreciation Day||Family||U.S.|
|National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day||Pets||U.S.|
|Earth Day||Environmental, International||World|
|National Jelly Bean Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Picnic Day||Activities||U.S.|
|St. George's Day||Ethnic||U.K.|
|World Book Day||Education||World|
|National Pigs in a Blanket Day||Food||U.S.|
|Administrative Professionals Day||Career||World|
|International Guide Dog Day||Cause||World|
|National Telephone Day||Technology||U.S.|
|World Malaria Day||Health||World|
|National Pretzel Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Day of Silence||Cause||U.S.|
|National Prime Rib Day||Food||U.S.|
|National Superhero Day||Pop Culture||U.S.|
|International Dance Day||Activities, International||World|
|National Shrimp Scampi Day||Food||U.S.|
|International Jazz Day||International, Pop Culture||World|
|National Honesty Day||Activities||U.S.|
|National Raisin Day||Food||U.S.|
|Distracted Driving Awareness Month||Cause||U.S.|
|National Couple Appreciation Month||Relationships||U.S.|
|National Decorating Month||Activities||U.S.|
|National Garden Month||Activities, Environmental, Health||U.S.|
|National Humor Month||Activities||U.S.|
|National Internship Awareness Month||Career||U.S.|
|National Inventors Month||Career||U.S.|
|National Pet Month||Pets||U.S.|
|Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month||Pets||U.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!