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 68 April holidays.

Date

Holiday

Category

Region

Apr. 1

April Fools' DayFunU.S.

Apr. 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 2

World Autism Awareness DayCause, InternationalWorld

Apr. 3

World Party DayFunWorld

Apr. 4

National Hug a Newsperson DayCareerU.S.

Apr. 4

National Walking DayFun, HealthU.S.

Apr. 5

National Burrito DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 5

National Deep Dish Pizza DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 6

National Siamese Cat DayPetsU.S.

Apr. 6

National Student-Athlete DaySportsU.S.

Apr. 6

New Beer's EveDrinkingU.S.

Apr. 7

National Beer DayDrinkingU.S.

Apr. 7

World Health DayHealthWorld

Apr. 8

National Empanada DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 9

National Winston Churchill DayInternationalU.K., U.S.

Apr. 10

National Hug Your Dog DayPetsU.S.

Apr. 10

National Siblings DayFamilyU.S.

Apr. 11

National Pet DayPetsU.S.

Apr. 12

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 13

National Make Lunch Count DayFood, FunU.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 DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 17

Tax DayFinancialU.S.

Apr. 18

National Haiku Poetry DayFunWorld

Apr. 18

National Velociraptor Awareness DayEducationWorld

Apr. 19

National Garlic DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 19

National High Five DayFunU.S.

Apr. 20

Chinese Language DayEducationWorld

Apr. 20

National Look-Alike DayRelationshipsU.S.

Apr. 21

EasterReligiousWorld

Apr. 21

Husband Appreciation DayFamilyU.S.

Apr. 21

National Bulldogs are Beautiful DayPetsU.S.

Apr. 22

Earth DayEnvironmental, InternationalWorld

Apr. 22

National Jelly Bean DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 23

National Picnic DayFunU.S.

Apr. 23

St. George's DayFederalU.K.

Apr. 23

World Book DayEducationWorld

Apr. 24

National Pigs in a Blanket DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 25

Administrative Professionals DayCareerWorld

Apr. 25

ANZAC DayFederalAustralia

Apr. 25

International Guide Dog DayCauseWorld

Apr. 25

National Telephone DayTechnologyU.S.

Apr. 25

World Malaria DayHealthWorld

Apr. 26

National Pretzel DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 27

National Day of SilenceCauseU.S.

Apr. 27

National Prime Rib DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 28

Arbor DayEnvironmentalU.S.

Apr. 28

National Superhero DayFunU.S.

Apr. 29

International Dance DayFun, InternationalWorld

Apr. 29

National Shrimp Scampi DayFoodU.S.

Apr. 30

International Jazz DayInternationalWorld

Apr. 30

National Honesty DayFunU.S.

Apr. 30

National Raisin DayFoodU.S.

April

Distracted Driving Awareness MonthCauseU.S.

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 MonthFoodU.S.

April

National Pet MonthPetsU.S.

April

National Soft Pretzel MonthFoodU.S.

April

National Soy Foods MonthFoodU.S.

April

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals MonthPetsU.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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