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The first day of the month is April Fool’s Day or All Fool’s Day which is a day popular for pranks and harmless practical jokes. A one-time April Fool’s Day prank of the Scots was “hunting the gowk,” which sent the victim on false errands. Anyone who fell for the joke was called a gowk or cuckoo. The daisy and sweet pea are the flowers for April and the diamond is the gem.
April has been named Autism Awareness Month, Alcohol Awareness Month, National Cable Month, National Car Care Month, Cancer Control Month, Couple Appreciation Month, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Donate Life Month, International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Kite Month, National Frog Month, National Public Health Month, National Mathematics Education Month, International Customer Loyalty Month, National Garden Month, National Landscape Architecture Month, National Humor Month, National Occupational Therapy Month, National Pecan Month, National Poetry Month, Physical Wellness Month, Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month, National Soft Pretzel Month, National Montoring Month, National Kite Month, National Military Appreciation Month, Soyfoods Month, Stress Awareness Month, Tackle Your Clutter Month, Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month, National Woodworking Month, National Youth Sports Safety Month.
The following weeks have been set aside for observance: Medication Safety Week, National Week of the Ocean, National Public Health Week, Egg Salad Week), National Karaoke Week), National Library Week, Young People Poetry Week, National Medical Patient Advocacy Week, National Wildlife Week, National Coin Week, Professional Secretaries Week), National Volunteer Week, Consumer Awareness Week, National Window Safety Week, National TV Turnoff Week, National Playground Safety Week (26-30).
Special Days in April include:
April 1, EASTER, April Fool’s Day, Saint Lasarus’s Day, One Cent Day, Check Your Batteries Day, International tattling Day, Intolerance Day.
April 2, International Children’s Book Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, Feast Day of Saint Francis of Paola, Pascua Florida Day.
April 3, American Creed Day, Find a Rainbow Day, Tweed Day, Women Business Owners’ Day.
April 4, First US Flag approved (1818), Victims of Violence Holy Day, NATO Established (1949)
April 5, Student Government Day, Go for Broke Day, National Read a Road Map Day.
April 6, FINAL DAY OF PASSOVER, Sorry Charlie Day, North Pole Discovered in 1898.
April 7, World Health Day, No Housework Day, National Beer Day
April 8, ORTHODOX EASTER, Feast Day of Saint Walter.
April 9, National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, Name Yourself Day, Listening Day.
April 10, National Siblings Day, Humane Day, Salvation Army Founder’s Day, Commodore Perry Day, Encourage a Young Writer Day, Golfer’s Day
April 11, School Librarian Day, Barbershop Quartet Day. Jackie Robinson Day
April 12, National Licorice Day, Cosmonaut’s Day, National DARE Day, Halifax Independence Day, University of Virginia’s Founders Day, Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched, Fort Sumter Day.
April 13, International Plant Appreciation Day, Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, Blame Somebody Else Day, John Hanson Day, Huguenot Day, Scrabble day
April 14, Pan American Day, Feast Day of Saint Justin, Ex-spouse day, National Pecan Day
April 15, NEW MOON, Traditional Income Tax Day, Rubber Eraser Day, Titanic Remembrance Day
April 16, National Stress Awareness Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, Moment of Laughter Day, Husband Appreciation Day, National Candlelight Dinner Night, Feast Day of Saint Bernadette, D.C. EMANCIPATION DAY
April 17, TAX DAY 2018, Book-of-the Month Day, Daffy Duck’s Birthday, National Cheeseball Day, Night of a Thousand Stars, Verrazano Day.
April 18, Paul Revere Day, Pet Owners Day, Third World Day, 89ers Day, Newspaper Columnists Day
April 19, Feast Day of Blessed James Duckett, Humorous Day, Garlic Day, Parker Day.
April 20, Volunteer Recognition Day, Get to Know Your Customer Day, Cuckoo Day, National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.
April 21, Patriots Day, Boston Marathon, Kindergarden Day, Brasilia Day, Kartini Day, Natale di Roma, San Jacinto Day, Tiradentes Day.
April 22, Earth Day, National Jelly Bean Day, Girl Scout Leader Day
April 23, Secretary’s Day, Feast Day of Saint George, National Child Care Professionals’ Day, Take a Chance Day, Lover’s Day, Book Day.
April 24, Take Your Daughter to Work Day (4th Thurs.), Running of the Rodents Day, World YWCA Day, Peppercorn Day, Pig in a Blanket Day
April 25, Arbor Day (last Fri.), National Teach Children to Save Day, World Penguin Day, Anzac Day, Portugal’s Day, National Telephone Day, Feast Day of Saint Mark, East meets West Day, Administrative Professionals Day.
April 26, Hug A Friend Day, National Pretzel Day, Cape Henry Day, Alfred E. Packer Day, Richter Scale Day, Take Your Daughter to Work Day (4th Thurs.)
April 27, Tell a Story Day, Prime Rib Day, Matanzas Mule Day, “Babe” Ruth Day.
April 28, Great Poetry Reading Day, Kiss-Your-Mate Day, Maryland Admission Day.
April 29, FULL MOON, National Arbor day, Saint Catherine of Siena Day, Zipper Day, National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30, National Honesty Day, Hairstylist Appreciation Day, Louisiana Admission Day, Walpurgis Night.