List of National Days in April – Gardening, Pets, Food and Fools!

The fourth month of the year starts with April Fool’s Day.  This seems to be a hint that the month has a lot of fun in store for us. This list of National Days in April breaks down the month into a day by day account of the national days that will be happening this month.  The calendar gives a quick look at the month so that you can celebrate the day with food, activities and decor ideas.  The list of national days in April is full of fun food, gardening and pet days.
April is the fourth month of the year in both the Georgian calendar, which we use today, and also the calendar which came before it – The Julian calendar. April is also my birth month!  The name of the month comes from the Latin word Aprillis, the fourth month of the ancient Roman Calendar. It is also believed that the month is named after the gоddеѕѕ, Aphrodite whose Greek name was Aphros.

In the USA, April is Keep American Beautiful Month, National Canine Fitness Month, and National Straw Hat Month, among others. The national days of the month seem to be focused a lot on the great outdoors.

If you are interested in next month’s days, be sure to also check out the Calendar of National Days in May.  

Fun Facts about April

The month of April has arrived, so let’s catch up with a few facts about the first full month of spring.Fun Facts About April

  • Four US Presidents were born in April – Thomas Jefferson, James Buchanan, Ulysses S. Grant and James Monroe.  Ironically, it is also the month when four US Presidents died, as well – William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon.
  • The birthstone of April is the Diamond.
  • Both the daisy and the sweet pea are birth flowers of April.
  • The zodiac sign for the month of April is Aires up to April 19 and Taurus after that date. 
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, April is one of the busiest months for gardening and is known as National Garden Month.
  • April is the first of four months that have only 30 days.
  • In the UK, April is recognized as National Pet Month.

List of National Days in April

This list of National Days of April gives you a break down of the month, day by day. Some of these topics are links to pages on my site where you can discover more information about that interesting national day. I add links and fun facts to this page often about your favorite national days. The page changes often, so be sure to check soon to see what’s new this month.National Days in April give us lots of reasons to celebrate

Even though gardeners are out and about in April, there is a lot more that just gardening to celebrate this month. From April Fool’s Day on April 1 to National Bugs Bunny on April 30, each day has so much fun in store for you. Be sure to spread the word by using the hashtag #celebratenationaldays and #aprilnationaldays on social media.

Free April National Day Calendar Printable

Just for readers of my blog, I have a fun calendar featuring one National Day for each day of the month.  You can print out the calendar here.  The calendar will print out on letter size paper in the landscape format and is a great way to plan some activities for the month.

Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever - Charles Lamb. #celebratenationaldays #aprilnationaldays Click To Tweet
April 1

  • April Fools’ Day
  • One Cent Day
  • Sourdough Bread Day
  • Easter – (Changes Each Year)
  • Fossil Fools Day
April 2

  • Ferret Day
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Reconciliation Day
  • Fun Day
  • Sweet Potato Day
April 3 

  • Chocolate Mousse Day
  • World Party Day
  • Find a Rainbow Day
  • Tweed Day
  • SAAM Day of Action – (1st Tuesday)
April 4

  • Jeep 4×4 Day
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
  • Hug a News Person Day
  • School Librarian Day
  • Walk Around Things Day
  • Walking Day – (1st Wed)
  • Vitamin C Day
April 5

  • Caramel Day
  • Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • Go For Broke Day
  • Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • Read a Road Map Day
  • Burrito Day – (1st Thurs)
  • Bell Bottoms Day
April 6

  • Caramel Popcorn Day
  • Sorry Charlie Day
  • Student-Athlete Day
  • Tartan Day
  • Teflon Day
  • Hostess Twinkie Day
  • Fresh Tomato Day
April 7

  • Coffee Cake Day
  • No Housework Day
  • Love Our Children Day – (1st Sat)
  • Girl Me Too Day
  • Beer Day
April 8

  • All is Ours Day
  • Empanada Day
  • Zoo Lovers Day
  • Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  • Step into the Spotlight Day
April 9

  • Cherish an Antique Day
  • Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
  • Name Yourself Day
  • Winston Churchill Day
April 10

  • Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • Farm Animals Day
  • Siblings Day
  • Golfer’s Day
April 11

  • Barber Shop Quartet Day
  • Cheese Fondue Day
  • Eight Track Tape Day
  • Pet Day
  • Submarine Day
April 12

April 13

  • Make Lunch Count Day
  • Peach Cobbler Day
  • Scrabble Day
  • Thomas Jefferson Day
  • International Skeptics Day
April 14

  • Gardening Day 
  • Dolphin Day
  • Ex Spouse Day
  • Pan American Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Reach as High as You Can Day
April 15

Check out all the National Days to celebrate in April at Always The Holidays. #celebratenationaldays #nationaldays Click To TweetApril National Days

Here we are at the half way mark. Has your favorite national day been listed yet?  Don’t give up. We have lots more fun in store. How about National Earth Day or National Animal Crackers?  Both are still to come!

April 16

  • Orchid Day
  • Bean Counter Day
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • Healthcare Decisions Day
  • Wear Your Pajamas to Work  Day
April 17

  • Ellis Island Family History Day
  • Haiku Poetry Day
  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • Cheese ball Day
  • Kickball Day
April 18

  • Lineman Appreciation Day
  • Animal Crackers Day
  • Columnists’ Day
  • Newspaper Columnist’s Day
  • World Heritage Day
April 19

  • Hanging Out Day
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
  • High Five Day– (3rd Thursday)
  • Amaretto Day
  • Garlic Day
April 20

  • Cheddar Fries Day
  • Lima Bean Respect Day
  • Look Alike Day
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  • Volunteer Recognition Day
April 21

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • Girl Scout Leader’s Day
  • Jelly Bean Day
  • April Showers Day
  • In God We Trust Day
April 23

  • Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • Picnic Day
  • Take a Chance Day
  • Talk Like Shakespeare Day
April 24

  • Pigs in a Blanket Day
  • Teach Children to Save Day – (Changes Each Year)
  • New Kids on the Block Day
  • School Bus Driver’s Day
  • World Day for Laboratory Animals
April 25

  • DNA Day
  • East Meets West Day
  • Hug a Plumber Day
  • Telephone Day
  • Zucchini Bread Day
  • Denim Day
April 26

  • Audubon Day
  • Help a Horse Day
  • Kids and Pets Day
  • Pretzel Day
  • Richter Scale Day(4th  Thurs)
  • Hug an Australian Day
April 27

  • Devil Dog Day
  • Babe Ruth Day
  • Prime Rib Day
  • Tell a Story Day
  • Arbor Day – (Last Fri)
  • National Hairball Awareness Day – (Last Fri)
April 28

April 29

  • Peace Rose Day
  • Shrimp Scampi Day
  • Zipper Day
  • Pet Parents Day – (Last Sun)
  • International Dance Day
  • Viral Video Day
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day (last Sun)
April 30

  • Bubble Tea Day
  • Military Brats Day
  • Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • Bugs Bunny Day
  • Hairstylist Appreciation Day
  • Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • Raisin Day

Need More Inspiration?

If you are looking for some inspiration for discovering more about all the National Days, be sure to check out my National Days board on Pinterest.  It has lots of pins that lead to articles about the topic.National Days board on Pinetrest

What is your favorite National Day to celebrate in April?


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