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.
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.
- 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.
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 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!
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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.
What is your favorite National Day to celebrate in April?
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