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What are the National Days in April? – Find Out With Our Full List!

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 over the next few weeks.

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 national days list gives a quick look at the month so that you can celebrate the days with food, activities and decor ideas. Ferret, denim and rabbit photos with words April National 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 April is named after the gоddеѕs Venus, whose Greek name is Aphrodite. April is a special month for her, as she was honored every April 1, during the ancient Roman festival called Veneralia. 

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 list 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.Diamond, Taurus bull, daisy flowers in a collage with words 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.

April monthly observances

On the medical front, this month is National Autism Awareness Month and National Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Multicolored jigsaw puzzle folded ribbon with words April is National Autism Awareness Month.

The weather is warmer and that makes us turn to thoughts of the outdoors. It is National Garden Month, Lawn and Garden Month, and Keep America Beautiful Month.

For the foodies, we celebrate National Fresh Celery Month, National Soft Pretzel Month and National Pecan Month.

Other April monthly observances are:

  • National Alcohol Awareness Month
  • English Language Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Month of Hope
  • National Canine Fitness Month 
  • National Decorating Month
  • National Internship Awareness Month 
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Awareness Month
  • National Donate Life Awareness Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Fair Housing Month
  • Month of the Military Child
  • National Humor Month
  • National Jazz Appreciation Month
  • National Straw Hat Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • National Welding Month
  • Occupational Therapy Month
  • Scottish-American Heritage Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • National Safe Digging Month
  • World Landscape Architecture Month
  • World Sarcoidosis Awareness 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.

This page changes often, so be sure to check soon to see what’s new this month.Rainbow and farm animals with words National Days in April

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.

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April 1

  • National April Fools’ Day
  • National One Cent Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • Edible Book Day
  • National Love for our Children Day
  • National Trombone Players Day
  • Reading is Funny Day

April 2

  • National Ferret Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • National Reconciliation Day
  • International Children’s Book Day
  • National Love your Produce Manager Day
  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3 

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • World Party Day
  • National Find a Rainbow Day
  • National Tweed Day
  • Fish Fingers and Custard Day
  • American Circus Day
  • National Day of Hope
  • National Film Score Day
  • Pony Express Day

Rainbow in a forest and jeep on a ahill.

April 4

  • Jeep 4×4 Day
  • National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
  • National Hug a News Person Day
  • National School Librarian Day
  • National Walk Around Things Day
  • National Vitamin C Day
  • National Tell a Lie Day
  • 404 Day
  • International Carrot Day
  • World Rat Day

April 5

  • National Caramel Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Go For Broke Day
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • National Read a Road Map Day
  • National Flash Drive Day
  • National Nebraska Day
  • National Dandelion Day
  • Bell Bottoms Day
  • First Contact Day

April 6

  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Sorry Charlie Day
  • National Student-Athlete Day
  • National Garlic Bread Day
  • National Tartan Day
  • National Teflon Day
  • National Siamese Cat Day
  • Hostess Twinkie Day
  • Fresh Tomato Day
  • Jump over things Day
  • Army Day
  • New Beers Eve
  • Plan your Epitaph Day
  • Drowsy Drivers Awareness Day

April 7

  • National Coffee Cake Day
  • National No Housework Day
  • National Girl Me Too Day
  • National Beer Day
  • National Handmade Day
  • National Making the First Move Day
  • National Pet Health Insurance Day
  • Good Deeds Day
  • International Beaver Day
  • Metric System Day
  • World Health Organization Day
  • Public Television Day
  • World Health Day

Tiger in a cage and beavers in the water.

April 8

  • National All is Ours Day
  • National Empanada Day
  • National Zoo Lovers Day
  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  • Dog Farting Awareness Day
  • Step into the Spotlight Day
  • Trading Cards for Grownups Day

April 9

  • National Cherish an Antique Day
  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
  • National Name Yourself Day
  • National Winston Churchill Day
  • National Chicken Little Awareness Day
  • National Unicorn Day

April 10

  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • National Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • National Farm Animals Day
  • National Siblings Day
  • Golfer’s Day
  • Safety Pin Day
  • Salvation Army Founders Day
  • American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day

April 11

  • National Barber Shop Quartet Day
  • National Teach Children to Save Day
  • National Cheese Fondue Day
  • National Eight Track Tape Day
  • National Pet Day
  • National Parkinson’s Disease Day
  • National Submarine Day

April 12

  • National Big Wind Day
  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • National Licorice Day
  • National Colorado Day
  • National Only Child Day
  • Wear a Star Day
  • Russian Cosmonaut Day
  • Walk on your Wild Side Day
  • Drop Everything and Read Day
  • International Day of Human Space Flight
  • International Day for Street Children

Record store jackets and scrabble tiles.

April 13

April 14

  • National Gardening Day 
  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Ex Spouse Day
  • National Pan American Day
  • National Pecan Day
  • National Reach as High as You Can Day
  • International Moment of Laughter Day
  • Look up at the Sky Day
  • Tannat Day

April 15

  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National Rubber Eraser Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National Tax Day (extended to the next day if it falls on a weekend.)
  • National Titanic Remembrance Day
  • National That Sucks Day
  • McDonald’s Day
  • Microvolunteering Day
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Additional national days of April that change each year

Some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year.  These days depend on the calendar for the current year.

April national days in the first half of the month

  • Easter – (April 9, 2023 – Date changes each year)
  • White House Easter Egg Roll Day (April 10, 2023 – The day after Easter – date changes each year)
  • National Library WeekDate changes each year – April 23-29 in 2023
  • National Library Workers Day – Tuesday of National Library Week
  • National Bookmobile Day – Wednesday of National Library Week
  • National Support Teen Literature Day – Thursday of National Library Week
  • Sweet Potato Day (1st Monday)
  • National Fun Day (1st Monday)
  • SAAM Day of Action – (1st Tuesday)
  • National Walking Day (1st Wednesday)
  • Whole Grain Sampling Day (1st  Wednesday)
  • National Burrito Day (1st Thursday)
  • National Alcohol Screening Day  – (1st Thursday of first full week in April)
  • National Admitting Clerks Day (1st Friday)
  • National Walk to Work Day (1st Friday)
  • Student Government Day (1st  Friday)
  • National Love Our Children Day (1st Saturday)
  • Everyday is Tag Day (1st Saturday)
  • International Pillow Fight Day (1st Saturday)
  • International Be Kind To Lawyers Day (2nd  Tuesday)
  • National Day of Silence – 2nd Friday in April
  • Baby Massage Day (2nd Saturday)
  • Slow Art Day (2nd Saturday)
  • Passover  – Date changes each year – April 5 in 2023
  • National Education and Sharing Day – Four days before Passover –  Date changes each year

High five, pillow fight, school bus driver, and guide dog photos in a collage.National days in the second half of April

  • Teach Children to Save Day – (April 27, 2023 – date changes each year)
  • National Poem In Your Pocket Day  (April 29, 2023 – date changes each year)
  • Boston Marathon Day (3rd Monday)
  • Patriot’s Day (3rd Monday)
  • National D.A.R.E Day (3rd Thursday)
  • National High Five Day (3rd Thursday)
  • International Cake Pizza Day (3rd Thursday)
  • Get to Know Your Customers Day (3rd Thursday of Each Quarter)
  • National Auctioneer’s Day (3rd Saturday)
  • Record Store Day  (3rd Saturday)
  • Husband Appreciation Day (3rd Saturday)
  • World Circus Day (3rd Saturday)
  • National Administrative Professionals’ Day  (Wednesday of last full week in April)
  • National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (4th Thursday)
  • National Day of Puppetry (4th Saturday)
  • School Bus Drivers Day (4th Tuesday)
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day (last Sunday)
  • Pet Parents Day (Last Sunday)
  • World Pinhole Photography Day (last Sunday)
  • International Guide Dog Day (last Wednesday)
  • International Noise Awareness Day (last Wednesday)
  • Denim Day (last Wednesday)
  • National Arbor Day (last Friday)
  • International Viognier Day (last Friday)
  • National Hairball Awareness Day (last Friday)
  • Childcare Professionals Day (last Friday)
  • Independent Bookstore Day (last Saturday)
  • National Rebuilding Day (last Saturday)
  • National Sense of Smell Day (last Saturday)
  • National Pool Opening Day (last Saturday)
  • National Kiss of Hope Day (last Saturday)
  • National Go Birding Day (last Saturday)
  • Eeyore’s Birthday (last Saturday)
  • Save the Frogs Day (last Saturday)
  • World Veterinary Day (last Saturday)
  • World Healing Day (last Saturday)

Elephant, orchid and candy with words April national day list.

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

  • National Orchid Day
  • National Bean Counter Day
  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work  Day
  • Day of the Mushroom
  • Foursquare Day
  • Save the Elephant Day
  • Teach your Daughter to Volunteer Day
  • National Stress Awareness Day

April 17

  • National Ellis Island Family History Day
  • National Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Bat Appreciation Day
  • National Cheese ball Day
  • National Kickball Day
  • Blah, Blah, Blah Day
  • Nothing Like a Dame Day
  • International Ford Mustang Day
  • World Hemophilia Day
  • Malbec World Day

April 18

  • National Lineman Appreciation Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists’ Day
  • National Velocirpator Awareness Day
  • World Heritage Day
  • Adult Autism Awareness Day
  • International Amateur Radio Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day

April 19

Amaretto, almonds and old bicycle with words reading National Days in April.

April 20

  • National Cheddar Fries Day
  • National Lima Bean Respect Day
  • National Look Alike Day
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  • Volunteer Recognition Day
  • Chinese Language Day

April 21

April 22

  • National Earth Day
  • National Girl Scout Leader’s Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day
  • April Showers Day
  • In God We Trust Day
  • Chemists Celebrate the Earth Day
  • International Mother Earth Day

Collage with pictures of denim and pigs in a blanket and words April National DaysApril 23

  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • National Take a Chance Day
  • National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • English Language Day
  • German Beer Day
  • Impossible Astronaut Day
  • Movie Theater Day
  • Lover’s Day
  • World Book Night
  • World Book and Copyright Day
  • World Laboratory Day
  • Slay a Dragon Day
  • Spanish Language Day

April 24

  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day
  • New Kids on the Block Day
  • World Day for Laboratory Animals
  • World Meningitis Day

April 25

  • National DNA Day
  • National East Meets West Day
  • National Hug a Plumber Day
  • National Telephone Day
  • National Crayola Day
  • National Mani-Pedi Day
  • Red Hat Society Day
  • World Penguin Day
  • World Malaria Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26

  • National Audubon Day
  • National Dissertation Day
  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Kids and Pets Day
  • National Pretzel Day
  • National South Dakota Day
  • National Static Cling Day
  • Hug an Australian Day
  • Hug a Friend Day
  • Richter Scale Day
  • Lesbian Visibility Day
  • World International Property Day

Girl with rabbit and mother reading a story to a child.

April 27

  • National Devil Dog Day
  • National Babe Ruth Day
  • National Prime Rib Day
  • National Tell a Story Day
  • International Tabletop Day
  • World Marselan Day
  • World Design Day

April 28

  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National Brave Hearts Day
  • National Great Poetry Reading Day
  • National Kiss your Mate Day
  • National Cubicle Day
  • Workers’ Memorial Day
  • Pay it Forward Day
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work Day
  • Biological Clock Day
  • National Superhero Day

April 29

  • National Peace Rose Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • National Zipper Day
  • World Wish Day
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • International Dance Day
  • Viral Video Day

April 30

  • National Bubble Tea Day
  • National Military Brats Day
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • National Bugs Bunny Day
  • National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
  • National Animal Advocacy Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day
  • National Sarcoidosis Day
  • National PrepareAthon! Day (also September 30th)
  • National Mr. Potato Head Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • Day of the Child
  • Spank out Day
  • International Jazz Day

April national days just for the foodies!

If you are a foodie, I have some special national day lists just for you.Display of April food dishes in a row.

Each month has its own list of foodie national days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other foodie national day pages that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

National day word search printables

If you like to do puzzles, be sure to check out my monthly printable puzzles. Each one features several national days that are hidden in a word find puzzle.

Use it to give the kids some screen-free time, or to de-stress yourself. For all the national days word search printables check out these pages:

New puzzles to come soon!

Blue background, block, number one and words national day lists.

Monthly national day lists

There are over 2000 National Days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate.  Get all the monthly day lists here:

What is your favorite national day to celebrate in April?

Pin this list of national days in April for later

Would you like a reminder of these national days in April? Just pin this image to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.April block calendar and words, plant a tree and List of National Days.

Admin note: This post of the national days in April first appeared on the blog in March of 2018. I have updated the post to add new photos, a printable planning to do list, and a video for you to enjoy

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National Days of April To Do List

Blur flowers with words hello April.

Print out this planner to accompany the April list with holidays, and fill it in with your favorite national days in April. It's a great way to keep track and plan for the whole month.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Computer paper, or card stock


  • computer printer


  1. Load your computer paper, heavy cardstock into your printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and "fit to page" in your settings if possible.
  3. Print out the planner and fill in your favorite national days.
  4. Start planning!
  5. Using this print function on this card will print a calendar that fills about 1/2 - 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.
  6. To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting,


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