April 2021 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for April
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April 2021 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt a Ferret Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Black Women's History Month
  • Community Spirit Days
  • Couple Appreciation Month
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  • Global Astronomy Month
  • Grange Month, recognizing rural community service and agriculture
  • Heartworm Awareness Month
  • Holy Humor Month
  • International Black Women's History Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • International Twit Award Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
  • Medical Cannabis Education and Awareness Month
  • Month of the Young Child
  • National African-American Women's Fitness Month
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Cancer Control Month
  • National Car Care Month
  • National Card and Letter Writing Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Decorating Month
  • National Donate Life Month
  • National Frog Month
  • National Humor Month
  • National Knuckles Down (Marbles) Month
  • National Lawn Care Month
  • National Occupational Therapy Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Pest Management Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Rebuilding Month
  • National Soyfoods Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month
  • National 9-1-1 Education Month
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • Rosacea Awareness Month
  • School Library Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Straw Hat Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
  • Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month
  • World Habitat Awareness Month
  • World Landscape Architecture Month
  • Worldwide Bereaved Spouses Awareness Month

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April 2021 Weekly Observances

  • Laugh at Work Week (April 1-7)
  • Library Snapshot Day (April 1-30)
  • National Robotics Week (April 3-11)
  • National Library Week (April 4-10)
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting (April 10-11)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 11-17)
  • Pan-American Week (April 11-17)
  • National Park Week (April 17-25)
  • Administrative Professionals Week (April 18-24)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (April 18-24)
  • National Coin Week (April 18-24)
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 18-24)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 18-24)
  • Sky Awareness Week (April 18-24)
  • Undergraduate Research Week (April 19-23)
  • World Immunization Week (April 24-30)
  • Preservation Week, honoring the role of libraries to preserve personal and public collections (April 25 - May 1)
  • Stewardship Week, a week promoting natural resource conservation (April 25 - May 2)

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April 2021 Daily Observances

April 1

  • April Fools' Day
  • Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter
  • International Fun at Work Day
  • National Burrito Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • Opening Day in Major League Baseball

April 2

  • Good Friday
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Love Your Produce Manager Day
  • National Ferret Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Reconciliation Day, a day to reconcile with loved ones
  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3

  • Easter Even, the Saturday before Easter
  • International Pillow Fight Day
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Love Our Children Day
  • National Weed Out Hate Day

April 4

  • Easter Sunday
  • International Carrot Day
  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • National Cordon Bleu Day
  • National Hug a Newsperson Day

April 5

  • Easter Monday
  • Gold Star Spouses Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

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April 6

  • Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Library Workers Day
  • Tartan Day

April 7

  • International Beaver Day
  • International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
  • International Snailpapers (newspaper) Day
  • National Beer Day
  • National Bookmobile Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day
  • National Making the First Move Day, a day for people to make the first move to prevent bullying, abuse, and shaming
  • National Walking Day
  • No Housework Day
  • World Health Day

April 8

  • Draw a Bird Day
  • International Roma Day, a day to celebrate Roma culture
  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day

April 9

  • International Kids' Yoga Day
  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
  • National Unicorn Day
  • Winston Churchill Day

April 10

  • Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • International Safety Pin Day
  • National Catch and Release Day
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • National Farm Animals Day
  • National Siblings Day
  • Salvation Army Founder's Day

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April 11

  • Barbershop Quartet Day
  • International "Louie Louie" Day, recognizing the party song "Louie Louie"
  • National Cheese Fondue Day
  • National Clean Up Your Pantry Day
  • National Pet Day
  • World Parkinson's Day

April 12

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • International Day of Human Space Flight
  • National D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day
  • National Licorice Day
  • Walk on Your Wild Side Day

April 13

  • International Be Kind to Lawyers Day
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • Ramadan begins
  • Scrabble Day

April 14

  • International Moment of Laughter Day
  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Pecan Day
  • Pan-American Day
  • Pathologists' Assistant Day

April 15

  • Income Tax Pay Day
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National High Five Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National That Sucks Day
  • World Art Day

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April 16

  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Orchid Day

April 17

  • Blah Blah Blah Day, a day to do the projects that others have nagged you about
  • Ellis Island Family History Day
  • Herbalist Day
  • International Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Mustang Day
  • Record Store Day
  • Verrazzano Day, honoring the explorer of North America Giovanni da Verrazzano
  • World Circus Day

April 18

  • International Day for Monuments and Sites
  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists' Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day
  • World Amateur Radio Day

April 19

  • Bicycle Day
  • National Hanging Out Day, a day to save energy by using clotheslines to dry clothes

April 20

  • Chinese Language Day
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day

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April 21

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Kindergarten Day
  • National Banana Day
  • National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
  • National Library Workers Day
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • International Mother Earth Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day
  • National Teach Children to Save Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 23

  • English Language Day
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National English Muffin Day
  • National Hairball Awareness Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • Spanish Language Day
  • World Book and Copyright Day
  • World Book Night

April 24

  • Independent Bookstore Day
  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • National Rebuilding Day
  • World Healing Day
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
  • World Veterinary Day

April 25

  • DNA Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • World Malaria Day
  • World Penguin Day
  • 93rd Academy Awards presentation

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April 26

  • Hug an Australian Day
  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Pretzel Day
  • Richter Scale Day
  • World Intellectual Property Day

April 27

  • Babe Ruth Day
  • Full Pink Moon
  • National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • National Prime Rib Day

April 28

  • Denim Day
  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National Day of Mourning in Canada
  • Workers' Memorial Day
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 29

  • International Dance Day

April 30

  • International Jazz Day
  • National Animal Advocacy Day
  • National Arbor Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day

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