April 2020 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 2020 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
  • Grange Month, recognizing rural community service and agriculture
  • 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 Animal Cruelty 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 2020 Weekly Observances

  • Laugh at Work Week (April 1-7)
  • Library Snapshot Day (April 1-30)
  • National Robotics Week (April 4-12)
  • Holy Week, the week before Easter (April 5-11)
  • Passover (April 9-16; begins at sundown on April 8)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 12-18)
  • Pan-American Week (April 12-18)
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting (April 18-19)
  • National Park Week (April 18-26)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (April 19-25)
  • National Coin Week (April 19-25)
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 19-25)
  • National Library Week (April 19-25)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 19-25)
  • Sky Awareness Week (April 19-25)
  • Administrative Professionals Week (April 20-24)
  • Undergraduate Research Week (April 20-24)
  • World Immunization Week (April 24-30)
  • Preservation Week (April 26 - May 2)
  • Stewardship Week (April 26 - May 3)

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April 2020 Daily Observances

April 1

  • April Fools' Day
  • International Fun at Work Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • National Walking Day

April 2

  • 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

  • International Kids' Yoga Day
  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Weed Out Hate Day

April 4

  • International Carrot Day
  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • International Pillow Fight Day
  • National Cordon Bleu Day
  • National Love Our Children Day

April 5

  • Education and Sharing Day
  • Gold Star Spouses Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • Palm Sunday

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April 6

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

April 7

  • Full Pink Moon
  • International Beaver Day
  • International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
  • International Snailpapers (newspaper) Day
  • National Beer Day
  • National Coffee Cake 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

  • First full day Passover
  • Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter
  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
  • Winston Churchill Day

April 10

  • Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • Good Friday
  • International Safety Pin 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
  • Easter Even, the Saturday before Easter
  • International "Louie Louie" Day, recognizing the party song "Louie Louie"
  • National Cheese Fondue Day
  • World Parkinson's Day

April 12

  • Easter Sunday
  • 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

  • Easter Monday
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • Scrabble Day

April 14

  • International Be Kind to Lawyers Day
  • International Moment of Laughter Day
  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Pecan Day
  • Pan-American Day
  • Pathologists' Assistant Day

April 15

  • Income Tax Pay Day
  • National Banana Day
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National That Sucks Day

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April 16

  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National High Five 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
  • International Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Mustang Day
  • Verrazzano Day, honoring the explorer of North America Giovanni da Verrazzano

April 18

  • International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists' Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day
  • Record Store Day
  • World Amateur Radio Day
  • World Circus Day
  • World Heritage Day/International Day for Monuments and Sites

April 19

  • 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

  • Kindergarten Day
  • National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
  • National Library Workers Day

April 22

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Earth Day
  • International Mother Earth Day
  • National Bookmobile Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day

April 23

  • English Language Day
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National English Muffin Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • Spanish Language Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • World Book and Copyright Day
  • World Book Night

April 24

  • National Arbor Day
  • National Hairball Awareness Day
  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • National Teach Children to Save Day

April 25

  • Independent Bookstore Day
  • National Rebuilding Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • World Healing Day
  • World Malaria Day
  • World Penguin Day
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
  • World Veterinary Day

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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
  • National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • National Prime Rib Day

April 28

  • 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 Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day

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