April 2018 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 2018 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt a Ferret Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Black Women's History Month
  • Defeat Diabetes Month
  • Distracted Driving Awareness Month
  • Fresh Florida Tomato Month
  • Grange Month
  • Holy Humor Month
  • Informed Woman Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Mathematics and Statistics 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 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
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • Pharmacists' War on Diabetes
  • 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 2018 Weekly Observances

  • Laugh at Work Week (April 1-7)
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Week (April 1-7)
  • Explore Your Career Options Week (April 2-7)
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting (April 7-8)
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 8-14)
  • National Library Week (April 8-14)
  • Pan-American Week (April 8-14)
  • National Coin Week (April 15-21)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 15-21)
  • International Dark Sky Week (April 15-21)
  • Money Smart Week (April 21-28)
  • National Park Week (April 21-29)
  • Administrative Professionals Week (April 22-28)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (April 22-28)
  • Preservation Week (April 22-28)
  • National Playground Safety Week (April 23-27)

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April 2018 Daily Observances

April 1

  • April Fools' Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • International Tatting Day
  • National One Cent Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • Reading is Funny Day

April 2

  • Easter Monday
  • International Children's Book Day
  • Love Your Produce Manager Day
  • National Ferret Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Reconciliation Day, a day to mend broken relationships
  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Find a Rainbow Day
  • National Weed Out Hate Day
  • World Party Day, a worldwide celebration to promote peace and a better world for everyone

April 4

  • International Carrot Day
  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • National Cordon Bleu Day
  • National Walking Day

April 5

  • Gold Star Spouses Day
  • National Alcohol Screening Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
  • National Read a Roadmap Day

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April 6

  • Fresh Tomato Day
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • International Kids' Yoga Day
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • Tartan Day

April 7

  • International Beaver Day
  • International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
  • International Pillow Fight Day
  • International Snailpapers Day
  • National Beer Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day
  • National Love Our Children Day
  • No Housework Day
  • World Health Day

April 8

  • Cherish an Antique Day
  • Draw a Bird Day
  • International Roma Day, honoring the history and contributions of the Roma people in Europe
  • National Dog Fighting Awareness Day
  • National Empanada Day
  • National Zoo Lovers Day

April 9

  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • Winston Churchill Day

April 10

  • Equal Pay Day
  • International Be Kind to Lawyers Day
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • National Library Workers 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 Bookmobile Day
  • National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12

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

April 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Friday the Thirteenth
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • National Scrabble Day

April 14

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

April 15

  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National That Sucks Day

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April 16

  • 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
  • Income Tax Pay Day
  • International Haiku Poetry Day, honoring the Japanese poem
  • National Cheeseball Day

April 18

  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day
  • World Amateur Radio Day

April 19

  • National Garlic Day
  • National Hanging Out Day, a day promoting the use of a clothesline to dry clothes
  • National High Five Day

April 20

  • Chinese Language Day
  • Look Alike Day
  • National Cheddar Fries Day
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  • National Teach Children to Save Day

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April 21

  • Kindergarten Day
  • National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • National Junior Ranger Day
  • Record Store Day
  • Spring Astronomy Day

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day

April 23

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

April 24

  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 25

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Denim Day
  • National Telephone Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • World Malaria Day
  • World Penguin Day

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April 26

  • Hug an Australian Day
  • National Audubon Day
  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Pretzel Day
  • Richter Scale Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day
  • World Intellectual Property Day

April 27

  • National Arbor Day
  • National Hairball Awareness Day
  • National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • National Prime Rib Day

April 28

  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National Day of Mourning in Canada
  • National Go Birding Day
  • National Rebuilding Day
  • National Superhero Day
  • Workers Memorial Day
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
  • World Veterinary Day

April 29

  • Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • Mother, Father Deaf Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • Pinhole Photography Day

April 30

  • International Jazz Day
  • National Animal Advocacy Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day
  • Spank Out Day USA, a day to refrain from spanking children

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