April 2024 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 2024 Monthly Observances

  • Adopt a Ferret Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Autism Acceptance 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
  • Global Volunteer Month
  • Grange Month, recognizing rural community service and agriculture
  • Holy Humor Month
  • Informed Woman Month
  • International Black Women’s History Month
  • International Customer Loyalty Month
  • International Twit Award Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Library Snapshot Day (April 1-30)
  • 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 Pickleball 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

April 2024 Weekly Observances

  • Laugh at Work Week (April 1-7)
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting (April 6-7)
  • National Robotics Week (April 6-14)
  • Explore Your Career Options Week (April 7-13)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week (April 7-13)
  • National Library Week (April 7-13)
  • National Window Safety Week (April 7-13)
  • Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17)
  • Pan-American Week (April 14-20)
  • Undergraduate Research Week (April 15-19)
  • Historic Garden Week in Virginia (April 20-27)
  • National Park Week (April 20-28)
  • Administrative Professionals Week (April 21-27)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (April 21-27)
  • National Coin Week (April 21-27)
  • National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 21-27)
  • National Karaoke Week (April 21-27)
  • National Pediatric Transplant Week (April 21-27)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 21-27)
  • Sky Awareness Week (April 21-27)
  • Financial Practice Week, a week to encourage consumers to embrace positive, actionable changes in financial behaviors (April 22-26)
  • World Immunization Week (April 24-30)
  • National Small Business Week (April 28 – May 4)
  • Preservation Week, honoring the role of libraries to preserve personal and public collections (April 28 – May 4)
  • Stewardship Week, a week promoting natural resource conservation (April 28 – May 5)

April 2024 Daily Observances

April 1

  • April Fools’ Day
  • Easter Monday
  • International Fun at Work Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • White House Easter Egg Roll

April 2

  • International Children’s Book Day
  • Love Your Produce Manager Day
  • National Ferret Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Pharmacists in Public Health Day
  • Reconciliation Day, a day to reconcile with loved ones
  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Walking Day
  • National Weed Out Hate Day

April 4

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

April 5

  • Gold Star Spouses Day
  • International Day of Conscience, a day to promote peace and love to all humankind
  • International Kids’ Yoga Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

April 6

  • Drowsy Driver Awareness Day
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • International Pillow Fight Day
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Love Our Children 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 Coffee Cake Day
  • National Making the First Move Day, a day for people to make the first move to prevent bullying, abuse, and shaming
  • 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
  • Right to Read Day
  • Solar Eclipse

April 9

  • International Be Kind to Lawyers Day
  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
  • National Library Workers Day
  • National Unicorn Day
  • Winston Churchill Day

April 10

  • Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • International Day of Pink, a day to stand up against bullying and make the world more inclusive and diverse
  • International Safety Pin Day
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • National Farm Animals Day
  • National Library Outreach Day
  • National Siblings Day
  • Salvation Army Founder’s Day

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
  • Take Action for Libraries 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

  • National Catch and Release Day
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • 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 Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National That Sucks Day
  • World Art Day
  • 128th running of the Boston Marathon

April 16

  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Orchid Day

April 17

  • Bat Appreciation Day
  • 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 Banana Day
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Mustang Day
  • National Signing Day — College Basketball
  • Verrazzano Day, honoring the explorer of North America Giovanni da Verrazzano

April 18

  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists Day
  • National High Five Day
  • Pet Owners Independence Day
  • Piñata Day
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • World Amateur Radio Day
  • World Heritage Day/International Day for Monuments and Sites

April 19

  • Education and Sharing 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
  • Record Store Day
  • World Circus Day

April 21

  • Kindergarten Day
  • National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day
  • National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • International Mother Earth Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day

April 23

  • English Language Day
  • Full Pink Moon, referred to by Native Americans as pink because of the abundance of pink wildflowers at this time of the year in the northern United States
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National English Muffin Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • Passover (April 23-30; begins at sundown on April 22)
  • Spanish Language Day
  • World Book and Copyright Day
  • World Book Night

April 24

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Denim Day, a day to recognize sexual assault survivors
  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

April 25

  • DNA Day
  • International Delegate’s Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • World Malaria Day
  • World Penguin Day

April 26

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

April 27

  • Babe Ruth Day
  • Independent Bookstore Day
  • National Little Pampered Dog Day
  • National Prime Rib Day
  • National Rebuilding Day
  • World Healing Day
  • World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
  • World Veterinary Day

April 28

  • Deaf Parent’s 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

  • Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
  • International Jazz Day
  • National Animal Advocacy Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day
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