April Holidays and Observances to Celebrate Year After Year

Updated: Mar. 15, 2024

You may know about April Fools' Day on April 1, but do you know about the other April holidays and observances? Here's what to celebrate.

April isn’t just about April Fools’ Day—it’s a holiday-packed month! Besides the day of playful pranks on April 1, there are a bunch of other celebrations that should be on your radar. Get ready for National Poetry Month, Autism Awareness Month and National Library Week, as well as National Burrito Day, National Siblings Day and National Hug Your Dog Day, to name a few. And guess what? Easter might have hopped away in March (on March 31, to be precise), so you’ll have time to explore all of those lesser-known, super fun holidays in April. Don’t worry—we’ve made it easy for you. Ahead, you’ll find all the monthly, weekly and daily April holidays to put on your calendar. 

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What are the popular April holidays?

April is buzzing with significant (and religious) holidays this year. The most popular April holidays in 2024 include Ramadan—which kicked off on Sunday, March 10, and lasts until Tuesday, April 9—and Passover, which starts on April 22 and goes until the last day of the month. And, of course, don’t forget about April Fools’ Day! It might not be an official observance, but it’s definitely worth adding some fun surprises to your day.

Monthly April observances

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Canine Fitness Month
  • Celebrate Diversity Month
  • Counseling Awareness Month
  • Dog Appreciation Month
  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
  • Filipino Food Month
  • Global Astronomy Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Jazz Appreciation Month
  • Move More Month
  • National Adopt a Greyhound Month
  • National Alcohol Awareness Month
  • National BLT Sandwich Month
  • National Brunch Month
  • National Card and Letter Writing Month
  • National Donate Life Awareness Month
  • National Financial Literacy Month
  • National Garden Month
  • National Garlic Month
  • National Grilled Cheese Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Kite Month
  • National Month of Hope
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • National Pickleball Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Soft Pretzel Month
  • National Stress Awareness Month
  • National Volunteer Month
  • National Woodworking Month
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month
  • Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • School Library Month
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Weekly April holidays

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  • Be Kind to Spiders Week (April 1–7)
  • Gathering of Nations (April 25–27)
  • National Administrative Professionals Week (April 21–27)
  • National Dance Week (April 19–28)
  • National Library Week (April 7–13)
  • National Preservation Week (April 22–26)
  • National Public Health Week (April 3–9)
  • National Robotics Week (April 6–13)
  • World Music Therapy Week (April 10–15)
  • National Volunteer Week (April 21–27)
  • National Wildlife Week (April 4–9)
  • World Music Therapy Week (April 10–15)

Daily April holidays and observances in 2024

April 1

  • April Fools’ Day
  • International Pillow Fight Day
  • National Fun Day
  • National Greeting Card Day
  • National Handmade Day
  • National One Cent Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2

  • International Children’s Book Day
  • National DIY Day
  • National Ferret Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • National Reconciliation Day
  • Nature Day
  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3

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  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Film Score Day
  • National Find a Rainbow Day
  • National Inspiring Joy Day
  • National Tweed Day

April 4

  • International Carrot Day
  • National Burrito Day
  • National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day
  • National Hug a Newsperson Day
  • National School Librarian Day
  • National Vitamin C Day

April 5

  • Bell Bottoms Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Dandelion Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • National Self Care Day
  • National Walking Day
  • Peeps Day

April 6

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  • California Poppy Day
  • Hostess Twinkie Day
  • National Acai Bowl Day
  • National Burrito Day
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Library Day
  • National Pajama Day
  • National Student Athlete Day
  • National Tartan Day

April 7

  • National Beer Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day
  • National Geologists Day
  • National No Housework Day
  • National Pet Health Insurance Day
  • Public Television Day
  • Walk to Work Day

April 8

  • International Feng Shui Awareness Day
  • National Empanada Day
  • National Zoo Lovers Day

April 9

  • Eid-Al-Fitr
  • End of Ramadan
  • National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day
  • National Cherish an Antique Day
  • National Library Workers Day
  • National Name Yourself Day
  • National Unicorn Day

April 10

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  • Golfer’s Day
  • National Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • National Farm Animals Day
  • National Hug Your Dog Day
  • National Siblings Day

April 11

  • Dog Therapy Appreciation Day
  • National Barbershop Quartet Day
  • National Cheese Fondue Day
  • National Pet Day

April 12

  • Hamster Day
  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • National Only Child Day

April 13

  • Celebrate Teen Literature Day
  • International Plant Appreciation Day
  • National Peach Cobbler Day
  • National Scrabble Day

April 14

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  • International Kids Yoga Day
  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Donate a Book Day
  • National Gardening Day
  • National Look Up at the Sky Day
  • National Pecan Day

April 15

  • National ASL Day
  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National Laundry Day
  • National Rubber Eraser Day

April 16

  • Good Deeds Day
  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Orchid Day
  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • Save the Elephant Day

April 17

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  • Go Fly a Kite Day
  • International Bat Appreciation Day
  • International Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Banana Day
  • National Cheese Ball Day
  • National Crawfish Day

April 18

  • Adult Autism Awareness Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day
  • National Columnists’ Day
  • National Exercise Day

April 19

  • National Dog Parent Appreciation Day
  • National Garlic Day

April 20

  • National Cheddar Fries Day
  • National Look Alike Day
  • National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
  • National Record Store Day
  • Volunteer Recognition Day

April 21

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  • National Chickpea Day
  • National Kindergarten Day
  • National Tea Day
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22

  • Earth Day
  • National Jelly Bean Day 
  • Passover starts

April 23

  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National English Muffin Day
  • National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • National Take a Chance Day
  • Shakespeare Day
  • World Book Day
  • World Table Tennis Day

April 24

  • National Bucket List Day
  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25

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  • National DNA Day
  • National Mani-Pedi Day
  • National Plumbers Day
  • National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • National Telephone Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • School Bus Drivers Day
  • World Penguin Day

April 26

  • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Arbor Day
  • Denim Day
  • Get Organized Day
  • International Guide Dog Day
  • National Audubon Day
  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Kids and Pets Day
  • National Pretzel Day
  • World Stationery Day 

April 27

  • Marine Mammal Rescue Day
  • National Gummi Bear Day
  • National Independent Bookstore Day
  • National Tell a Story Day
  • World Design Day

April 28

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  • Global Pay It Forward Day
  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National Pet Parents Day
  • National Superhero Day
  • Stop Food Waste Day

April 29

  • International Astronomy Day
  • International Dance Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • National Zipper Day
  • World Veterinary Day

April 30

  • International Jazz Day
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • National Bubble Tea Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day
  • National Therapy Animal Day
  • National Tie Dye Day
  • Passover ends

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