Belated – April 2020 – Monthly, Weekly and Food Celebrations

A very belated welcome to April.  While the world spins out of control, our nation is being brought to its knees economically for a disease that has a 98% chance of survival and recovery, it’s hard to summon much enthusiasm for celebration.  Families and small businesses are suffering, and being told to stay at home isn’t helping that suffering. Physically and mentally, this is going to push a lot of buttons.  Many will do just fine with it, but what about the ones who just aren’t able to deal with the isolation? I know we have been watcing the horrible news unfold day by day, and things may feel like they are getting better, but something else comes along to slap down that feeling. So, after putting it off and just not caring for close to a month, I figured, what else do we have to do? We are mostly at home, and if at least one of these celebrations puts a smile on our faces, then being here has served a purpose. Stay healthy!

April 2020

Monthly Holidays

Adopt A Ferret Month
Adopt A Greyhound Month 
Atlanta Food & Wine Month

Alcohol Awareness Month
Amateur Radio Month
Autism Acceptance Month 
Autism Awareness Month 
Cancer Control Month
Car Care Month
Celebrate Diversity Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month
(International) Cesarean Awareness Month 
Community Spirit Days (1-30)
Confederate History Month

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month 
Couple Appreciation Month
Defeat Diabetes Month
Distracted Driving Awareness Month  POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Emotional Overeating Awareness Month
Fair Housing Month 
Financial Literacy Month
Frog Month 
Genocide and Human Rights Awareness Month 

Global Astronomy Month
Global Child Nutrition Month 
Grange Month  CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Holy Humor Month
Home Improvement Time (April-Sept.30)
Honor Society Awareness Month (Different Sponsor Than March)
Informed Women Month
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Month 
Jazz Appreciation Month
Keep America Beautiful   POSTPONED due to COVID-19
Library Snapshot Month

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month 
Medical Cannabis Education and Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child 
Month of the Young Child
Move More In April CANCELLED due to COVID-19
National 9-1-1 Education Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cannabis Awareness Month 
National Cancer Control Month  
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Card and Letter Writing Month
National Decorating Month
National Exchange Club – Child Abuse Prevention Month
National DNA & Genomics & Stem Cell Education & Awareness Month
National Donate Life Month
National Facial Protection Month 
National Garden Month 
National Heartworm Awareness Month 

National Kite Month CANCELLED due to CORVID-19
National Knuckles Down Month
National Landscape Architecture Month
National Lawn Care Month
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month 
National Occupational Therapy Month
National Parkinson’s Awareness Month CANCELLED -CORVID-19
National Pest Management Month

National Pet Month
National Poetry Month
National Rebuilding Month
National Safe Digging Month 
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month 
Nationally Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Month
National Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month  (SAAM) 
National Social Security Month 
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Pharmacists War on Diabetes Month
Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Physical Wellness Month
Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month 
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month 
Rosacea Awareness Month
School Library Media Month
Straw Hat Month
Stress Awareness Month  
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month
Women Helping Women Heal Month 
Workplace Conflict Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations

APAWS Pooper Scooper Week: 1-7
Golden Rule Week: 1-7
Laugh at Work Week: 1-7
Medication Safety Week: 1-7
Mule Day: 1-7
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week: 1-7 (aka Get A Grip Day!) 
National Robotics Week: 4-12 CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Money Smart Week: 4-11 CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Bat Appreciation Week: 5-11
Holy Week: 5-11
National Blue Ribbon Week:  5-11(Child Abuse)
National Public Health Week:  5-11 
National Window Safety Week: 5-11 
Undergraduate Research Week: 5-11 
Explore Your Career Options: 6-10
The Masters Tournament: 6-12
Week of The Young Child: 11-17 
Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week: 12-18  (2nd Full Week)
National Dog Bite Prevention Week:12-18 (2nd Full Week)
National Public Safety Telecommunicators (911) Wk: 12-18 
National Student Employment Week: 12-18 (Always the 2nd Full Week)  
Orthodox Holy Week: 12-18
National Occupational Health Nursing Week: 13-17 
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week: 13-19 
Global Youth Service Days: 17-19 (3rd Weekend)
National Dance Week: 17-26  CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
Cleaning For A Reason Week: 18-24
Consumer Awareness Week: 18-23
Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting: 18-19  
National Park Week: 18-26 
Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives In The Line of Duty Week: 18-23
Animal Cruelty/Human Violence Awareness Week: 19-25  (3rd Week)
Bedbug Awareness Week: 19-25  (Last Week)
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week: 19-25
Fibroid Awareness Week: 19-25  (Always 4th  Week)
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: 19-25  (Last Full Week) 
National Coin Week: 19-25  ( 3rd  Full Week)
National Crime Victim’s Rights Week: 19-25 
National Infertility Awareness Week: 19-25   
National Library Week: 19-25  (2nd Full Week)
National Paperboard Packaging Week: 19-25
National Pet ID Week: 19-25 (Always 3rd Week) 
National Princess Week: 19-25   (Always Last Full Week)  
National Volunteer Week: 19-25
Sky Awareness Week: 19-25   (Last Full Week)
Spring Astronomy Week: 19-25  (Always has Spring Astronomy Day)
Administrative Professionals Week: 20-24 (Last Full Week)
National Environmental Education Week: 20-24  
National Stationery Week: 20-26  (Also in February)
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: 20-24  
Undergraduate Research Week: 20-24
Fiddler’s Frolic: 23-26
Gathering of the Nations Powwow: 23-25 CANCELLED due to COVID-19
AFRMA (Fancy Rat & Mouse) Days: 24-26 CANCELLED due to COVID-19
Interstate Mullet Toss:  24-26 (Last Full Weekend)
National Dream Hotline:  24-26 (Last Weekend)
National & Global Youth Service Days: 24-26 (Last Weekend)
National Scoop The Poop Week: 24-30
Preservation Week:26-5/2   (re: Libraries)
Stewardship Week: 26-5/3 (Last Sunday in April to First Sunday in May)
National Playground Safety Week: 27-5/1  (Last M-F week) 

Food Celebrations


National Florida Tomato Month
National BLT Sandwich Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soyfoods Month
National Grilled Cheese Month
National Garlic Month


April 12-18: National Egg Salad Week


April 1

National Soylent Green Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

April 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3

National Chocolate Mousse Day

April 4

National Cordon Bleu Day

National Carrot Day

National Ramen Day

National Burrito Day

April 5

Caramel Day

National Deep-Dish Pizza Day

National Raisin and Spice Bar Day

April 6

National Caramel Popcorn Day

International Carbonara Day

New Beer’s Eve

April 7

National Coffee Cake Day

National Beer Day


April 8

National Empanada Day

April 9

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Gin and Tonic Day


April 10

National Cinnamon Crescent Day

April 11

National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12

National Licorice Day

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13

National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14

National Pecan Day

April 15

National Glazed Ham Day

April 16

National Eggs Benedict Day

National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day

Day of the Mushroom

April 17

National Cheeseball Day

World Malbec Day

April 18

National Animal Crackers Day

Raw Milk Appreciation

April 19

National Amaretto Day

National Garlic Day

National Rice Ball Day

April 20

Lima Bean Respect Day

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

April 21

National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

April 22

National Jellybean Day

April 23

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

National English Muffin Day

National Picnic Day

April 24

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

National Sauvignon Blanc Day

April 25

National Crotilla Day

National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26

National Pretzel Day

April 27

National Prime Rib Day

April 28

National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29

National Shrimp Scampi

April 30

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Raisin Day


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