Wednesday

Crazy April Days

 

 

April has several “monthly” names did you know that? This month can be known by the following:

National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
National Poetry Month
National Pecan Month
National Welding Month
Records and Information Management Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month

It also have some weekly celebrations as well.

Week 1 Library Week or Read a Road Map Week
Week 2 Garden Week { I am so ready for a garden}
Week 3 Organize your Files Week or Medical Labs Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistant Week or National Karaoke Week

 

Here is a list of Wacky Day Celebrations for the month of April

April 1 April Fool’s Day

Not a fan of this day, but so many people are.

April 2 Children’s Book Day –

Great day to pick a favorite  and have a relaxing afternoon reading!

April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day –

We just LOVE this everyday! Nice to know we can celebrate it. Maybe I’ll do a whole theme this day.

April 3 Tweed Day –

Tweed originated in Scotland, and is a wool that keeps you warm and looks nice too! Since it’s warm here, I think we’ll skip out on the tweed wearing.

April 3 National Walk to Work Day – (First Friday of month)

This is a great way to get a little exercise while cutting down on pollution too!

April 3  Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day 

we know your decision

 April 5 Easter (Date varies) -

The day we celebrate the resurrection of Christ after His crucifixion. Most churches have special services, and families often celebrate with Easter brunch, egg hunts, and dying eggs.

April 7 Caramel Popcorn Day –

We LOVE caramel popcorn! Here’s a  caramel popcorn recipe, I haven’t tried it, but maybe we will today

April 7 No Housework Day –

Yes please!

April 7 World Health Day –

This day is sponsored by United Nation’s World Health Organization and focuses on promoting good health all around the world. Make sure to have healthy snacks, drinks, and meals today! Well, you really should do it every day, but you know, for sure today!!

April 8 Draw a Picture of a Bird Day –

Click here for a list of birds to draw from Activity Village.

April 9 Winston Churchill Day –

Winston Churchill was made an honorary US citizen on April 9, 1963. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1949 to 1945, and again from 1951-1955. He was recognized as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century. He was also a well known historian, writer, and an artist, winning the Nobel prize in Literature! Take some time today to learn a little bit about this man and his accomplishments.

April 10 Golfer’s Day –

Hubby nor I really golf. My in laws are into golf,  this is a perfect day for them.

April 10 National Siblings Day –

Take the time to call your brothers and/or sisters if you have any. Have your children make their siblings nice cards and such.

April 11 Eight Track Tape Day –

Take some time today to show your kids what these things looked like.

April 11 National Submarine Day –

Should we talk about the boat or the sandwich? Maybe both. My hubby wanted to serve on a sub, this will be a good day for him to go over this with the boys. The U.S. Submarine Force was established on this date in 1900.

The U.S. Navy’s first submarine was the Alligator, 1862. –
The first known U.S. Navy submarine was the USS Alligator, the fourth United States Navy ship of that name.  The Alligator was active during the American Civil War.  America’s very first submarine, the Turtle, was built in the Revolutionary War era, however, the United States Navy did not exist when the Turtle was operational.

April 13 Scrabble Day –

Oh my gosh my family will be ecstatic! We LOVE SCRABBLE. We play it all the time at my parents house. Maybe I should make all our lunches out of letters. might be a thought.

April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day –

This one isn’t such a big deal for me. Not a fan of comedies, but I may watch one or two with the hubby just because it is National Laughter Day.

April 14 National Pecan Day –

Pecan is from the Algonquian word meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. The pecan isn’t actually a nut but technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone surrounded by a husk. I'll have to either make Pecan Pie or maybe Pecan Turtle Bars.

April 15 Titanic Remembrance Day –

April 15th is dedicated to the memory of the Titanic, and over 1500 people who died in the icy waters of the north Atlantic ocean. The ship was called “unsinkable” and touted as the safest ship afloat by her designer. However on her maiden voyage from England to New York City, the ship hit an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean, just south of newfoundland, at 11:40 PM on April 14, 1912. Two hours later, with a gaping gash in her side, the ship sank into the icy waters. 1,522 crew and passengers were lost in the tragedy as there were only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people, slightly more than half of the number on board, and one-third her total capacity.

April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day –

I’ve never had these, we may have to try tem.

April 16 National Librarian Day –

We love heading to the library, whether to work, or just look for new reads. Make sure to show a little appreciation for your librarian today!

April 20 Patriot’s Day (Third Monday of the month) -

New Englanders get a day off today to commemorate the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. This battle began the American Revolutionary War and honors the midnight ride of Paul Revere! Adventures in Mommydom and Enchanted Homeschooling Mom have  unit resources about Paul Revere

April 22 National Jelly Bean Day

I LOVE Jelly Beans. The Jelly Belly factory is my favorite place. Good things it is only a couple hours away.

April 23 National Zucchini Bread Day –

My grams has the best recipe ever. The boys just can’t get enough of this bread. Need a recipe, here is a favorite to try.

April April 25 World Penguin Day

April April 26 National Pretzel Day –

We LOVE pretzels here. Give this recipe a try, we like it.

April 26 Richter Scale Day –

The Richter Scale measures the amount of energy released by an earth quake by measuring the magnitude or seismic waves they produce. The scale measures from 0-9 with 9 being the highest. There are several websites with real time Richter Scale reporting, earthquakes today is just one that shows activity all over the globe.

April 27 Babe Ruth Day –

On April 27, 1947 Babe Ruth was honored at Yankee Stadium. He was nearing the end of his life suffering from throat cancer, and died a year later at age 53. He appeared in front of 58,339 fans who cheered in his honor. George Herman Ruth was acquired by the major league baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, in 1914. He helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 1916 and 1918, and was later sold to the Yankees. He became a full0time hitter and turned into the game’s greatest star, gathering crowds in every city he played in.

April 27 National Prime Rib Day –

 

April 27 Tell a Story Day –

My boys are great at story telling, not so much a writing it or remembering it.

April 28 International Astronomy Day –

This day was created by Doug Berger, president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California in 1973. His hope was to promote greater education and understanding of our amazing universe.

April 28 Great Poetry Reading Day –

 

 

I am sure there are many more, but that’s it for now.

Would love to hear some of your thoughts about these days. Leave a comment below telling your favorite day this month.



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