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HOLIDAYS: APRIL 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

 A list of holidays, events and special designations scheduled for the month of April 2011.

 

APRIL 2011

 

MONTH:

African-American Women's Fitness

Alcohol Awareness

Autism Awareness

Cancer Control

Car Care

Card and Letter Writing

Celebrate Diversity

Cesarean Awareness

Child Abuse Prevention

Community Spirit Days

Confederate History

Counseling Awareness

Couple Appreciation

Customer Loyalty

Decorating

Defeat Diabetes

Donate Life

Emotional Overeating Awareness

Facial Protection

Fresh Florida Tomato

Frog

Grange

Holy Humor

Humor

Informed Woman

International Guitar

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness

Jazz Appreciation

Kite

Knuckles Down

Landscape Architecture

Minority Health

Month of the Military Child

Month of the Young Child

National Poetry

Occupational Therapy

Parkinson's Awareness

Pecan

Pet First Aid Awareness

Pharmacists' War on Diabetes

Physical Wellness

Prevent Lyme in Dogs

Prevention of Animal Cruelty

Rosacea Awareness

Sarcoidosis Awareness

School Library Media

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

Southern Belles

Soyfoods

Sports Eye Safety

Straw Hat

Stress Awareness

Women's Eye Health and Safety

Workplace Conflict Awareness

World Habitat Awareness

Youth Sports Safety

 

Home Improvement Time (4/1 - 9/30)

Kentucky Derby Festival (4/15 - 5/6)

 

 

WEEK:

 

1-7:

International Pooper-Scooper

Laugh at Work

Medication Safety

Testicular Cancer Awareness

 

3-9:

Blue Ribbon

Explore your Career Options

National Week of the Ocean

National Window Safety

 

4-10:

National Networking

National Public Health

 

7-10:

The Masters Golf Tournament

 

10-16:

Consider Christianity

National Crime Victims' Rights

National Inspirational News

National Library

National Volunteer

Pan-American

Passion

Week of the Young Child

 

10-23:

Passiontide

 

15-17:

Global Youth Service Days

 

16-24:

National Park

 

17-23:

Holy

Cleaning for a Reason

National Coin

National Karaoke

Paperboard Packaging

Wound, Ostemy and Continence (WOC) Nurse

 

18-22:

Fibroid Awareness

 

18-23:

Consumer Awareness

Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty

 

18-24:

National Pet I.D.

Turnoff

 

19-26:

Passover/Pesach (begins sundown 4/18)

 

22-24:

National Dream Hotline weekend

 

22-5/1:

National Dance

 

23-30:

National Infant Immunization

 

24-30:

Administrative Professionals

National Infertility Awareness

National Scoop the Poop

Playground Safety

 

25-5/1:

Egg Salad

 

30-5/1:

Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting

 

30-5/7:

Kentucky Derby

 

 

DAY:

 

1(F):

April Fools'/All Fools'

Boomer Bonus

Cheap Trick

Hospital Admitting Clerks

National Fun

National Fun at Work

National Geographic Bee - state level

Reading is Funny

Sorry Charlie

US Air Force Founders

 

2(Sa):

International Children's Book

National Love Our Children

NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Reconciliation

Tangible Karma

World Autism Awareness

 

3(Su):

NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four

Tweed

Wrestlemania XXVII

 

4(M):

Beatles Top Five

Bonza Bottler

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Major League Baseball Opening Day (traditional)

Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

 

5(Tu):

National Deep Dish Pizza

NCAA Women's Basketball Championship

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action

 

6(W):

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Drowsy Driver Awareness

National Day of Hope

North Pole Discovery

Paraprofessional Appreciation

Tartan

 

7(Th):

International Beaver

International Snailpapers

National Alcohol Screening

National Beer

National Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE)

World Health

 

8(F):

 

9(Sa):

Baby Massage

Cherish an Antique

Former Prisoner of War (POW) Recognition

NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Championship

Winston Churchill

 

10(Su):

Commodore Perry

Golfer's

National Siblings

Salvation Army Founder's

 

11(M):

Barbershop Quartet

Civil Rights Act

Eight Track Tape

International "Louie Louie"

 

12(Tu):

Civil War - Attack on Ft. Sumter (150th Anniversary)

National Be Kind to Lawyers

National Equal Pay 

National Licorice

Teach Children to Save

 

13(W):

Thomas Jefferson

 

14(Th):

Abraham Lincoln Assassination

Children with Alopecia

International Moment of Laughter

National DARE

Pan-American

 

15(F):

Income Tax Pay (traditional)

Jackie Robinson

Rubber Eraser

Take a Wild Guess

That Sucks

Titanic Sinking (99th anniversary)

 

16(Sa):

Eggs Benedict

Emancipation

National Auctioneers

Record Store

Teach your Daughter to Volunteer

Thunder Over Louisville

 

17(Su):

Bat Appreciation

Cheeseball

Ellis Island Family History

Full (Pink) Moon (10:44 p.m.)

International Ford Mustang

Nothing Like a Dame

Palm Sunday

 

18(M):

INCOME TAX PAY

Adult Autism Awareness

Boston Marathon/Patriots

International Amateur Radio

National Stress Awareness

Paul Revere's Ride

Wear your Pajamas to Work

 

19(Tu):

Garlic

John Parker

National Hanging Out

 

20(W):

Taurus, the Bull

 

21(Th):

Chocolate-Covered Cashews

Holy/Maundy Thursday

Kindergarten

National Teach Children to Save

 

22(F):

Earth

Good Friday

Chemists Celebrate Earth

International Mother Earth

National Jelly Bean

 

23(Sa):

Bulldogs are Beautiful

Easter Even

Holy Saturday

World Book and Copyright

 

24(Su):

EASTER

Mother, Father Deaf

Pet Parent's

World Meningitis

 

25(M):

Malaria Awareness

White House Easter Egg Roll

 

26(Tu):

National Pretzel

Richter Scale

 

27(W):

Administrative Professionals

Matanzas Mule

National Tell a Story

 

28(Th):

Poem in your Pocket

Take our Daughters and Sons to Work

Workers Memorial

 

29(F):

Hairball Awareness

International Dance

National Arbor

 

30(Sa):

Bugs Bunny

Hairstylist Appreciation

Honesty

National Go Birding

National Rebuilding

Spank Out Day USA

World Healing

World Tai Chi and Qigong