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April 2014 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for April 2014!

April 2014 Holidays printable calendarHoliday links will bring you to either a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com or another website that offers more information about the holiday. Being creative in your teaching makes learning fun. If you would like a copy of this calendar to use on your website, you may download the printable pdf version of the April 2014 Holidays and Calendar of Events.

Some holidays have nothing to do with teaching. We just think they're crazy and fun. That's because we realize our teachers need a life too - so celebrate !

For Apples4theTeacher.com links, you may find the following teacher resources: information about the holiday or occasion, thematic book lists, short stories, poetry, worksheets and other printables, craft ideas, recipes, articles of interest, songs and plays. Holiday kid activities include: interactive coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, scramblers and interactive games. Use the children's activities to integrate literacy. Coloring pages can be used as story starters or journal pages. Word search games can be used to introduce vocabulary and dictionary skills.

Below you will find events and holidays for April 2014 broken down by day. Weekly and monthly observances can be found toward the bottom of the page.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, links will be updated.

April 1, 2014 - Tuesday

April Fools or All Fools Day *
Atheist Day  Link *
Boomer Bonus Days *
International Tatting Day  Link *
National Fun at Work Day  Link * or following Thur if on weekend
National One Cent Day Link *
Poetry & The Creative Mind Day  Link *
Reading is Funny Day  Link *
St. Stupid Day  Link *
US Air force Academy Day *

April 2, 2014 - Wednesday

Hans Christian Andersen 1805  Link *
International Children's Book Day  Link *
National Day of Hope  Link 1st Wed in April
Ponce de Leon Day Link *
Reconciliation Day  Link *
World Autism Day  Link *

April 3, 2014 - Thursday

National Chocolate Mousse Day Link *
National Find a Rainbow Day Link *
Pony Express Day *
Tweed Day  Link *
Washington Irving 1783  Link *
World Party Day  Link *

April 4, 2014 - Friday

Hospital Admitting Clerks Day  First Friday
International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action  Link
Maya Angelou 1928  Link *
MLK Assassination Link *
NATO Established 1949 Link *
Victims of Violence Wholly Day  Link *
Vitamin C Day  Link *
Walk Around Things Day Link *
World Rat Day  Link *

April 5, 2014 - Saturday

Booker T. Washington 1856  Link *
International Pillow Fight Day  Link Always First Saturday
National Deep Dish Pizza Day  Link *
National Love Our Children Day  Link  
One Day Without Shoes Day  Link *
Tangible Karma Day  Link 1st Saturday

April 6, 2014 - Sunday

Army Day  Link *
Church of Latter Day Saints Day *
Drowsy Driver Awareness Day  Link *
New Beers Eve  Link *
Sorry Charlie Day  Link *
Tartan Day  Link *
Teflon Day  *

April 7, 2014 - Monday

International Beaver Day  Link *
International Snailpapers Day  Link *
Metric System Day 1795 Link *
National Beer Day  Link *
No Housework Day  Link *
World Health Organization Day  Link *

April 8, 2014 - Tuesday

Buddha Day (U.S. celebrates according to Gregorian calendar) Link *
Equal Pay Day  Link  

April 9, 2014 - Wednesday

Appomattox Day  Link *
Baby Massage Day  
Jenkins Ear Day  Link *
Name Yourself Day Link *
National Cherish An Antique Day  Link *
Winston Churchill Day Link *

April 10, 2014 - Thursday

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Day  Link *
National Farm Animals Day  Link *
National Sibling Day  Link *
Safety Pin Day Link *
Salvation Army Founder's Day  Link *
Siblings Day Link *

April 11, 2014 - Friday

Barbershop Quartet Day  Link *
Day of Silence  Link  
National Pet Day  Link *
National Teach Your Children To Save Day  Link  
World Parkinson's Disease Day  Link *

April 12, 2014 - Saturday

Beverly Cleary 1916   Link *
Big Wind Day Link *
D.E.A.R. Day (aka Drop Everything And Read)  Link *
International Day of Human Space Flight  Link *
Licorice Day  Link *
Walk on Your Wild Side Day  Link *

April 13, 2014 - Sunday

Palm Sunday  Link Sunday before Easter
Scrabble Day Link *
Thomas Jefferson 1743  *
Thomas Jefferson Day  Link *

April 14, 2014 - Monday

Children with Alopecia Day  Link *
International Moment of Laughter Day  Link  
Pan American Day  Link *
Titanic struck the iceberg Link *

April 15, 2014 - Tuesday

Income Tax Pay Day Link *
Jackie Robinson Day Link *
Leonardo Da Vinci 1452  Link *
National Library Day  Link Tues of Library Week
National Library Workers Day  Link  
Passover varies
Take a Wild Guess Day  Link *
That Sucks Day  Link *

April 16, 2014 - Wednesday

National Stress Awareness Day  Link *
National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day  Link *
Wilbur Wright 1867  Link *

April 17, 2014 - Thursday

Bat Appreciation Day (Emerge from hibernation)  Link *
Blah! Blah! Blah! Day  Link *
Ellis Island Family History Day  Link *
Ford Mustang Day Link *
High Five Day  Link varies
National Haiku Poetry Day  Link *
Nothing Like A Dame Day  Link *

April 18, 2014 - Friday

Adult Autism Day  Link *
Good Friday  Link Friday before Easter
International Amateur Radio Day  Link *
Pet Owners Independence Day  Link *
Support Teen Literature Day  Link  

April 19, 2014 - Saturday

Auctioneers Day  3rd Saturday
Husband Appreciation Day  Link 3rd Saturday
National Hanging Out Day  Link *
Record Store Day Link 3rd Saturday

April 20, 2014 - Sunday

Easter Fun Activities and Religous Easter Activities   varies

April 21, 2014 - Monday

Dyngus Day  Link 1st Mon after Easter
Innovation Day  Link *
Kindergarten Day  Link *
National Chocolate-covered Cashews Day  Link *

April 22, 2014 - Tuesday

Chemists Celebrate The Earth Day  Link *
Earth Day  *
Girl Scout Leaders Day  Link *
"In God We Trust Day" Day (coins) Link *
Mother Earth Day  Link *
National Jelly Bean Day  Link *

April 23, 2014 - Wednesday

Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day  Link Wed -last full week of April
Homerun Day Link *
International Marconi Day  Link *
James Buchanan 1791 *
Movie Theatre Day *
Talk Like Shakespeare Day  Link *
William Shakespeare 1564  Link *
World Book & Copyright Day  Link *

April 24, 2014 - Thursday

Library of Congress Day Link *
Poem In Your Pocket Day  Link  
Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day  Link 4th Thursday

April 25, 2014 - Friday

Arbor Day  Last Friday
DNA Day  Link *
Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day  Link *
Malaria Awareness Day  Link *
National Hairball Awareness Day  Link Always Last Friday
Red Hat Society Day  Link *Official
World Penguin Day Link *

April 26, 2014 - Saturday

Audubon Day  Link *
Bob Wills Day: 26-28  Link  
Doo Dah Parade Day  Link  
Eeyore's Birthday Day  Link Last Saturday
Hug An Australian Day  Link *
National Go Birding Day  Link Last Saturday
National Kids and Pets Day  Link *
National Rebuilding Day  Link Last Saturday
Richter Scale Day  Link *
Save The Frogs Day  Link  
Sense of Smell Day  Link Last Saturday
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day  Link Last Saturday
World Veterinary Day  Link Last Saturday

April 27, 2014 - Sunday

Babe Ruth Day Link *
Matanzas Mule Day  *
Mother, Father Deaf Day  Last Sunday
National Pet Parent's Day  Last Sunday
Pinhole Photography Day  Link Always last Sunday
Samuel Morse 1791  (Inventor of Morse Code) Link *
Ulysses S. Grant 1822  *

April 28, 2014 - Monday

Biological Clock Day *
James Monroe 1758  *
Maryland Statehood 1788  *
Workers Memorial Day  Link *
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Link varies

April 29, 2014 - Tuesday

National Dance Day  Link *
Zipper Day Link *

April 30, 2014 - Wednesday

Bugs Bunny Day *
Díá De Los Niños / Díá De Los Libros Day  Link *
Hairstylists Appreciation Day  Link *
Louisiana Statehood 1812  *
National Honesty Day  Link *
Spank Out Day – USA  Link *
Walpurgis Night  Link *

* The holiday is celebrated on the same day each year.

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • National Week of the Ocean: 3/30-4/5 Link
  • International Pooper-Scooper Week: 4/1-4/7 Link
  • Laugh at Work Week: 4/1-4/7 Link
  • Medication Safety Week: 4/1-4/7 Link
  • Money Smart Week: 4/5-4/12 Link
  • National Crime Victims Rights Week: 4/6-4/12 Link
  • National Window Safety Week: 4/6-4/12 Link
  • National Blue Ribbon Week: 4/6-4/12 (First Full Week) Link (Child Abuse)
  • Explore Your Career Options: 4/7-4/13 Link
  • National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: 4/7-4/11 Link
  • National Public Health Week: 4/7-4/13 Link
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week: 4/7-4/13 Link
  • The Masters Tournament: 4/7-4/13 Link
  • National Library Week: 4/13-4/19 Link
  • Pan American Week: 4/13-4/19 Link
  • National Environmental Education Week: 4/13-4/19 Link
  • Consumer Awareness Week: 4/18-4/23 Link
  • Cleaning For A Reason Week: 4/18-4/24 Link
  • Week of The Young Child: 4/14-4/20 Link
  • Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • Administrative Professionals Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • Coin Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • Fibroid Awareness Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • National Karaoke Week: 4/20-4/26 Link (Last week)
  • National Volunteer Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • National Pet ID Week: 4/20-4/26 (Always 3rd Week) Link
  • National Paperboard Packaging Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • National Playground Safety Week: 4/21-4/25 Link
  • National Park Week: 4/20-4/26 Link
  • National Scoop The Poop Week: 4/24-4/30 Link
  • Fiddler's Frolic: 4/25-4/28 Link
  • Gathering of the Nations PowWow: 4/24-4/26 Link
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting: 4/26-4/27 Link
  • National Dance Week: 4/27-5/4 Link
  • National & Global Youth Service Days: 4/25-4/27 Link
  • National Dream Hotline: 4/25-4/27 Link
  • National Pie Championships: 4/25-4/27 Link
  • Preservation Week: 4/27-5/3 Link
  • Orthodox Holy Week: 4/28-5/5 Link
  • Kentucky Derby Week: 4/28-5/4 Link


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • ASPCA Month Link
  • Alcohol Awareness Month Link
  • Amateur Radio Month Link
  • Autism Awareness Month Link
  • Cancer Control Month Link
  • Car Care Month Link
  • Celebrate Diversity Month Link
  • Child Abuse Prevention Month Link
  • (International) Cesarean Awareness Month Link
  • Confederate History Month Link
  • Couple Appreciation Month Link
  • Cranberries and Gooseberries Month Link
  • Defeat Diabetes Month Link
  • Emotional Overeating Awareness Month Link
  • Fair Housing Month Link
  • Financial Literacy Month Link
  • Fresh Florida Tomatoes Month Link
  • Frog Month Link
  • Global Child Nutrition Month Link
  • Grange Month Link
  • Grilled Cheese Month Link
  • Holy Humor Month Link
  • Home Improvement Time (April-Sept.30) Link
  • Informed Women Month Link
  • International Customer Loyalty Month Link
  • International Guitar Month Link
  • International Twit Award Month Link
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Month Link
  • Jazz Appreciation Month Link
  • Keep America Beautiful Link
  • Month of the Young Child Link
  • Month of the Military Child Link
  • National African American Women's Fitness Month Link
  • National Autism Awareness Month Link
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month Link
  • National Card and Letter Writing Month Link
  • National Decorating Month Link
  • National Donate Life Month Link
  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month Link
  • National Garden Month Link
  • National Humor Month Link
  • National Kite Month Link
  • National Knuckles Down Month Link
  • National Landscape Architecture Month Link
  • National Multiple Birth Awareness Month Link
  • National Occupational Therapy Month Link
  • National Parkinson's Awareness Month Link
  • National Pecan Month Link
  • National Pet Month Link
  • National Poetry Month Link
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month Link
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month Link
  • Physical Wellness Month Link
  • Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month Link
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month Link
  • Rosacea Awareness Month Link
  • School Library Media Month Link
  • Soy Foods Month Link
  • Straw Hat Month Link
  • Stress Awareness Month Link
  • Women's Eye Health & Safety Month Link
  • Workplace Conflict Awareness Month Link
  • World Habitat Awareness Month Link

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