Special Days and Observances in April

April Calendar
April Calendar. Image credit: dinky123uk / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of April has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it. (See holidays and observances for each month.)

Month-Long Observances

Week-Long Observances

  • National Library Week (second full week) -  April 10 - 16
  • Week of the Young Child - April 10 - 16
  • National Volunteer Week - April 10 - 16
  • Young People's Poetry Week - April 17 - 23 (third week)
  • Sky Awareness Week (last full week) - April 24 - 30

Special Days and Holidays

Week One

  • April   1 April Fool's Day
  • April   1 Reading is Funny Day
  • April   2  International Children's Book Day
  • April   3  Pony Express Day
  • April   4  Tell A Lie Day
  • April   7  Metric System Day

Week Two

  • April   8  Draw a Picture of a Bird Day
  • April   9  Name Yourself Day
  • April   9  National Winston Churchill Day
  • April   9  Appomattox Day
  • April 10  Siblings Day
  • April 11  Barbershop Quartet Day
  • April 12  Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day
  • April 13  Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
  • April 13  Scrabble Day
  • April 14  Look Up at the Sky Day
  • April 14  Poem in Your Pocket Day

Week Three

  • April 15  Patriot's Day
  • April 16  Stress Awareness Day
  • April 16  National Librarian Day
  • April 17  Bat Appreciation Day
  • April 17  Ellis Island Family History Day
  • April 17  National Haiku Day
  • April 22  Earth Day

    Week Four

    • April 23  Teach Your Children to Save Day
    • April 23  Take a Chance Day
    • April 23  Talk Like Shakespeare Day
    • April 25  DNA Day
    • April 25  World Penguin Day
    • April 26  National Paper Airplane Day
    • April 26  Richter Scale Day
    • April 26  Arbor Day
    • April 27  National Tell A Story Day
    • April 27  Morse Code Day
    • April 28  Great Poetry Reading Day
    • April 29  Puppetry Day
    • April 29  Save the Frog Day
    • April 30  National Honesty Day
    • April 30  Eeyore's Birthday

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