One Day Without Shoes Day

One Day Without Shoes Day

5th April

There are so many things so many of us take for granted on an everyday basis that millions of people in the world are forced to live without, such as electricity and medical care. There...

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    Walk to Work Day

    Walk to Work Day

    6th April (First Friday of April)

    Walking to work, who does that anymore? We know with all the rushing around you have to do and hitting the snooze button 5 times before crawling out of bed and barely getting there on...

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      Pillow Fight Day

      Pillow Fight Day

      7th April (First Saturday of April)

      It’s coming fellow warriors of nap-time shenanigans, that day where you raise your fluffy pillows high and charge into the streets. Together you will carry your bolsters and duvets, dakimakura and gullings, and bed pillows...

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        Be Kind To Lawyers Day

        Be Kind To Lawyers Day

        10th April (Second Tuesday of April)

        Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. ~ Hunter S. Thompson Seem an odd sentiment to open conversation about “Be Kind To Lawyers Day”?...

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        High Five Day

        High Five Day

        19th April (Third Thursday of April)

        “It is required by law to redo high fives if the first one was not good enough” ~Unknown Alright, so maybe that isn’t strictly true, but it should be. The “High Five” is a sacred tradition that...

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          DNA Day

          DNA Day

          25th April

          Although DNA Day was made into an official observance by the U.S. Congress, it is the NGHRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) who seem to organise events and speakers to go into halls and speak...

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            Sense Of Smell Day

            Sense Of Smell Day

            28th April (Last Saturday of April)

            In the dark annals of history it served to protect us from danger as we came down from the trees and raised ourselves onto two feet. So strongly attached to our development is it that...

            International Astronomy Day

            International Astronomy Day

            30th April

            Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. The stars that twinkle as you look out on a dark, clear night may not exist right now. They existed at...

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              Fun Day

              Fun Day

              Every April 1st

              Everyone needs a little unstructured fun in their day, and Fun Day is perfect for having time dedicated to exactly that.  In today’s high speed world with its constant pressure to go farther, get more...

              Ferret Day

              Ferret Day

              Every April 2nd

              The ferret is a much maligned and misunderstood animal, widely believed to be a smelly, quarrelsome, amoral, biting beast. All you have to do is take a quick look at some of the most popular children’s...

              Chocolate Mousse Day

              Chocolate Mousse Day

              Every April 3rd

              There is a dish that speaks of deep richness, a thick creamy substance comprised of that most decadent of flavors, chocolate. This is the day dedicated to this most delicious of desserts. This isn’t a...

              Vitamin C Day

              Vitamin C Day

              Every April 4th

              Vitamin C. We all hear about it, how good it is for us, how it will help us fight off that cold. But how much do we really know about this mystery substance, and just...

              Deep Dish Pizza Day

              Deep Dish Pizza Day

              Every April 5th

              Pizza lovers far and wide will be making the most of Deep Dish Pizza Day. This is your holiday! But first, let us thank Pizzeria Uno's founder Ike Sewell, without whom this day wouldn't exist...

              Tartan Day

              Tartan Day

              Every April 6th

              Tartan is one of the most recognizable patterns ever, and has a strong history for the people of Scotland. Tartan Day was created to celebrate Scottish history and the achievements of people of Scottish descent...

              No Housework Day

              No Housework Day

              Every April 7th

              Envision it, you’ve worked a long hard day and you’re exhausted to the core. The road hasn’t been kind to you, and you seem to have hit every stoplight. You’re already running late since you...

              Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

              Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

              Every April 8th

              Pencil, pen, felt tip or chalk, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day is great fun for everyone. It's very straightforward: simply draw a picture of a bird in tribute to our feathered friends, but if you...

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              Unicorn Day

              Unicorn Day

              Every April 9th

              What mythological creature has been more beloved over the centuries than the unicorn? Symbols of purity and enchantment, unicorns are loved by both children and adults alike and are integral parts of many fairy tales...

              Golfer’s Day

              Golfer’s Day

              Every April 10th

              Some people believe that the word “golf” is derived from the phrase “gentlemen only, ladies forbidden.” However, very few words commonly used in the English language today gained their origins from acronyms. Other possibilities include...

              Pet Day

              Pet Day

              Every April 11th

              Pet Day is a chance for those of us who own pets to show them how much we love them. Now, we all can think of the traditional things: a new toy, some tasty treats...

              Deskfast Day

              Deskfast Day

              Every April 12th

              What with our careers being more important than ever to us these days, a new trend has begun to dominate the workplace—ladies and gentlemen, we present to you: the deskfast. What is the deskfast, you...

              Thomas Jefferson Day

              Thomas Jefferson Day

              Every April 13th

              Thomas Jefferson Day celebrates the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, who was the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and one of the...

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              Dolphin Day

              Dolphin Day

              Every April 14th

              This holiday is celebrated throughout the world and in the grand scheme of things, Dolphin Day is perhaps one of the most well-known unofficial holidays of the world. Having gained steam in the 1990s and...

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              That Sucks! Day

              That Sucks! Day

              Every April 15th

              Sometimes you just need to accept that the world at large is a gigantic suck-fest. You get up in the morning (did we mention you have to get up in the morning) drink coffee (Which...

              Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

              Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

              Every April 16th

              Relax the dress code and work in comfort on Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day. Don't worry about knotting a tie, don't confine your feet in high heels; this is the day to wear your...

              Haiku Poetry Day

              Haiku Poetry Day

              Every April 17th

              It's not so simple, As writing five-seven-five, But we think it is ~ Anonymous If there’s one thing that we remember from High School, it’s the day that we were introduced to the great Japanese art-form that is Haiku...

              Piñata Day

              Piñata Day

              Every April 18th

              These colorful and creative candy containers are popular in celebrations and birthdays all over the world. Their origins may be much further back, but great fun and great memories have been created over nothing more...

              Bicycle Day

              Bicycle Day

              Every April 19th

              Bicycle Day does not, as one might expect, celebrate the ubiquitous two-wheeled mode of transport, beloved of city- and country- dwellers alike the world over. Rather, it celebrates a particular historical event that involves a...

              Chinese Language Day

              Chinese Language Day

              Every April 20th

              As the world's most widely spoken language it seems appropriate that Mandarin Chinese has one day every year dedicated to it. This officially marked day of Mandarin language celebration was established by the United Nations...

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              Tea Day

              Tea Day

              Every April 21st

              ”You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis That’s about the perfect sentiment we can think of for a nice cup of tea. Tea...

              Jelly Bean Day

              Every April 22nd

              Some of us harbor a dark secret, one that leaves us shamed and reviled by all those who, by their estimation, are the repositories of better taste. They sneer at our choices and look upon...

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              Talk Like Shakespeare Day

              Talk Like Shakespeare Day

              Every April 23rd

              "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date". ~ Sonnet 18 To many, he was...

              Pig In A Blanket Day

              Pig In A Blanket Day

              Every April 24th

              “A big Russian lady, who seemed to be the household cook, supervised the making of zakuski -- Russian hors d'oeuvres, which unfortunately didn't include Pigs In A Blanket. What kind of party is this?” ― Nelson...

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              Hug A Plumber Day

              Hug A Plumber Day

              Every April 25th

              ”If you are a plumber, you can work on a shed, or you can work on a mansion. It's just scale. “ ~ Martin Freeman There’s an unsung hero that has brought us the warmth and comfort...

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              Hug an Australian Day

              Hug an Australian Day

              Every April 26th

              Hug An Australian Day is an annual event that was founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy of the Wellcat.com website. Though the origins of this event are unclear, Hug An Australian Day has quickly become popular...

              Morse Code Day

              Morse Code Day

              Every April 27th

              We’ve heard the sound in movies both old and new, it finds its way into horror movies as some lost mysterious code. Heroes in action flicks use it to help send out secret messages past...

              Workers’ Memorial Day

              Workers’ Memorial Day

              Every April 28th

              As we go through our day taking in the wonders around us with a disinterested eye, we often forget to take the time to remember that there were amazing people and lives that went into...

              International Dance Day

              International Dance Day

              Every April 29th

              Founded in 1982, International Dance Day seeks to promote the art of dance around the world. The founding body, the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute selects a special personality each year to...

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              Honesty Day

              Honesty Day

              Every April 30th

              If you’re like most people, you’re utterly sick of the complete lack of honesty that exists in the world today. Whether it’s companies using misleading language on their products (Blueberry Muffins, contain no blueberries) or...

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              Garden Month

              Garden Month

              Every April

              Spring is coming on strong, and by the calendar is technically already here. If you haven’t already begun looking at planting this year’s garden it’s time to get a move on. The changing weather promises...

              Straw Hat Month

              Straw Hat Month

              Every April

              Straw hats have always had something of a pastoral air to them, from the conical straw hat commonly seen in rice fields to the wide-brimmed straw hats worn by ‘hayseed farmers’ in the Americas, straw...

              Decorating Month

              Decorating Month

              Every April

              Where you live has an impact on our mood, wellbeing and general happiness levels. That's why it's vitally important to feel happy in your own surroundings; you spend enough time at home, after all. Decorating...

              Jazz Appreciation Month

              Jazz Appreciation Month

              Every April

              Set up in 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) sets out to promote jazz both as an historical and a contemporary art form. If you really want to live it up and can get there Washington...

              Couple Appreciation Month

              Couple Appreciation Month

              Every April

              If you're single, sugary sweet couples cooing at each other for hours on end (“You're Schmoopy!” “No, you're Schmoopy!”) can make you feel jut a bit ill. And being invited to a dinner that you...

              Poetry Month

              Poetry Month

              Every April

              Poetry Month began in 1996 and was started by the Academy of American Poets. It now has the support of many other organisations including the government, art societies, poets and educational leaders. Several countries honour...