Record Store Day

Record Store Day

22nd April

Record stores, eh? With digital music, iTunes and Amazon, they almost seem a thing of the past. But not quite! Record Store Day is here for us to appreciate the wonderful pastime of flicking through albums...

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    Sourdough Bread Day

    Sourdough Bread Day

    Every April 1st

    If there’s one thing any sandwich connoisseur knows, it’s that there are few sandwiches that aren’t made better by the addition of sourdough bread. Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwiches? Always better with the bite and tang...

    Children’s Book Day

    Children’s Book Day

    Every April 2nd

    See Dick. See Dick Run. Run Dick Run. See Jane. See Jane Run After Jack. Run Jane Run. These words comprise some of the first words we ever learned to read on our own, and...

    Tweed Day

    Tweed Day

    Every April 3rd

    There is some confusion as to what exactly Tweed Day is commemorating - is it the corrupt American Democratic boss famous for running the Tammany Hall political machine, William M "Boss" Tweed, who also ran...

    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...

    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...

    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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    Name Yourself Day

    Name Yourself Day

    Every April 9th

    Everyone needs a change of pace now and then, and sometimes we just don’t feel like ourselves.  This day is dedicated to the ultimate form of self-expression, its Name Yourself Day!  Have you ever felt...

    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...

    Barbershop Quartet Day

    Barbershop Quartet Day

    Every April 11th

    On April 11, 1938 the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America was founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, marking the official celebration of Barbershop Quartet Day. The image of four wearing...

    Walk On Your Wild Side Day

    Walk On Your Wild Side Day

    Every April 12th

    The world often tells us that we need to live according to some form of social contract, that the rules are there to keep everyone safe, and that any variance from the norm is deviance...

    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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    That Sucks! Day

    That Sucks! Day

    Every April 14th

    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...

    Take A Wild Guess Day

    Take A Wild Guess Day

    Every April 15th

    There's no prize for guessing what we're celebrating today! As your intuition might just have told you, it's Take A Wild Guess Day - which does exactly what it says on the tin. The aim...

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    Eggs Benedict Day

    Eggs Benedict Day

    Every April 16th

    Rich flavorful Hollaindaise sauce, salty and savory ham, perfectly poached eggs, and the fluffy yet crunchy texture of English Muffins. Eggs Benedict Day is the perfect excuse to cook up a plate of this delicious...

    Ford Mustang Day

    Ford Mustang Day

    Every April 17th

    It’s got sleek lines and a powerful engine, its name speaks of wild places and adventurous times. For generations it was the car of choice for action heroes and spies alike, even James Bond drove...

    Amateur Radio Day

    Amateur Radio Day

    Every April 18th

    Long before the invention of the World Wide Web, when instant communication was a dream and a letter was actually considered a pretty speedy way to communicate (outside of the phone), there were a group...

    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...

    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...

    Kindergarten Day

    Kindergarten Day

    Every April 21st

    ”All I really need to know... I learned in kindergarten.” ~ Robert Fulghum There’s a magical time during childhood where we start spending our days away from our parent's homes. We enter a world of other children...

    Jelly Bean Day

    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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    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...

    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...

    Pinhole Photography Day

    Pinhole Photography Day

    29th April (Last Sunday of April)

    Pinhole Photography day was created to celebrate the art of pinhole photography. In an age of ever growing digital photography, Pinhole photography day celebrate the humble pinhole camera. Whether you own or make your very own...

    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...

    One Day Without Shoes Day

    One Day Without Shoes Day

    10th May

    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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      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...