April is the cruelest month (T.S. Eliot)

By Morf Morford

By Morf Morford

Tacoma Daily Index

You just know that a month that begins with April Fools’ Day, includes Easter and ends with International Jazz Day and National Raisin Day is going to bring us a varied palette of experiences.

We’ve all had enough difficulties and challenges, spring is here, the weather is more welcoming and conducive to getting out, so take every opportunity you can to enjoy these under the radar holidays.

Besides individual days April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Couple Appreciation Month, National Garden Month, National Humor Month, National Inventors Month and Stress Awareness Month.

As you consider your celebration festivities, don’t forget Easter and Passover, but turn off the daily news, wash your hands and keep these under-appreciated holidays in mind.

April 4 is National Hug a Newsperson Day

April 5 is National Deep Dish Pizza Day

On April 10 you can decide to celebrate National Hug Your Dog Day or National Siblings Day.

April 13 is National Scrabble Day.

April 14 is National Ex-spouse Day (celebrate responsibly).

April 15 used to be Tax Day, but not in 2020. You can celebrate National Laundry Day instead.

And if you didn’t do your laundry, you have even more reason to celebrate Wear Pajamas to Work Day on April 16.

April 18 is Husband Appreciation Day (did you miss this last year?) and National Velociraptor Awareness Day. Doesn’t every family have a Velociraptor?

April 19 is National Garlic Day.

April 20 is National Look-Alike Day. What (or who) do you look like on the other days?

April 22, besides being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, is also Administrative Professionals Day.

April 24 is National Arbor Day.

April 25 is National Drug Take Back Day, National Hug a Plumber Day and World Malaria Day.

April 28 is National Superhero Day. Dress accordingly.

April 29 is International Guide Dog Day and International Dance Day.

And don’t forget to finish out April on the 30th with the appropriate celebration of International Jazz Day and National Raisin Day.


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