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April 2020 Holidays + Fun, Weird and Special Dates

2020 April Holidays PinterestAre you a small business owner or marketer? Looking for April holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of holidays, observances, and special dates for April 2020.

The list includes more than 300 different holidays and observances to celebrate in April.

To learn why holidays make great social media posts read: The Complete Calendar of Social Media Holidays.

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Using hashtags will help increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

Most of the holidays listed below include the corresponding hashtag for social media.

For more social media post ideas read: What to Post on Social Media – 100 Post Ideas for 2020.

List of April 2020 Holidays

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 300+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

April 2020 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsUnited States
April 5Daylight Savings Time Ends (AU)#DaylightSavingsAustralia
April 12Easter#EasterWorldwide
April 15Tax Day#TaxDayUnited States
April 20St. George's Day#StGeorgesDayParts of Canada
April 22Earth Day#EarthDayUnited States
April 23St. George's Day#StGeorgesDayUnited Kingdom
April 23Shakespeare Day#ShakespeareUnited Kingdom
April 25Anzac Day#AnzacDayAustralia
April 27Anzac Day Holiday#AnzacDayWestern Australia

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April 2020 Religious Holidays

April 5Palm SundayChristian
April 9Maundy ThursdayChristian
April 9First Day of PassoverJewish
April 10Good FridayChristian
April 11Holy SaturdayChristian
April 12EasterChristian
April 16Last of of PassoverJewish
April 17Orthodox Good FridayOrthodox
April 18Orthodox Holy SaturdayOrthodox
April 19Orthodox EasterOrthodox
April 20Orthodox Easter MondayOrthodox
April 21Yom HaShoahJewish
April 24Ramadan StartMuslim
April 29Yom HaAtzmautJewish

April 2020 Monthly Observances

Distracted Driving Awareness Month
English Language Month
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month
International Black Women's History Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child
Move More Month
National Alcohol Awareness Month
National Arab American Heritage Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cannabis Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Awareness Month
National Couple Appreciation Month
National Decorating Month
National Donate Life Awareness Month
National Fair Housing Month
National Financial Literacy Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Garden Month
National Humor Month
National Internship Awareness Month
National Jazz Appreciation Month
National Month of Hope
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month
National Parkinson's Awareness Month
National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
National Pecan Month
National Pet Month
National Poetry Month
National Safe Digging Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month
National Straw Hat Month
National Volunteer Month
National Welding Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Records and Information Management Month
Scottish-American Heritage Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
World Landscape Architecture Month

April 2020 Weekly Observances

April 1 - 7International Pooper Scooper Week
April 1 - 7Laugh at Work Week
April 4 - 10National Dental Hygienest Week
April 4 - 12National Robotics Week
April 5 - 11Holy Week
April 5 - 11National Window Safety Week
April 6 - 10National Cancer Registrars Week
April 6 - 12National Public Health Week
April 8 - 12National Boys & Girls Club Week
April 12 - 18Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
April 12 - 18National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 12 - 18National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
April 12 - 18National Student Employment Week
April 13 - 17Week of The Young Child
April 13 - 19Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
April 17 - 26National Dance Week
April 18 - 19"Just Pray NO!" to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
April 18 - 26National Park Week: 18-26 Link
April 19 - 25Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
April 19 - 25Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 19 - 25National Coin Week
April 19 - 25National Crime Victim’s Rights Week
April 19 - 25National Environmental Education Week
April 19 - 25National Infertility Awareness Week
April 19 - 25National Library Week
April 19 - 25National Pet ID Week
April 19 - 25National Princess Week
April 19 - 25National Volunteer Week
April 20 - 24Administrative Professionals Week
April 20 - 24Every Kid Healthy Week
April 20 - 24National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 20 - 24Undergraduate Research Week
April 20 - 26National Stationery Week
April 23 - 25Gathering of Nations (Pow Wow)
April 24 - 30World Immunization Week
April 26 - May 2Preservation Week
April 26 - May 3National Infant Immunization Week
April 26 - May 3Stewardship Week
April 27 - May 1National Playground Safety Week
April 27 - May 3Air Quality Awareness Week

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April 2020 Daily Observances

April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsDay
April 1Childhelp National Day of Hope#ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope
April 1International Fun at Work Day#FunAtWorkDay
April 1National One Cent Day#NationalOneCentDay
April 1National Sourdough Bread Day#SourdoughBreadDay
April 1National Walking Day#NationalWalkingDay
April 2National Burrito Day#NationalBurritoDay
April 2National Ferret Day#NationalFerretDay
April 2National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day#PeanutButterAndJellyDay
April 2National Reconciliation Day#ReconciliationDay
April 2World Autism Awareness Day#WorldAutismAwarenessDay
April 3National Chocolate Mousse Day#ChocolateMousseDay
April 3National Film Score Day#NationalFilmScoreDay
April 3National Find a Rainbow Day#NationalFindARainbowDay
April 3National Tweed Day#NationalTweedDay
April 3National Walk to Work Day#WalkToWorkDay
April 3World Party Day#WorldPartyDay
April 4Jeep 4×4 Day#Jeep4x4Day
April 4National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day#ChickenCordonBleuDay
April 4National Education and Sharing Day#EducationalAndSharingDay
April 4National Hug a Newsperson Day#HugANewspersonDay
April 4National Love Our Children Day#NationalLoveOurChildrenDay
April 4National School Librarian Day#SchoolLibrarianDay
April 4National Tell a Lie Day#TellALieDay
April 4National Vitamin C Day#vitaminCday
April 4National Walk Around Things Day#WalkAroundThingsDay
April 5First Contact Day#FirstContactDay
April 5Geologists Day#GeologistsDay
April 5Gold Star Spouses Day#GoldStarSpousesDay
April 5National Caramel Day#NationalCaramelDay
April 5National Deep Dish Pizza Day#DeepDishPizzaDay
April 5National Flash Drive Day#FlashDriveDay
April 5National Go For Broke Day#NationalGoForBrokeDay
April 5National Nebraska Day#NationalNebraskaDay
April 5National Raisin and Spice Bar Day#RaisinAndSpiceBarDay
April 5National Read a Road Map Day#NationalReadARoadMapDay
April 6National Caramel Popcorn Day#CaramelPopcornDay
April 6National Siamese Cat Day#SiameseCatDay
April 6National Sorry Charlie Day#NationalSorryCharlieDay
April 6National Student-Athlete Day#StudentAthleteDay
April 6National Tartan Day#NationalTartanDay
April 6National Teflon Day#NationalTeflonDay
April 6New Beer’s Eve#NewBeersEve
April 7National Beer Day#NationalBeerDay
April 7National Coffee Cake Day#NationalCoffeeCakeDay
April 7National Girl Me Too Day#GirlMeToo
April 7National Handmade Day#NationalHandmadeDay
April 7National No Housework Day#NationalNoHouseworkDay
April 7SAAM Day of Action#SAAMDayOfAction
April 7World Health Day#WorldHealthDay
April 8National All is Ours Day#NationalAllIsOursDay
April 8National Empanada Day#NationalEmpadaDay
April 8National Zoo Lovers Day#NationalZooLoversDay
April 9National Alcohol Screening Day#AlcoholScreeningDay
April 9National Cherish an Antique Day#CherishAnAntiqueDay
April 9National Chinese Almond Cookie Day#ChineseAlmondCookieDay
April 9National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day#FormerPOWRecognitionDay
April 9National Name Yourself Day#NationalNameYourselfDay
April 9National Unicorn Day#NationalUnicornDay
April 9National Winston Churchill Day#WinstonChurchillDay
April 10National Cinnamon Crescent Day#CinnamonCrescentDay
April 10National Day of Silence#NationalDayofSilence
April 10National Encourage a Young Writer Day#EncourageAYoungWriterDay
April 10National Farm Animals Day#NationalFarmAnimalsDay
April 10National Siblings Day#NationalSiblingsDay
April 11National Barber Shop Quartet Day#BarbershopQuartetDay
April 11National Cheese Fondue Day#NationalCheeseFondueDay
April 11National Eight Track Tape Day#EightTrackDay
April 11National Pet Day#NationalPetDay
April 11National Submarine Day#NationalSubmarineDay
April 11Submarine Day#SubmarineDay
April 12Easter#Easter
April 12National Big Wind Day#NationalBigWindDay
April 12National Colorado Day#NationalColoradoDay
April 12National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay
April 12National Licorice Day#NationalLicoriceDay
April 13National Make Lunch Count Day#NationalMakeLunchCount
April 13National Peach Cobbler Day#NationalPeachCobblerDay
April 13National Scrabble Day#NationalScrabbleDay
April 13National Thomas Jefferson Day#NationalThomasJeffersonDay
April 14International Be Kind to Lawyers Day#BeKindToLawyersDays
April 14International Moment of Laughter Day#MomentOfLaughterDay
April 14National Dolphin Day#NationalDolphinDay
April 14National Ex Spouse Day#NationalExSpouseDay
April 14National Gardening Day#NationalGardeningDay
April 14National Look up at the Sky Day#LookUpAtTheSkyDay
April 14National Pan American Day#NationalPanAmericanDay
April 14National Pecan Day#NationalPecanDay
April 14National Reach as High as You Can Day#ReachAsHighAsYouCanDay
April 15National Glazed Spiral Ham Day#GlazedSpiralHamDay
April 15National Rubber Eraser Day#NationalRubberEraserDay
April 15National Take a Wild Guess Day#TakeAWildGuessDay
April 15National Tax Day#NationalTaxDay
April 15National Titanic Remembrance Day#TitanicRemembranceDay
April 16Get to Know Your Customers Day#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
April 16National Bean Counter Day#NationalBeanCounterDay
April 16National Eggs Benedict Day#EggsBenedictDay
April 16National Healthcare Decisions Day#HealthcareDecisionsDay
April 16National High Five Day#HighFiveDay
April 16National Orchid Day#NationalOrchidDay
April 16National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day#WearYourPajamasToWorkDay
April 17International Haiku Poetry Day#NationalHaikuPoetryDay
April 17National Bat Appreciation Day#BatAppreciationDay
April 17National Cheeseball Day#NationalCheeseballDay.
April 17National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day#NatlCleanOutYourMedicineCabinetDay
April 17National Ellis Island Family History Day#EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay
April 18Husband Appreciation Day#HusbandAppreciationDay
April 18National Animal Crackers Day#NationalAnimalCrackersDay
April 18National Auctioneers Day#NationalAuctioneersDay
April 18National Columnists’ Day#NationalColumnistDay
April 18National Lineman Appreciation Day#ThankaLineman
April 19Bicycle Day#BicycleDay
April 19National Amaretto Day#NationalAmarettoDay
April 19National Garlic Day#NationalGarlicDay
April 19National Hanging Out Day#NationalHangingOutDay
April 19National North Dakota Day#NationalNorthDakotaDay
April 19National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day#OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay
April 20National Cheddar Fries Day#CheddarFriesNation
April 20National Lima Bean Respect Day#LimaBeanRespectDay
April 20National Look Alike Day#NationalLookALikeDay
April 20National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day#PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay
April 20Support Teen Literature Day#SupportTeenLiteratureDay
April 21National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day#NationalChocolateCoveredCashewsDay
April 21National Kindergarten Day#NationalKindergartenDay
April 21National Library Workers Day#NationalLibraryWorkersDay
April 21National Yellow Bat Day#NationalYellowBatDay
April 22National Administrative Professionals’ Day#AdminProfessionalsDay
April 22National Bookmobile Day#NationalBookmobileDay
April 22National Earth Day#EarthDay
April 22National Girl Scout Leader’s Day#GirlScoutLeadersDay
April 22National Jelly Bean Day#NationalJellyBeanDay
April 23Impossible Astronaut Day#ImpossibleAstronautDay
April 23Lover's Day#LoversDay
April 23National Cherry Cheesecake Day#CherryCheesecakeDay
April 23National Lost Dogs Awareness Day#LostDogAwarenessDay
April 23National Picnic Day#PicnicDay
April 23National Take a Chance Day#NationalTakeAChanceDay
April 23National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day#TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay
April 23National Talk Like Shakespeare Day#TalkLikeShakespeareDay
April 23World Book and Copyright Day#WorldBookAndCopyrightDay
April 24National Arbor Day#NationalArborDay
April 24National Hairball Awareness Day#HairballAwarenessDay
April 24National Pigs in a Blanket Day#NationalPigBlanketDay
April 24National Teach Children To Save Day#TeachChildrenToSaveDay
April 25National DNA Day#NationalDNADay
April 25National East Meets West Day#EastMeetsWestDay
April 25National Hug a Plumber Day#NationalHugaPlumberDay
April 25National Kiss of Hope Day#NationalKissofHopeDay
April 25National Pool Opening Day#PoolOpeningDay
April 25National Rebuilding Day#NationalRebuildingDay
April 25National Sense of Smell Day#SenseOfSmellDay
April 25National Telephone Day#NationalTelephoneDay
April 25National Zucchini Bread Day#NationalZucchiniBreadDay
April 25World Malaria Day#MalariaDay
April 25World Penguin Day#WorldPenguinDay
April 26National Audubon Day#Audubon Day
April 26National Dissertation Day#NationalDissertationDay
April 26National Help a Horse Day#NationalHelpAHorseDay
April 26National Kids and Pets Day#NationalKidsAndPetsDay
April 26National Pet Parents Day#NationalPetParentsDay
April 26National Pretzel Day#NationalPretzelDay
April 26National Richter Scale Day#NationalRichterScaleDay
April 26National South Dakota Day#NationalSouthDakotaDay
April 26World Pinhole Photography Day#PinholePhotographyDay
April 27National Babe Ruth Day#NationalBabeRuthDay
April 27National Devil Dog Day#NationalDevilDogDay
April 27National Prime Rib Day#NationalPrimeRibDay
April 27National Tell a Story Day#NationalTellAStoryDay
April 28National Blueberry Pie Day#BlueberryPieDay
April 28National BraveHearts Day#NationalBraveHeartsDay
April 28National Great Poetry Reading Day#GreatPoetryReadingDay
April 28National Superhero Day#NationalSuperheroDay.
April 28Workers’ Memorial Day#WorkersMemorialDay
April 29Denim Day – Changes Annually#DenimDay
April 29International Dance Day#DanceDay
April 29International Guide Dog Day#GuideDogDay
April 29National Peace Rose Day#NationalPeaceRoseDay
April 29National Shrimp Scampi Day#NationalShrimpScampiDay
April 29National Zipper Day#NationalZipperDay
April 30International Jazz Day#JazzDay
April 30National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day#AdoptAShelterPetDay
April 30National Bubble Tea Day#NationalBubbleTeaDay
April 30National Bugs Bunny Day#NationalBugsBunnyDay
April 30National Hairstylist Appreciation Day#HairstylistAppreciationDay
April 30National Honesty Day#NationalHonestyDay
April 30National Military Brats Day#NationalMilitaryBratsDay
April 30National Oatmeal Cookie Day#NationalOatmealCookieDay
April 30National PrepareAthon! Day#NationalPrepareAthonDay
April 30National Raisin Day#NationalRaisinDay
April 30National Sarcoidosis Day#NationalSarcoidosisDay

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2020 May Holidays

The complete and updated list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for May can be found here:

To access the list of holidays for every month in 2020 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.



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