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April 2021 Holidays + Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

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Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Looking for 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 2021.

The list includes more than 295+ 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 hashtag ideas read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media

List of April 2021 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 295+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

Access all Holidays for the Year

Bonus 2021 Holidays

Did you know there are over 3,300 holidays to celebrate on social media each year? 

Click here for a complete listing of holidays for every month of the year.  

If you’d like a printable PDF with all the holidays listed out by month, check out the Social Media Content App.  It includes a free PDF of all 3,300+ holidays.

April 2021 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 4Daylight Savings Time Ends (AU)#DaylightSavingsAustralia
April 4Easter #EasterWorldwide
April 6National Tartan Day#TartanDayCanada
April 9Vimy Ridge Day#VimyRidgeDayCanada
April 22Earth Day #EarthDayUnited States
April 23Shakespeare Day#Shakespeare United Kingdom
April 23St. George's Day #StGeorgesDayUnited Kingdom
April 25Anzac Day#AnzacDayAustralia
April 26Anzac Day Observed#AnzacDayWestern Australia
April 26St. George's Day #StGeorgesDayParts of Canada

April 2021 Religious Holidays

April 1Maundy Thursday#HolyThursdayChristian
April 2Good Friday#GoodFridayChristian
April 3Holy Saturday #EasterWeekendChristian
April 4Last day of Passover#Passover Jewish
April 4 Easter #EasterChristian
April 5Easter Monday#EasterMondayChristian
April 8 Yom HaShoah#YomHashoahJewish
April 13Ramadan Starts#Ramadan Muslim
April 14Yom HaZikaron#YomHazikaronJewish
April 15 Yom HaAtzmaut#YomHaatzmautJewish
April 30 Orthodox Good Friday#OrthodoxEasterOrthodox
April 30 Lag BaOmer#LagBaomerJewish

April 2021 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 Car Care 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

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April 2021 Weekly Observances

March 27 - April 3 Nano Days
March 28 - April 3Holy Week
March 28 - April 3National Cleaning Week
Date PendingNational Boys & Girls Club Week
April 1 - 7International Pooper Scooper Week
April 1 - 7Laugh at Work Week
April 3 - 11National Robotics Week
April 4 - 10National Dental Hygienist Week
April 4 - 10National Library Week
April 4 - 10National Public Health Week
April 4 - 10National Window Safety Week
April 5 - 9 National Cancer Registrars Week
April 6 - 10National Wildlife Week
April 10 - 11"Just Pray NO!" to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
April 11 - 17Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
April 11 - 17National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 11 - 17National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
April 11 - 17National Student Employment Week
April 12 - 16Week of The Young Child
April 12 - 18Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
April 16 - 25National Dance Week
April 17 - 23National Pet ID Week
April 17 - 25National Park Week
April 18 - 24Administrative Professionals Week
April 18 - 24Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
April 18 - 24Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 18 - 24National Coin Week
April 18 - 24National Crime Victims' Rights Week
April 18 - 24National Infertility Awareness Week
April 18 - 24National Princess Week
April 18 - 24National Volunteer Week
April 19 - 23National Environmental Education Week
April 19 - 23Undergraduate Research Week
April 20 - 24Every Kid Healthy Week
April 23 - 25Gathering of Nations (Pow Wow)
April 24 - 30World Immunization Week
April 25 - May 1Intimate Apparel Market Week
April 25 - May 1National Infant Immunization Week
April 25 - May 1National Playground Safety Week
April 25 - May 1Preservation Week
April 25 - May 2Stewardship Week
April 26 - 30National Work Zone Awareness Week

April 2021 Daily Observances

April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsDay
April 1International Fun at Work Day#FunAtWorkDay
April 1National Burrito Day#NationalBurritoDay
April 1National One Cent Day#NationalOneCentDay
April 1National Sourdough Bread Day#SourdoughBreadDay
April 2National Ferret Day#NationalFerretDay
April 2National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day#PeanutButterAndJellyDay
April 2National Walk to Work Day#WalkToWorkDay
April 2Reconciliation Day#ReconciliationDay
April 2World Autism Awareness Day#WorldAutismAwarenessDay
April 3Find a Rainbow Day#FindARainbowDay
April 3National Chocolate Mousse Day#ChocolateMousseDay
April 3National Film Score Day#NationalFilmScoreDay
April 3National Handmade Day#NationalHandmadeDay
April 3National Love Our Children Day#NationalLoveOurChildrenDay
April 3Tweed Day#TweedDay
April 3World Party Day#WorldPartyDay
April 4Geologists Day#GeologistsDay
April 4Jeep 4×4 Day#Jeep4x4Day
April 4National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day#ChickenCordonBleuDay
April 4National Hug a Newsperson Day#HugANewspersonDay
April 4National School Librarian Day#SchoolLibrarianDay
April 4National Tell a Lie Day#TellALieDay
April 4National Vitamin C Day#vitaminCday
April 4Walk Around Things Day#WalkAroundThingsDay
April 5First Contact Day#FirstContactDay
April 5Go For Broke Day#GoForBrokeDay
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 Raisin and Spice Bar Day#RaisinAndSpiceBarDay
April 5Read a Road Map Day#ReadARoadMapDay
April 6National Caramel Popcorn Day#CaramelPopcornDay
April 6National Siamese Cat Day#SiameseCatDay
April 6National Student-Athlete Day#StudentAthleteDay
April 6National Tartan Day#NationalTartanDay
April 6New Beer’s Eve#NewBeersEve
April 6SAAM Day of Action (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) #SAAMDayOfAction
April 6Sorry Charlie Day#SorryCharlieDay
April 6Teflon Day#TeflonDay
April 7Childhelp National Day of Hope#ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope
April 7National Beer Day#NationalBeerDay
April 7National Coffee Cake Day#NationalCoffeeCakeDay
April 7National Girl Me Too Day#GirlMeToo
April 7National No Housework Day#NationalNoHouseworkDay
April 7World Health Day#WorldHealthDay
April 7 National Walking Day#NationalWalkingDay
April 8National Alcohol Screening Day#AlcoholScreeningDay
April 8National All is Ours Day#NationalAllIsOursDay
April 8National Empanada Day#NationalEmpadaDay
April 8Zoo Lovers Day#ZooLoversDay
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 10Encourage a Young Writer Day#EncourageAYoungWriterDay
April 10National Cinnamon Crescent Day#CinnamonCrescentDay
April 10National Farm Animals Day#NationalFarmAnimalsDay
April 10Siblings Day#SiblingsDay
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 11Submarine Day#SubmarineDay
April 12Big Wind Day#BigWindDay
April 12National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay
April 12National Licorice Day#NationalLicoriceDay
April 13International Be Kind to Lawyers Day#BeKindToLawyersDays
April 13National Library Workers Day#NationalLibraryWorkersDay
April 13National Make Lunch Count Day#NationalMakeLunchCount
April 13National Peach Cobbler Day#NationalPeachCobblerDay
April 13Scrabble Day#ScrabbleDay
April 13Thomas Jefferson Day#ThomasJeffersonDay
April 14Ex-Spouse Day#ExSpouseDay
April 14International Moment of Laughter Day#MomentOfLaughterDay
April 14Look up at the Sky Day#LookUpAtTheSkyDay
April 14National Bookmobile Day#NationalBookmobileDay
April 14National Dolphin Day#NationalDolphinDay
April 14National Gardening Day#NationalGardeningDay
April 14National Pecan Day#NationalPecanDay
April 14Pan American Day#PanAmericanDay
April 14Reach as High as You Can Day#ReachAsHighAsYouCanDay
April 15Get to Know Your Customers Day#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
April 15National Glazed Spiral Ham Day#GlazedSpiralHamDay
April 15National High Five Day#HighFiveDay
April 15National Rubber Eraser Day#NationalRubberEraserDay
April 15Support Teen Literature Day#SupportTeenLiteratureDay
April 15Take a Wild Guess Day#TakeAWildGuessDay
April 15Tax Day (US) #TaxDay
April 15Titanic Remembrance Day#TitanicRemembranceDay
April 16National Bean Counter Day#NationalBeanCounterDay
April 16National Eggs Benedict Day#EggsBenedictDay
April 16National Healthcare Decisions Day#HealthcareDecisionsDay
April 16National Orchid Day#NationalOrchidDay
April 16National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day#WearYourPajamasToWorkDay
April 17Bat Appreciation Day#BatAppreciationDay
April 17Ellis Island Family History Day#EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay
April 17Husband Appreciation Day#HusbandAppreciationDay
April 17International Haiku Poetry Day#NationalHaikuPoetryDay
April 17National Cheeseball Day#NationalCheeseballDay.
April 17National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day#NatlCleanOutYourMedicineCabinetDay
April 18National Animal Crackers Day#NationalAnimalCrackersDay
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 19Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day#OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay
April 20Lima Bean Respect Day#LimaBeanRespectDay
April 20National Cheddar Fries Day#CheddarFriesNation
April 20National Look Alike Day#NationalLookALikeDay
April 20National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day#PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay
April 21Kindergarten Day#NationalKindergartenDay
April 21National Administrative Professionals’ Day#AdminProfessionalsDay
April 21National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day#NationalChocolateCoveredCashewsDay
April 21National Yellow Bat Day#NationalYellowBatDay
April 22Earth Day#EarthDay
April 22National Girl Scout Leader’s Day#GirlScoutLeadersDay
April 22National Jelly Bean Day#NationalJellyBeanDay
April 22National Teach Children To Save Day#TeachChildrenToSaveDay
April 22Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day#TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay
April 23GLSEN Day of Silence #DayofSilence
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 23Take a Chance Day#TakeAChanceDay
April 23Talk Like Shakespeare Day#TalkLikeShakespeareDay
April 23World Book and Copyright Day#WorldBookAndCopyrightDay
April 24National Kiss of Hope Day#NationalKissofHopeDay
April 24National Pigs in a Blanket Day#NationalPigBlanketDay
April 24National Pool Opening Day#PoolOpeningDay
April 24National Rebuilding Day#NationalRebuildingDay
April 24National Sense of Smell Day#SenseOfSmellDay
April 25National DNA Day#NationalDNADay
April 25National East Meets West Day#EastMeetsWestDay
April 25National Hug a Plumber Day#PlumberDay
April 25National Pet Parents Day#NationalPetParentsDay
April 25National Telephone Day#NationalTelephoneDay
April 25National Zucchini Bread Day#NationalZucchiniBreadDay
April 25World Malaria Day#MalariaDay
April 25World Penguin Day#WorldPenguinDay
April 26Audubon Day#Audubon Day
April 26National Dissertation Day#NationalDissertationDay
April 26National Help a Horse Day#NationalHelpAHorseDay
April 26National Kids and Pets Day#NationalKidsAndPetsDay
April 26National Pretzel Day#NationalPretzelDay
April 26National Richter Scale Day#NationalRichterScaleDay
April 26World Pinhole Photography Day#PinholePhotographyDay
April 27Babe Ruth Day#BabeRuthDay
April 27National Devil Dog Day#NationalDevilDogDay
April 27National Prime Rib Day#NationalPrimeRibDay
April 27National Tell a Story Day#NationalTellAStoryDay
April 28Great Poetry Reading Day#GreatPoetryReadingDay
April 28International Guide Dog Day#GuideDogDay
April 28National Blueberry Pie Day#BlueberryPieDay
April 28National BraveHearts Day#NationalBraveHeartsDay
April 28National Superhero Day#NationalSuperheroDay.
April 28Workers’ Memorial Day#WorkersMemorialDay
April 28 Denim Day#DenimDay
April 29International Dance Day#DanceDay
April 29National Peace Rose Day#NationalPeaceRoseDay
April 29National Shrimp Scampi Day#NationalShrimpScampiDay
April 29Zipper Day#ZipperDay
April 30Adopt a Shelter Pet Day#AdoptAShelterPetDay
April 30Bugs Bunny Day#BugsBunnyDay
April 30International Jazz Day#JazzDay
April 30National Arbor Day#NationalArborDay
April 30National Bubble Tea Day#NationalBubbleTeaDay
April 30National Hairball Awareness Day#HairballAwarenessDay
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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May 2021 Holidays

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for May 2020 can be found here:

The access the list of holidays for every month in 2021 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.

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