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April 2022 Holidays + Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

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 2022.

The list includes more than 295+ different holidays and observances to celebrate in April.

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Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts

Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.

Holiday posts were easy to create and they always received more “likes” than any other post.

Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Easter will give it a “like.”

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For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement, but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.

When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update no matter what platform you’re using. 

That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Content App, our industry-leading mobile app, is FULL of eye-catching images.

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For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement. 

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.

Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

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

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Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag to use on social media. 

However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post. 

If you’re pressed for time, the Social Content App does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays. 

Now that you know those helpful tips let’s jump into the list of Holidays.

List of April 2022 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.

April 2022 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 3Daylight Savings Time Ends (AU)#DaylightSavingsAustralia
April 6National Tartan Day#TartanDayCanada
April 9Vimy Ridge Day#VimyRidgeDayCanada
April 17Easter #EasterWorldwide
April 22Earth Day #EarthDayUnited States
April 23Shakespeare Day#Shakespeare United Kingdom
April 25Anzac Day#AnzacDayAustralia
April 25St. George's Day #StGeorgesDayUK and parts of Canada

April 2022 Religious Holidays

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
April 3Ramadan Starts#Ramadan Muslim
April 10Palm Sunday #PalmSundayChristian
April 14Maundy Thursday#HolyThursdayChristian
April 15 Good Friday#GoodFridayChristian
April 15Passover Eve#Passover Jewish
April 16First Day of Passover#Passover Jewish
April 16Holy Saturday #EasterWeekendChristian
April 17 Easter #EasterChristian
April 18Easter Monday#EasterMondayChristian
April 22Last day of Passover#Passover Jewish
April 22Orthodox Good Friday#OrthodoxEasterOrthodox
April 23Orthodox Holy Saturday#OrthodoxHoly Saturday Orthodox
April 24Orthodox Easter #OrthodoxEasterOrthodox
April 25Orthodox Easter Monday#OrthodoxEasterMondayOrthodox
April 27Yom HaShoah#YomHashoahJewish
April 28Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power)#LaylatalqadrMuslim

April 2022 Monthly Observances

Holiday
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 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 2022 Weekly Observances

DateHoliday
March 26 - April 3Nano Days
March 27 - April 2National Cleaning Week
April 1 - 7International Pooper Scooper Week
April 1 - 7Laugh at Work Week
April 2 - 10National Robotics Week
April 3 - 9National Public Health Week
April 3 - 9National Library Week
April 3 - 9National Wildlife Week
April 3 - 9National Window Safety Week
April 4 - 8National Cancer Registrars Week
April 4 - 10National Dental Hygienist Week
April 10 - 16Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
April 10 - 16Holy Week
April 10 - 16National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 10 - 16National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
April 10 - 16National Student Employment Week
April 11 - 15National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 11 - 15Week of The Young Child
April 11 - 17Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
April 15 - 24National Dance Week
April 15 - 23National Park Week
April 17 - 23Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
April 17 - 23National Coin Week
April 17 - 23National Infertility Awareness Week
April 17 - 23National Pet ID Week
April 17 - 23National Volunteer Week
April 18 - 22National Environmental Education Week
April 18 - 22Undergraduate Research Week
April 23 - 24"Just Pray NO!" to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
April 24 - 30Administrative Professionals Week
April 24 - 30Every Kid Healthy Week
April 24 - 30Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 24 - 30National Crime Victims' Rights Week
April 24 - 30National Infant Immunization Week
April 24 - 30National Playground Safety Week
April 24 - 30National Princess Week
April 24 - 30Preservation Week
April 24 - 30World Immunization Week
April 24 - May 1Stewardship Week
April 28 - 30Gathering of Nations (Pow Wow)

April 2022 Daily Observances

DateHolidayHashtag
April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsDay
April 1International Fun at Work Day#FunAtWorkDay
April 1National One Cent Day#NationalOneCentDay
April 1National Sourdough Bread Day#SourdoughBreadDay
April 1National Walk to Work Day#WalkToWorkDay
April 2National Ferret Day#NationalFerretDay
April 2National Handmade Day#NationalHandmadeDay
April 2National Love Our Children Day#NationalLoveOurChildrenDay
April 2National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day#PeanutButterAndJellyDay
April 2Reconciliation Day#ReconciliationDay
April 2World Autism Awareness Day#WorldAutismAwarenessDay
April 3Find a Rainbow Day#FindARainbowDay
April 3Geologists Day#GeologistsDay
April 3National Chocolate Mousse Day#ChocolateMousseDay
April 3National Film Score Day#NationalFilmScoreDay
April 3Tweed Day#TweedDay
April 3World Party Day#WorldPartyDay
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 Library Workers Day#NationalLibraryWorkersDay
April 5National Raisin and Spice Bar Day#RaisinAndSpiceBarDay
April 5Read a Road Map Day#ReadARoadMapDay
April 5SAAM Day of Action (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) #SAAMDayOfAction
April 6Childhelp National Day of Hope#ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope
April 6National Bookmobile Day#NationalBookmobileDay
April 6National Caramel Popcorn Day#CaramelPopcornDay
April 6National Siamese Cat Day#SiameseCatDay
April 6National Student-Athlete Day#StudentAthleteDay
April 6National Tartan Day#NationalTartanDay
April 6National Walking Day#NationalWalkingDay
April 6New Beer’s Eve#NewBeersEve
April 6Sorry Charlie Day#SorryCharlieDay
April 6Teflon Day#TeflonDay
April 7National Alcohol Screening Day#AlcoholScreeningDay
April 7National Beer Day#NationalBeerDay
April 7National Burrito Day#NationalBurritoDay
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 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 Barbershop 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 12Education and Sharing Day#EducationalAndSharingDay
April 12International Be Kind to Lawyers Day#BeKindToLawyersDays
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 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 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 14Support Teen Literature Day#SupportTeenLiteratureDay
April 15National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day#NatlCleanOutYourMedicineCabinetDay
April 15National Glazed Spiral Ham Day#GlazedSpiralHamDay
April 15National Rubber Eraser Day#NationalRubberEraserDay
April 15Purple Up! For Military Kids#Purpleup
April 15Take a Wild Guess Day#TakeAWildGuessDay
April 15Tax Day (US) #TaxDay
April 15Titanic Remembrance Day#TitanicRemembranceDay
April 16Husband Appreciation Day#HusbandAppreciationDay
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 17International Haiku Poetry Day#NationalHaikuPoetryDay
April 17National Cheeseball Day#NationalCheeseballDay.
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 21Get to Know Your Customers Day#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
April 21Kindergarten Day#NationalKindergartenDay
April 21National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day#NationalChocolateCoveredCashewsDay
April 21National High Five Day#HighFiveDay
April 21National Yellow Bat Day#NationalYellowBatDay
April 22Earth Day#EarthDay
April 22GLSEN Day of Silence #DayofSilence
April 22National Girl Scout Leader’s Day#GirlScoutLeadersDay
April 22National Jelly Bean Day#NationalJellyBeanDay
April 22Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day#TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay
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 Pet Parents Day#NationalPetParentsDay
April 24National Pigs in a Blanket Day#NationalPigBlanketDay
April 25National DNA Day#NationalDNADay
April 25National East Meets West Day#EastMeetsWestDay
April 25National Hug a Plumber Day#PlumberDay
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 27Denim Day#DenimDay
April 27International Guide Dog Day#GuideDogDay
April 27National Administrative Professionals’ Day#AdminProfessionalsDay
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 28National Blueberry Pie Day#BlueberryPieDay
April 28National BraveHearts Day#NationalBraveHeartsDay
April 28National Superhero Day#NationalSuperheroDay.
April 28National Teach Children To Save Day#TeachChildrenToSaveDay
April 28Workers’ Memorial Day#WorkersMemorialDay
April 29International Dance Day#DanceDay
April 29National Arbor Day#NationalArborDay
April 29National Hairball Awareness Day#HairballAwarenessDay
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 Bubble Tea Day#NationalBubbleTeaDay
April 30National Hairstylist Appreciation Day#HairstylistAppreciationDay
April 30National Honesty Day#NationalHonestyDay
April 30National Kiss of Hope Day#NationalKissofHopeDay
April 30National Military Brats Day#NationalMilitaryBratsDay
April 30National Oatmeal Cookie Day#NationalOatmealCookieDay
April 30National Pool Opening Day#PoolOpeningDay
April 30National PrepareAthon! Day#NationalPrepareAthonDay
April 30National Raisin Day#NationalRaisinDay
April 30National Rebuilding Day#NationalRebuildingDay
April 30National Sarcoidosis Day#NationalSarcoidosisDay
April 30National Sense of Smell Day#SenseOfSmellDay
Sources:
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com

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May 2022 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for May 2022 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/May-Holidays

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2022 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.


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