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Toastmaster of the Day - Bizarre April Holidays
By Ching-Sung Chin
July 1, 2013


With a theme of “Bizarre April Holidays” we are going to explore how bizarre these holidays are ... Thanks go to Google and Yahoo!

 

Americans are funny, bizarre and have a great sense of humor, so are their holidays. Just for this month (the month of April), every day (yes, every day) in April is a holiday … YEAH!!

 

Furthermore, every day is a holiday many times over?

 

Just for today, April 3rd… do you know how many holidays today has? …TEN, yes a big TEN, at least! Ok, here are the 10 holidays for today (4/3):

 

Don’t Go To Work Unless It’s Fun Day (... we like that and we will make sure we have a fun meeting and a fun day today)

 

The Tweed Day (ok… who cares?!)

 

Find A Rainbow day ("Share A Rainbow Day.") (… but the weather today is too good to find a rainbow)

 

Pony Express Day (… American Express is more popular now)

 

Weed Out Hate: Sow The Seeds of Greatness Day (… I love this)

 

Whole Grain Sampling Day (First Wednesday) (… must have been created by farmers)

World Party Day (… yes, let’s party now)

 

National Day of Hope (First Wednesday) (…)

 

National Walking Day (First Wednesday) (… I walk every day too)

 

Paraprofessional Appreciation Day (First Wednesday)

 

Yes, we have 10 holidays just for today … and No, we still need to work today.

 

April is a month of many celebrations. It’s an International Guitar Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Anxiety Month, National Humor Month, National Welding Month, National Garden Month, and Uh-Huh Month.

 

Three people (a speaker, a Table Topic Master, and a General Evaluator) answered my question of “how bizarre are the Americans?”

 

Kimberly … ”I work on issues related to maternal and child health, especially breastfeeding.  I have found many ways that America is so bizarre but the most bizarre to me is that many Americans are repulsed by women breastfeeding their babies in public places.  Lawmakers have even proposed rules to ban breastfeeding in public.  A lot of people believe that women should breastfeed in private places (like a bathroom --- which is unsanitary).  This is not true for many other countries, where breastfeeding is viewed as healthy and natural, and encouraged!”

 

Henry … "America is very bizarre and it is what makes us great!  We are such a mix of people, opinions and goals that it is not surprising that there are holidays every day of the month.  We all want to make an impact and express ourselves - what better way than getting to celebrate YOUR holiday!"

 

Kim … “I can’t believe you found all these crazy days and I have never heard of any of them although some I will start to celebrate.  If only I’d heard of April 3 being ‘Don’t come to work unless it’s fun day’ I would have stayed home.  I must have wanted to anyway as I overslept this morning.” 

 

APRIL

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April 1 is . . . . . One Cent Day

April 2 is . . . . . National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 is . . . . . Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day

April 4 is . . . . . Tell-A-Lie Day

April 5 is . . . . . Go For Broke Day

April 6 is . . . . . Sorry Charlie Day

April 7 is . . . . . No Housework Day

April 8 is . . . . . All Is Ours Day

April 9 is . . . . . Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day

April 10 is . . . . Golfers Day

April 11 is . . . . Eight-Track Tape Day

April 12 is . . . . Look Up At The Sky Day

April 13 is . . . . Blame Somebody Else Day

April 14 is . . . . National Pecan Day

April 15 is . . . . Rubber Eraser Day

April 16 is . . . . National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17 is . . . . National Cheeseball Day

April 18 is . . . . International Jugglers Day

April 19 is . . . . Garlic Day/More Info On Garlic

April 20 is . . . . Look Alike Day

April 21 is . . . . Kindergarten Day

April 22 is . . . . National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 is . . . . Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day

April 24 is . . . . National Pigs In A Blanket Day

April 25 is . . . . National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 is . . . . Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day

April 27 is . . . . Tell A Story Day

April 28 is . . . . Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day

April 29 is . . . . National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 is . . . . National Honesty Day

 

http://library.thinkquest.org/2886/apr.htm

April Holidays

 

The following are searched and provided by Rob (Table Topic Master)

 

4/1

April Fools or All Fools Day; Atheist Day; Boomer Bonus Day; Dyngus Day (Monday After Easter); International Tatting Day; Library Snap Shot Day; Myles Day; National Fun Day; National Fun at Work Day (Always the 1st, or the following Thurs. if it falls on the weekend); Poetry & The Creative Mind Day; Reading is Funny Day; Sorry Charlie Day; St. Stupid Day; Tater Day (It's Sweet Potatoes) (First Monday in April); US Air Force Academy Day; White House Easter Egg Roll

 

4/2

International Children's Book Day; National Love Your Produce Manager Day; National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; Reconciliation Day; World Autism Day

 

4/3

Find A Rainbow Day (Some also call it "Share A Rainbow Day"); Pony Express Day; Tweed Day; Weed Out Hate Day: Sow The Seeds of Greatness Day; Whole Grain Sampling Day (First Wednesday); World Party Day; National Day of Hope (First Wednesday); National Walking Day (First Wednesday); Paraprofessional Appreciation Day (First Wednesday)

 

4/4

International Day for Mine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action; Square Root Day: 4 (Upcoming in 2016); Victims of Violence Wholly Day; Vitamin C Day; World Rat Day; National D.A.R.E. Day (First Thursday)  

 

4/5

National Deep Dish Pizza Day; Hospital Admitting Clerks Day (First Friday); National Walk To Work Day (Always First Friday and Different sponsor than one on Sept. 28)

 

4/6

Army Day; New Beers Eve; Drowsy Driver Awareness Day; National Love Our Children Day; National Student Athlete Day; Tartan Day; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Day; Teflon Day; International Pillow Fight Day (Always First Saturday)

 

4/7

International Beaver Day; International Snailpapers Day; Metric System Day; National Beer Day; No Housework Day; Tangible Karma Day (First Saturday); World Health Organization Day

 

4/8

Buddha Day; Trading Cards For Grown-ups Day

 

4/9

Equal Pay Day; National Be Kind To Lawyers Day (2nd Tuesday); National Cherish An Antique Day; National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day; Appomattox Day; Jenkins Ear Day; Winston Churchill Day

 

4/10

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Day; National Farm Animals Day; National Sibling Day; Salvation Army Founder's Day; Safety Pin Day

 

4/11

Barbershop Quartet Day; International "Louie Louie" Day; National Pet Day; World Parkinson's Disease Day

 

4/12

D.E.A.R. Day (aka Drop Everything And Read); International Day of Human Space Flight; Licorice Day; Tax Freedom Day; Walk on Your Wild Side Day

 

4/13

Thomas Jefferson Day; Scrabble Day; Baby Massage Day (Always 2nd Saturday)

 

4/14

Children with Alopecia Day; Dictionary Day; International Moment of Laughter Day; Pan American Day

 

4/15

Boston Marathon (3rd Monday); Income Tax Pay Day; McDonald's Day; Take a Wild Guess Day; That Sucks Day

 

4/16

National Health Care Decisions Day; National Library Workers Day (Always the Tuesday of Library Week); National Library Day (Always the Tuesday of Library Week); National Stress Awareness Day (First Workday After Income Taxes Are Due); One Day Without Shoes Day

 

4/17

Bat Appreciation Day (Emerge from hibernation); Blah! Blah! Blah! Day; Ellis Island Family History Day; National Haiku Poetry Day; Ford Mustang Day; National Bookmobile Day (Always Wed. of Library Week); Nothing Like A Dame Day

 

4/18

Adult Autism Day; Get to Know Your Customers Day (January 17,  April 18, July 18 and October 17); National Columnists Day; National Golf Day; Pet Owners Independence Day; High Five Day (Third Thursday); International Amateur Radio Day; National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day; Poem In Your Pocket Day; Support Teen Literature Day (Always Thurs. of Library Week)

 

4/19

Day of Silence; John Parker Day; National Hanging Out Day; Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day; Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day); DNA Day; National Day of Silence

 

4/20

Auctioneers Day (3rd Saturday); Husband Appreciation Day (3rd Saturday); National Pot Smokers Day; Record Store Day (3rd Saturday); Spring Astronomy Day

 

4/21

Kindergarten Day; National Chocolate-covered Cashews Day

 

4/22

Chemists Celebrate The Earth Day; Earth Day; Girl Scout Leaders Day; "In God We Trust Day" (coins); Mother Earth Day; National Jelly Bean Day

 

4/23

Movie Theatre Day; International Marconi Day; National Teach Your Children To Save Day; Talk Like Shakespeare Day; World Book & Copyright Day; World Book Night

 

4/24

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day; Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day; International Guide Dogs Day (Last Wednesday)

 

4/25

DNA Day; Hairstylists Appreciation Day; Malaria Awareness Day; Hug A Plumber Day or Plumbers Day; Red Hat Society Day; Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day); World Penguin Day; Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day (4th Thursday); Bob Wills Day (3 days... 4/25-27)

 

4/26

Hug An Australian Day; Audubon Day; National Kids and Pets Day; Richter Scale Day; Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel's Independence Day); Arbor Day (Last Friday); National Hairball Awareness Day (Always Last Friday); Bob Wills Day (3 days... 4/25-27)

 

4/27

Babe Ruth Day; Bulldogs are Beautiful Day; Mantanzas Mule Day; Morse Code Day (Some also observe on May 24); Eeyore's Birthday (Last Saturday); National Go Birding Day (Last Saturday); National Rebuilding Day (Last Saturday)       ; Penguin Day (Last Saturday); Save The Frogs Day (Last Saturday); Sense of Smell Day (Last Saturday); World Tai Chi & Qigong Day (Last Saturday); World Healing Day (Last Saturday); World Veterinary Day (Last Saturday); Bob Wills Day (3 days... 4/25-27)

 

4/28

Biological Clock Day; Lag B'omer Day; National Pet Parent's Day (Last Sunday); Mother, Father Deaf Day (Last Sunday); Workers Memorial Day

 

4/29

National Dance Day; "Peace" Rose Day (The flower); Pinhole Photography Day (Always last Sunday); Zipper Day

 

4/30

Beltane Bugs Bunny Day; International Jazz Day; Dia De Los Ninos/Dia De Los Libros; National Honesty Day; Spank Out Day -USA; Walpurgis Night; World Healing Day

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