National Honesty Day - No lie

April 30 is National Honesty Day – honest engine! Since April begins with April Fool’s Day and April 4th was Tell a Lie Day, it only makes sense to end the month with National Honesty Day, right? The annual “holiday” was created by M. Hirsh Goldberg, author and former Maryland governor’s press secretary. Goldberg’s book appropriately titled, “The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives” was published in 1990. United States President’s George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are known for their honesty.Whether a little white lie to spare someone’s feelings or a great big whopper, we all know lying is wrong although most p

Hairstyle Appreciation Day: Try a new Doo for a Fabulous New You

April 30 is Hairstyle Appreciation Day, an annual holiday that celebrates the many different styles of hair. While the origins of this special day are unknown, today is the perfect day to give yourself a new doo for a brand new you! Whether you prefer long, short, or somewhere in between, and wear yours in a bun, ponytail or up-do, our hair is one of the first things people notice about us. Our hairstyles often reflect our personality and sense of style. It wasn't all that long ago when the beehive, pin-curls, crew cuts, afro, mullet, the shag, the Rachel, pixies and bobs, were all the rage in hairstyles. But like the clothes and shoes we wear, hairstyle fads come and go. If you've donned th

Viral Video Day

April 29 is Viral Video Day, an annual "holiday" created by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, a freelance writer who has written thousands of articles covering all sorts of traditional, unusual and downright wacky holidays. Viral videos are short video clips that catapult to popularity by sharing through social media or email. And thanks to the advances in technology and the availability of video cams on cell phones and digital cameras, creating short video clips are simple and affordable to make. Whether used as a political or marketing tool or to capture an important event or popular dance craze, the most popular viral videos often inspire or educate us, touch our hearts, make us laugh or even make

Happy Zipper Day: Zip It!

April 29 celebrates a "handy" product millions of people around the world use every day and is often taken for granted. It's Zipper Day, an annual "holiday" that celebrates the zipper! Zipper History Whitcomb Judson patented the first one back in 1891 but it was not very user-friendly. Electrical engineer Gideon Sundback took Judson's idea and tweaked it a bit. And on this day back in 1913, Sundback received a patent on his "Hookless" fastener which was originally used on shoes and tobacco pouches. It wasn't until a few years later that the zipper was used in clothing. B.F. Goodrich used the product in its Zipper Boot, and the "zipper" was born. It's hard to imagine what life would be like w

Kiss Your Mate Day: Pucker up and plant one on your partner

It's time to pucker up, America! April 28 is (National) Kiss Your Mate Day! While the origins of this annual "holiday" are unknown, who needs a reason to kiss your favorite fella or gal? Although there are other "lipalicious" holidays during the year including Lips Appreciation Day and Kiss and Make Up Day, Kiss Your Mate Day serves as an important reminder to plant a great big wet one on that significant other in your life. Whether you and your honey have been together for just a few months, a few years or for a few decades, sometimes life's little pleasures or those special people in our lives, get taken for granted. It's important to remember that kissing is not only fun, locking lips hel

Arbor Day

It’s time to take a hike and get your hands dirty, folks. It’s (National )Arbor Day, a holiday that helps shine the spotlight on the importance of planting and caring for trees of all shapes, sizes and varieties. Each year, individuals, communities and businesses across the nation take part in the annual event. Observed on the last Friday in April, some states celebrate the holiday on different dates based on the weather and tree-planting times. Please visit the Arbor Day website to find specific dates for your neck-of-the-woods. Arbor Day History Julius Sterling Morton loved nature. He planted orchards, trees and wind breaks on his farm in Nebraska and urged his friends, neighbors and organ

National Hairball Awareness Day: Top Tips to Keep Gagging Away

While there are many fabulous holidays in April, today also shines the spotlight on a rather disgusting but common condition. The last Friday in April is National Hairball Awareness Day. While the topic may be unpleasant, pet parents need to be aware of the causes and potential dangers of hairballs. Because felines are fabulous, we all know most felines are neat freaks and meticulous about cleaning, right? As cats groom themselves with their tongue, some of their fur is ingested. While most hair passes safely through the intestinal tract, some remains in the stomach. As the cat continues to groom, more hair builds up until a hairball is formed, which can cause irritation to the stomach and/o

Tell a Story Day

Once upon a time, there was a special day of the year dedicated to telling stories. Long ones, short ones, silly ones or true ones - it's a special day of the year where all kinds of stories are recanted in homes, libraries and schools all across the nation. April 27 is Tell a Story Day in America. While the origins of this "holiday" are unknown, it's purpose is pretty clear. Whether you prefer the tallest of tales, wittiest limericks or mysterious who-done-its, today is the day to share your story with friends, family or co-workers and paint a picture with words. Yessir, it's story time in the good ole' U.S.A. Taking a stroll down memory lane never gets old. Listening to grandma retell the

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Celebrating decades of teamwork

Millions of children across America will be heading to the office today instead of going to school. It’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, always observed on the fourth Thursday in April, was selected to occur during the middle of the school week so children can share with others and apply what they have learned the following school day. he educational event, originally launched in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women, began as Take Our Daughters to Work Day but later expanded to include boys in 2003. It is estimated that more than 37 million children and adults will take part in the yearly event at over 3.5 million worksites nationwide! Whethe

National Pretzel Day in the U.S.A!

If you could use a little free "dough" these days, you're in luck! April 26 is National Pretzel Day (NPD) and that means one thing - free and really cheap pretzels across America! Whether you prefer yours crisp and crunchy, warm and chewy or dipped and drenched, this annual food holiday has been celebrated since United States Representative Robert Walker introduced the idea to Congress back in 1983. Enjoyed for centuries, pretzels were, well, kind of boring back in the day. Today’s pretzels come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and delicious gourmet flavors. Not only are pretzels a tasty treat to eat any time of the day or night, pretzels are often regarded as a symbol of good luck and prosperi

National Kids and Pets Day: : 'Purrfect howliday' for Fido, Fluffy & Junior

When it comes to holidays, April 26 is going to the dogs, cats, rabbits and kids! It's National Kids and Pets Day, an annual "howliday" that not only promotes the magical bond between children and pets, but also helps raise awareness about the millions of unwanted, abused and unloved animals that end up in shelters across the nation. This "purrfect howliday" was created by celebrity pet lifestyle expert, animal advocate and author,Colleen Paige, back in 2005. Paige is also the founder of numerous pet-inspired holidays including National Dog Day, National Puppy Day and National Cat Day. While owning a pet can be a loving and rewarding experience for humans and our four-legged friends, Paige s

Administrative Professionals Day: Sayings & Quotes for Secretaries

Today honors and recognizes the millions of hard working men and women who help run an office – secretaries or administrative professionals. It's Administrative Professionals Day, also referred to as Secretary's Day. While the exact date changes from year to year, the annual event is observed on the Wednesday in the last full week of April as part of Administrative Professionals Week. Administrative Professionals Day Dates April 25, 2018 The President of the National Secretaries Association Mary Barrett, Dictaphone Corporation President C. King Woodbridge and Young & Rubicam Executive Harry F. Klemfuss, came up with the idea in an effort to encourage and inspire more women to become secreta

World Penguin Day

April 25 is World Penguin Day. Each year, millions of penguins begin their annual migration north around the 25th of April. Although penguins are birds, they do not fly. In order to get to their new destination, these fascinating creatures must walk or waddle to their new home. Did you know there are more than 15 species of penguins, with the Emperor penguin being the largest? Spending most of their lives in water, these tuxedo-like birds do all their hunting in water and can swim up to 25 miles per hour. According to the IUCN Red List, some penguin species are considered vulnerable or endangered due to rapid population declines attributed to global warming and changes in sea temperature, o

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

Today is National Pigs in a Blanket Day. While its origins are unknown, Pigs in a Blanket Day, also referred to as National Pigs in a Blanket Day, is celebrated every April 24. Pigs in Blankets are tasty little treats children and adults scarf down at family get-togethers and big bashes. Perfect for breakfast or served as an appetizer, these popular snacks are little sausages or wieners wrapped in a pancake, biscuit or croissant dough or bacon. Not only are PIB fun to eat, they’re easy to make too! Enjoy!

Happy Lover's Day: Most Romantic Songs of All Time

After a very long winter, spring has finally sprung! The birds are singing, the grass is greening and the flowers are peeking out of the soil. Today is the perfect day to head outside! Not only is it National Picnic Day and Talk Like Shakespeare Day, April 23 is also Lover's Day! While the origins of this romantic day are unknown, who needs a reason to spend some quality time with your significant other? There's no need to spend an arm-and-a-leg, either. Just use your imagination. How to Celebrate Lover's Day Instead of staying cooped up inside, head for the great outdoors with that special someone in your life. Enjoy a nice long walk in the park regardless of the weather. Why not whip up a

Talk Like Shakespeare Day: 'Tis time to speaketh like Shakespeare

Hear ye, hear ye. Alas, 'tis true. April 23 celebrates the birth of one of the world's most celebrated writers of all time, William Shakespeare. Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley did it. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman have done it too! They all proclaimed April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day to encourage people to express themselves using words and phrases coined by the bard himself. Whether thou believeth or not, some of the most common phrases and words still used today were actually coined by Shakespeare himself. All That Glitters Isn't Gold Baseless Castigate Dwindle Good Riddance Green-Eyed Monster Heart of Gold In a Pickle It's Greek to Me Laughing St

National Picnic Day: How to Pack for a Picnic

It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy Mother Nature. Grab a blanket, a basket and a few goodies – it’s National Picnic Day! Not to be confused with National Panic Day, this annual holiday takes place every April 23, the day after Earth Day. While the origins of this particular holiday are unknown, picnics are about good food, fine drinks and fabulous company. Whether you visit a National Park or a secluded meadow in your neck of the woods, today’s the day to turn off those electronic gadgets and stop and smell the roses. And if the weather refuses to cooperate – no worries. You can have an intimate picnic indoors, minus the view and the bugs of course. How to Properly Pack for a Picnic

Earth Day tips: Go green, save money and help the planet

April 22 is Earth Day, an annual event that shines the spotlight on the plight of the planet and helps raise awareness about environmental issues we face today. First observed in 1970, Earth Day has evolved into a worldwide event celebrated by approximately 1 billion people in nearly 200 countries. The Great Climate Change Debate While some refuse to acknowledge climate change exists, most respected scientists and scientific agencies including NASA and NOAA, believe the effects of climate change on our planet are already occurring. 97 percent of climate scientists believe human activity is a contributing factor in the warming trends we are seeing today at an unprecedented rate Earth Day Tips

National Jelly Bean Day: Sweet treats are fun to eat any time of day or night

If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat to eat, today is your lucky day. April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day, an annual holiday that celebrates those tiny, colorful treats Americans love to eat. Despite their size, the tiny treats that are shaped like little eggs are jam-packed full of flavor. Available in both gourmet and traditional, jelly beans take between six and ten days to make. While once considered an Easter favorite, jelly beans aren’t just for Easter anymore. Today’s jelly beans are available in all sorts of colors and flavors. From sweet and sour to spicy and savory, jelly beans sure are tasty treats that are fun to eat anytime of the day or night. Did you know United States Pres

Keep Off the Grass Day

April 21 is Keep Off the Grass Day, an annual event created by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, freelance writer and "Queen of Holidays," who has spent over a decade covering all sorts of traditional, unusual and downright wacky holidays. While "Keep Off the Grass" can mean different things to different folks, this green holiday is observed in between two momentous events. Keep Off the Grass Day is held one day before Earth Day and one day after National Pot Smoking Day, the popular pot "holidaze" where millions of marijuana enthusiasts around the world participate in various smoke-outs, rallies, marches and "pot-ties" held each year on 4/20. Coincidence perhaps? Keep Off the Grass Fun FAQs Did you

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