Mark Your Calendar With These Unique Holidays Happening in April

It's hard to believe that April is already around the corner. Whether you're mapping out your calendar around a family vacation, looking for the best weekend for a spring girls' trip, or you're simply curious about the unique national days in April, our list of April 2023 holidays and observances is here to help you out.

The month kicks off with April Fools' Day, so prepare your harmless pranks ahead of time, or brush up on some April Fools' jokes to get everyone laughing — but not anyone's expense. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 9, and here's hoping for a sunny day of celebration — whether your Easter traditions include attending church, enjoying Easter brunch, or hosting an Easter egg hunt. In case those pesky April showers make an appearance, though, you might want to bookmark these Easter crafts for kids of all ages and these family-friendly Easter movies.

The week-long Jewish holiday Passover begins on April 5 at sundown, and we've got Passover recipes to please everyone at your seder, from vegetarians to those with a sweet tooth. Earth Day on April 22 provides a great opportunity to educate the younger generation about climate change, as well as getting crafty with recycled materials and making creative Earth Day crafts for kids.

When it comes to monthly observances in April, it's Move More Month, National Stress Awareness Month, National Garden Month, and National Kite Month — so be sure to get outside as much as you can. April is also National Volunteer Month and Celebrate Diversity Month.

Keep reading for a full list of daily holidays and observances in April 2023:

april 2023 holidays and observances
Woman's Day

April 1

  • April Fools' Day

  • International Fun at Work Day

  • International Pillow Fight Day

  • Major League Baseball Opening Day

  • National Greeting Card Day

  • National Handmade Day

  • National One Cent Day

  • National Sourdough Bread Day

  • Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

April 2

  • International Children's Book Day

  • International Fact-Checking Day

  • National DIY Day

  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

  • Palm Sunday

  • World Autism Awareness Day

April 3

  • Holy Monday

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day

  • National Film Score Day

  • National Find a Rainbow Day

  • National Inspiring Joy Day

  • World Party Day

April 4

  • Holy Tuesday

  • International Carrot Day

  • National Hug a Newsperson Day

  • National School Librarian Day

  • National Vitamin C Day

april 2023 calendar of holidays and observances national deep dish pizza day
April 5 is National Deep Dish Pizza Day.Getty Images

April 5

  • Bell Bottoms Day

  • Holy Wednesday

  • National Caramel Day

  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day

  • National Self Care Day

  • National Walking Day

  • Passover Begins

  • Peeps Day

  • Read a Road Map Day

April 6

  • Fresh Tomato Day

  • Holy Thursday

  • National Acai Bowl Day

  • National Burrito Day

  • National Carbonara Day

  • National Pajama Day

  • National Siamese Cat Day

  • National Student Athlete Day

  • National Tartan Day

  • New Beer's Eve

April 7

  • Good Friday

  • National Beer Day

  • National Coffee Cake Day

  • National No Housework Day

  • Walk to Work Day

  • World Health Day

April 8

  • Holy Saturday

  • National All Is Ours Day

  • National Empanada Day

  • National Zoo Lovers Day

april 2023 calendar of holidays and observances easter sunday
Easter Sunday is on April 9 this year.Hearst Owned

April 9

  • Easter Sunday

  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

  • National Gin and Tonic Day

  • National Name Yourself Day

  • National Unicorn Day

  • National Winston Churchill Day

April 10

  • Easter Monday

  • Global Work From Home Day

  • National Encourage a Young Writer Day

  • National Farm Animals Day

  • National Hug Your Dog Day

  • National Siblings Day

April 11

  • International Be Kind to Lawyers Day

  • National Barbershop Quartet Day

  • National Cheese Fondue Day

  • National Clean Up Your Pantry Day

  • National Eight Track Tape Day

  • National Pet Day

  • National Submarine Day

April 12

  • Hamster Day

  • National Licorice Day

  • National Only Child Day

  • Walk on Your Wild Side Day

April 13

  • Celebrate Teen Literature Day

  • National Make Lunch Count Day

  • National Peach Cobbler Day

  • National Scrabble Day

April 14

  • Day of Silence

  • International Moment of Laughter Day

  • National Dolphin Day

  • National Donate a Book Day

  • National Ex-Spouse Day

  • National Gardening Day

  • National Look Up at the Sky Day

  • Orthodox Good Friday

April 15

  • Husband Appreciation Day

  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

  • National Laundry Day

  • Record Store Day

  • Titanic Remembrance Day

  • World Art Day

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April 16 is National Eggs Benedict Day.Getty Images

April 16

  • Emancipation Day

  • Good Deeds Day

  • National Eggs Benedict Day

  • National Librarian Day

  • National Orchid Day

  • Save the Elephant Day

  • Selena Day

April 17

  • Go Fly a Kite Day

  • International Bat Appreciation Day

  • International Haiku Poetry Day

  • Laylat al-Qadr

  • National Cheese Ball Day

  • National Crawfish Day

  • National Kickball Day

  • Yom HaShoah

April 18

  • National Animal Crackers Day

  • National Exercise Day

  • National Lineman Appreciation Day

  • National Newspaper Columnists' Day

  • National Velociraptor Awareness Day

  • Piñata Day

  • Tax Day

April 19

  • Humorous Day

  • National Banana Day

  • National Cat Lady Day

  • National Garlic Day

  • Wear Pajamas to Work Day

April 20

  • Chinese Language Day

  • National Cheddar Fries Day

  • National High Five Day

  • National Look-Alike Day

  • National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

April 21

  • Big Word Day

  • National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

  • National Chickpea Day

  • National Kindergarten Day

  • National Tea Day

  • Thank You for Libraries Day

person hugging a tree with their hands forming a heart for earth day in april
Earth Day is on April 22.Getty Images

April 22

  • April Showers Day

  • Earth Day

  • Eid Al-Fitr

  • Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day

  • National Jelly Bean Day

April 23

  • Impossible Astronaut Day

  • Movie Theatre Day

  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day

  • National Email Day

  • National English Muffin Day

  • National Lover's Day

  • National Picnic Day

  • National Take a Chance Day

  • Shakespeare Day

  • Spanish Language Day

  • World Book Day

April 24

  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day

  • National Skipping Day

April 25

  • License Plates Day

  • National DNA Day

  • National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

  • National Hug a Plumber Day

  • National Mani-Pedi Day

  • National Telephone Day

  • National Zucchini Bread Day

  • School Bus Drivers' Day

  • World Malaria Day

  • World Penguin Day

April 26

  • Administrative Professionals Day

  • Alien Day

  • Audubon Day

  • Denim Day

  • Get Organized Day

  • International Guide Dog Day

  • National Pretzel Day

  • Stop Food Waste Day

  • World Stationery Day

April 27

  • Babe Ruth Day

  • Morse Code Day

  • National Devil Dog Day

  • National Prime Rib Day

  • National Tell A Story Day

  • Take Our Kids To Work Day

  • World Design Day

April 28

  • Global Pay It Forward Day

  • Great Poetry Reading Day

  • National Arbor Day

  • National Blueberry Pie Day

  • National BraveHearts Day

  • National Superhero Day

  • Workers’ Memorial Day

  • World Women’s Wellness Day

April 29

  • Eeyore’s Birthday

  • Independent Bookstore Day

  • International Astronomy Day

  • International Dance Day

  • National Go Birding Day

  • National Shrimp Scampi Day

  • National Zipper Day

  • World Veterinary Day

  • World Wish Day

April 30

  • Healthy Kids Day

  • Honesty Day

  • International Jazz Day

  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

  • National Bubble Tea Day

  • National Bugs Bunny Day

  • National Military Brats Day

  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day

  • National Pet Parents Day

  • National Raisin Day

  • National Tie Dye Day

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