2021 Daily Holidays that fall on April 2, include:
Good Friday - April 2, 2021
Hospital Admitting Clerks Day - April 2, 2021 (First Friday in April)
International Children's Book Day
International Fact-Checking Day
International Kids Yoga Day - April 2, 2021 (First Friday in April)
National Ferret Day
National Hot Cross Bun Day - April 2, 2021 (Same Day as Good Friday)
National Kids Yoga Day - April 2, 2021 (First Friday in April)
National Love Your Produce Manager Day
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
National Pro-Life T Shirt Day - April 2, 2021
National Walk to Work Day - April 2, 2021 (First Friday of April)
Pascua Florida Day - April 2, 2021 (Usually on April 2nd)
Student Government Day - April 2, 2021 (First Friday in April)
World Autism Acceptance Day
World Autism Awareness Day
World Marbles Day - April 2, 2021 (Same Day as Good Friday)
2021 Weekly Holidays that include April 2, are:
APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Boys & Girls Club Week - March 29 - April 2, 2021
Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
Holy Week - March 28 - April 3, 2021
International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 4, 2021)
Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
NanoDays - March 27 - April 4, 2021
National Cleaning Week - March 28 - April 3, 2021 (Last Week of March)
National Green Week - February 7 - April 30, 2021
National Protocol Officer's Week - March 28 - April 3, 2021 (Last Week of March)
National Raw Feeding Week - April 1-7
National Second-Hand Shopping Week - March 28 - April 3, 2021 (Fourth Full Week of March)
Orthodox Lent - March 15 - May 1, 2021
Passiontide - March 21 - April 3, 2021
Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of March 27 - Evening of April 4, 2021
Pesach - Evening of March 27 - Evening of April 4, 2021
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
2021 Monthly Holidays that include April 2, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
Light It Up Blue on April 2, for World Autism Awareness Day
Please see Kerry's Pregnancy and Autism page on her Healthy Diet Habits website for safety tips if you are Pregnant, or plan on becoming Pregnant. (Kerry has an autistic boy, Nate, so she has done much research in this area!)
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 10, 2021
The Astrological Sign for April 2 is Aries.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:
Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
1875 – Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer, founder of the Chrysler Corporation (d. 1940)
1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) (d. 2003)
1945 – Linda Hunt, American actress (NCIS: Los Angeles)
1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer
1961 – Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, True Blood)
1962 – Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter
1872 – Samuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph (b. 1791)
1987 – Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1917)
2005 - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
2015 - Robert H. Schuller, American televangelist, (Hour of Prayer) pastor and author (b. 1926)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1836 - English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens weds Catherine Thomson Hogarth
1967 - Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
2011 - Michael Vartan, American Actor (Alias) weds Lauren Skaar
Quote of the Day
I love the quote above from Charles Dickens - there is always someone that we can help in this world, whether a fellow human, or animal. It doesn't even have to be financial, it may be time related, or just listening to a friend, when times are tough!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is Global Child Nutrition Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 2, is a 10 page section on Healthy Kids, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. She has lots of tips on Children's Nutrition, Healthy Diet Habits for Kids, Healthy Cooking for kids, and some Stealthy Healthy Cooking tips to sneak more vegetables in your kids meals, plus lots more!
This Day in History
1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida, and claims it for Spain
1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.