Tator Day (Sweet Potatoes) - April 2, 2018 (First Monday in April)
World Autism Awareness Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 2, are:
American Indian Awareness Week - April 1-7, 2018
APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Bat Appreciation Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
Explore Your Career Options Week - April 2-7, 2018
Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
Mule Day - April 2-8, 2018
NanoDays - March 31 - April 8, 2018
National Bake Week - April 2-8, 2018 (Begins First Monday of April)
National Blue Ribbon Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
National Egg Salad Week - April 2-8, 2018 (Movable Week observed the week after Easter)
National Public Health Week - April 2-8, 2018
National Window Safety Week - April 1-7, 2018 (First Full Week of April)
National Youth Violence Prevention Week - April 2-6, 2018
Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-8, 2018
Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
Passover - (Also known as Pesach) Evening of March 31, 2018 - Evening of April 7, 2018
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
World Hula Week - April 1-7, 2018 (Begins on Easter Sunday)
2018 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
White House Easter Egg Roll - April 2, 2018
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.