April 21

April 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on April 21, include:

  • Big Word Day 
  • Blue & Green Day - April 21, 2023 (Third Friday in April)
  • Bulldogs are Beautiful Day 
  • International Hemp Day 
  • Keep Off the Grass Day 
  • Kindergarten Day 
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Truffle Day 
  • National Pet CBD Day 
  • National Surprise Drug Test Day 
  • National Tea Day 
  • National Yellow Bat Day
  • Queen's Birthday - April 21 (This is her actual birthday, an official birthday is celebrated on the Second Saturday in June)
  • San Jacinto Day
  • Thank You for Libraries Day 
  • Tuna Rights Day 
  • World Creativity and Innovation Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include April 21, are:

  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Third Week in April)
  • California Native Plant Week - April 15-22, 2023
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week - April 16-23, 2023 (Always includes Earth Day 4/22)
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
  • Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
  • Earth Week - April 14-22, 2023
  • Eid-Al-Fitr - Evening of April 21 to Evening of April 22, 2023
  • Health Information Professionals Week - April 18-24, 2023
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 16-23, 2023 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 15-22, 2023
  • International Mariachi Week - April 19-21, 2023
  • International Trombone Week - April 16-23, 2023
  • Money Smart Week - April 15-21, 2023
  • National Coin Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Third Full Week of April)
  • National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 17-23, 2023
  • National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Includes Earth Day April 22nd)
  • National Pet ID Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Third Week of April)
  • National Student Leadership Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Third Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 16-22, 2023 (Third Full Week in April)
  • National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - April 17-21, 2023
  • Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2023
  • Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23

2023 Monthly Holidays that include April 21, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Festival of Ridvan - April 20 - May 2, 2023
  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2023, and Weekend Two = April 21-23, 2023
  • Fiddler's Frolic - April 21-23, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 21 is Taurus.

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1816 - Charlotte Bronte, English author and poet (Jayne Eyre) (d. 1955)
  • 1838 - John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist and author, and Founder of the Sierra Club (d. 1914)
  • 1922 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish author (Several of his books have been made into movies - The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, and Where Eagles Dare) (d. 1987)
  • 1926 - Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Norther Ireland from 1952 - Present
  • 1936 - James Dobson, American evangelist, psychologist, and author who founded Focus on the Family
  • 1948 - Paul Davis, American singer-songwriter (I Go Crazy) (d. 2008)
  • 1951 - Tony Danza, American actor and producer (Taxi, Who's the Boss?)
  • 1958 - Andie MacDowell, American actress (Green Card, Groundhog Day) 
  • 1979 - James McAvoy, Scottish actor
  • 1980 - Tony Romo, American football player
  • 2007 - Pincess Isabella of Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • 1073 - Pope Alexander II
  • 1509 - Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
  • 1910 - Mark Twain, (Samuel Clemens) American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn) (b. 1835)
  • 1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, German pilot (The Red Baron) dies after his plane is shot down
  • 2012 - Charles Colson, American lawyer and activist, founded Prison Fellowship (b. 1931)
  • 2016 - Prince, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1958)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2012 - Neil Diamond, singer weds music manager Katie McNeil

Quote of the Day

Mark Twain, an American author who was born in 1835, died on this day, April 21, 1910 - It sounds like he had some great advice to live by!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe/Food Tip of the Day is tips on Finding Healthy Vacation Food.

Healthy Vacation food should be your goal to ensure a healthy vacation! If you are like me, you tire easily of fast food, and plan ways to encourage healthy vacation foods for your family while traveling!  This is a healthy diet habit!

Find out tips on where to find Healthy Vacation Food from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! (link opens her website)

This Day in History

  • 1506 - Portuguese Catholics slaughter over 1,900 suspected Jews during the three day Lisbon Massacre
  • 1789 - John Adams is sworn in as the 1st U.S. Vice President
  • 1836 - At the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution, Sam Houston leads a defeat against Mexico
  • 1862 - U.S. Congress establishes the U.S. Mint in Denver, CO
  • 1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes, begins egg rolling contest on the White House lawn to celebrate Easter
  • 1918 - During World War I, Canadian pilot Captain Arthur Roy Brown shoots down German fighter ace Baron von Richthofen, who was known as "The Red Baron"
  • 1941 - Greece surrenders to Nazi Germany
  • 1952 - Secretaries Day is celebrated for the first time (now called Administrative Professionals' Day)
  • 1962 - The Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens. 
  • 1965 - The 64-65 New York World's Fair opens for it's second and final season
  • 1981 - United States furnishes $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia
  • 1987 - 2nd biggest one day gain in the history of the Dow Jones as it increases 664.7
  • 1989  - George W. Bush & Edward W. Rose become CEO of the Texas Rangers
  • 1995 - Timothy McVeigh is arrested by the FBI and charged with the Oklahoma City bombing

This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Elvis Presley's, 'Heartbreak Hotel', hits #1
  • 1963 - Beatles meet the Rolling Stones for the 1st time
  • 1984 - Footloose hits #1 on the Album charts, and knocks 'Thriller' from the top after 37 weeks
  • 1988 - Barbra Streisand records 'You'll Never Know'

Paul Davis who was born on April 21, in 1948, sang 'I Go Crazy'. He died on April 22, 2008

Please check out our Music Holidays page!

This Day in Sports

  • 1898 - Bill Duggleby, a Phillies pitcher hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • 1904 - Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta
  • 1956 - Alf Dean hooks a 2,664 lb, 16' x 10' white shark using a rod & reel hooks
  • 1982 - Rollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves
  • 1984 - Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record of 209.8 kph

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Overawe (verb)

1. (transitive) To restrain, subdue, or control by awe; to cow.

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