April 21

April 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 21, include:

  • Kindergarten Day 
  • LGTB National Day of Silence - April 21, 2017
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Truffle Day 
  • National Day of Silence - April 21, 2017
  • National Pro-Life T Shirt Day - April 21, 2017
  • National Surprise Drug Test Day 
  • National Tea Day (United Kingdom)
  • Queen's Birthday - (This is her actual birthday, an official birthday is celebrated on the Second Saturday in June)
  • San Jacinto Day 
  • School Librarian Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 21, are:

  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Third Week in April)
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
  • Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
  • Global Youth Service Days - April 21-23, 2017
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 15-22, 2017
  • National Coin Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Egg Salad Week - April 17-23, 2017 (Movable Week observed the week after Easter)
  • National Infants Immunization Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Karaoke Week - April 16-22, 2017  (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Organ / Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 17-23, 2017 (Last Week of April)
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 16-22, 2017
  • National Paperboard Packaging Week - April 16-22, 2017
  • National Park Week - April 15-22, 2017
  • National Pet ID Week - April 16-22, 2017 (Third Week of April)
  • National Toddler Immunization Week - April 16-22, 2017
  • Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23
  • Safe Kids Week - April 17-22, 2017

2017 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

  • Fiddler's Frolic - April 20-23, 2017
  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival  - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2017 and Weekend Two April 21-23, 2017 in Indio, California
  • Texas Sandfest - April 21-23, 2017 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!

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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