Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 25, include:
- ANZAC Day - (Australia and New Zealand)
- DNA Day - April 25, 2017
- East Meets West Day
- Hairstylist Appreciation Day
- Malaria Awareness Day
- National Mani-Pedi Day
- National Plumbers Day
- National Zucchini Bread Day
- Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD)
- Red Hat Society Day
- World Malaria Day
- World Penguin Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 25, are:
- Administrative Professional's Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Air Quality Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Christian Education Week - April 24-30, 2017
- Every Kid Healthy Week - April 24-28, 2017
- Fibroid Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Fourth Week in April)
- Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 23-30, 2017 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
- Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Third Full Week of April)
- Money Smart Week - April 22-29, 2017
- National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Environmental Education Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Infertility Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Occupational Health Nursing Week - April 24-30
- National Playground Safety Week - April 24-28, 2017
- National Princess Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Preservation Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Sky Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week in April)
- Spring Astronomy Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
- UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
- Week of the Young Child - April 24-28, 2017
- World Immunization Week - April 24-30
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 25, 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.
Today is World Penguin Day - here is an adorable baby penguin!
The Astrological Sign for April 25 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.
- 1599 - Oliver Cromwell - English General and politician (d. 1658)
- 1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (d. 1996)
- 1940 - Al Pacino, American actor and director (Godfather, Scorpio)
- 1944 - Len Goodman, English dancer (Judge on Dancing with the Stars)
- 1961 - Dinesh D'Souza, American author, speaker, and filmmaker (2016: Obama's America and America)
- 1969 - Renee Zellweger, American actress and producer (Bridget Jones's Diary)
The film, America, by Dinesh D'souza came out Summer of 2014. Above is the Official Trailer.
- 1878 - Anna Sewell, English author of Black Beauty (b. 1820)
- 2009 - Beatrice Arthur (Bea), American actress, comedian, singer (All in the Family, Maude, Golden Girls) (b. 1922)
Above, is the final clip from the movie, Black Beauty, written by Anna Sewell who was born on March 30, 1820, and died on April 25, 1878. This was one of my favorite books when I was growing up - can't tell you how many times I read it!
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1981 - Maureen Reagan, marries her 3rd husband, Dennis Revell
Quote of the Day
This is a fascinating video of the Morris Frank, who had the 1st guide dog in America, Buddy. He co-founded The Seeing Eye, Inc. At the start of the clip, he states...."As I put my hands down on Buddy, I knew that she was going to be my declaration of independence, and give me back the freedom that I so long desired to go and come as I pleased"....
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April 25th, is National Zucchini Bread Day! So, for our Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for April 25, we are using Kerry's Lightened Zucchini Bread Recipe that has some healthier substitutions.
Sweet treats, can be made healthier and kept in your diet. Rather than practice deprivation and denial, lighten recipes!
This Day in History
- 1846 - Conflict over the disputed border of Texas, starts the Mexican-American War
- 1859 - Ground broken for the building of the Suez Canal
- 1898 - The U.S. declares war on Spain which starts the Spanish-American War
- 1901 - New York becomes the 1st U.S. state to require auto license plates with a fee of $1
- 1915 - 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I
- 1916 - ANZAC Day is commemorated for the fist time on the anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in Turkey
- 1928 - The first guide dog for US Citizen, Morris Frank, is Buddy, a German Shepherd
- 1945 - The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy
- 1959 - The St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens to shipping and links the Greats Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
- 1960 - The 1st submerged circumnavigation of the Earth is completed by the U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton
- 1993 - Russia elects Boris Yeltsin as their leader
This Day in Music
- 1792 - La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
- 1956 - Elvis Presley's, 'Heartbreak Hotel' hits #1
- 1970 - Freda Payne releases 'Band of Gold'
- 1970 - The Jackson Five's 'ABC', hits #1 for two weeks
- 1979 - The Police made their debut performing 'Roxanne', on BBC TV's, 'Top of the Pops'
- 1982 - Paul McCarney and Stevie Wonder's song, 'Ebony and Ivory', hits #1 in the UK
- 1987 - Cutting Crew's, 'I Just Died in Your Arms', hits #1
- 1987 - U2's album 'The Joshua Tree' hits #1 on the US album chart and remains for 5 weeks at the top
- 2009 - Rascal Flatts album, 'Unstoppable' hits #1
Above, is Cutting Crew's, 'I Just Died in Your Arms', which hit #1 on this day in 1987.
Please check out our Music Holidays page!
This Day in Sports
- 1876 - 1st NL game for the Chicago Cubs - they beat Louisville 4-0
- 1901 - One of the greatest comebacks in baseball - Detroit Tigers in the last of the 9th inning, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs for the win
- 1951 - American Bowling Congress approves the use of an automatic pinsetter
- 1985 - Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals (for the 2nd time) in a Cup game
- 1997 - Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 250th Home Run
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Paint the Town Red (verb)
1. To party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.
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