April 25

April 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2015 Daily Holidays that fall on April 25, include:

  • ANZAC Day - April 25 (Australia and New Zealand)
  • East Meets West Day
  • Eeyore's Birthday Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday of April)
  • Hairstylist Appreciation Day 
  • Healthy Kids Day - April 25, 2015
  • Malaria Awareness Day 
  • National Dance Day - April 25, 2015 
  • National Go Birding Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Mani-Pedi Day 
  • National Plumbers Day 
  • National Rebuilding Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Sense of Smell Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD) 
  • Red Hat Society Day 
  • Save the Frogs Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday in April)
  • Spring Astronomy Day - April 25, 2015
  • World Healing Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Malaria Day 
  • World Penguin Day 
  • World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Veterinary Day - April 25, 2015 (Last Saturday in April)

2015 Weekly Holidays that include April 25, are:

  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Last Week of April)
  • Animal Cruelty / Human Violence Awareness Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Third Week in April)
  • Astronomy Week - April 20-26, 2015 (Movable Week determined by the 1st quarter Moon)
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Third Full Week of April)
  • Money Smart Week - April 18-25, 2015
  • National Coin Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week - April 19-25, 2015
  • National Dance Week - April 24 - May 3, 2015
  • National Environmental Education Week - April 19-25, 2015
  • National Infants Immunization Week - April 18-25, 2015
  • National Infertility Awareness Week - April 19-25, 2015
  • National Karaoke Week - April 19-25, 2015  (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Organ / Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Last Week of April)
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 19-25, 2015
  • National Park Week - April 18-26, 2015
  • National Pet ID Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Third Week of April)
  • National Princess Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Sky Awareness Week  - April 19-25, 2015 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Student Leadership Week - April 19-25, 2015 (Third Week of April)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
  • World Immunization Week - April 24-30
  • World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week - April 18-26, 2015 (Week that surrounds April 24th each year)
  • World Week for Animals in Laboratories - April 19-25, 2015

2015 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.

NOTE:

  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.




Today is World Penguin Day - here is an adorable baby penguin!


World Festivals and Events

  • Texas Sandfest - April 24-26, 2015 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!

Astrological Sign

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.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.


Famous Birthdays

  • 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.


Famous Deaths

  • 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!

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.

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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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