2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 3, include:
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day
Find a Rainbow Day
National Chocolate Mousse Day
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Day of Action - April 3, 2018 (First Tuesday of April)
Pony Express Day
Weed Out Hate, Sow The Seeds of Greatness Day
World Party Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 3, 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 30, 2018 - Evening of April 7, 2018
Pesach (also known as Passover) - Evening of March 30, 2018 to the Evening of April 7, 2018 (movable date)
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
World Hula Week - April 1-7, 2018 (Begins on Easter Sunday)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 3, 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.
The Astrological Sign for April 3 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.
1916 – Herb Caen, American columnist of the San Francisco Chronicle for over 30 years (d. 1997)
1924 – Doris Day, American actress, singer and animal rights activist
1924 – Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather) (d. 2004)
1934 – Jane Goodall, British primatologist (world's expert on chimpanzees), ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace
1941 – Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (d. 2004)
1942 – Marsha Mason, American actress (The Goodbye Girl)
1942 – Wayne Newton, American singer and actor
1944 – Tony Orlando, American singer (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
1953 – Sandra Boynton, American greeting-card designer, illustrator, and author (Chocolate: The Consuming Passion)
1958 – Alec Baldwin, American actor (30 Rock)
1961 – Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian
1971 – Picabo Street, American skier
1972 – Jennie Garth, American actress (90210)
1985 – Leona Lewis, English singer
1882 – Jesse James, American outlaw of the James-Younger Gang (b. 1847)
1897 – Johannes Brahms, German composer (b. 1833)
1950 – Carter G. Woodson, American historian, author, and journalist, founder of Black History Month (b. 1875)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1920 - Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald weds novelist Zelda Sayre
Quote of the Day
The Quote that goes along with the picture above from Sandra Boynton, is CHOCOLATE WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE SHARED! Her book, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion is absolutely hilarious, and her illustrations are exceptional! She was born on this day in 1953.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is National Food Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 3, is to purchase Organic Foods as much as you possibly can. Check out Kerry's recommendations, from her Heathy Diet Habits website!
This Day in History
1860 – The first successful US Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins
1882 – Jesse James, the American Outlaw is killed by Robert Ford, one of his gang members
1933 – First airplane flight over Mount Everest
1948 – US President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 European Countries
1968 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech
1974 - 148 tornadoes are reported over an area covering a dozen states in the east, south, and midwest that kills 315 people and injures approx. 5,500
1986 - US national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000 (2 trillion!!)
2012 - US President Barack Obama officially secures Democratic presidential nomination
This Day in Music
1988 - Billy Ocean's Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car hits #1 on the Charts
2001 - Bruce Springsteen, Live In New York City is released
2003 - Lisa Marie Presley is interviewed on ABC-TV's Primetime
Leona Lewis, who was born on this day in 1985, was the winner of The X Factor in 2006, which gave her a recording contract with Sony, and Simon Cowell's label, Syco Music.This song was written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and pop singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney, for McCartney. They decided not to use the song, so pitched it to Simon Cowell for Leona Lewis's debut album. It was a huge hit for her and reached number 1 in 34 different Countries. She has such an amazing voice!
This Day in Sports
1910 - Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley climbed
1948 - 1st US figure skating championships is held
1948 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1948 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1954 - Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds
1962 - Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years and 24,092 races
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
snail mail (noun)
1. (retronym) Postal mail, especially as compared to email.
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