Holidays and Observances
2023 Daily Holidays that fall on April 9, include:
- Appomattox Day
- Chinese Almond Cookie Day
- Easter Sunday - April 9, 2023
- Global Day to End Child Sexual Abuse - April 9, 2023 (Second Sunday in April)
- International ASMR Day (ASMR = Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)
- Jenkins Ear Day
- Jumbo Day
- Name Yourself Day
- National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day - April 9, 2023 (Same Day as Easter)
- National Cherish an Antique Day
- National Chicken Little Awareness Day
- National Dive Bar Day
- National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day
- National Gin and Tonic Day
- National Unicorn Day
- Orthodox Palm Sunday - April 9, 2023
- Winston Churchill Day
2023 Weekly Holidays that include April 9, are:
- Hate Week - April 4-10
- Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 9, 2023)
- National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Second Full Week in April)
- National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Second Full Week in April)
- National Bake Week - April 3-9, 2023 (Begins First Monday of April)
- National Dental Hygienist Week - April 4-10
- National Dog Bite Prevention Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Second Full Week in April)
- National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
- National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2023
- National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Second Full Week of April)
- Orthodox Holy Week - April 9-15, 2023
- Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Week that includes April 14th)
- Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of April 5 - Evening of April 13, 2023
- Pesach (also known as Passover) - Evening of April 5 - Evening of April 13, 2023
- Ramadan - Evening of March 22, 2023 - Evening of April 20, 2023
- World Hula Week - April 9-15, 2023 (Begins on Easter Sunday)
- World Irish Dancing Week - April 2-9, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include April 9, 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.
World Festivals and Events
- National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 16, 2023 (Washington D.C.)
- The Masters Tournament - April 6-9, 2023 - The Masters Tournament is one of the four major championships in professional golf. The event will be held at the Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA
The Astrological Sign for April 9 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.
- 1932 – Carl Perkins, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
- 1933 – Fern Michaels, American author
- 1954 – Dennis Quaid, American actor
- 1966 – Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Sex and the City)
- 1986 – Leighton Meester, American actress and singer (Gossip Girl)
- 1990 – Kristen Stewart, American actress (Panic Room, Twilight Series)
- 1998 – Elle Fanning, American actress (Super 8)
- 1959 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (b. 1867)
- 2012 - Mark Lenzi, American Olympic Diver
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1966 - Sophia Loren marries weds Carlo Ponti in Paris
- 1994 - Singer Wayne Newton weds attorney Kathleen McCrone (his 2nd wife)
- 2005 - His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales weds Camilla Parker Bowles
- 2012 - Singer Marc Anthony divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez
Quote of the Day
April 9th is National Unicorn Day!
Those who don't believe in Magic will never find it
Dream Big, Sparkle On and Shine Bright
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe / Healthy Diet Tip of the Day, for April 9, is some tips on how to Reduce Food Waste, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
- 1865 – Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, ending the American Civil War
- 1872 - Samuel R Percy patents dried milk
- 1912 - Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for New York
- 1945 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission is formed
- 1950 - Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance
- 1953 - TV Guide publishes 1st issue
- 1957 – The Suez Canal in Egypt is cleared and opens to shipping
- 1959 - NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
- 1963 - Winston Churchill becomes 2nd honorary US citizen
- 1967 - The first Boeing 737 (100 series) makes its maiden flight.
- 1992 – A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges and sentences him to 30 years in prison
- 2003 - Baghdad falls to U.S. forces resulting in widespread looting
- 2005 – Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony
- 2012 - The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show
- 2017 - On Palm Sunday, two Christian Churches were bombed in Egypt by ISIS, killing 37 and injuring more than 100.
This Day in Music
- 1962 - Henry Mancini wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany's
- 1970 - Paul McCartney announces official split of Beatles
- 1999 - Faith Hill starts her first headlining tour, This Kiss in Minneapolis (Below is This Kiss)
This Day in Sports
- 1941 - PGA establishes Golf Hall of Fame
- 1962 - JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
- 1965 – The Astrodome opens in Houston, Texas, and the first indoor baseball game is played. Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor home run
- 1966 - Anaheim Stadium for California Angels opens
- 1987 - For 3rd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Stanley Cup game
- 1989 - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in New York's 4-3 loss to Cleveland
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Without prior warning; unexpected or unannounced
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