April 2

April 2 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on April 2, include:

  • International Children's Book Day 
  • International Fact-Checking Day
  • National Ferret Day 
  • National Love Your Produce Manager Day 
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • National Sexual Assault Awareness Month's Day of Action - April 2, 2024 (First Tuesday of April)
  • Pascua Florida Day - April 2, 2024 (Usually on April 2nd) (Local Observance in Florida State)
  • Reconciliation Day 
  • SAAM Day of Action - April 2, 2024 (First Tuesday in April)
  • World Autism Awareness Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include April 2, are:

  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 2-8, 2024
  • International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
  • Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
  • NanoDays - March 30 - April 7, 2024 (Last Weekend in March - First Weekend in April)
  • National Bake Week - April 1-7, 2024 (Begins First Monday of April)
  • National Egg Salad Week - April 1-7, 2024 (Week after Easter starting the Day after Easter for 7 days)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Protocol Officer's Week - March 28 - April 3, 2024 (Last Week of March)
  • National Raw Feeding Week - April 1-7
  • National Wildlife Week - April 1-7, 2024
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Ramadan - Evening of March 10, 2024 - Evening of April 8, 2024
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7
  • World Hula Week - March 31 - April 6, 2024 (Begins on Easter Sunday)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include April 2, 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 Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd

Light It Up Blue on April 2, for World Autism Awareness Day

Please see Kerry's Pregnancy and Autism page on her Healthy Diet Habits website for safety tips if you are Pregnant, or plan on becoming Pregnant. (Kerry has an autistic boy, Nate, so she has done much research in this area!)

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • National Cherry Blossom Festival - March 20 - April 14, 2024 (Washington D.C.)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 2 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.

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1805 – Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (d. 1875)
  • 1875 – Walter Chrysler, American automobile pioneer, founder of the Chrysler Corporation (d. 1940)
  • 1908 – Buddy Ebsen, American actor and dancer (The Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) (d. 2003)
  • 1945 – Linda Hunt, American actress (NCIS: Los Angeles)
  • 1947 – Emmylou Harris, American singer
  • 1961 – Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, True Blood)
  • 1962 – Billy Dean, American singer-songwriter

Famous Deaths

  • 1872 – Samuel F. B. Morse, American painter and inventor of the telegraph (b. 1791)
  • 1987 – Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1917)
  • 2005 - Pope John Paul II (b. 1920)
  • 2015 - Robert H. Schuller, American televangelist, (Hour of Prayer) pastor and author (b. 1926)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1836 - English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens weds Catherine Thomson Hogarth 
  • 1967 - Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
  • 2011 - Michael Vartan, American Actor (Alias) weds Lauren Skaar

Quote of the Day


World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd - It's Okay to Be Different!!

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

April is Global Child Nutrition Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 2, is a 10 page section on Healthy Kids, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

April is Global Child Nutrition Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 2, is a 10 page section on Healthy Kids, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.  She has lots of tips on Children's Nutrition, Healthy Diet Habits for Kids, Healthy Cooking for kids, and some Stealthy Healthy Cooking tips to sneak more vegetables in your kids meals, plus lots more!

This Day in History

  • 1513 – Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida, and claims it for Spain
  • 1792 – The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 1792 - US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
  • 1827 - Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
  • 1872 - George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
  • 1877 - 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
  • 1902 - 1st motion picture theater opens in Los Angeles
  • 1911 – The Australian Bureau of Statistics conducts the country's first national census
  • 1917 – US President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany (World War I)
  • 1932 - Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as a ransom for his kidnapped son
  • 1935 - Mary Hirsch, becomes the 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
  • 1978 - TV show Dallas premieres on CBS
  • 1978 - Velcro is available for purchase

This Day in Music

  • 1800 – Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna
  • 1966 - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass become the first act with four albums in the Top 10 at the same time
  • 1967 - Steve Winwood leaves The Spencer Davis Group to form Traffic with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason
  • 1977 - Fleetwood Mac's Album Rumours hits #1 & stays at #1 for 31 weeks

Gold Dust Woman from the Fleetwood Mac, was one of my favorite songs off of their Rumours album that hit #1 on this day in 1977.

This Day in Sports

  • 1931 - Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1955 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

prosopagnosia (noun)

1. A form of visual agnosia characterised by difficulty with face recognition despite intact low-level visual processing

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