April 20

April 20 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on April 20, include:

  • 4/20 Day (also known as National Pot Smokers Day, Weed Day or National Weed Day 
  • Auctioneers Day - April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday of April)
  • Chinese Language Day 
  • Healthy Kids Day - April 20, 2024 (See Kerry's Healthy Kids section on her Healthy Diet Habits website!) 
  • Husband Appreciation Day - April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday of April)
  • International Cli-Fi Day 
  • International Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day - April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday in April)
  • Lima Bean Respect Day 
  • Look Alike Day 
  • National Cheddar Fries Day 
  • National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day 
  • National Pot Smokers Day - (Also known as 4/20, Weed Day or National Weed Day)
  • Record Store Day - April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday of April)
  • UN Chinese Language Day 
  • Volunteer Recognition Day 
  • World Circus Day - April 20, 2024 (Third Saturday in April)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include April 20, are:

  • Astronomy Week (Spring) - April 14-20, 2024
  • California Native Plant Week - April 13-20, 2024 
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
  • Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
  • Health Information Professionals Week - April 18-24, 2024 
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 20-25, 2024 
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Dance Week - April 19-28, 2024 
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2024
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 18-24, 2024
  • National Park Week - April 20-28 2024 (Entrance fees are waived at all National Parks on April 20, 2024)
  • National Pet ID Week - April 17-23, 2024
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Student Employment Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week of April)
  • Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2024
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Pan American Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Week that includes April 14th)
  • Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23

2024 Monthly Holidays that include April 20, 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 Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 12-14, 2024 and Weekend Two = April 19-21, 2024
  • Texas Sandfest - April 19-21, 2024 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!
  • Festival of Ridvan - April 20 - May 2, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 20 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1850 - Daniel Chester French, the American sculptor who designed the Lincoln statue (d. 1931)
  • 1889 - Adolf Hitler, Austrian-German dictator, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1923 - Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster, who founded Eternal Word Television Network
  • 1937 - George Takei, American actor (Star Trek) He also has one of the most popular Facebook pages!
  • 1941 - Ryan O'Neal, American actor (Love Story)
  • 1949 - Jessica Lange, American actress
  • 1983 - Miranda Kerr, Australian model

Famous Deaths

  • 1999 - Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • 2016 - Joan Marie Laurer (Chyna) - American wrestler (b. 1969)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1968 - Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, marries Carol Honsa who was also a reporter.

Quote of the Day

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

Weight Loss is about making Lifestyle Changes!

Weight Loss is Complicated! Diets have tried to dumb it down! Eat this and lose. They have failed because its not just about what you eat, but how, what, when, why, where, what day, who, and any other W you can think of. Its about making Lifestyle Changes! This might require some big changes, starting with your thinkingemotional eatingmindless eatingstress eatingdealing with cravings, fixing your sleep, or anything that impacts why you eat.

Find out more info. and tips about Weight Loss from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 295 - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1799 - Napoleon issues a degree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
  • 1836 -U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory
  • 1861 - Battle of Norfolk, VA during the American Civil War
  • 1871 - The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law
  • 1939 - Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday is celebrated as a National Holiday in Nazi, Germany
  • 1946 - The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations
  • 1951 - The first surgical replacement of a human organ was performed by Dan Gavriliu
  • 1972 - Apollo 16 lands on the moon.
  • 1978 - Korean Air Lines Flight 90 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
  • 1983 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security
  • 1999 -13 people are kills and 24 injured during the Columbine High School massacre located in Jefferson County, Colorado. The two shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold committed suicide after the shootings. While the cause has never been determined, the link between bullying and school violence has been receiving more attention since this event.
  • 2013 - The last reactor is shut down at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan
  • 2013 - A 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County China, killing 193 people and injuring thousands
  • 2023 - The largest and most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Starship rocket explodes 4 minutes into flight

This Day in Music

  • 1865 - Crosby Opera House opens in Chicago
  • 1939 - Billie Holidays records 'Strange Fruit', the first civil rights song
  • 1971 - Barbra Streisand records 'We've Only Just Begun'
  • 1974 - Paul McCartney & Wings release their single 'Band on the Run'
  • 1992 - Madonna signs a $60 million deal with Time Warner

Above is an acoustic version from Hillsong United, of their song 'Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)'.  It is a long song, but very beautiful.

The Hillsong United Band is a worship band that originated as a part of Hillsong Church, in Sydney, Australia. This song hit number one on the American Billboard Christian Songs chart at the end of 2013.


And I will call upon Your name

And keep my eyes above the waves

When oceans rise

My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

This Day in Sports

  • 1912 - Fenway Park in Boston officially opens, with the Red Sox beating the NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
  • 1912 - Tiger Stadium in Detroit officially opens with the Tigers beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5
  • 1920 - The Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
  • 1916 - Weeghman Park in Chicago opens, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6
  • 1996 - The Chicago Bulls win a record 72 games in a season
  • 2008 - Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300, and becomes the first female driver to win an Indy car race

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Capias (noun)

1. (law) An arrest warrant; a writ commanding officers to take a specified person or persons into custody.

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