April 6

April 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on April 6, include:

  • Army Day
  • California Poppy Day 
  • Charlie the Tuna Day 
  • Drowsy Driver Awareness Day 
  • Every Day is Tag Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday in April)
  • Fresh Tomato Day 
  • Hostess Twinkie Day 
  • International Asexuality Day 
  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • International Firewalk Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday in April)
  • International Pillow Fight Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday in April)
  • Jump Over Things Day 
  • National Birding Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday of April)
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day 
  • National DIY Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday in April) 
  • National Love Our Children Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday of April)
  • National Play Outside Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday of Every Month)
  • National Siamese Cat Day 
  • National Student Athlete Day 
  • National Tartan Day 
  • New Beer's Eve
  • Plan Your Epitaph Day 
  • Sorry Charlie Day 
  • Tangible Karma Day - April 6, 2024 (First Saturday of April)
  • Teflon Day 
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Day 
  • Waltzing Matilda Day (Australia)
  • World Table Tennis Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include April 6, are:

  • American Crossword Puzzles Week - April 5-7, 2024
  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
  • Hate Week - April 4-10
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 2-8, 2024
  • International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting - April 6-7, 2024
  • 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 Dental Hygienist Week - April 4-10
  • 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 Raw Feeding Week - April 1-7
  • National Robotics Week - April 6-14, 2024
  • 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
  • Week of the Young Child - April 6-12, 2024 
  • World Hula Week - March 31 - April 6, 2024 (Begins on Easter Sunday)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include April 6, 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.


April 6 is California Poppy Day - Pictured: California Poppies, Marigolds, and Red Yarrow

April 6 is California Poppy Day

California Poppies, Orange Zinnia, and Red Yarrow which looks more Pinkish to me.


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 6 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.


Birthstone

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

  • 1844 - Joseph Ludwig, Composer
  • 1920 – Jack Cover, American pilot and the scientist who invented the Taser gun (d. 2009)
  • 1928 - James Watson, an American Chemist who co-discovered the structure of DNA
  • 1937 – Billy Dee Williams, American actor and singer (Empire Strikes Back)
  • 1952 – Marilu Henner, American actress (Taxi), producer, and author
  • 1969 – Paul Rudd, American actor, screenwriter, and producer
  • 1974 – Flash Flanagan, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 – Candace Cameron Bure, American actress (D.J. Tanner in Full House) producer, and author


Famous Deaths


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1896 - 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison weds Mary Scott
  • 1979 - Rod Stewart marries Alana Hamilton.
  • 2012 - Heidi Klum (Model/Actress) divorces Seal (R&B singer/songwriter)


Quote of the Day

I love quotes like this that make you think!  

What matters most in your life? Think about it! 


Most of the time, I try to find a Daily Quote that ties in with something on the daily page, related to the history of the day, or a quote from a famous person listed somewhere on the page. For today, I couldn't seem to find anything that fit with anything on the page, and 30 minutes later, I chose the random quote that I did about TIME, that resonated with my life at the time.

This was one of those Deja Vu moments! 7 hours after I posted this page on our social media on April 6th, I saw the commercial below, produced by the Thai Life Insurance Company, that tied in with the quote that I chose.

As time moves on in the commercial, you can see the results of this young man's simple acts of kindness and generosity, and how he has touched other people's lives in his community and won the heart of a dog in the process. (My favorite part is when he sees the little girl's transformation!). (KLEENEX ALERT!!!)


At the end of this video, they ask a question very similar to what I asked above:

"And in your Life.....What is it that you desire most?"


I have so much going on in my life, juggling 4 family websites, that each year, I purchase a Page-a-Day Notebook to try to stay organized on the things I need to do each day.  For 2014, I got a calendar with a quote on each page.  The quote for April 6 is:

"The TIME is always right to do what is right." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

The Holidays and Observances Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day for April 6


The month of April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month.

Have you always had a sneaking suspicion that you might be an emotional eater? Having an awareness of your problem is half of the battle! From there, you can develop some healthy diet habits and lifestyle solutions, that will allow you to handle emotional eating. Strategies can help you to deal with your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behavior. 

So.... Are YOU an Emotional Eater? Find out more info. from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.  

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.


This Day in History

  • 1320 - The Scots sign the Declaration of Arbroath, thereby reaffirming their independence.
  • 1789 - The first US Congress starts regular sessions at Federal Hall, NYC
  • 1808 - John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company and eventually becomes the first millionaire in America.
  • 1830 - Joseph Smith, Jr. organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in New York.
  • 1869 - Celluloid, the first plastic is patented
  • 1886 - The City of Vancouver, British Columbia is incorporated
  • 1909 - Robert Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole.
  • 1909 - The first Credit Union is formed in the US
  • 1912 - Electric starters were used in cars for the first time.
  • 1917 - The United States declares war on Germany during World War I.
  • 1924 - The first successful round the world flight starts from Seattle, WA with 4 planes.
  • 1930 - Hostess Twinkies are invented by James Dewar, a bakery executive.
  • 1947 - The first Tony Awards are given out for theatrical achievement.
  • 1980 - Post It Notes, go on the market.
  • 1998 - A $76 Billion merger is announced by the Travelers Group between them, and Citicorp. The merger is completed on Oct. 8th, and the companies are now known as Citibank.
  • 2006 - New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), is made an official language of New Zealand


This Day in Music

  • 1965 - California Girls by The Beach Boys is recorded.
  • 1968 - Simon and Garfunkel hits #1 with The Graduate
  • 1971 - Carly Simon meets James Taylor after her concert in LA. They married in November, 1972.
  • 1974 - 200,000 people attend the "California Jam", rock concert in Ontario, CA. Bands included The Eagles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Earth Wind & Fire and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
  • 1974 - Billy Joe's Piano Man is his first Top 40 hit. (below)



This Day in Sports

  • 1893 - Jack Burke & Andy Bowen box 111 rounds (7 hrs 19 mins), with no decision.
  • 1896 - The opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated in Athens, Greece.
  • 1973 - The American League of Major League Baseball starts using the designated hitter.
  • 1973 - Ron Blomberg or the Yankees becomes the 1st designated hitter, and gets a walk
  • 1974 - Yankees have their 1st home game at Shea Stadium, and beat the Indians 6-1
  • 1977- The Kingdome opens in Seattle, WA and the Seattle Mariners lose their first game to the Angels 7-0
  • 1986 - A soccer ball is juggled non stop for 14:14 hours by Mikael Palmquist


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

lek (noun)

1. (biology) An aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display.

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