Here is the list of what we'll be celebrating this month and the history of each holiday's origin. We hope you join us in honoring the history of these days, no matter how crazy they sound! So here's to holidays big and small this April!
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April Fool’s Day
April Fool's Day has various origins from all different countries and cultures, but the bottom line in every culture is making people the butt of jokes. Legends of the origin stem from France switching their New Year from April 1st to January 1st and making fun of people who were still celebrating in April, and mother nature fooling people with unpredictable weather during spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This holiday has evolved to the modern day with people pulling pranks and practical jokes on each other, even news stations and websites have joined in. Let us know what practical joke you pulled this year!
World Party Day
World Party Day comes from the novel Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel which ends with a worldwide party. This holiday is all about gathering friends together and celebrating. Choose a theme, invite your friends and celebrate happiness and spending time together!
National Walk to Work Day
National Walk to Work Day was started in 2004 by the US Department of Health and Human Services and the American Podiatric Medical Association, to encourage people to get out of their cars and add movement to their day. This is celebrated on the first Friday of every April to promote mental and physical health and release stress. Boston is an extremely walkable city so take this day to walk to work (or go for a walk)!
National Beer Day
National Beer Day recognizes the one of the world's most popular drink, beer! Beer is the third most popular drink in the world following water and tea. This holiday is celebrated on April 7th to commemorate the day in 1933 that prohibition was lifted in the U.S. Crack open your favorite beer or head to your favorite bar to enjoy a beer on April 7th!
National Pet Day
National Pet Day is a day to celebrate your favorite furry friend and to recognize the pets that are in shelters and need their own families. The best way to celebrate national pet day is to spend some extra time with your own pet, and to donate your time, supplies, or money to a local shelter. Donating to a local shelter will help improve the lives of abandoned pets and increase the likelihood of adoption. All pets deserve love, so this National Pet Day spread some of yours around!
National Grilled Cheese Day
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day celebrates one of the top comfort foods in the U.S. Grilled cheese dates back to ancient times but in the U.S. grilled cheese sandwiches originated in the 1920s, as sliced bread and American cheese grew in popularity, and they were popular among the Navy during WWII. Who doesn't love a quick and delicious grilled cheese? Celebrate this holiday by making yourself a grilled cheese or heading to your favorite diner to have one!
The first Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 to bring awareness to the modern environmental movement. The importance of Earth Day is to share the beauty of the Earth, spend more time in nature, and learn how to protect our environment. So, to celebrate Earth Day this year, educate yourself on current ways to help save our planet, take a walk in nature, and plant a tree or flowers!