Nesting in the middle of spring is a day that is dedicated to celebrating the wonderful ways of our feathery friends.If you’re a fan of cheeping, flapping, pecking and swooping, then Go Birding Day should certainly appeal.On a serious note, many of our best-loved species, such as the common house-sparrow are currently under threat, so Go Birding Day is also a chance to draw attention to the plight of some of our best-loved species.You can celebrate Go Birding Day on your own, or with family and friends. You could also alert your local primary school, who may be keen to take part. Suggested birding activities include:Hanging up bird feeders, and learning about the different sorts of food loved by various birds.Taking photos of birds that you can see in your garden – or local area if you don’t have a garden.Visiting a local nature reserve.
Whilst the disappearance of bees has gained significant media coverage, the slow vanishing of frogs and various amphibian species has gone largely un-noticed. Save The Frogs Day aims to raise awareness of the plight of declining frog populations, and to encourage conservation and protective initiatives.
Jazz Day encourages jazz fans all over the world to attend or start jazz festivals, events and parties. Why not take up the trumpet, saxophone, piano or Clarinet? Presumably not all at once, but you get the idea.
Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a rabbit person or a horse person, there’s one thing all animal lovers can agree on, and that’s the fantastic work carried out by veterinarians. Celebrate with your pet on World Veterinary Day by buying them a treat or a new toy to show them how much they mean to you as you appreciate the work veterinarians do to keep pets healthy.World Veterinarian Day was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association to highlight and promote the lifesaving work performed by veterinarians around the globe. Each year, a different theme is chosen which helps pet owners to remember the importance of various aspects of animal care, and how vets can help, for example ensuring your pet’s vaccinations are up to date.On this special day, why not raise a paw, hoof or claw to say thank you to our veterinarians.
LAST SATURDAY IN APRIL
NATIONAL REBUILDING DAY
Rebuilding Together has declared National Rebuilding Day to be held across the country on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much needed and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families in various communities.
The work done by volunteers is at no cost to the recipient families. Monies for materials are raised through sponsorships, donations, and in-kind gifts.
Volunteers come together from area businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, civic and community groups and associations and work selflessly to help others.
Rebuilding Together – 25 years – 150,000 homes & counting.
Use #NationalRebuildingDay to post on social media.
National Rebuilding Day was founded by the non-profit group Rebuilding together. For more information on their projects across the country visit their website atwww.togetherwetransform.org.
NATIONAL SARCOIDOSIS DAY
National Sarcoidosis Day is observed annually on April 30th. Sarcoidosis is an immune system disease that is not contagious. While most commonly found in the lungs, Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the body, inside or out.
When it affects the skin, it typically looks like a scaly rash or red bumps. Often, people don’t realize they have it and blame it on allergies or a simple reaction to something with which they came into contact. Sarcoidosis can affect muscles, bones, kidneys, eyes, liver, the heart or any other part of the body. When it affects the eyes, the usual symptoms are sore eyes. When internal organs or muscles are affected it can cause swelling and pain. In the lungs, it can cause a dry cough, shortness of breath and mild chest pain.
Anyone can get Sarcoidosis, but it typically attacks people between the ages of 20 and 40. In about half of the cases, Sarcoidosis goes away without treatment. In more severe cases, for which there is no cure, the symptoms may last for years and cause organ damage. While scientists don’t fully understand Sarcoidosis yet, research continues to be done on it in the hopes of finding the cause and a cure.
HOW TO OBSERVE
National Sarcoidosis Day was inspired by Carl DeLine and David Sohl. Observe this important medical day by educating yourself about Sarcoidosis. Share your knowledge and experience on Social Media using #NationalSarcoidosisDay.
NATIONAL RAISIN DAY
April 30 recognizes another food holiday known as National Raisin Day. Raisins are tiny sundried grapes. While sunlight dries most grapes naturally in vineyards, some are mechanically dehydrated. People have been enjoying raisins for as long as grapes have been growing. Raisins are naturally low in fat and contain healthy nutrients. California produces the majority of the world’s raisin supply.
HOW TO OBSERVE
April 30 is both National Oatmeal Cookie Day and National Raisin Day. To celebrate them together, try this delicious Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I recipe.
Use #NationalRaisinDay on social media to share your love for raisins!
The first National Raisin Day was celebrated in 1909 and promoted by the raisin growers of California. Advertisements placed in papers and on the radio, flyers delivered door to door leading up to the day included recipes, deals, and announcements reminding everyone to celebrate National Raisin Day on Friday, April 30th. When the day arrived, restaurants, dining cars, hotels and steamships around the country included dishes featuring the dried fruit. Schools, local and state governments were involved providing education and information about the quality of California raisins and their health benefits. What started out slowly, soon exploded into an annually celebrated event.
NATIONAL OATMEAL COOKIE DAY
National Oatmeal Cookie Day is observed each year on April 30. This day is also often recognized on March 18 in conjunction with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. Oatmeal cookies have been around since the 1800s. The cookies quickly became popular, and by early the 1900s a recipe for the delicious treats appeared on containers of Quaker Oats. Oatmeal cookies are also considered a health food because they are an excellent source of iron and fiber. Just another reason to have an oatmeal cookie today!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Give this recipe a try: Soft Oatmeal Cookie recipe.
Use #NationalOatmealCookieDay to share your love for this heart healthy food holiday!
LAST SATURDAY OF APRIL
NATIONAL KISS OF HOPE DAY
National Kiss of Hope Day is observed annually on the last Saturday of April. This day is a day couples and parents are encouraged to express their love for one another and help be a part of exciting fund-raising ideas to help amazing charities all over the world.
The Kiss of Hope Foundation (KOH) is an organization committed to enriching the lives of families, individuals and communities in need. The foundation’s purpose is to raise money to help families with rent, provide needed food, clothing for children, etc.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #NationalKissofHopeDay to share on social media.
National Kiss of Hope Day was submitted by Bill Gobin on behalf of the Kiss of Hope Foundation in February 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Kiss of Hope Day to be observed annually on the fourth Saturday of April.
Kiss Of Hope Foundation: Bill Gobin | 310.961.8499 | firstname.lastname@example.org
National Day Calendar: Marlo Anderson | 701.204.6674 | email@example.com
NATIONAL HONESTY DAY
April 30 is National Honesty Day in the United States.
We know the different kinds of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe told an all out whopper. Unless we walked on water, we’ve all told a lie or two. National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Honesty Day by answering questions truthfully all day long. Use #NationalHonestyDay to share on social media.
The author of The Book of Lies, M. Hirsh Goldberg, created National Honesty Day in the early 1990s. Former press secretary to a Maryland governor selected the last day of April in contrast to all the foolishness the first of the month brings. National Honesty Day is often used as a campaign for prevention against the most deceitful lies in history. This day also urges politicians to stay away from lies and tell the truth.