300+ April Holidays in 2023 | Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

Are you looking for April holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of April holidays and observances with special dates to promote.

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Get ready for a fun-filled April with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!

From major holidays like Easter to more obscure celebrations like National Barbershop Quartet Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.

So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!

From April 1-30, there are over 300 holidays and special observances to choose from!

The fourth month of the year is a great month to get creative with your marketing and engage with your customers and followers.

Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in April.

– Easter
– April Fools’ Day
– Earth Day
– National Black Women’s History Month
– National Pet Month
– National Library Week
– Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
– International Plant Appreciation Day
– Husband Appreciation Day

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So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.

Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in April below.

Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in April 2023. Happy April!

Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts

Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.

Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.

Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Easter will give it a “like.”

happy easter

Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you need to join the conversation.

You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.

Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:

  • Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
  • Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
  • Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
  • Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
  • Run a contest related to the holiday
  • Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday

With this list of April holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for April that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.

national pet day

For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.

When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using. 

That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.

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Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.

For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement. 

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

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Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media. 

However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post. 

If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays. 

Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.

List of April National Holidays in 2023

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 300+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

April Public Holidays in 2023

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsUnited States
April 2Daylight Savings Time Ends (AU)#DaylightSavingsAustralia
April 6National Tartan Day#TartanDayCanada
April 9Easter#EasterWorldwide
April 9Vimy Ridge Day#VimyRidgeDayCanada
April 22Earth Day#EarthDayUnited States
April 23Shakespeare Day#ShakespeareUnited Kingdom
April 23St. George’s Day#StGeorgesDayUK and parts of Canada
April 25Anzac Day#AnzacDayAustralia

April Religious Holidays in 2023

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
April 2Palm Sunday#PalmSundayChristian
April 5Passover Eve#PassoverJewish
April 6First Day of Passover#PassoverJewish
April 6Maundy Thursday#HolyThursdayChristian
April 7Good Friday#GoodFridayChristian
April 8Holy Saturday#EasterWeekendChristian
April 9Easter#EasterChristian
April 10Easter Monday#EasterMondayChristian
April 12Last day of Passover#PassoverJewish
April 14Orthodox Good Friday#OrthodoxEasterOrthodox
April 15Orthodox Holy Saturday#OrthodoxHoly SaturdayOrthodox
April 16Orthodox Easter#OrthodoxEasterOrthodox
April 17Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power)#LaylatalqadrMuslim
April 17Orthodox Easter Monday#OrthodoxEasterMondayOrthodox
April 18Yom HaShoah#YomHashoahJewish
April 22Eid ul Fitr#EidalfitrMuslim
April 25Yom HaZikaron#YomHazikaronJewish
April 26Yom HaAtzmaut#YomHaatzmautJewish
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April Monthly Holidays in 2023

Holiday
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
English Language Month
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Awareness Month
International Black Women’s History Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child
Move More Month
National Alcohol Awareness Month
National Arab American Heritage Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Cannabis Awareness Month
National Car Care Month
National Child Abuse Awareness Month
National Couple Appreciation Month
National Decorating Month
National Donate Life Awareness Month
National Fair Housing Month
National Financial Literacy Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Garden Month
National Humor Month
National Internship Awareness Month
National Jazz Appreciation Month
National Month of Hope
National Multiple Birth Awareness Month
National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
National Pecan Month
National Pet Month
National Poetry Month
National Safe Digging Month
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soy Foods Month
National STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month
National Straw Hat Month
National Volunteer Month
National Welding Month
Occupational Therapy Month
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
Records and Information Management Month
Scottish-American Heritage Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Stress Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
World Landscape Architecture Month

April Weekly Holidays in 2023

DateHoliday
March 25 – April 2Nano Days
March 26 – April 1National Cleaning Week
April 1 – 7International Pooper Scooper Week
April 1 – 7Laugh at Work Week
April 1 – 9National Robotics Week
April 2 – 8Holy Week
April 2 – 8National Public Health Week
April 2 – 8National Wildlife Week
April 2 – 8National Window Safety Week
April 3 – 7National Cancer Registrars Week
April 4 – 10National Dental Hygienist Week
April 9 – 15Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
April 9 – 15National Dog Bite Prevention Week
April 9 – 15National Public Safety Telecommunications Week
April 9 – 15National Student Employment Week
April 10 – 14Week of The Young Child
April 10 – 16Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
April 15 – 16“Just Pray NO!” to Drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting
April 15 – 23National Park Week
April 16 – 22Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
April 16 – 22National Coin Week
April 16 – 22National Infertility Awareness Week
April 17 – 21National Environmental Education Week
April 17 – 21National Work Zone Awareness Week
April 17 – 21Undergraduate Research Week
April 17 – 23National Pet ID Week
April 17 – 23National Volunteer Week
April 21 – 30National Dance Week
April 23 – 29Administrative Professionals Week
April 23 – 29Every Kid Healthy Week
April 23 – 29Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
April 23 – 29National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
April 23 – 29National Infant Immunization Week
April 23 – 29National Library Week
April 23 – 29National Playground Safety Week
April 23 – 29National Princess Week
April 23 – 29Preservation Week
April 24 – 30World Immunization Week
April 27 – 29Gathering of Nations (Pow Wow)
April 30 – May 7Stewardship Week
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April Daily Holidays in 2023

DateHolidayHashtag
April 1April Fools Day#AprilFoolsDay
April 1International Fun at Work Day#FunAtWorkDay
April 1National Handmade Day#NationalHandmadeDay
April 1National Love Our Children Day#NationalLoveOurChildrenDay
April 1National One Cent Day#NationalOneCentDay
April 1National Sourdough Bread Day#SourdoughBreadDay
April 2Education and Sharing Day#EducationalAndSharingDay
April 2Geologists Day#GeologistsDay
April 2International Children’s Book Day#InternationalChildrensBookDay
April 2International Harry Potter Day#internationalharrypotterday
April 2National Ferret Day#NationalFerretDay
April 2National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day#PeanutButterAndJellyDay
April 2Reconciliation Day#ReconciliationDay
April 2World Autism Awareness Day#WorldAutismAwarenessDay
April 3Find a Rainbow Day#FindARainbowDay
April 3National Chocolate Mousse Day#ChocolateMousseDay
April 3National Film Score Day#NationalFilmScoreDay
April 3Tweed Day#TweedDay
April 3World Party Day#WorldPartyDay
April 4International Carrot Day#InternationalCarrotDay
April 4Jeep 4×4 Day#Jeep4x4Day
April 4National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day#ChickenCordonBleuDay
April 4National Hug a Newsperson Day#HugANewspersonDay
April 4National School Librarian Day#SchoolLibrarianDay
April 4National Tell a Lie Day#TellALieDay
April 4National Vitamin C Day#vitaminCday
April 4SAAM Day of Action (Sexual Assault Awareness Month)#SAAMDayOfAction
April 4Walk Around Things Day#WalkAroundThingsDay
April 5Childhelp National Day of Hope#ChildhelpNationalDayOfHope
April 5First Contact Day#FirstContactDay
April 5Go For Broke Day#GoForBrokeDay
April 5Gold Star Spouses Day#GoldStarSpousesDay
April 5National Caramel Day#NationalCaramelDay
April 5National Dandelion Day#NationalDandelionDay
April 5National Deep Dish Pizza Day#DeepDishPizzaDay
April 5National Flash Drive Day#FlashDriveDay
April 5National Raisin and Spice Bar Day#RaisinAndSpiceBarDay
April 5National Walking Day#NationalWalkingDay
April 5Read a Road Map Day#ReadARoadMapDay
April 6National Alcohol Screening Day#AlcoholScreeningDay
April 6National Burrito Day#NationalBurritoDay
April 6National Caramel Popcorn Day#CaramelPopcornDay
April 6National Siamese Cat Day#SiameseCatDay
April 6National Student-Athlete Day#StudentAthleteDay
April 6National Tartan Day#NationalTartanDay
April 6New Beer’s Eve#NewBeersEve
April 6Sorry Charlie Day#SorryCharlieDay
April 6Teflon Day#TeflonDay
April 7National Beer Day#NationalBeerDay
April 7National Coffee Cake Day#NationalCoffeeCakeDay
April 7National Girl Me Too Day#GirlMeToo
April 7National No Housework Day#NationalNoHouseworkDay
April 7National Walk to Work Day#WalkToWorkDay
April 7World Health Day#WorldHealthDay
April 8National All is Ours Day#NationalAllIsOursDay
April 8National Empanada Day#NationalEmpadaDay
April 8Zoo Lovers Day#ZooLoversDay
April 9National Cherish an Antique Day#CherishAnAntiqueDay
April 9National Chinese Almond Cookie Day#ChineseAlmondCookieDay
April 9National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day#FormerPOWRecognitionDay
April 9National Name Yourself Day#NationalNameYourselfDay
April 9National Unicorn Day#NationalUnicornDay
April 9National Winston Churchill Day#WinstonChurchillDay
April 10Encourage a Young Writer Day#EncourageAYoungWriterDay
April 10National Cinnamon Crescent Day#CinnamonCrescentDay
April 10National Farm Animals Day#NationalFarmAnimalsDay
April 10National Hug Your Dog Day#HugYourHoundDay
April 10National Siblings Day#SiblingsDay
April 10National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day#nationalyouthhivaidsawarenessday
April 11International Be Kind to Lawyers Day#BeKindToLawyersDays
April 11National Barbershop Quartet Day#BarbershopQuartetDay
April 11National Cheese Fondue Day#NationalCheeseFondueDay
April 11National Eight Track Tape Day#EightTrackDay
April 11National Pet Day#NationalPetDay
April 11Submarine Day#SubmarineDay
April 12Big Wind Day#BigWindDay
April 12International Day of Human Space Flight#InternationalDayofHumanSpaceFlight
April 12National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay
April 12National Licorice Day#NationalLicoriceDay
April 13International Plant Appreciation Day#InternationalPlantAppreciationDay
April 13National Make Lunch Count Day#NationalMakeLunchCount
April 13National Peach Cobbler Day#NationalPeachCobblerDay
April 13Scrabble Day#ScrabbleDay
April 13Support Teen Literature Day#SupportTeenLiteratureDay
April 13Thomas Jefferson Day#ThomasJeffersonDay
April 14Ex-Spouse Day#ExSpouseDay
April 14GLSEN Day of Silence#DayofSilence
April 14International Moment of Laughter Day#MomentOfLaughterDay
April 14Look up at the Sky Day#LookUpAtTheSkyDay
April 14National Dolphin Day#NationalDolphinDay
April 14National Gardening Day#NationalGardeningDay
April 14National Pecan Day#NationalPecanDay
April 14Pan American Day#PanAmericanDay
April 14Reach as High as You Can Day#ReachAsHighAsYouCanDay
April 15Husband Appreciation Day#HusbandAppreciationDay
April 15National Glazed Spiral Ham Day#GlazedSpiralHamDay
April 15National Laundry Day#LaundryDay
April 15National Rubber Eraser Day#NationalRubberEraserDay
April 15Purple Up! For Military Kids#Purpleup
April 15Take a Wild Guess Day#TakeAWildGuessDay
April 15Titanic Remembrance Day#TitanicRemembranceDay
April 16National Bean Counter Day#NationalBeanCounterDay
April 16National Eggs Benedict Day#EggsBenedictDay
April 16National Healthcare Decisions Day#HealthcareDecisionsDay
April 16National Orchid Day#NationalOrchidDay
April 16National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day#WearYourPajamasToWorkDay
April 17Ellis Island Family History Day#EllisIslandFamilyHistoryDay
April 17International Bat Appreciation Day#BatAppreciationDay
April 17International Haiku Poetry Day#NationalHaikuPoetryDay
April 17National Cheeseball Day#NationalCheeseballDay.
April 18National Animal Crackers Day#NationalAnimalCrackersDay
April 18National Columnists’ Day#NationalColumnistDay
April 18National Lineman Appreciation Day#ThankaLineman
April 18Tax Day (US)#TaxDay
April 19Bicycle Day#BicycleDay
April 19National Amaretto Day#NationalAmarettoDay
April 19National Garlic Day#NationalGarlicDay
April 19National Hanging Out Day#NationalHangingOutDay
April 19Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day#OklahomaCityBombingCommemorationDay
April 20Get to Know Your Customers Day#GetToKnowYourCustomersDay
April 20Lima Bean Respect Day#LimaBeanRespectDay
April 20National Cheddar Fries Day#CheddarFriesNation
April 20National High Five Day#HighFiveDay
April 20National Look Alike Day#NationalLookALikeDay
April 20National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day#PineappleUpsideDownCakeDay
April 20UN Chinese Language Day#ChineseLanguageDay
April 21Kindergarten Day#NationalKindergartenDay
April 21National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day#NationalChocolateCoveredCashewsDay
April 21National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day#NatlCleanOutYourMedicineCabinetDay
April 21National Yellow Bat Day#NationalYellowBatDay
April 22Earth Day#EarthDay
April 22National Girl Scout Leader’s Day#GirlScoutLeadersDay
April 22National Jelly Bean Day#NationalJellyBeanDay
April 23Impossible Astronaut Day#ImpossibleAstronautDay
April 23Lover’s Day#LoversDay
April 23National Cherry Cheesecake Day#CherryCheesecakeDay
April 23National Lost Dogs Awareness Day#LostDogAwarenessDay
April 23National Picnic Day#PicnicDay
April 23Take a Chance Day#TakeAChanceDay
April 23Talk Like Shakespeare Day#TalkLikeShakespeareDay
April 23World Book and Copyright Day#WorldBookAndCopyrightDay
April 24National Pigs in a Blanket Day#NationalPigBlanketDay
April 25National DNA Day#NationalDNADay
April 25National East Meets West Day#EastMeetsWestDay
April 25National Hug a Plumber Day#PlumberDay
April 25National Library Workers Day#NationalLibraryWorkersDay
April 25National Telephone Day#NationalTelephoneDay
April 25National Zucchini Bread Day#NationalZucchiniBreadDay
April 25World Malaria Day#MalariaDay
April 25World Penguin Day#WorldPenguinDay
April 26Audubon Day#Audubon Day
April 26Denim Day#DenimDay
April 26International Guide Dog Day#GuideDogDay
April 26International Lesbian Visibility Day#lesbianvisibilityday
April 26National Administrative Professionals’ Day#administrativeprofessionalsday
April 26National Dissertation Day#NationalDissertationDay
April 26National Help a Horse Day#NationalHelpAHorseDay
April 26National Kids and Pets Day#NationalKidsAndPetsDay
April 26National Library Outreach Day#libraryoutreachday
April 26National Pretzel Day#NationalPretzelDay
April 26National Richter Scale Day#NationalRichterScaleDay
April 26World Pinhole Photography Day#PinholePhotographyDay
April 27Babe Ruth Day#BabeRuthDay
April 27Marine Mammal Rescue Day#MarineMammalRescueDay
April 27National Devil Dog Day#NationalDevilDogDay
April 27National Prime Rib Day#NationalPrimeRibDay
April 27National Teach Children To Save Day#TeachChildrenToSaveDay
April 27National Tell a Story Day#NationalTellAStoryDay
April 27Take Action for Libraries Day#takeactionforlibrariesday
April 27Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day#TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay
April 28Great Poetry Reading Day#GreatPoetryReadingDay
April 28National Arbor Day#NationalArborDay
April 28National Blueberry Pie Day#BlueberryPieDay
April 28National BraveHearts Day#NationalBraveHeartsDay
April 28National Hairball Awareness Day#HairballAwarenessDay
April 28National Superhero Day#NationalSuperheroDay.
April 28Workers’ Memorial Day#WorkersMemorialDay
April 29International Dance Day#DanceDay
April 29National Kiss of Hope Day#NationalKissofHopeDay
April 29National Peace Rose Day#NationalPeaceRoseDay
April 29National Pool Opening Day#PoolOpeningDay
April 29National Rebuilding Day#NationalRebuildingDay
April 29National Sense of Smell Day#SenseOfSmellDay
April 29National Shrimp Scampi Day#NationalShrimpScampiDay
April 29Zipper Day#ZipperDay
April 30Adopt a Shelter Pet Day#AdoptAShelterPetDay
April 30Bugs Bunny Day#BugsBunnyDay
April 30International Jazz Day#JazzDay
April 30National Bubble Tea Day#NationalBubbleTeaDay
April 30National Hairstylist Appreciation Day#HairstylistAppreciationDay
April 30National Honesty Day#NationalHonestyDay
April 30National Military Brats Day#NationalMilitaryBratsDay
April 30National Oatmeal Cookie Day#NationalOatmealCookieDay
April 30National Pet Parents Day#NationalPetParentsDay
April 30National PrepareAthon! Day#NationalPrepareAthonDay
April 30National Raisin Day#NationalRaisinDay
April 30National Sarcoidosis Day#NationalSarcoidosisDay
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Sources:
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com

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May 2023 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for May 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/May-Holidays

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.

Conclusion

The month of April is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content. From Easter to Earth Day, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.

And don’t forget about using monthlyweekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!

We hope this post has been helpful and gives you some great ideas for content.

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