Every Day's a Holiday: April Edition

Story by Karla Pulido 
Illustrations by Nathan Burgess

Did you log onto Twitter on March 23 and feel overwhelmed by your timeline full of adorable puppies for #NationalPuppyDay? You had no idea and no time to prepare for the cuteness.

Worry not. Here, ORANGE presents a list of April’s serious and strange holidays so that this month, you’ll be in the loop.

April 6 — Hostess Twinkie Day

Thank goodness Twinkies are still around.

April 8 — Draw a Bird Day

No matter what your artistic skill, draw a bird and share it with someone.

April 9 — National Cherish an Antique Day

Antiques have it rough. They once were shiny and new. But after years of being bounced around from home to home, they get stuffed in a corner or closet. Celebrate your favorite antique and remember to cherish it. Forever.

April 13 — Scrabble Day

Play the popular board game, and celebrate the birthday of Scrabble inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts. Pro tip: The word “Butts” earns you seven points if you aren’t on a special tile.

April 14 — Equal Pay Day

Women band together on this day to raise pay inequality awareness, as well as continue the conversation as to how to end the injustice.

April 15 — Rubber Eraser Day

It’s going to be the rubber erasers’ 245th birthday. Imagine a world where we’d have to commit to the answer we originally bubble in on scantrons and thank the rubber eraser for allowing us to be indecisive.

April 17 — National Day of Silence

Students around the United States go silent to raise awareness about anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.

April 18 — Record Store Day

Waterloo and Antone’s are among the dozens of stores you can visit in Austin to appreciate record stores.

April 19 — National Garlic Day

Whether you use garlic to cook or to ward off vampires, it’s time to appreciate the bulbous plant.

April 20 — Pot Smokers’ Day

Start your Monday morning off with a bowl — of weed (where it’s legal, of course).

April 21 — Bulldogs are Beautiful Day

Don’t forget to tell a bulldog they’re beautiful.

Also: National Surprise Drug Test Day

Is it really a surprise that drug tests are being distributed the day after National Pot Smokers Day?

April 23 — Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Observeth William Shakespeare’s 451st celebration of birth by imitatingeth thou sirrah’s speech.  

April 24 — National Hairball Day

Although hairballs are completely gross, appreciate the self-grooming habits that our feline companions undergo.

April 25 — Eeyore’s Birthday

A holiday special to Austin, Eeyore’s birthday brings together small businesses and food vendors to raise funds for nonprofits.

April 27 — Morse Code Day

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April 29 — International Dance Day

Go to a dance recital or dance in your room to Britney Spears — either way, you're celebrating dance as an art form.