Days of April

Kait LeonardBy Kait Leonard

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Days of April
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With April Fools Day kicking off the month, how are the final 29 days of April supposed to compete? Not to worry! Days 2-30 rose to the challenge again this year. Step aside jokesters, because the 1st is also Edible Book Day. This zany gastronomic event has been celebrated internationally since 1755 and gives us the opportunity to ask, “Eaten any good books lately?” Not into literature? You still have options. The 1st is also International Fun at Work Day. For the non-pranksters, it’s Fossil Fools Day, a time to point out just how crazy it is to rely on non-renewable forms of energy. On April 2nd everyone’s probably ready for a little down time. It’s a good thing it’s National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, National Love our Children Day, and National Ferret Day. Combine these and watch the kids’ faces light up as PB&J-covered ferrets romp about the house. (Note: Please don’t eat the ferret or the PB&J it’s been wearing.) After you unsticky yourself, you’ll be ready for National Find a Rainbow Day on the 3rd. Then, the 4th is a very special day indeed. On this glorious day, we celebrate the people who keep us in the know. It’s National Hug a Newsperson Day. Flavia Potenza, where would you like the line to form? April 6th brings us National Sorry, Charlie Day, a day when we make like Charlie the Tuna and reflect on the rejections we’ve faced. Sound like a downer? No way. Charlie served as spokesperson for StarKist for almost 20 years. That’s a long time to hear “Sorry, Charlie.” But did he give up. No! And neither should we. While we’re celebrating inspirational animals, the 9th is National Unicorn Day. It’s also National Name Yourself Day. I’m going with Maude. April 10th brings us National Cinnamon Crescent Day (not to be confused with either National Cinnamon Roll Day on October 4th or National Croissant Day on January 30th). Then on the 11th, dip into some gooey goodness for National Cheese Fondue Day. Feel like background music with dinner? Shove in a cassette and tick off National Eight Track Tape Day. In the middle of the month, enjoy peach cobbler while playing Scrabble on the 13th. Have a laugh for International Moment of Laughter Day on the 14th. And if you need something to laugh about, it’s also National Ex-Spouse Day. You might honor the ex with a poem on April 17th, for International Haiku Poetry Day. The 22nd is both Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day. Make sure you buy vegan jellies in compostable bags. Methinks thee wilt has’t excit’ment on the 23rd for Talk Like Shakespeare Day, which is also (plain old) Shakespeare Day, and National Picnic Day. Twill beest a day of threefold merriment. Finally, it seems only right that we end the month by owning up to the pranks we played on the 1st. April 30th is Honesty Day. So go fess up and then celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day as a reward. Reference:
Kait Leonard

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April 1, 2022