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April 2024

  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

    National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated annually on April 2nd. This food holiday is a classic favorite of many. The average American will have eaten over 2000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school. It is thought to be that the first reference of peanut butter paired with jelly on bread, was published in the United States in 1901. Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900's, and was only served in New York City’s finest tea rooms. In the late 1920's, the price of peanut butter declined, and the sandwich became very popular with children. During World War II, both peanut butter and jelly were part of the US soldiers military ration list. Today, it is a popular staple in most households--loved by most everyone.

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  • School Librarian Day

    The education of young minds needs to be nurtured. Feeding those minds with good quality, yet challenging reading material is something that school librarians excel at doing. School Librarian Day honors those who serve our young students so well in our local school libraries. April 4th was the most common referenced date, and most referenced on educational sites. In honor of our school librarians, take a minute today to appreciate all the hard work that a school librarian does on a daily basis, and the patience that they display, as he or she aids in nurturing our youth.

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  • National Unicorn Day

    National Unicorn Day is a whimsical celebration dedicated to one of the most enchanting mythical creatures in folklore – the unicorn. Observed annually on April 9th, this magical day invites people of all ages to immerse themselves in the wonder and mystique surrounding these legendary beings. During National Unicorn Day, enthusiasts indulge in a plethora of fantastical activities and festivities. From donning rainbow-colored attire to decorating with glittering ornaments, the day is a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and sparkling decorations. Communities come alive with unicorn-themed parades, parties, and events, where participants showcase their creativity through elaborate costumes and dazzling displays. For those with a sweet tooth, National Unicorn Day presents the perfect excuse to indulge in unicorn-inspired treats. From rainbow-hued cupcakes to unicorn-shaped cookies adorned with edible glitter, the culinary offerings are as delightful as they are whimsical. Additionally, specialty cafes and bakeries often feature limited-time unicorn-themed menu items, adding an extra sprinkle of magic to the day. Beyond the festivities, National Unicorn Day also serves as a time to reflect on the symbolism and significance of unicorns in popular culture. With their association with purity, grace, and untamed beauty, unicorns have captivated the imagination for centuries, inspiring countless tales of fantasy and adventure. This day encourages people to embrace their inner child and revel in the enchanting world of unicorns, where dreams and imagination know no bounds. Whether you're a devoted believer in unicorns or simply someone who appreciates the magic they represent, National Unicorn Day offers a joyous opportunity to celebrate all things whimsical and extraordinary. So, dust off your horn, unleash your creativity, and join in the festivities as we honor the timeless allure of these mythical creatures on this fantastical day.

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  • Earth Day

    In September 1970, at a conference in Seattle, Washington, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin announced that in the spring of 1970 there would be a nationwide grassroots demonstration on the environment. Senator Nelson first proposed the nationwide environmental protest to thrust the environment onto the national agenda. "It was a gamble," he recalls, "but it worked." Each year, the April 22 Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is the only event celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities. More than a half billion people participate in Earth Day Network campaigns every year. These campaigns promote healthy, sustainable environments, using clean energy, and encouraging recycling efforts.

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  • Full Pink Moon

    April’s Full Moon, the Full Pink Moon, heralds the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox—one of the first spring flowers. It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon. These names were used by early Colonial Americans—who learned the names from the local Native Americans. The name itself usually described some activity that occurred during that time in their location. A full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. At this time, as seen by viewers on Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth (the near side) is fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only during a full moon is the opposite hemisphere of the Moon, which is not visible from Earth (the far side), completely unilluminated. As a lunar month is about 29.531, the period between full moons can be either 29 or 30 days.

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  • Administrative Professional Day

    Formerly known as Secretary's Day is an unofficial holiday observed on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. It was created to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, social gatherings, and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff with gifts of appreciation. In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one's assistant such gifts as flowers, candy, trinkets, lunch at a restaurant, or time off.

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  • Arbor Day

    Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872, National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April. Morton first proposed Arbor Day as a tree planting holiday in 1872 at a meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture. On the first Arbor Day, April 10 1874, prizes were offered to counties and to individuals for properly planting the largest number of trees. It was claimed that more than 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska on that day.

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