This April is filled with exciting music and art events, and if you’re lucky enough to be traveling to some of the world’s big cities, you’re in for a treat.
Traveling Optional – Great Food A Must!
As if we needed yet another excuse to eat hearty and delicious foods, April comes with a fine assortment of national and international food days.
You might start the month with a witty practical joke or prank, but don’t forget to prepare for some savory delicacies, because April is National Fresh Celery Month, National Grilled Cheese Month, and National Soft Pretzel Month.
Apart from the month-long national food observances in the United States, you can also celebrate on April 2 (Peanut Butter and Jelly Day), on April 3 (Chocolate Mousse Day), and on April 4 (Baked Ham and Pineapple Day).
If you’re a pecan fan, mark your calendar for April 14th, and if you love peach cobbler, make this mouthwatering dish on April 13 for you and your loved ones.
For anyone looking for a way to add more Cherry Cheesecake into their diet, you can do it guilt-free on April 23 when that dessert gets its own special day. As you can tell there’s no shortage of food days, both sweet and savory to celebrate in April. But that’s not all …
Music, Plays, and the Arts
On April 1 you can attend two musicals in London, England: “Les Miserables” or “Mamma Mia.” Or you can head up north to Edinburgh for the International Harp Festival. Other must-see plays include “The Book of Mormon,” “The Lion King,” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” all of which take place in the British capital.
If you head a bit further east to Rome, Italy, make sure you attend an opera concert such as the “La Serva Padrona” and while you’re at it, take a tour of Bernini’s Rome through a baroque concert and guided tour in the Sant’ Agnese church.
Fun (and Plain Absurd) Days
Ever heard of the Walk Around Things Day? Well, apparently it’s a thing and it takes place on April 4.
On that same day, another quite bizarre and certainly not very well known day is National Hug a Newsperson Day. According to National Day Calendar: “Each year this day gives everyone the opportunity to say thank you, and if possible, a hug to their local newsperson.”
Will you do it? is there a local newsperson or journalist you find the need to appreciate this April?
Or consider April 7 which is presumably the greatest day for many people, as it celebrates beer and not doing housework. What more can one ask for?
Raising Awareness – Helping Our Home, Earth
Apart from attending some cool cultural events and festivals, you can use this month for self-improvement. The first Wednesday of April is the National Walking Day, a nice reminder to get off the couch and turn off Netflix and go for a walk to the nearest park or seafront.
April 22 is our planet’s day. If chocolate covered cashews deserve a national day, Earth surely deserves one too. On April 22 international and national projects take place to raise awareness of how people can adopt environmentally conscious habits and practices and make more widely known the risks of mindless environmental pollution coming from factories to cars and even your own carbon footprint.
What are you celebrating this April?
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