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APRIL

Birthstone: Diamond

 

Flower of the month: Daisy or sweet pea

 

Health Awareness: April is named by Congress as National Cancer Control Month.  April is Alcohol Awareness Month! Here are some tips to help you drink. alcohol in moderation: https://bit.ly/2hRRtQB

 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.[1] It is observed in April.

 

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in April of each year. You can learn more about testicular cancer at the Men’s Health Resource Center.

 

Holidays and Events:

 

National Poetry month; Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month

 

1st-April fool’s day

Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/april-fools-day

 

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays. Passover commemorates the story of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt, which appears in the Hebrew Bible’s books of Exodus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, among other texts. Jews observe the weeklong festival with a number

of important rituals, including a traditional Passover meals known as a seder, the removal of leavened products from their home, the substitution of matzo for bread and the retelling of the exodus tale.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/passover

 

Easter Sunday Easter, Latin Pascha, Greek Pascha, principal festival of the Christian church, which celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration comes from the 2nd century, though the commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection probably occurred earlier.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Easter-holiday

 

7th – United Nations’ World Health Day

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/world-health-day-2019

 

13th – Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday

Jefferson's Birthday officially honors the birth of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson on April 13, 1743.[1] This day was recognized by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of Presidential Proclamation 2276, issued on March 21, 1938.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson%27s_Birthday

 

15th – Tax Due Day Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15. However, this deadline may be extended to accommodate holidays or extreme weather conditions.

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/tax-day

https://www.irs.gov/irs-history-timeline

 

Patriot day (Third Monday in April) Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriots' Day. Patriots' Day is a special Massachusetts State holiday commemorating the opening battle of the American Revolutionary War, April 19, 1775.

https://www.nps.gov/mima/patriots-day.htm

 

22nd - Earth day The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20

million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with

launching the modern environmental movement.

https://www.earthday.org/about/

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