April Holiday Lineup
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
April 1: April Fools Day
Beware of anything that seems too good to be true or too strange a coincidence on Wednesday! Your friends, family, and coworkers just might be pulling a prank on you.
For more fun prank ideas, click here.
April 2: Autism Awareness Day
Wear blue on this day to show your support for finding the cure for Autism.
Some things about Autism you may not know:
- 1 in 110 children are diagnosed with Autism each year.
- Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the United States.
- Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding many less-prevalent childhood diseases receive.
April 3: Passover begins
Passover is a Jewish holiday, beginning at sunset this day. The holiday is a remembrance of the Jewish people’s liberation from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus described in the Hebrew Bible.
One of the most significant observances during this time is the avoidance of unleavened bread, which symbolizes the way the Jewish people had to leave Egypt. They had to leave in such a hurry that they didn’t have time for their bread to rise.
April 3: Good Friday
Good Friday is a religious holiday celebrated primarily by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary. Those who celebrate Good Friday do not eat meat this day, which is why you may see some restaurants offering specials or advertisements for “Fish Friday.”
April 5: Easter Sunday
Easter (also known as Resurrection Sunday) is a Christian celebration. Christians believe that on this day Jesus Christ rose from the dead after his crucifixion at Calvary.
Easter is also the holiday of the cheerful Easter Bunny. Similar to Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny typically brings gifts to children on this holiday. Hence the longtime tradition of Easter egg hunts.
April 7: No housework day
This is certainly a day worth celebrating. On April 7, kick your shoes off, put your feet up, and enjoy your day by not giving a thought to any spring-cleaning initiatives. On No Housework Day, your only job is to relax.
April 15: Tax Day
Even Uncle Sam draws the line somewhere, and it is April 15 every year. If you haven’t already submitted your 2014 IRS tax forms and made any requisite payments, today is your last day!
All tax forms must be postmarked by April 15 to avoid applicable tax penalties. Some post offices are open later this day to accommodate the last-minute filers, so check your local listings to see how late your post office is open.