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7 Weird April Holidays You Ought to Celebrate

March 31, 2015

April Fool’s Day. Easter. Cosmonaut Day?

April HolidaysApril 2: National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Eat like a kid does for lunch today, and enjoy this classic American sandwich.

April 4: Tell a Lie Day

If you didn’t get enough pranks on April Fool’s Day, make up for it (or get revenge) by engaging in lying, the nastier cousin of the prank.

April 10: National Sibling Day

You knew about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but did you know there’s a Sibling Day? While it’s not an “official” holiday like its predecessors, today’s a great day to tell your brother or sister you love them. (Tragically, it was created by Claudia A. Evart after the deaths of her brother and sister.)

April 12: Cosmonaut Day

On this day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarian spent 108 minutes in space aboard Vostok 1. This commemorates the first man in space, and the beginning of “the Space Race.”

April 13: Scrabble Day

Today is the day to recognize one of the most famous, popular, and difficult board games of all time, created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. (How many points is “Alfred Mosher Butts” worth in Scrabble? None—it’s three words, and it’s a proper noun.)

April 14: Reach As High As You Can Day

This weird holiday is pretty self explanatory: you can either literally see how high your arms can reach (and get down whatever has been lurking on that high shelf), or use it as a day to set out on a new goal. (Coincidentally, this day is also “Look Up at the Sky Day.”)

April 15: Titanic Remembrance Day

Today is also the day taxes are due to the IRS (unless you filed an extension), but you could be having a far, far worse day. Think about how good you’ve got it by remembering the 1,522 people who died when the supposedly unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk on this day 103 years ago.

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