illustration of a calendar for April & May 2018 List of nationals days in April & May

Mark Your Calendars: April & May 2018

Time to plan ahead for the upcoming months with this list of national days in April and May. This list is to provide suggested topics to post about on social media. Click on the links to learn more about the holiday.


Sexual Assault Awareness Month
National Alcohol Awareness Month
Month of the Military Child
Stress Awareness Month

April 2: World Autism Awareness Day #WorldAutismDay
April 5: RAINN Day (annual day of action to raise awareness and educate students about sexual violence on college campuses.)
April 7: World Health Day #WorldHealthDay
April 10: National Siblings Day
April 15: World Art Day — #WorldArtDay
April 22: Earth Day — #EarthDay
April 22- April 28: National Infertility Awareness Week
April 23: World Book Day — #WorldBookDay
April 25: World Penguin Day — #WorldPenguinDay
April 27: Take Your Daughters/Sons to Work Day
April 30: International Jazz Day — #JazzDay



National Pet Month
Mental Health Month
ALS Awareness Month– #ALS
American Stroke Month
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month– #Asthma
Better Hearing & Speech Month– #BHSM
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month– #SpotSkinCancer

May 4: Star Wars Day– #StarWarsDay
May 4: International Firefighters’ Day– @IFFD
May 5: Free Comic Book Day– #FCBD18
May 6- May 12: National Nurses’ Week
May 7 – May 11: Teacher Appreciation Week – #ThankATeacher
May 10: National Children’s Mental Health Month
May 12: National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – #FibromyalgiaAwarenessDay
May 13: Mother’s Day
May 13: National Apple Pie Day
May 24: Red Nose Day (National fundraising campaign to end child poverty)
May 25: National Missing Children’s Day
May 25: “Don’t Fry Day” (Awareness of Sun Safety)
May 28: Memorial Day- #Memorial Day

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