Welcome back, spring! April 2023 holidays and celebrations

By Hallmark staff on March 9th, 2023
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Oh, spring, we’ve missed you most of all. We don’t even care that you bring showers—we’re just excited to be outside again. There’s lots more to be happy about in April, too, so it’s time to turn the calendar page (or click the little arrow on your screen) and start thinking about what and who we’re celebrating this month.

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April Birthstones, Flowers and Zodiac Signs

April birthstone:


April birth flowers:

  • Sweet peas stand for pleasures, thank-yous and good-byes
  • Daisies mean new beginnings, innocence and true love

April zodiac signs:

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Brave, generous, adventurous, creative, optimistic

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Dependable, patient, trustworthy, peaceful, kind


Your Special Days in April

Grab your calendar and a notepad. We’ve listed holidays below for you to add (and make lists of people you want to send cards, letters and gifts to). For your personal list, think about:

Time to stock up?

  • Cards
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Gifts
  • Gift wrap
  • Shipping supplies
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Passover begins April 5.

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Easter is April 9.


April Holidays and Observances

All Month

National Card and Letter Writing Month

April 1:

April Fool’s Day

April 5:

Passover (begins 5, ends April 13)

April 7:

Good Friday

April 9:


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National Siblings Day is April 10.

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April 11 is National Pet Day.

April 10:
National Siblings Day

April 11:
National Pet Day

National Poutine Day

April 17:

Haiku Poetry Day

  • Haiku poems originated in Japan. In English, the format is three lines and 17 syllables long: First line is five syllables, then seven, then five. No rhyming necessary. Haiku traditionally are about nature or seasons—they’re written in present tense and capture a moment.
  • For fun, write some haiku of your own today: Write in your journal, send some to a friend or, for extra fun, send all your work emails haiku-style. (It’s fun. We’ve tried it.)
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Administrative Professionals Day is April 26.

April 21:

Ramadan ends/Eid al-Fitr begins in the evening and ends the next evening

April 22:

Earth Day

April 26:

Administrative Professionals Day

April 27:

Take Your Child to Work Day

April 30:

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Tax Day (moved to May 1st this year)


More Ideas for April

Send a Birthday Care Package

Feeling too far away from a bestie, a sibling, a niece or nephew or someone else you care about? Wrap up all that love and send a personal, meaningful birthday care package.

Prepare for Easter

Have we ever been this ready for spring? These three adorable Easter decorations are easy, kid-friendly DIYs to brighten up doors, yards and tables.


April Celebration Planner

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Download this April celebration planner page to help you keep all your special moments organized. IT’S FREE!


Digital Wallpapers

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Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with bright blossoms and happy colours. Download your free April digital wallpapers by clicking the links below.