Celebrating National….

Are they holidays or something else entirely? We’re delving into those month-long observances that don’t quite make it onto the official holiday list but hold significant recognition from governments, groups, and organizations. Whether they’re awareness campaigns, commemorations, or celebrations of specific causes, we’re shining a spotlight on a few noteworthy ones for this month. Join us and delve into their significance!


April 1st might be April Fool’s Day, but that is just the beginning of National Humor Month. Yes, that’s right, April is National Humor Month. This month was started to provide public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. The benchmark of humor is laughter and joy which leads to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life. The power of laughter and its ability to relieve debilitating stress and burnout may indeed be one of the great medical discoveries.

National Humor Month has been around since April of 1976 when Larry Wilde established it to show people how humor is a useful tool to improve the way of life. The first season of Saturday Night Live aired on October 11, 1975. The World Laughter Tour launched its first Comedy Tour on May 28, 1999, in Columbus, Ohio by founder Steve Wilson. Today, the World Laughter Day celebrations are organized by Certified Laughter Leaders in a variety of cities throughout America.

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The Academy of American Poets initiated the first National Poetry Month in April of 1996. This month is the largest worldwide literary celebration of poets’ integral role in their culture and poetry. The Academy offers activities for anyone to join the celebration.

Events might include the Poetry & the Creative Mind virtual gala on April 30, 2024, a local poetry reading or event, or a free daily poem.


I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first, it wet the bed.

By: Shel Silverstein



National Volunteer Month is a celebration honoring the volunteer efforts of people who selflessly devote their time, skills, and energy to support various causes. Initially, in 1974, President Nixon established a National Volunteer Week which eventually involved a month designated as a reminder that even small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect of positivity, inspiring others to join the movement of volunteerism.

If you are looking for ways to volunteer consider helping at a homeless shelter, participating in a neighborhood trash cleanup, or helping with weeding, hoeing, and other jobs in a community garden. Check out Convoy of Hope for events in your local community.

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