April is well under way — the fourth month of the year and the official month of spring cleaning and planting — and, at the beginning of the month, we shared with you all of the holidays and national days to celebrate from April 1-15

Now that we are at the halfway mark, we are checking out new ways to celebrate each and every day from the 16th through the end of the month!

Some Fun Facts About April

  • Small animals that hibernate usually come out of their burrows in April
  • The daisy and sweet pea are the official flowers of the month
  • The April birthstone is the diamond, which symbolizes innocence
  • The zodiac signs for April are Aries (March 21-April 19) and Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Below is a list of all of the "national" days and holidays you can look forward to celebrating this month (Part two of two, highlighting the second half of the month)!

April 16

  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • Easter Sunday (Changes Annually)
  • National Orchid Day
  • National Bean Counter Day
  • National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day

April 17

  • National Poem in Your Pocket Day (Changes Annually)
  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Bat Appreciation Day
  • National Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Ellis Island Family History Day

April 18

  • National Lineman Appreciation Day
  • National Columnists' Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day

April 19

  • National Garlic Day
  • National Hanging Out Day
  • National Amaretto Day
  • National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration day

April 20

  • National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  • National Cheddar Fries Day
  • National Lima Bean Appreciation Day
  • National Look Alike Day
  • National Get to Know Your Customers Day (Third Thursday of Each Quarter)
  • National High Five Day (Third Thursday in April)

April 21

  • National Kindergarten Day
  • National Yellow Bat Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • National Day of Silence (Changes Annually)
  • National Donate Life Blue and Green day (Changes Annually)

April 22

  • National Record Store Day (Changes Annually)
  • National earth Day
  • National Girl Scout Leader's day
  • National Jelly Bean Day

April 23

  • National Picnic Day
  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
  • National Take a Chance Day
  • National Talk Like Shakespeare Day

April 24

  • National Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25

  • National DNA Day
  • National East Meets West Day
  • National Hug a Plumber Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • National Telephone Day

April 26

  • National Help a Horse Day
  • National Audubon Day
  • National Kids and Pets Day
  • National Richter Scale Day
  • National Administrative Professionals Day (Wednesday of last full week in April)
  • National Pretzel Day

April 27

  • National Babe Ruth Day
  • National Prime Rib Day
  • National Tell a Story Day
  • National Bring Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day (Fourth Sunday in April)

April 28

  • National Super Hero Day
  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National BraveHearts Day
  • National Great Poetry Reading Day
  • Worker's Memorial Day
  • National Arbor Day (Last Friday in April)
  • National Hairball Awareness Day (Last Friday in April)
  • National Teach Children to Save Day (Changes Annually)

April 29

  • National Sense of Smell Day (Last Saturday in April)
  • National Pool Opening Day (Last Saturday in April)
  • National Zipper Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • National Peace Rose Day
  • National Rebuilding Day (Last Saturday in April)

April 30

  • National Pet Parents Day (Last Sunday in April)
  • National Military Brats Day
  • National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day
  • National PrepareAthon! Day
  • National Bugs Bunny Day
  • National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
  • National Kiss of Hope Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Day
  • National Infertility Survival Day (Sunday Before Mother's Day)
  • National Sarcoidosis Day