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  April Fool's Day  |  April 1st

Unlike most of the other nonfoolish holidays, the history of April Fool's Day, sometimes called All Fool's Day, is not totally clear. There really wasn't a "first April Fool's Day" that can be pinpointed on the calendar. Some believe it sort of evolved simultaneously in several cultures at the same time, from celebrations involving the first day of spring.

April Fool's Day History

  Arbor Day  |  April 22nd

The idea for Arbor Day originally came from Nebraska. A visit to Nebraska today wouldn't disclose that the state was once a treeless plain. Yet it was the lack of trees there that led to the founding of Arbor Day in the 1800s.

The National Arbor Day Foundation

  Earth Day  |  April 22nd

Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and our responsibility toward it. Volunteer. Go to a festival. Install solar panels on your roof. Organize an event where you live. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. The possibilities are endless! Do something nice for the earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference.

Earth Day Network

  Easter  |  Between March 22nd to April 25th

Easter is a time of springtime festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity.

Story of Easter

  Palm Sunday  |  Sunday before Easter

The most solemn week of the Christian year Holy week is the week leading up to Easter, and is the week during which Christians particularly remember the last week of Jesus's life. Holy week begins on Palm Sunday.

BBC - Religion and Ethics - Palm Sunday

  Passover  |  April 4th - 14th

When G-d promised Abraham (then still called Abram) an heir, whose seed would be as numerous as the stars, G-d also informed him at the same time of the long period of enslavement his children would endure for 400 years, until they would be liberated "with abundant substance."

Passover - Pesach - Chabad.org

  Pole Pedal Paddle (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)  |  Last Saturday of skiing

Hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski Club, each year, on the last Saturday of skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the four-event relay race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg and a boating leg.

Pole Pedal Paddle
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