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FUN DAYS IN APRIL TO CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILY

By Becky Samford, Publisher Duluth, Norcross, Suwanee, Johns Creek & Peachtree Corners Macaroni Kid April 7, 2023

I love April! From daffodils, tulips and hyacinths popping up everywhere to seedlings that will bring summer vegetables, April and it's warm weather just begs you to come outside! And starting with Passover and Easter, this month brings many reasons to celebrate.

Here are some special family-friendly holidays and events you and your kids can celebrate this month:

APRIL 1: APRIL FOOL'S DAY

Did you wake up in the wrong bed? Did your milk come out purple? Was your cereal salty instead of sweet? It must be every kid's favorite holiday... April Fool's Day!! Watch your back!
Read all about the shenanigans at our house at FOOL YOUR FAMILY FOR APRIL FOOL'S DAY!


March 22- April 21: RAMADAN

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of prayer, reflection, community, and fasting from sunrise to sunset. It is observed as a commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation and its annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Ramadan lasts about a month, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next. 
Learn about this holiday at WHAT IS RAMADAN AND 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE WITH KIDS


APRIL 5-13: PASSOVER

If you are not Jewish, you may not know the story behind this festival. Passover is the festival of freedom and celebrates the Israelites’ Exodus from over 100 years of slavery in Egypt.  The rituals passed down through each generation include reading the Haggadah which tells the story, asking traditional questions, singing ancient songs and eating the main Passover meal called a seder. Like most other holidays, the Passover Seder contains traditional foods and family favorites.
Read LET MY PEOPLE GO  to learn foods, songs and games that will make this holiday not only meaningful, but tons of fun the kids will look forward to every year!


APRIL 7: NO HOUSEWORK DAY

As Phyllis Diller said, "Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?" But seriously... skip the chores for just one day and do something fun for yourself. When you resume on April 8, be sure to get your kids to help! They can do more than we often give them credit for.  
Click for 8 WAYS TO GET KIDS TO HELP WITH CHORES.


APRIL 9: EASTER

There is lots of fun for the little ones with egg hunts, bunny sightings and baskets of candy! But even older kids will appreciate a special Easter Basket and we have lots of great ideas at EASTER BASKET IDEAS FOR TWEENS AND TEENSFor Christians, DIY RESURRECTION EGGS can help bridge all the exciting secular fun with the true meaning of Easter. 


APRIL 10: NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY

Siblings. They are our best friends or our worst enemies. At times, siblings will provide us with our biggest competition, strongest encouragement and remind us of our most embarrassing moments. A great way to celebrate today would be for your kids to make a list of all the things they like and admire about each of their siblings or to do something special for each sibling today. It's also a great day for moms and dads to reach out to their own siblings!


APRIL 22: FREE NATIONAL PARKS DAY

Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for FREE on one of six fee-free days scheduled for this year including today! Georgia has 13 areas that are included in the National Park Service. Click HERE to see them all.


APRIL 22: EARTH DAY


APRIL 23-29: NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK

Libraries have a lot more than books!
You can also  FIND A BUILDING FULL OF FREE STUFF AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY!


APRIL 24: NATIONAL ARBOR Day 

Planting a tree is like planting a little bit of hope!



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