Updated March 2018

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SPECIAL DAYS AND WEEKS IN THE U.S.A.
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KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL MONTH United States Map with states in color
The Keep America Beautiful program is the largest annual community improvement program in the country.

EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH Picture of an eye
Helpful hints on eye care.

MATHETHMATICS IN EDUCATION MONTH Picture of Teacher at Blackboard
The history of math. Fun Math games and puzzles. More fun with math

NATIONAL ARBOR DAY Arbor Day Logo
Learn the history of Arbor Day. National Arbor Day is usually celebrated on the last Friday of April.
Find out when it is celebrated in your state.

NATIONAL FROG MONTH Picture of a frog
Information about National Frog Month and frogs.

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH MONTH Picture of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The grilled cheese sandwich is one of America's favorite sandwiches.

NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH Humor Picture
Find out about the idea of laughing and the importance of humor.

NATIONAL LAWN & GARDEN MONTH Picture of Kids Gardening
View and interact with a remote garden

NATIONAL PECAN MONTH Picture of Pecan Tree and pecan
History and information about pecans.

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH Picture of the word Poetry
Ways to celebrate poetry all year long.

SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA MONTH picture of library books
Visit the The Association for Library Service to Children.

1 - APRIL FOOLS DAY Animated Picture of a Juggler
History of April Fools Day.

1 - EASTER Picture of Easter Eggs & Lily
Learn all about Easter. Do some Easter crafts. More Easter fun.

2 - WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL Picture of Easter Basket
This year the annual Easter Egg Roll will be sponsored by the First Lady, Melania Trump.
An Easter Egg Roll has been held at the White house since 1877. Read the history of Easter Eggs.

2 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES MINT Picture of Silver Coins
Check out the United States Mint for kids.

3 - ANNIVERSARY OF PONY EXPRESS Picture ofPony Express Logo
History of the Pony Express

4 - CONGRESS APPROVED FLAG picture of 1818 flag
On this day in 1818, Congress decided the flag of the United States would consist of 13 red and white stripes
and 20 stars with a new star to be added for every new state.
This Flag became the Official United States Flag on April 13, 1818.

6 - NORTH POLE DISCOVERED Picture of the North Pole
Several people have claimed to have discovered the North Pole, but
Robert Peary claimed to have reached it on this day in 1909.

6 - ANNIVERSARY OF BARNEY & FRIENDS 1992 TV PREMIER Picture of Barney
Visit Barney's Kids Page for a variety of activities.

6 - NATIONAL TARTAN DAY Picture of tartan
National Tartan Day in the U.S. honors Americans of Scottish descent.
Find out if your state has a State Tartan

8-14 - NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK Picture of books
The American Library Association first sponsored National Library Week in 1958.
Celebrate the week. The theme this year is "Libraries Lead".
The 10th is National Library Workers Day. The 11th is National Bookmobile Day.

10 - ANNIVERSARY OF PATENT OF SAFETY PIN Picture of Safety Pin
Information about the safety pin.

12 - LICORICE DAY Picture of licorice
National Licorice Day was created to celebrate black licorice, its history, health benefits. world renown.
Licorice International offers over 160 types of licorice from 14 countries.
Learn all about the Licorice plant.

15 - 1ST MCDONALDS OPENED Picture of McDonald Arches
A history of McDonalds. Have fun, play games, and color at Ronald's Play Place.

15 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE TITANIC SINKING Picture of Titanic Sinking
Facts about the Titanic.

18 - ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST CROSSWORD PUZZLE Picture of Crossword Puzzle
History of first crossword puzzle.

18 - ANNIVERSARY OF PAUL REVERE'S RIDE Picture of Paul Revere
Information about Paul Revere's Ride. Visit The Paul Revere House.

21-29 - NATIONAL PARK WEEK National Parks Picture
Each year the President proclaims National Park Week for celebration and recognition of National Parks.
On 4 days this year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee
will offer free admission to everyone.
Find the National Park/s in your state.

23 - 27 NATIONAL PLAYGROUND SAFETY WEEK Picture of Playground Equipment
National Playground Safety Week is a time to focus on children's outdoor play environments.
Do some playground safety activities.

22 - NATIONAL JELLY BEAN DAY Picture of Jelly Beans
National Jelly Bean Day is observed each year on this day.
Learn all about Jelly Beans.

22 - EARTH DAY Picture of Globe Going Around
Information about Earth day. Celebrate Earth Day every day with crafts, activities, and more.

22 - INTERNATIONAL EARTH DAY United Nations Logo
International Earth Day is celebrated at the United Nations each year on the first day of Spring.

29 - ASTRONOMY DAY solar system
Information about Astronomy Day. An overview of the solar system.
NASA has a different astronomy picture every day.

24 - FIRST CONTINUOUSLY-PUBLISHED NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED - 1704 Picture of Newspaper
Read the history of newspapers. The
The Boston News-Letter first published in 1704,
is considered to be the first continuously published newspaper in British North America.

24 -ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Word Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress.
It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and claims to be the largest library in the world.

26 - PRETZEL DAY Picture of Pretzel
National Pretzel Day is observed every year on this day. Learn the history of pretzels.

22-28 - NATIONAL PRESERVATION WEEK Picture of Historic Site
National Preservation Week promotes the role of libraries & other institutions
in preserving personal and public collections and treasures.

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