April 27, 2019

National Day of Silence

The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools, especially against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.

National Babe Ruth Day

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Although he was diagnosed with cancer, he was able to attend the proclaimed Babe Ruth Day on April 27, 1947, and spoke briefly to a crowd of almost 60,000 people at Yankee Stadium.

National Tell a Story Day

National Tell a Story Day encourages people of all ages to share actual or imagined stories.

National Kiss of Hope Day

National Kiss of Hope Day is observed annually on the last Saturday of April. Couples and parents are encouraged to express their love for one another.

National Rebuilding Day

National Rebuilding Day is observed on the last Saturday in April. On this day and over the weekend, thousands of volunteers join together to provide much needed and sometimes critical and life-saving repairs, for vulnerable families in various communities.

National Sense of Smell Day

National Sense of Smell Day is an annual event sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute. It is held on the last Saturday of April at children's museums and science centers across the United States. The day is focused on how the sense of smell plays an important role in daily life and how it interacts with other senses, particularly taste.