April 24, 2021

National Hairball Awareness Day

National Hairball Awareness Day is observed annually on the last Friday in April. This day is listed as one of the Pet Health Awareness Events of the American Veterinary Medical Association. A hairball is a ball of hair that collects in the stomach of a cat or similar animal as a result of the animal's licking its coat.

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

Pigs in a blanket is an appetizer consisting of small sausages wrapped in pastry.

World Day for Laboratory Animals

World Day For Animals In Laboratories was established in 1979 by the British National Anti-Vivisection Society. The date April 24 was chosen as it marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding.

National Teach Children to Save Day

Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association Foundation that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a savings habit early in life.

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.

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.