Thursday, April 19, 2018

April is the Month of... by Milou Koenings

What's April?

I mean, March is the coming of spring, May is the month of spring and weddings, and June is coming of summer and weddings, too. But somewhere in there, April seems to get lost.

So here's a look at some of the national observances that are officially slotted in the month of April.

If there's one thing that characterizes April, it seems to be the sheer diversity of things celebrated then. 

It's the month of:

Amateur Radio Month - my parents were big fans of that! 

Celebrate Diversity Month

Community Service Month - definitely a biggie in the town of Green Pines where my romance novels are set. I guess the next full-length novel in the series is being rescheduled to take place in April, then. (For those of you who read Reclaiming Home, it's Gerry's turn to find love.)

Distracted Driving Awareness Month - yeah, none of us want that...

Financial Literacy Month - yes!

tomatoes in sieve
unsplash-logoJACKELIN SLACK

Fresh Florida Tomato Month - sounds delicious to me. Any of you 
Floridians celebrating this one?

flag on house by lake
unsplash-logoKeith Luke

Keep America Beautiful Month - Spent an hour yesterday picking up litter on my street as I was walking the dog. I guess I was unknowingly feeling the spirit of the times. (Let's not get into how so much garbage could end up in one little cul de sac!)

Mathematics Awareness Month

Month of the Military Child 

National Canine Fitness Month - working on that, but I'm not sure who's walking whom!

National Couple Appreciation Month - Isn't that we do in writing romance novels — celebrating couples every day of the year?

couple holding hands
unsplash-logoPablo Heimplatz

National Fresh Celery Month 

National Jazz Appreciation Month - Spyrogyra, anyone?

National Pecan Month

poetry graffiti
unsplash-logoTrust "Tru" Katsande

National Poetry Month - how does an evening of poetry reading with pecan pie sound?

National Straw Hat Month - finally, a chance to wear them!

straw hats stacked
unsplash-logoStephen Hocking

Pets are Wonderful Month - what else is there to say?

unsplash-logoGeorge Lucian Rusu

And my personal favorite: It's the National Month of Hope - may it last all year long for everyone!

child lying in field blowing dandelions
unsplash-logoJohannes Plenio

Milou Koenings is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes romance because, like chocolate, stories with a happy ending bring more joy into the world and so make it a better place.

Her Green Pines sweet romances, I Love You Three, The Kampala Peppermint Twist, Reclaiming Home, and Sweet Blizzard are available on, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and all your favorite e-book retailers.

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  1. April has a lot going on. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Milou,
    So interesting! I especially like Pets are Wonderful month.

  3. Some funny ones like National Fresh Celery Month. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love all these interesting celebrations!