Hobbies Freebies April Is What "National Month?" How Businesses Can Celebrate the Month of April Share PINTEREST Email Print Pekic/E+/Getty Images Freebies For Families Free Samples Software Holidays By Lahle Wolfe Northern Virginia Community College Lahle Wolfe has more than 25 years of experience in small business development and ran her own digital marketing firm. our editorial process Lahle Wolfe Updated September 20, 2019 Many countries adopt causes or special interest groups to highlight and promote during a given calendar month. The U.S. is particularly prolific at creating "national month" events to promote businesses, nonprofits, and other interests. Although there are a good many national month observances in the spring, April is one of the few months that doesn't have a long list of funny observations. Compare April events to those in July, which actually honors Lasagna Awareness Month, and you'll see there are plenty of significant causes to choose from. The following events, industries, and causes are observed all month long in April unless otherwise indicated. Even cannabis (fast becoming legalized), Florida tomatoes, celery, and soft pretzels are honored, April 1 through April 30—every year. April is "National Month" Calendar African American Women's Fitness MonthAlcohol Awareness MonthBlack Women's History Month Celebrate Diversity MonthConfederate History Month Distracted Driving Awareness Month Financial Literacy Month Foot Health Awareness MonthFresh Florida Tomato MonthIrritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month Keep America Beautiful Month Lawn and Garden Month Mathematics Awareness Month Month of the Military Child National Arab American Heritage MonthNational Autism Awareness MonthNational Canine Fitness MonthNational Cancer Control MonthNational Cannabis Awareness Month National Car Care Month National Child Abuse Awareness Month National Couple Appreciation Month National Deaf History Month (March 13 to April 15) National Decorating Month National Donate Life Awareness Month National Fair Housing Month National Fresh Celery Month National Garden MonthNational Humor Month National Internship Awareness Month National Jazz Appreciation Month National Minority Health MonthNational Month of HopeNational Multiple Birth Awareness MonthNational Occupational Therapy MonthNational Parkinson's Awareness MonthNational Pecan MonthNational Poetry Month National Safe Digging Month National Soft Pretzel MonthNational Soy Foods MonthNational Straw Hat Month National Volunteer Month National Welding Month Occupational Therapy Month Pets are Wonderful MonthPrevention of Cruelty to Animals MonthRecords and Information Management Month School Library MonthScottish American Heritage MonthSecond Chance MonthSexual Assault Awareness Month Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness MonthStress Awareness MonthWorld Landscape Architecture Month International and One-Day Observances Because you may be in the business of working with internationals, it's important to remember the participation of other countries. Here are a few international honorees, as well as some causes that are observed globally: April is International Guitar Month, recognized in several countries.Ontario, Canada recognizes April as Sikh Heritage Month. April is National Pet Month in the United Kingdom, although the U.S. waits until May to honor its non-human family members. International Amateur Radio Month is observed globally in April.International Pillow Fight Day is observed on April 6 in 2020. World Autism Awareness Day falls on April 2 in 2020. World Health Day is April 7, 2020. Turn These Observances to Your Advantage Is there a way your business can benefit from promoting itself during "April is National...Month"? April offers more than enough causes and interests to choose from. There's something here for just about any business and industry (from health to heritage to heirloom tomatoes). It's just a matter of figuring out how to use the observance or event to your advantage—after all, someone else already created the occasion for you.