Things To Look Forward To In April

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As we emerge from the long winter months and transition into a new season, there will be lots of activities and events to enjoy in April.

Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors, get together with friends and family, or simply relax and unwind to a good show, there’s something for everyone to look forward to this month …

April 1: April Fools

Ah, April Fools’ Day – the one day of the year when you can get away with pranking your friends and family without any guilt. Whether it’s putting a whoopee cushion on someone’s chair or convincing them that their car has been towed, April Fools’ Day is all about having a good laugh and not taking life too seriously.

Of course, you have to be careful not to take things too far … especially since only 45% of people actually find April Fools’ pranks amusing …

RELATED: How we really feel about pranks on April Fools’ day …

If done right, however, it can be a hilarious and light-hearted way to inject some fun into your day. So why not embrace your mischievous side and plan a harmless prank or two for April 1st?

April 7: National Beer Day / National No Housework Day

April 7th is shaping up to be a pretty great day – not only is it National Beer Day, but it’s also National No Housework Day! What better excuse is there to crack open a cold one and kick back on the couch, without a care in the world or any nagging guilt?

Make it a celebration by stocking up on snacks and inviting some friends over for a day of relaxation just in time for the long weekend! Who cares if the dust bunnies pile up – you deserve a break.

April 11: National Pet Day

Shower your furry (or feathery, or scaly) friends with love on National Pet Day, April 11th. This day is all about celebrating the incredible bond we share with our animal companions. So spoil them with treats, take them for an extra-long walk, or give them some quality cuddle time.

April 16: Wear Pajamas To Work Day

It’s time to break out the everyday comfy clothes again because the 16th is Wear Pajamas To Work Day! No need to stress about finding the perfect outfit or ironing your shirt – just roll out of bed and head straight to work in your coziest sleepwear.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure your pajamas are work-appropriate (and that your work won’t write you up for it), but otherwise, the sky’s the limit!

April 22: Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, a global movement dedicated to protecting our planet. This day serves as a reminder of our responsibility to care for the environment and inspires us to take action.

There are countless ways to celebrate Earth Day, big or small. Plant a tree in your yard, participate in a local clean-up event, or simply make a conscious effort to reduce your carbon footprint by using reusable bags, conserving water, and switching to energy-efficient light bulbs. You can also support eco-friendly businesses and organizations that are working to protect our planet.

April 25: NFL Draft Starts

If you’re a football fan, the NFL Draft is scheduled to start on April 25. It will be held around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan. The Chicago Bears have the first overall pick resulting from a previous trade with the Carolina Panthers.

April 30: Taxes Due

Chances are only those cashing in on a refund are looking forward to this one … but it’s probably worth noting either way.

Every year, individual income tax returns must be filed and paid for by the 30.

If you or your spouse is self-employed, you don’t have to file until June 15. However, you must still pay any income tax owing on or before April 30 to avoid interest.