Five Off Beat Ways to Celebrate in April

2012-12-14-825880_thumbnailApril 1, 2016 – Happy April!

There’s a lot to look forward to this month, other than April showers bringing May flowers. Aside from April Fool’s Day, here are a few other celebrations the fourth month brings:

International Pillow Fight Day (Saturday, Apr. 2)
Yes, it is legitimate and here’s the official website to prove it. The annual event takes place on the first Saturday in April—all across the globe. Here in the U.S., it might be an interesting way to settle the current primary madness. I’d rather enjoy seeing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz duke it out with pillows.

National Tell a Lie Day (Monday, Apr. 4)
Why do we set aside a day to do what people manage to do every day with ease. National Tell a Lie Day was first created as a tongue-in-cheek holiday; it’s all about creativity and to see who can come up with the best truly unbelievable lie. Another political primary favorite.

National Scrabble Day (Wednesday, Apr. 13)
I enjoy a competitive game of Scrabble and prefer the old style board game to the online version. National Scrabble Day is celebrated on April 13 because Alfred Mosher Butts, who invented the game in 1938, was born on this day in 1899. This year, it provides the perfect opportunity for Trump to challenge one of his rivals to prove he does have the best words.

National Talk Like Shakespeare Day (Saturday, Apr. 23)
In hon’r of the Bard’s birthday, tis timeth to party. This present day, taketh the time to speak like the prolific writ’r of many poems, plays and sonnets. Or, haveth some fun with this Shakespeare translator. I suggest the candidates hold a debate in this manner just for the fun of it. It would be a wonderful tribute!

Honesty Day (Sunday, Apr. 30)
The origins of Honesty Day are to encourage honesty and straightforward communication in politics. Interesting concept, right? It’s also the anniversary of the inauguration of our first president, George Washington, who, as we’ve been told, could not tell a lie. In honor of the event, here are some of the biggest presidential lies told over the past 55 years.


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