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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, April 20, 2012 | 1 comments
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April Special DaysCuckoo Day
- Everyone has heard of April Fool's Day, but what about Cuckoo Day? Traditionally, the return of the cuckoo bird in mid-April represents the start of spring. Some towns go as far as to celebrate with cuckoo fairs, drawing hundreds of visitors. Source

Free Printables:
Cuckoo colouring pages

Cuckoo Clock colouring pages

Marie and Pierre Curie Isolated Radium
- Radium was isolated in its metallic state by Marie Curie and André-Louis Debierne through the electrolysis of radium chloride in 1910. Since its discovery, it has given names like radium A and radium C2 to several isotopes of other elements that are decay products of radium-226. Source

Free Printables:
Pierre and Marie Curie Coloring Page

Adolf Hitler's Birthday
- Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday on April 20, 1939 was celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany. On that day, the largest military parade in the history of the Third Reich was held in Berlin. Source

Free Printables:
Germany Printables
World War II Printables

Hot Springs National Park Established
- Established from Hot Springs Reservation, Hot Springs National Park is a United States National Park in central Arkansas adjacent to the city of Hot Springs. Hot Springs Reservation was initially created by an act of the United States Congress on April 20, 1832, and the area was made a national park on March 4, 1921. It is the smallest national park by area in the United States. Source

Free Printables:
Hot Springs National Park Coloring Page

National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
- The first Pineapple Upside-down cake recipe was likely one found in a 1924 fund-raising cookbook published in Seattle. However, the Dole company is credited for popularizing the cake during the 1940’s. Source

Free Printables:
Pineapple Party Invitations
Pineapple Printable Activities

National Weed Day
- April 20 has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Some events have a political nature to them, advocating for the decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States. Over the years, theories about the meaning of 420 have pointed to California's penal code section for marijuana use, the police radio code for smoking pot, and the best day to plant cannabis, according to Snopes. Source & Source

Free Printables:
Marijuana printables

Printable April 2012 Colouring Calendar
- colour and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.

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