This is our day guide for Thursday April 1st 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on April 1st 2021

April Fools Day

April Fools Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of April Fools Day

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National One Cent Day

National One Cent Day

Find a penny, pick it up - all day long, have good luck! especially if you find one on April 1st, National One Cent Day.

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National Sourdough Bread Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sourdough Bread Day

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SAAM Day of Action

SAAM Day of Action

The SAAM Day of Action takes place at the start of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Volunteer Month

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Poetry Month

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National Arab American Heritage Month

National Arab American Heritage Month

National Arab American Heritage Month celebrates the Arab American heritage and culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans.

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National Pet Month

National Pet Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Pet Month

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Public Holidays on April 1st 2021

April Fools Day

April Fools Day

The day is observed by trying to play a practical joke on a victim who becomes known as an April Fool. The practical jokes range from simple to elaborate.

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Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Also Known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates the last supper and established the ceremony known as the Eucharist

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Cyprus National Day

Cyprus National Day

Also known as 'EOKA Day', this holiday commemorates the start of the insurgence against the British in 1955

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India Bank Holiday

India Bank Holiday

All banks are closed on April 1 due to the customary annual closing of accounts

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Odisha Day

Odisha Day

Celebrated in Odisha to mark formation of the state as a separate province on April 1st 1936

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Islamic Republic Day

Islamic Republic Day

Marks the anniversary of the 1979 establishment of the Islamic Republic

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Investiture of the Captains Regent

Investiture of the Captains Regent

The two heads of state of the Republic of San Marino are elected every six months by the Grand and General Council, the country's legislative body

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Näfelser Fahrt

Näfelser Fahrt

Marks a pilgrimage to the site of a battle with the Habsburgs in 1388

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