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Monday: National Vitamin C Day

As the seasons change and mask mandates are being lifted, the last thing you want to do is get sick! To prevent you from missing out on the warmer weather and social events with friends, eat some foods to bump up your Vitamin C intake to stay healthy and reap the benefits. Vitamin C is notorious for boosting your immune system, and there are foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help keep you protected. Here is a list of great Vitamin C-packed foods: citrus (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, kiwi), bell peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and more. April 4 is also National Cordon Bleu Day, National Hug a Newsperson Day and International Carrot Day.

Tuesday: National Caramel Day

April 5 is National Caramel Day. Nowadays, you can find caramel just about anywhere from an ice cream cone topping to a delectable additive into your morning latte. According to thespruceeats.com, caramel is just sugar that has been heated up to 340 degrees Fahrenheit. While it is a simple thing to make, caramel has become a popular appearance on menus across the U.S. Celebrate today by indulging in your favorite caramel treat. If you are unsure of which to pick from, some great options include salted caramel brownies, an iced caramel coffee or even a caramel sundae from McDonald’s. April 5 is also National Deep Dish Pizza Day and National Library Workers Day.

Wednesday: National Acai Bowl Day

Today is National Acai Bowl Day! This national holiday is the perfect opportunity for all University of Maine students, as right in the center of Orono is Nest, whose acai bowls are well worth the trip. Featured on their menu are the following acai and smoothie bowls to choose from: Acai Bowl, Tropical Bowl, Avocado Bowl, Chocolate PB Banana Bowl and Black Bear-y Bowl. They are made with high-quality ingredients, and well-loved by the UMaine student body and Orono community. Incorporate a visit to Nest today to properly celebrate National Acai Bowl Day! If you are feeling creative, you can make your own at home, too. April 6 is also National Siamese Cat Day and National Student-Athlete Day.

Thursday: National Beer Day

Just like Wednesday’s national holiday, today’s holiday happens to have the perfect location for UMaine students to celebrate it! Today is National Beer Day, and there are numerous local places where you and your friends can indulge in a cold beer. In Orono, you can go to Marsh Island Brewing and Orono Brewing Company. In Bangor you can go to Mason’s Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing Company. You can also simply celebrate by going out to just about any restaurant or cracking open a cold one at home in your favorite recliner. April 7 is also World Health Day and National Burrito Day.

Friday: National All is Ours Day

April 8 is National All is Ours Day. According to nationaltoday.com, National All is Ours Day is a day completely dedicated to admiring what is around you when it comes to the beauty of nature. With warmer weather among us, take advantage of the wonderful hiking trails that surround the UMaine campus. Take a trip with friends to Acadia National Park or Baxter State Park. The Bangor City Forest also offers great paths winding through the woods. Wherever you decide to go, beauty can always be found in something around you. So take today to appreciate the outdoors and all Maine has to offer! April 8 is also National Empanada Day and National Zoo Lovers Day.

All holidays were found on nationaltoday.com. Be sure to keep up to date with our regularly featured holidays featured both on our Instagram @themainecampus and website.