Important April Dates
1 April Fool’s Day
2 Autism Awareness Day
7 World Health Day
10 National Siblings Day
18 Taxes Due
22 Earth Day
23 First Day of Passover
29 Arbor Day
The name April is believed to be derived from the Latin word “aperire,” which means “to open.” In ancient Rome, the month of April was sacred to the goddess Venus.
More fun facts about April:
-Zodiac Signs: Aries and Taurus
-Flowers: Daisy and Sweet Pea
-It is the second month of spring, a time for planting and spring cleaning.
-In England there are many cuckoo festivals. The arrival of the cuckoo bird in April is a sign that spring has arrived.
-April is National Kite Month!
April is also National BLT Sandwich Month, National Soft Pretzel Month, National Grilled Cheese Month and National Garlic Month. Sounds like a good lunch!
Don’t forget to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (April 2), National Beer Day, (April 7), National Cheeseball Day (April 17), National Jelly Bean Day (April 22) and National Blueberry Pie Day (April 28).