Interesting Facts about April

By: Elizebeth Patrick

Did you know according to “20 Awesome Facts About April”, “April also only had 29 days, but a 30th day was added when Julius Caeser established the Julian calendar?”

Even though the month of April has been around for thousands of years no one truly knows how April got its name. However, some people believe that the Romans named it “Aprillis.” Also, the etymology behind the word April comes from the verb “aperire” which means “to open.” Most people believe that this came from the season of trees and flowers begin to “open” or bloom.

People that are born in April’s birthstone a diamond, and their flower is either a daisy or sweet pea. The diamond birthstone represents innocence.

One of the most known dates of April is April First which is also known as April’s Fools Day. Even though April Fool’s Day is known all across the country no one is quite sure where this day originated from. Some people believe that it is inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s story in “Canterbury Tales” which is also known as “Nun’s Priest’s Tale.”

Some notable historical people that were born in April include Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare, and Queen Elizabeth II.

The famous titanic ship hit an iceberg and sank on its first and only voyage on April 14, 1912. On April 17, 1964, Ford unreviled their first Mustang at an outstanding cost of $2,368.

Some interesting “just for fun days” that are celebrated throughout the month of April include: International Pillow Fight Day, Sweet Potato Day, National No Housework Day, Go Fly a Kite Day, and National Sense of Smell Day.

To go along with “just for fun days”, there are also several holidays that are celebrated during the month of April. Some of these holidays include: April’s Fools Day, Palm Sunday, start of Passover, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Earth Day and National Arbor Day.

To finalize, April is a very interesting month based on the different events that take place during the month.

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