11 Fun Facts About April

We’re officially a quarter through the year! April is the fourth month and we’re starting to break out of the cold of winter. April has a reputation for bringing rain and clouds, but here are 11 other great facts about the month of April.

11 Fun Facts about April

  1. Earth Day is April 22nd each year.
  2. In every calendar year, April starts on the same day of the week as July.
  3. April’s birth flower is the Sweet Pea or the Daisy.
  4. April signifies Thai New Year in Thailand.
  5. The Pony Express first began on April 3, 1860 in America.
  6. We usually celebrate Easter in April because the Anglo-Saxons knew the month at “Eastre Monath.”
  7. The name April comes from the Ancient Romans’ word “Apirilis” which means “to open.”
  8. April 5th is Arbor Day.
  9. April is Mathematics Awareness Month.
  10. April is Global Child Nutrition Month.
  11. April is Humor Month, so get laughing!

And for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, here’s the moon calendar for the month of April, courtesy of MoonConnection.com:

AprilMoonCalendar

We hope your year so far has been amazing! April should be even better yet as the weather gets warmer, flowers begin to bloom and the days become longer.

Happy April!

Photos: Rob Young

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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