Everything You Should Know About April!
By April, spring has finally sprung, and if we’re lucky, the weather will reflect that! We hope that your sky is bright and clear and your grass is growing green.
The Month of April
The month of April gets its name from the Latin word aperio, meaning “to open [bud],” because plants really begin to grow now. Read more about how the months got their names.
April 1 is All Fools’ Day—otherwise known as “April Fools’ Day.” Where did this silly day come from?
April 2 marks the start of Ramadan (beginning at sundown). Learn more about Ramadan.
April 10 is Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter and the last Sunday of Lent.
April 15 is Good Friday. Learn more about Good Friday.
April 15 is the start of Passover, which begins at sundown on this day.
April 17 is Easter Sunday. (April 24 is Orthodox Easter.) Did you know that Easter’s date is related to the full Moon?
April 22 is Earth Day. To celebrate, see some Earth Day ideas and activities.
April 24 is the birthday of Robert B. Thomas, the founder of The Old Farmer’s Almanac!
April 29 is National Arbor Day. Find out who started Arbor Day and how we observe this day honoring trees.
“Just for Fun” Days
Apr. 1: Sweet Potato Day
Apr. 6: International Pillow Fight Day
Apr. 7: National No Housework Day
Apr. 17: Blah, Blah, Blah Day
Apr. 21: Go Fly a Kite Day
Apr. 26: National Richter Scale Day
Apr. 27: National Sense of Smell Day
The Pink Moon
April’s full Pink Moon will rise on Saturday, April 16, reaching peak illumination at 2:57 P.M. Eastern Time. This full Moon is also the Paschal Full Moon this year.
“A cold April the barn will fill.”
This month brings us some capricious weather! April rains bring verdant pastures, but also umbrellas and rain boots!
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/content/month-april-holidays-fun-facts-folklore
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