What is special about the month of April?

The Month of April

April is the fourth month of the year. The Romans called this month Aprilis. The name comes from a Latin word that means “to open”.

April was originally the second month of the year in early versions of the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. It became the fourth month consisting of only 29 days when January was designated the first month of the year around 450 BCE. The month became 30 days long again when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar.

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and consists of 30 days. It is commonly associated with the season of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall (autumn) in the Southern hemisphere.

April starts on the same day of the week as July and ends on the same day of the week as December in common years. During leap years, April starts on the same day of the week as January.

In the northern part of the world, April usually brings more changes than any other month. The last ice and snow disappear. The grass turns green. The buds of trees, shrubs, and flowers begin to open. Birds are singing and building nests. In the southern part of the world, people enjoy mild autumn days.

April’s birth flower is the daisy and sweet pea.

The birthstone for April is the diamond which symbolizes innocence.

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