Calendar for April 2021
Phase of the Moon:
|April 4||April 11||April 20||April 26|
|3rd Quarter||New Moon||1st Quarter||Full Moon|
Holidays and Observances in U.S.:
- 4: Easter Sunday
- 5: Easter Monday
- 15: Tax Day
Holidays and Festivals around the World:
- April Fools’ Day
- Autism Awareness Day
- Earth Day
- Arbor Day
- National Poetry Month
- National Arab American Heritage Month
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Jazz Appreciation Month
- Alcohol Awareness Month
- Cancer Control Month
Fun Facts about April:
- It is the second month of spring. It is a time of planting and spring cleaning.
- In the Southern Hemisphere, April is the same as October in the Northern Hemisphere.
- The diamond of April symbolizes innoncence.
- The Boston Marathon is held during April.
- In Ancient Rome the month of April was sacred to the goddess Venus.
- The Japanese fiscal year for most businesses starts on April 1st.
- In England there are many cuckoo festivals. The arrival of the cuckoo bird in April is a signal that spring has arrived.
- April is the month when the professional baseball season begins in the United States.
History of April:
In the initial Roman calendar April was the second month of the year until January and February were added in 700 BC. It is thought that the name April comes from the Latin word “to open” and describes the trees opening at springtime. It could also be that the name comes from the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
April in Other Languages
- Danish: april
- French: avril
- Italian: aprile
- Latin: Aprilis
- Spanish: abril
- Japanese: Shigatsu
- Chinese (Mandarin): sìyuè