As we welcome April, which in the Northern Hemisphere is generally known for the start of warmer weather, many will also be looking forward to celebrating / observing Easter.
Many will also be hoping the Easter bunny will make an appearance!
April also only had 29 days, but a 30th day was added when Julius Caesar established the Julian calendar.
In the Southern Hemisphere, April is the seasonal equivalent to October.
No one is sure how the month ended up with its name, but we do know the Romans named it “Aprillis.”
The etymology behind the word “April” comes from the verb “aperire,” which means “to open.” It’s commonly believed that the word refers to the season of trees and flowers begin to “open” or bloom.
Those who were born in April have a diamond as their birthstone, which represents innocence.
There are two zodiac signs in April. Aries, which is until April 19th, and Taurus, which is April 20th and onwards.
Whatever you plan to do during the month of April, I hope it will be a good month for you.
Easter Egg Anyone ?
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