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April in History

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About the Month of April

April is the 4th month of the year and has 30 days.

Season (Northern Hemisphere): Spring

Holidays

April Fools' Day
Autism Awareness Day
Easter
Earth Day
Arbor Day
National Poetry Month
National Arab American Heritage Month
Teacher Appreciation Week
Jazz Appreciation Month
Alcohol Awareness Month
Cancer Control Month

Symbols of April History:

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 Historical Names: Fun Facts about April

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