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Facts, Quotes, and Trivia About the Month of April

Raksha Kulkarni Aug 18, 2020
April, the fourth month of the year, beckons the buds from the Northern Hemisphere to open up and bear flowers. Such is the beauty of this month. This fact is just a glimpse of all that this month has to offer, which is what this story attempts to do.

Did You Know?

There are not only famous days in April, but this month has many month-long programs like it is the National Poetry Writing Month, National Financial Literacy Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
When the month of April ascends, our mind is replete with fresh beginnings and thoughts. The sun begins to shine brightly, and this brings with it light refreshing showers, only to be followed by sunshine soon again. That's how beautiful this month is perceived to be.
In the ancient days, April was the second month in the calendar and was called 'Aprilis' by the Romans. It means 'to open.' Intriguing, isn't it? We'll explain. Small animals that are in hibernation usually come out of their slumber, birds fly northwards, and the bees and butterflies begin their nectar collection.
It is sowing time in some parts of the world, while in others, it is the harvest season. So, isn't the name apt?

We all know some popular days, but do we know the history behind them? For e.g., do you know the history of April Fools' Day?
Also, do you know the two zodiac signs that the people born in April belong to? They are Aries and Taurus. Russell Crowe, Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson, and Jennifer Garner are some of the famous people born under the Aries sign.

These are not all, read on to know the interesting facts, quotes, and trivia associated with this special month.

Quotes and Sayings About April

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.
― Mark Twain
April comes like an idiot, babbling and stewing flowers.
― Edna St. Vincent Millay
April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
― William Shakespeare
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
― Ronald Reagan
April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom, holiday tables under the trees.
― E. Y. Harburg
April, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
And the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears, April. 
― Angus Wilson, No Laughing Matter
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come.
― Thomas Carlyle
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
― Thomas Tusser
Well-apparel'd April on the heel
Of limping Winter treads.
― William Shakespeare
A gush of bird song, a patter of dew
A cloud and a rainbow's warning;
Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue
An April day in the morning!
― Harriet Prescott Spofford
I shine in tears like the sun in April.
― Cyril Tourneur
April's rare capricious loveliness.
― Julia Dorr
Isn't it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool's Day and ends with cries of 'May Day!'?
― Rob Knauerhase
And not a girl goes walking, Along the Cotswold lanes; But knows men's eyes in April, Are quicker than their brains.
― John Drinkwater
I had not thought of violets of late,
The wild, shy kind that springs beneath you feet
In wistful April days.
― Alice Dunbar-Nelson
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
― William C. Bryant
Oh, grieve not, ladies, if at night, Ye wake to feel your beauty going; It was a web of frail delight, Inconstant as an April snowing.
― Anna Branch
The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.
― Robert Frost
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
― Christopher Columbus
Winter's done, and April's in the skies,
Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes! 
― Charles G. D. Roberts, An April Adoration

Funny Quotes and Sayings

Why are people so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31-day March.
― Unknown
April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
― Hal Borland
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.
― Charles Lamb
April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.
― Christopher Morley
Men are April when they woo,
December when they wed:
Maids are May when they are maids,
But the sky changes when they are wives.
― William Shakespeare

Fun Facts

April 1

  • National Sourdough Bread Day
  • National One Cent Day
  • April Fools' Day
  • SAAM Day of Action

April 2

  • National Ferret Day
  • National Reconciliation Day
  • National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • Childhelp National Day of Hope

April 3

  • National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • National Tweed Day
  • National Find a Rainbow Day

April 4

  • National School Librarian Day
  • National Walk Around Things Day
  • National Hug a Newsman Day
  • National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

April 5

  • National Love Our Children Day
  • National Read a Road Map Day
  • National Go For Broke Day
  • National Caramel Day
  • National Raisin Spice Day
  • National Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 6

  • National Student-Athlete Day
  • National Sorry Charlie Day
  • National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • National Teflon Day

April 7

  • National Beer Day
  • National Coffee Cake Day

April 8

  • National Zoo Lovers Day
  • National All is Ours Day
  • National Empanada Day

April 9

  • National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
  • National Name Yourself Day
  • National Cherish an Antique Day
  • National Winston Churchill Day
  • National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

April 10

  • National Alcohol Screening Day
  • National Siblings Day
  • National Encourage a Young Writer Day
  • National Cinnamon Crescent Day
  • National Farm Animals Day

April 11

  • National Eight Track Tape Day
  • National Barber Shop Quartet Day
  • National Submarine Day
  • National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12

  • National Licorice Day
  • National Big Wind Day
  • National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

April 13

  • National Thomas Jefferson Day
  • National Scrabble Day
  • National Peach Cobbler Day

April 14

  • National Dolphin Day
  • National Pan American Day
  • National Reach as High as You Can Day
  • National Ex Spouse Day
  • National Pecan Day

April 15

  • National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
  • National Rubber Eraser Day
  • National Tax Day
  • National Take a Wild Guess Day
  • National Titanic Remembrance Day
  • National Library Workers Day

April 16

  • National Healthcare Decisions Day
  • National Eggs Benedict Day
  • National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • National High Five Day

April 17

  • National Cheeseball Day
  • National Ellis Island Family History Day
  • National Bat Appreciation Day
  • National Haiku Poetry Day
  • National Day of Silence

April 18

  • National Paul Revere Day
  • National Lineman Appreciation Day
  • National Columnists Day
  • National Animal Crackers Day

April 19

  • National Garlic Day
  • National Hang Out Day
  • National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
  • National Amaretto Day

April 20

  • National Lima Bean Respect Day
  • National Look Alike Day
  • National Pineapple Upside Down Day

April 21

  • National Kindergarten Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cashews 

April 22

  • National Jelly Bean Day
  • National Earth Day
  • National Girl Scout Leaders Day
  • National Administrative Professionals' Day

April 23

  • National Cherry Cheesecake Day
  • National Picnic Day
  • National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • National Take a Chance Day
  • National Lost Dogs Awareness Day

April 24

  • National Arbor Day (Last Friday in April)
  • National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
  • National Hairball Awareness Day (Last Friday in April)

April 25

  • National DNA Day
  • National East Meets West Day
  • National Telephone Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day
  • National Hug a Plumber Day

April 26

  • National Pretzel Day
  • National Richter Scale Day
  • National Audubon Day
  • National Kids and Pets Day
  • National Help a Horse Day

April 27

  • National Babe Ruth Day
  • National Prime Rib Day

April 28

  • Workers' Memorial Day
  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • National Great Poetry Reading Day
  • National BraveHearts Day

April 29

  • National Zipper Day
  • National Peace Rose Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30

  • National Raisin Day
  • National Hairstylist Appreciation Day
  • National Honesty Day
  • National Bugs Bunny Day
  • National Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Sarcoidosis Day


1. Is Easter always celebrated in April?
- It is a movable feast, so it can be any time after March 22

2. Which city was hit by a destructive earthquake on April 18, 1906?
- San Francisco. It killed almost 3,000 people.

3. What do the French call a person who has been fooled on April Fools' Day?
- Poisson d'avril (meaning April Fish)
4. Which England's patron saint is remembered on April 23?
- Saint George

5. Which is the gemstone of April? What does it signify?
- Diamond. It signifies innocence

6. The 13th of April is which board game's national day?
- It is National Scrabble Day
7. On 25th of April, ANZAC is celebrated in which country? And why?
- It is celebrated in Australia as a reminder of the brave soldiers who fought and lost their lives in Gallipoli, in 1915.

8. Which fictional cartoon character first appeared on April 17?
- Daffy Duck

9. When did the famous ship "Titanic" sink?
- April 14, 1912

10. What did the Anglo-Saxons call April?
- Oster-monath or Eostur-monath