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April, the fourth month of the year, derives from the language of Latin; 'Aprilis' means 'to open'.

The beginning of the month happens entails many good things; for example, the start of spring and summer, the month is mostly associated with plants budding, especially, in the significant parts of Rome. Some say that the month of April is also named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite (who is the goddess of love).

April is also regarded as the symbol of leading a balanced life with growth, moving on with a bright and positive perspective. In addition to being one of the coolest named months, 'April' also acts as one of the popular baby girl names, since it represents the idealization of spring, new beginnings, fragrance of budding flowers. Generally, April babies are smart with an excellent memory.

The month of April, abundantly possesses the positive vibes one would certainly anticipate as the beginning of spring. April month has a varied variety of rich history, trivia, myths, and timeline behind its diverse history. Even the most famous author in history, William Shakespeare was born in April! For people residing in Southern Hemisphere, October is the seasonal equivalent of April.

Read on for some interesting facts on the April month, afterward also check April Fools' Day facts and April birthday facts.


The timeline when the month was given the name 'April' is not entirely certain, but the fact is that, it did derive from Latin language and later on caught up with other major western languages as well.

For example, in Greek, April is called 'ánixi', which roughly translates to 'spring'. Romans named most of the north after their gods, and April too was the name of a goddess at first. During the time of decemvirs (450 BC), the month of April was given 29 days. However, only at the time of Julius Caesar did the month of April be added the 30th day.

However, since the Greeks, Romans were responsible for naming and rendering the days to the April month, the etymology goes back to the goddess Aphrodite, who in the latter was being called with different names. The Etruscans called her Apru.

George Washington was sworn as the First President of the United States on April 30, 1789!

Since this month is commonly associated with spring, April is viewed as the month of growth and sun, especially in the Northern Hemisphere. The Anglo-Saxons during their age, called the April month 'ēastre-monaþ', which was the origin of the word Easter, in their treatise 'The Reckoning Of Time'. As mentioned above, the month of April possesses a historical etymology that is inherently unique, as with many months.

Famous Birthdays

April is a month of new beginnings and anyone who has a birthday during this month surely must be filled with positive vibes and a new perspective on life, right? Let us have a look at these charming and famous celebrities who were born in the month of April.

  • Well known Hollywood comedian and actor Alec Baldwin, was born on April 3, 1958!
  • The 'Iron Man', the star of 'The Avengers' himself, Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965!
  • The nature poet, William Wordsworth, was born in the month of April!
  • The 'Ant-Man', also overall a very handsome actor, Paul Rudd has a birthday on April 6!
  • The 'Twilight' actress, Kristen Stewart, was born on April 9, 1990!
  • The 'Harry Potter' star and most loved actress of this generation, Emma Watson also has a birthday on April 15!
  • Queen Elizabeth II and Shakespeare were born in the month of April!
  • Another famous historical personality who was born in April is, renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci!
  • Known for his amazing performance in the movie, '127 Hours', James Franco, was was born on April 19!
Either a daisy or a sweet pea are the birth flowers for April.

Holidays In April

April month is the symbolic representation of the warm and sweet spring from the cold shedding of the unforgivable winter.

The month of April also obviously has a wide range of holidays and celebrations, one might feel delightfully happy to look forward to. Here is a list depicting the holidays and celebrations of April month:

April 1 is celebrated globally as April Fools' Day, although it is not a holiday in most of the countries except in Odessa, Ukraine, nevertheless, it is celebrated with practical jokes and pranks by people with their loved ones!

April 15 is also known to be National Tax Day, of course, most of us are not always looking forward to filing our tax returns; this falls on the month of April mostly because the financial year begins on April 1!

Easter, a Christian holiday celebrating the occasion of Jesus's resurrection, falls on the April 17 in 2022. As stated, this is one of the significant holidays for the Christian community and commemorated by family gatherings and cooking delicious dinner!

Observances such as World Health Day on April 7, National Pet Day on April 11, Titanic Remembrance Day on April 15, International Dance Day on April 29, Earth Day on April 22 and many such unique celebrations are noticed in the month of April!

April Fun Facts

The warm weather, unique beautiful celebrations, and new beginnings act as a symbol of April month. As diverse as the history of the month is, the facts relating to it make April one of the most fascinating and coolest. Let us now learn some of the interesting facts about this beautiful spring month!

April acts as an equivalent to the October month in the Southern Hemisphere.

The birthstone of April month is a diamond and the birth flower is a daisy.

April is yet another great month for meteor showers. One of the famous of the lots, Eta Aquarids can be seen from April 19 onwards.

April also happens to be the month when the birds migrate from north to settle down in the summer.

The first president of the United States, George Washington, was inaugurated on April 30, 1789.

On the month of April 15, 1912, the famous titanic ship hit the iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean.

According to the western zodiac, the people who are born in April, either belong to the zodiac signs of Aries or Taurus.

April's birth flowers are daisy and sweet pea.

The first edition of the famous Webster dictionary was copyrighted by Noah Webster in April 1828.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly facts for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for April fun facts that are quite amazing for you to know, then why not take a look at month of June facts, or fun facts about March?

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Supriya Jain

<p>As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.</p>

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