April is the fourth month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January, February, and March. There are 30 days in the month of April.
The month of April got its name from the Latin word, aperire, which means ‘to open.' The name was given to April since it was considered as the month of the growing season when trees, plants, and flowers began opening. Some people also believe that the name of April has originated from the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite.
Previously, the month of April was not the fourth month of the calendar. In the early versions of the Roman calendar, April was the second month, with only 29 days. After Julius Caesar reformed the calendar in 450 BCE, it regained the 30 days status.
The birthstone for April is diamond that symbolizes innocence. Its birth flowers are daisy and sweet pea.
There are no celebrations within the month of April. Fooled you! Of course there are, and April Fool's Day is merely the first. History lovers will mention the anniversaries of the sinking of the Titanic and Paul Revere's famous ride, naturalists will point to Arbor Day, and-while most people certainly don't celebrate it. Federal income taxes are due in the middle of the month. April is also Autism Awareness Month.
The worksheets below are all themed on celebrations or events that take place during the month of April. Suggestion: April is also National Poetry Month in the United States. Have your students write a poem celebrating spring!