is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar
, with 30 days. Derived from that Latin word aperire
which means "to open", probably referring to growing plants in spring.
April in poetry
Poets identify April with the end of winter, but they don't necessarily agree on what that means:
- We start with the proverb
April showers bring May flowers
Whan that April with his showres soote (that is, sweet)
The droughte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veine in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flowr; (ll. 1-4)
- Modernized for The Norton Anthology of English Literature
April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Events in April:
begins on the same day of week as July
in all years and also January
in leap years.
See Also: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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- Or a less condensed format: