A is for April #atozchallenge

What better way to begin the challenge and the month than a quick post on April.

April, the fourth month of the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the first full month of spring if you go by the vernal equinox.  Within this month, we have many holidays, a few of which are Christian or Hebrew based and there is so much more!

many countries celebrate April as the beginning of their new year.  Long ago, I learned that Ancient Rome celebrated April 1st as their new year and held festivities much like we do now on January 1st.  Modern countries have their own New Years day during this beautiful, flower-filled, month, such as Thailand, Laos, Burma and a few others on the 13th.  In Japan, April is the start of their new fiscal year and they perform a passage ceremony for employees hired at this time and those coming in straight from college.

If you really want to know more about what is going on in April, check out the wiki at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April.

Quick fact!  Did you know that April starts on the same day of the week  as July in all years and the same day of the week as January?

Makes you stop and think sometimes.  Doesn’t it?

11 thoughts on “A is for April #atozchallenge

  1. That was fun! Thanks for putting up those interesting facts about April. I had no idea it was more than “just a month”. 🙂 Good luck during A2Z!

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