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April 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:

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

Historical anniversaries

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