April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, the fifth in the early Julian and one of four months with a length of 30 days. April is commonly associated with the season of spring in parts of the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in parts of the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to October in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa. It s named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Some important days celebrated during April are
April 1 – April Fools’ Day is fun day to play practical jokes.
April 2 – Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day is on April 2. This is a day when organizations around the world hold special events to raise funding and awareness of autism.
Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The Friday before Easter is called Good Friday. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross at Calvary. Easter day moves around on the calendar each year, but is always on a Sunday. It is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox. It can occur anytime between March 22nd and April 25th.
April 22 – Earth Day
Each year April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day. On Earth Day events around the world are used to help teach people how they can help our planet. It has been reported that over 1 billion people do something on or around Earth Day each year in an effort to help the environment.