Did you know that April starts on the same day of the week as July every year, and the same day of the week as January in leap years? Something else I didn’t know is that April ends on the same day of the week as December every year.
April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry. It was first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. April 1st is also April Fool’s Day, and I’m not sure if the Academy of American Poets realized that when they introduced National Poetry Month back in 1996, but it’s the kind of irony that poets would appreciate.
April 1st brings thoughts of spring what with trees and flowers blooming all over and birds chirping and singing outside my bedroom window early every morning. The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. It seems like spring here already in my little corner of the world, Houston, Texas.
It’s not too hot, too cold, too rainy, too sunny, not too dry, or too wet it’s just perfect – for me anyway. So I call it springtime, whether it’s officially spring or not.
Oh, just a few more April tidbits FYI.
April 16th is Easter Sunday.
April 18th is TAX Day. Now, why is that? Could it be because April 15th falls on a Saturday this year and Saturday is not a Business Day?
April 22nd is Earth Day.
There you have it, my rambling thoughts on April and Spring time.
What is the weather like in your part of the country? Where are you? Some people are still having snow. Is that you? Do you like it? Or are you getting a touch of spring?