Amazing Fun Facts About April

It’s almost April! What does that mean? It means it’s time to learn all about the most exciting month of the year.

April is a month that’s full of surprises.  The month of April is filled with lots of fun activities, birthdays, anniversaries, and other joyous events.

So… sit back and enjoy this fun and whimsical read and find out some amazing fun facts that you are not even aware of!  Plus this blog features a collection of favorite quotes, sayings, and messages about the month of April. 

The Origin & Historical Events of April

The Origin & Historical Events of April

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April is a very special month, and we can all agree on this. So let’s start with the very beginning of this month!

Origin of April:

  • Per the Farmers’ Almanac, “the month of April gets its name from the Latin word aperio, meaning “to open [bud],” because plants really begin to grow now.”
  • We all know that April is the fourth month of the year, but that’s only by the Gregorian calendar that we adhere to now. It was previously the fifth month in the earlier Julian calendar.
  • Believe it or not April also only had 29 days, but a 30th day was added when Julius Caesar established the Julian calendar.
  • April was sacred to the goddess Venus back in the time of the Ancient Romans,
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, October is the seasonal equivalent of April.

Historical Events:

April Fool’s Day

It’s Okay to Be Silly Once in Awhile” – Beth Elkassih

I love the first day of April… Why?  Because it’s the designated fun fun fun holiday known as April Fool’s Day! 

Listen… it’s okay to giggle, laugh, and be silly once in a while.  Life’s too short to be serious all the time, right!  April is the perfect time to be silly and to celebrate the things that bring us joy and make us happy.  

Think for a moment. Can you even imagine living without a sense of humor. A world void of laughter or the ability to smile? You can’t because it’s simply not possible. It’s part of our DNA and human evolution.  We’re hard-wired to smile, giggle or laugh.  And you know what!  I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So…  let’s find out more about this serendipitous day in April!

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April Fools!

April starts off with the whimsical holiday known as April 1st, aka, April Fools’ Day. No one is sure where this originated from, but some believe it to be inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s story in “Canterbury Tales” called “Nun’s Priest’s Tale.”

Traditionally this day is where one can get away with playing ‘pranks’ and even get away with a little bit of making fun with our co-workers, family, or friends.

That said, while April Fools’ Day is the designated day to have fun with someone, let’s not do it in a mean-spirited way.  Instead, use your good-natured humor to make your jokes or shenanigans fun and entertaining, and people will love you for it.

Fun Facts About April & Trivia

Discover these fun and unique facts about April!  There may be some you are unaware of!

1) The Month of Flowers – Is it any wonder that April is known as the month of flowers? With the arrival of Spring, April brings us colorful bouquets of beautiful blooms.

2) April Weather – “April Showers Brings May Flowers”.  Did you know that April does have more showers than any other month in the year… regardless of where you are in the country.  Freshly green leaves blooming on trees and flowers are a nature lover’s dream!

3) April Meteor Showers –  Yes, April is the month to look up into the skies and watch spectacular displays of meteor showers.

4) April’s Birthstone & Flower – The coveted diamond is April’s Birthstone and April boasts two birth flowers for the month.  They are the daisy and the sweet pea flowers.

5) April’s Zodiac Signs – Those lucky ones born from April 1st thru the 19th are known as Aries.  The April birth sign celebrated after April 20th thru April 30th is the astrology sign known as Taurus.

6) Annual Bird Migration – In April, the first full month of Spring, birds migrate north and settle down for the summer to mate.

7)  Hibernation — The smaller animals that hibernate for the winter in the Northern Hemisphere usually start coming out of their burrows in April.

Designated Holidays in April

Popular April Holidays –  Per the Spruce online magazine, these are the more popular and fun April Holidays and celebrations for 2023:

  • April 1: April Fools’ Day, April One Cent Day, International Fun at Work Day
  • April 2: World Autism Awareness Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, & National Ferret Day
  • April 3: National Find a Rainbow Day, International Carrot Cake Day
  • April 4: National Hug a News person Day, School Librarians’ Day
  • April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day, National Dandelion Day
  • April 6: National Siamese Cat Day, National Bookmobile Day
  • April 7: National Beer Day, World Health Day, National Burrito Day
  • April 8: Zoo Lovers Day, Day of Silence* (second Friday)
  • April 9: Easter Sunday
  • April 9: National Winston Churchill Day, National Name Yourself Day
  • April 10: National Hug Your Dog Day, National Siblings Day
  • April 11: National Pet Day, National Submarine Day
  • April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Licorice Day
  • April 13: National Scrabble Day, National Peach Cobbler Day
  • April 14: International Moment of Laughter Day,  National Dolphin Day
  • April 15: National Laundry Day, World Art Day
  • April 16: National Stress Awareness Day, Save the Elephant Day
  • April 17: National Cheeseball Day, National Haiku Poetry Day
  • April 18: National Columnists Day, Patriots Day
  • April 19: Wear Pajamas to Work Day, National Garlic Day
  • April 20: National Look-Alike Day, Volunteer Recognition Day
  • April 21: National Kindergarten Day, National D.A.R.E. Day
  • April 22: Earth Day, National Jelly Bean Day, Girl Scout Leader Day
  • April 23: National Picnic Day, National Lover’s Day
  • April 24: World Laboratory Day
  • April 25: World Penguin Day, National Zucchini Bread Day
  • April 26: National Pretzel Day
  • April 27: Morse Code Day, National Tell a Story Day
  • April 28: National Superhero Day, Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day
  • April 29: National Zipper Day, National Arbor Day
  • April 30: National Honesty Day, National Raisin Day

Famous People’s Birthdays Born on April Birth Month

Happy Birthday to everyone blessed to be born in the unique and fun month of April!  April birthdays are exciting.  If you were born in April, then you no doubt enjoy celebrating every year.  

Famous Birthdays in April – If you’re born in April, check here and find out who may have been born on your special day!

  • April 1, 1980: Tony Romo – NFL Dallas Quarterback & Newscaster
  • April 2, 1939: Marvin D. Gaye – Musician/Producer
  • April 3, 1924: Marlon Brando – American Actor
  • April 4, 1928: Maya Angelo – Poet
  • April 5, 1973: Pharrell Williams – Record Producer/Songwriter
  • April 7, 1954: Jackie Chan – Martial Artist
  • April 13, 1743: Thomas Jefferson – 3rd President of the United States
  • April 15, 1452: Leonardo Da Vinci – Painter, Inventor, Genius
  • April 16, 1889: Charlie Chaplin – Comic Actor/Slapstick
  • April 23, 1926: Queen Elizabeth II – Royalty of the United Kingdom
  • April 23, 1928: Shirley Temple – Child Actor
  • April 24, 1942: Barbara Streisand – Female Singer
  • April 25, 1940: Al Pacino – Actor
  • April 26, 1564: William Shakespeare – Greatest English Lit. Writer 
  • April 27, 1822: Ulysses S. Grant  – 18th President of the United States
  • April 29, 1954: Jerry Seinfeld – Standup Comedian
  • April 30, 1992: Marc-Andreter Stegen – German Soccer Player

Top 25 April Quotes & Sayings

Discover whimsical quotes, sayings and messages about this fun month of April!

So… if you find yourself getting bored and finding yourself in need of some good April humor, then take a look at these top twenty-five fun and whimsical April sayings and April quotes.

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

William Shakespeare

“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke — and that the joke is oneself.”

Clifton Paul Fadiman

“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.”

William Shakespeare

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”

Benjamin Franklin

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

Winston Churchill

“Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.”

Sacha Guitry

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” 

Old Chinese Proverb

“I have great faith in fools — self-confidence, my friends call it.” — 

Edgar Allen Poe

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.”


“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”

William Shakespeare

“Although I was born in April, I’m quite certain I was not fully awake until October.” 

Peggy Toney Horton

“Oh to be in England now that April’s there.” – 

Robert Browning

“Why are people so tired on April 1st? Because they just finished a 31-day March.”


“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.”

Will Rogers

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

Abraham Lincoln

“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.” — Marty Rubin

“If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.” — Buddy de Sylva

“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.” — Charles Lamb

“Again the blackbirds sings; the streams / Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams, / And tremble in the April showers / The tassels of the maple flowers.” — John Greenleaf Whittier 

 “Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It’s a sad season of life without growth…It has no day.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” — Hal Borland

“A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew… A cloud, and a rainbow’s warning… Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue… An April day in the morning.” – Harriet Prescott Spofford

“For April sobs while these are so glad / April weeps while these are so gay / Weeps like a tired child who had / Playing with flowers, lost its way.” — Helen Hunt Jackson

“April 1st is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.” — Mark Twain

“It’s okay to be silly once in awhile!”

Beth Elkassih

Final Thoughts

In this blog, we celebrated the beginning of April by offering some of our favorite whimsical sayings, poems, and quotes.  I love that April is the month of rebirth, renewal, and new beginnings.

We know that April is the month that brings many changes in our lives. From the weather to our routine, there are a lot of changes that happen to us.

It truly is a fact that April is when Spring starts to come after the rain showers of April begin.  This makes it the best time to celebrate the new season. 

So which favorite saying about April or motivational April quote was yours?  Did a special one resonate with you as it did for me?

For further reading, I invite you to read this popular blog entitled: “Giggle, Laugh and Be Silly Once in Awhile.” 

Do you know why???  LOL… Because… 

“It’s OKAY to be silly once in a while!”  

Happy April Everyone!

Amazing Fun Facts About April

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