April Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide and Free Printable Card
In this article you'll find interesting facts about April and gift ideas for April birthdays as well as a free printable card that can be used as a birthday card or wall pin-up!
FREE Printable April Birthday Card
April Birth Stone: Diamond
"Diamonds were first collected in the rivers of India. And though ancient cultures hadn’t yet discovered the prismatic brilliance revealed by faceting diamonds, they revered the sparkling gemstones for their strength and metaphysical power.
The word diamond traces its roots back to the ancient Greek - Adamant or adamas – a term meaning unbreakable, invincible, or unconquerable. As legend has it, Eros (aka Cupid) fashioned his swoon inducing arrow tips out of diamonds. And with a weapon made of adamant (diamond), Perseus finally brought down Medusa. Diamonds are a stone of duality - of love and war. And today, the April birthstone is still the benchmark for indestructibility."
April Birth Flower: Daisy
"April’s birth flower is the daisy. This humble flower carries associations of purity, innocence and loyal love (remember the popular childhood saying ‘he loves me, he loves me not’?) It is also said to represent fertility and motherhood – the reason why it is commonly gifted to new mothers.
The name daisy is derived from ‘day’s eye’ and is so called because the flower closes at night and opens in the morning when the sun rises. This is also where the phrase ‘fresh as a daisy’ comes from.
While daisies are more popular in flower chains than vases, a bouquet of colourful gerbera daisies makes a wonderful surprise for someone with an April birthday."
"Two signs in the traditional Zodiac calendar fall in April, both of which are domestic animals, quadrupeds with cloven hoofs. People born in the first part of the month between March 21st and April 19th are said to be born under the sign of Aries the Ram, a Sun sign which is ruled by the planet and the Roman god of War, Mars. Those born from April 20th to May 20th are born under Taurus the Bull, an Earth sign who is ruled by the planet and the Roman goddess of love, Venus. No wonder people born on the cusp (between April 19th and 20th) are just confused."
"The first sign of the Zodiac, Aries are the trailblazers. Passionate and independent, Aries will never do something just because everyone else is doing it—a Ram needs to be 100 percent committed to the task at hand. Competitive to the max, the best way to motivate an Aries is to turn something into a contest. Aries will put everything they have (and then some) into winning. Loyal, smart, and impulsive, they always have multiple projects on their mind, and won't be satisfied until their work, social life, and personal lives line up exactly with the dream life they've envisioned. Those who are drawn to magnetic Aries may have trouble keeping up—but if they can, they'll have a friend for life."
"Smart, ambitious, and trustworthy, Taurus is the anchor of the Zodiac. Amazing friends, colleagues, and partners, Taureans value honesty above all else and are proud that their personal relationships tend to be drama free. Bulls get the reputation of being stubborn, but they're not always stuck in their ways. This searching sign is willing to see another point of view, but they won't flip-flop on an opinion just to make someone else happy. They will shift their thinking only if they truly have a change of heart."
April Fun Facts
- February is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.
- It’s the only month that can pass without having a full moon. That doesn’t mean February never has a full moon – it usually does, as a matter of fact. The last time it didn’t was 1999. The next time it won’t have a full moon? 2037!
- A person born on February 29 may be called a "leapling", a "leaper", or a "leap-year baby". Some leaplings celebrate their birthday in non-leap years on either February 28 or March 1.
Special Dates in April
- April 1:April Fools' Day, National Walking Day* (first Wednesday), International Fun at Work Day
- April 2: World Autism Awareness Day, Intentional Children's Book Day* (first Thursday), National Burrito Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, National Ferret Day
- April 3: National Find a Rainbow Day, World Party Day, National Walk to Work Day* (first Friday)
- April 4: National Hug a Newsperson Day, National School Librarian Day
- April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day, National Dandelion Day, Read a Road Map Day
- April 6: National Siamese Cat Day, National Student-Athlete Day
- April 7: National Beer Day, World Health Day, International Beaver Day, National No Housework Day
- April 8: National Empanada Day, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day, Zoo Lover's Day
- April 9: National Winston Churchill Day, Name Yourself Day
- April 10: Day of Silence* (second Friday), National Hug Your Dog Day, National Siblings Day, National D.A.R.E. Day (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Golfer's Day, National Farm Animals Day
- April 11: National Pet Day, National Submarine Day
- April 12: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Licorice Day, International Day of Human Space Flight Day
- April 13: National Make Lunch Count Day, National Scrabble Day, International Plant Appreciation Day, National Peach Cobbler Day
- April 14: National Ex-Spouse Day, International Be Kind to Lawyers Day*, International Moment of Laughter Day, Look Up at the Sky Day, National Dolphin Day
- April 15: National Laundry Day, Titanic Remembrance Day, World Art Day
- April 16: National High Five Day*, Wear Pajamas to Work Day, National Stress Awareness Day, Save the Elephant Day
- April 17: National Cheeseball Day, Bat Appreciation Day, National Haiku Poetry Day
- April 18: Husband Appreciation Day* (third Saturday), National Velociraptor Awareness Day, The National Columnists' Day
- April 19: National Garlic Day
- April 20: Chinese Language Day, National Look-Alike Day, Patriot's Day* (third Monday), Volunteer Recognition Day, National Teach Children to Save Day* (varies in April)
- April 21: National Bulldogs are Beautiful Day, National Kindergarten Day, National Library Workers Day* (Tuesday of Library Week)
- April 22: Earth Day, Administrative Professionals Day* (Wednesday of last full week), National Jelly Bean Day, Girl Scout Leader Day, National Bookmobile Day* (second Wednesday)
- April 23: National Picnic Day, Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day* (fourth Thursday), World Book and Copyright Day, Lover's Day, National Take a Chance Day, World Laboratory Day
- April 24: National Arbor Day* (last Friday)
- April 25: National DNA Day, National Hug a Plumber Day, National Telephone Day, World Malaria Day, World Penguin Day, National Zucchini Bread Day
- April 26: National Pretzel Day
- April 27: National Prime Rib Day, Morse Code Day, Babe Ruth Day, Tell a Story Day
- April 28: National Superhero Day, Kiss Your Mate Day
- April 29: International Dance Day, International Shrimp Scampi Day, National Zipper Day, International Guide Dog Day* (last Wednesday)
- April 30: International Jazz Day, National Honesty Day, National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, National Raisin Day, National Mahjong Day
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