Spring has arrived. It was a long winter here in Maine ! April is the 4th month of the Gregorian calendar and the 1st of 4 months with 30 days. (Remember 30 days have September, April, June, and November? ) In the history of creating calendars April was once in third position and at one time had only 29 days, that must have been very confusing for families! I believe some cultures and faiths use different calendars even today. If I remember correctly, Easter is celebrated at a different time in the Orthodox faiths.
April derives from the Latin word april is which comes from the Latin verb aperic. Aperic means to open. That makes sense, because in the first of spring is the time for “spring blossoms”- Trees and flowers.
The gemstone of April is the diamond and the flower is the daisy. What a visual that makes!
In the USA there are many national days. My favorites are National day or month of- Poetry, Volunteerism, Math and Food. Natural celebrations to have in families, communities, and schools.
Lot of ideas here for parents with their children to create and celebrate ! Oh here are some cool verbs to act on-to rake, to plant, to forgive, to encourage, and to be kind. Each of these acts uplift a new beginning-that is what April and spring offers all of us....01 April, 2018