April has always been special for some reason. Maybe it’s because of the April Fool’s Day everyone seems to look forward too. Even to those who stay at home and away from the pranksters, it’s memorable.
However, there’s more to this month than April Fool. It is a beautiful month, but yet confusing because it just can’t decide on what weather to sustain. It’s that month leaves turn green and flowers bloom again. It’s the month February is envious of and that winter scorns. It can rainy one day, and then be warm and dry the next. Make up your mind April!
But it’s a “live, love and life” month, one full of promises and surprises. The month of amazing geniuses, warm and welcoming people, and those weirdos who make horoscopes confused.
So there are still a lot of amazing facts you just need to know about April. You’d be entranced by the vast scope of knowledge there is that you’ve been clueless about. Enjoy these facts as much as we enjoy writing about them.
Amazing facts about April
1. April is named after Aphrodite
The Greek goddess Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation. That is everything that April can be.
2. They are very empathetic
Maybe it’s the time they were born, but April babies tend to be very warm. They are very loving and empathetic too. They can also be very emotional, and this could attribute to why they are in tune with other people’s feelings as well.
3. Its honorary flowers are daisies and sweet peas
The first daisy is considered the friendliest flower. It symbolises innocence, loyal love and purity; but it also means, “I’ll never tell!” This is because it closes up its petals at night, hiding its yellow centre. How innocent and pure is that? Meanwhile, the sweet pea is a pretty flower that signifies blissful pleasure. Also, they are used to say goodbye.
4. April really means “to open”
In the Roman calendar, it is spelt as Aprilis which means to open. This makes a lot for sense since it opens a new season in the northern hemisphere. It’s when trees and flowers begin to bloom.
5. They are less likely to be affected by serious diseases
April babies are less likely to be affected by cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory and reproductive diseases than people born throughout the rest of the year.
6. Its birthstone is the diamond
The word “diamond” comes from the early Greek word “Adamas”, meaning untamable and related to our word adamant. It is symbolic of eternal love and the bringer of wealth to six centuries of the diamond trade. The diamond is the most valuable of all birthstones.
Word has it that they bring all kinds of benefits to their owners. It supposedly leads the wearer to experience better relationships and an increase in inner strength. They bring balance, clarity and abundance to their owner. So, if you have any April born around you, treat them like a diamond. They are more precious to you than you realise.
7. They are either an Aries or a Taurus
If you’re born in April, then you’re either an Aries or Taurus. The first celebrate their birthday between the 1st and 19th of April, while the latter celebrates between the 20th and 30th of April. Aries people are ambitious leaders, while Tauruses are often go-getters. They also take time to enjoy the luxuries of life.
8. It’s the month of celebrated people in history
If you thought April was already special, then prepare for more facts. Many poets were born in this month including William Wordsworth and William Shakespeare who was born and died in April. The legendary Leonardo da Vinci, a painter and a scientist who painted many pieces of religious art, was also born in April. Adolf Hitler is one of the many famous people born in April.
What month were you born? Whichever it is, just know you’re special too.