1. The Romans called this month Aprilis which may derive from the verb aperire meaning “to open”, referring to flowers and fruits opening.
2. April was the 216th
most popular name given to a baby girl in England and Wales in
2015 and the 191st most popular in Scotland.
3. Of the eight US
presidents who died in office, three died in April.
4. April is the first
month of the year with exactly 30 days and the only month with
an “i” in its name.
5. In the UK, April is
national awareness month for pets, mathematics, stress,
irritable bowel syndrome, bowel cancer and jazz.
6. The Anglo-Saxons
called April Eostre-Monadh, possibly named after a pagan