DO You Know?

24th April, 2019 09:58:47 printer

•    April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. In the Roman calendar, the fourth month April is spelled Aprilis, meaning ‘to open’. Festivals which were planned for April included Parrilla, a day celebrating the founding of Rome.

•    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.

•    Two flowers signify the month of April: the daisy and the sweet pea. The daisy symbolizes innocence, loyal love, and purity; but it also means ‘I'll never tell!’ The sweat pea signifies blissful pleasure, and is used to say goodbye.

•           The English poet William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770, and one of his best-known poems is perfect for April. A famous line from that poem is – ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’. The Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare was another April genius, born on April 23, 1564.