No joke, April is National Humor Month. We celebrate humor because it plays an essential role in our overall health. Smiling and laughing release hormones and endorphins, increase our heart rate and blood flow to oxygenate our brain and vital organs which all reduce pain and stress. So the next time you want to lift your spirits, smile or laugh. It will make you feel better immediately.
April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Its name is derived from the Latin word aprilis, which means to open. That makes sense because April is the month when the growing season starts and trees and flowers begin to 'open.' The birthstone for April is diamond. The zodiac sign is Aries (March 21 - April 19) and Taurus (April 20 - May 20). The birth flowers for the month of April are the sweet pea and the daisy.
April is also National Black Women's History Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, Month of the Military Child, National Autism Awareness Month, and National Pecan Month.
Other than being the birthday of our Fairchild LINK magazine, what other birthdays are celebrated in April:
Famous dates in April:
In honor of National Poetry Month...
In April a poem by James Hearst (https://poets.org)
This I saw on an April day:
Warm rain split from a sun-lined cloud,
A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,
And a cock pheasant treading a dusty path
Shy and proud.
And this I found in an April field:
A new white calf in the sun at noon,
A flash of blue in a cool moss bank,
And tips of tulips promising flowers
To a blue-winged loon.
And this I tried to understand
As I scrubbed the rust from my brightening plow:
Them movement of seed in furrowed earth,
And a blackbird whistling sweet and clear
From a green-sprayed bough.