Here in Land O’ Lakes, Florida March saw April come in with high winds and lots of rain. Spring has finally sprung with 80-degree weather and breezes off the gulf. Everyone’s grass is so beautiful and green with flower gardens blossoming everywhere. Now that all of the winter leaves have been raked away we have a clean slate for a Spring of new adventures and opportunities despite our constant companion Covid. I’m sure today will be a day of jokes, pranks, and shenanigans—Something we could all use is a smile. The one Celebration that is foremost in most of our minds is Easter. The retailers were preparing for this day months ago, no matter where you look you see Easter baskets and candy everywhere.

Did you know there are 257 celebratory days this month with 45 today alone? And out of those 45; 35 are monthly celebrations? We are only making a shortlist. To see the entire list please visit Snoopy and Woodstock and make sure you take your umbrella and slicker! Today is the beginning of Autism Awareness Month, National Donate Life Month, Scottish-American Heritage Month, Month of the Military Child, Jazz Appreciation Month, National Month of Hope, and National Garden Month.

Today is also Edible Book Day for all of you bookworms out there; and the beginning of National Library Week on April 2. For the consummate poets and writers, we have National Encourage a Young Writer Day on April 10, International Haiku Poetry Day on April 17, Shakespeare Day, World Book Day on April 23, and Great Poetry Reading Day on April 28. For the dessert connoisseur, there’s National Cinnamon Crescent Day on April 10, National Peach Cobbler Day on April 13, National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day on April 20, National Cherry Cheesecake Day on April 23, National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28, and National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30.

On a somber note let us not forget as we approach Palm Sunday and Holy Week which are the preludes to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday (better known as Easter) the centerpiece of this month—Jesus Christ, who went to the cross so that we could be free from the clutches of sin and reconciled with God. Thereby, granting us the greatest celebration of all—Eternal life.

A little April Trivia: Where does the month of April come from? April was already the second month on the Roman calendar (March was the first), long before January and February were added to the end of the year, by King Numa Pompilius, around 700 BCE. April was then rearranged into the fourth position and assigned 29 days. Then Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1852, adding one more day.

May we all have a happy and peaceful Month of April. May God shower us with more blessings and guide us onto the right path of life with all the blessed showers His flowers of love brings!

Happy New Month! Blessings and Peace!

6 Comments »

  1. Wow, my daughter lives in Land O’ Lakes…last I heard. Sadly, we are not close. Interesting info on the month and days of celebration! Have a wonderful Friday…

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  2. It is also DonateLife Month, a huge month for the organ transplant community.

    The 28th of April is a day I’ll never forget. God decided my life needed to go in a different direction and April 28, 2007 was the beginning of my new life …. he slammed the brakes on and sent me in a new direction, it started with a massive heart attack.

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    • Oh friend I am so sorry I don’t remember seeing it on that webpage but will be glad to include it. I thank God you are still here and able to give that testimony. Blessings and Peace!

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