Happy Easter to everyone! And that is not an April fool’s joke. Easter is one of my favorite Holidays and the very basis for my faith! And what better way to welcome in April than Easter Sunday! Easter has never been on April 1st in my lifetime. Easter has not fallen on April 1st since 1956. (I am giving away my young age!) Make sure to take some time for faith, friends and family on this beautiful Easter Sunday. I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter day!
How did April get its name? The real origin of its name has been lost. The most common theory is that The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis but the derivation of this name is uncertain. The traditional etymology is from the verb aperire, “to open,” in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to “open,” which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of anoixis (opening) for spring. Aprilis was the second month of the earliest Roman calendar, before Januarius and Februarius were added by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. It became the fourth month of the calendar year (the year when twelve months are displayed in order) during the time of the decemvirs about 450 BC, when it also was given 29 days. The 30th day was added during the reform of the calendar undertaken by Julius Caesar in the mid-40s BC, which produced the Julian calendar.
According to Wikipedia,” Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.”
Speaking of Earth Day, make sure to get out and enjoy the beautiful place we live. Spring is in the air and Prescott offers so much to do for outdoor activities. From a hike of Thumb Butte or a walk around Lynx Lake, to just an afternoon stroll through the beautiful downtown square where you can shop, dine and enjoy the local venders . To find out what is happening in the local community be sure to visit theresadesoto.com for a community connection. And remember I can help with all your real estate needs, whether buying your new home, selling your current home …..Or both!
“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.”
– William Shakespeare
April Fun Facts …
Flower: Daisy or Sweet Pea
April is …
BLT Sandwich Month
Soft Pretzel Month
National Humor Month (no joke…)
Grilled Cheese Month
National Kite Month
Celebrate These April Days . . .
2nd National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
7th No Housework Day (one of my favorites!)
11th Eight Track Tape Day – (do you remember those?)
15th Rubber Eraser Day
17th Blah, Blah, Blah Day
21st Husband Appreciation Day
30th National Honesty Day
This day in history
1st Oliver Pollack invents the dollar sign $ (1778)
3rd The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860)
6th Twinkies hit the market. The first Twinkies were banana-filled (1930)
6th Earliest solar eclipse recorded by the Ancient Greeks. (648 BC)
9th The Price Is Right aired their milestone 5,000th episode Every prize given away on that episode was a car (1998 )
15th McDonald’s opened its first franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illinois (1955)
17th Daffy Duck’s first appearance was in Porky’s Duck Hunt (1937)
20th Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy Car race (2008)
27th Senior citizens take note; the first Social Security checks were distributed on this day in 1937.
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