04-01-2012, 03:44 AM
TTC Community Director
Joined on: Dec 2006
TTC April Newsletter
TTC Clubs April Newsletter
April was the second month in an early Roman calendar, but became the fourth when the ancient Romans started using January as the first month.
The Romans called the month Aprilis. It may come from a word meanting 'to open', or it may come from Aphrodite, the Greek name for the goddess of love.
The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.
When it comes to eating of chocolate bunnies, it is the ears that are preferred to be eaten first by as many as 76% of people.
In spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt toward the Sun and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to "spring forth," giving the season its name.
Passover, the popular Jewish holiday, is celebrated in remembrance of the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt.
During the seven or eight days of Passover, only unleavened bread is eaten and foods containing yeast are strictly avoided.
Spring Chicken Chowder with Asparagus and Peas
•Autism Awareness Month
•National Child Abuse Prevention Month
•National Garden Month
•National Humor Month
•National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
•National Volunteer Month
April 24-30 National Infertility Awareness week
1 April Fool's Day
1 One Cent Day
2 Hans Christian Anderson's Birthday
2 International Children's Book Day
3 Find-A-Rainbow Day
4 1st Home Phone Installed In 1877.
4 NATO Established In 1949.
5 National Read a Road Map Day
6 North Pole Discovered In 1898.
7 No Housework Day
7 World Health Day
8 Ponce de Leon Day Born in 1460. He discovered Florida and searched for the Fountain of Youth.
9 1st Public Library Opened In 1833, in Peterborough, NH.
10 National Sibling Day
11 Jackie Robinson Day: On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson became the 1st african-american in modern major-league baseball.
12 Space Shuttle Columbia First Launched 1981
13 Thomas Jefferson's Birthday Born in 1743.
14 Titanic Struck The Iceberg
15 First McDonalds Opens 1955
15 Income Tax Day
16 Slavery Abolished in D.C.
17 Daffy Duck's Birthday 1937
18 Great San Francisco Earthquake In 1906.
18 Passover Begins at Sundown
19 Humorous Day
20 National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
21 Kindergarten Day
22 Earth Day
22 Good Friday
23 William Shakespeare's Birthday Born in 1564.
25 Anzac Day Australia, New Zealand
26 Hug a Friend Day
27 Administrative Professional's Day
28 Poetry Reading Day
28 Take Our Daughters to Work Day
29 Arbor Day
30 National Honesty Day
What's your favourite Easter treat?
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Leah - Community Director TTC Boards - Leah_is_waiting
Karen - Assistant Community Director TTC Boards - smae_ca