April is the first full month of spring! We hope that your sky is bright and clear, and your grass is growing green. In celebration, check out some of our recipes, gardening tips, and folklore of the season.
Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing!
See! The sky is bright an clear,
Oh, how green the grass is growing!
April! April! Are you here?
—Dora R. Goodale (1866-1953)
The Latin word aperio, meaning "to open or bud," gives us the name April.
This year, Passover  , a weeklong Jewish festival, begins at sundown on April 14.
Easter Sunday  falls on April 20. The dates of Easter are tied to the full Moon and the vernal equinox (not the civil calendar). Read more about the way the Easter dates are calculated here .
On the 24th, we celebrate the birthday of Robert B. Thomas, the founder of The Old Farmer's Almanac !
See our monthly calendar page  for more holidays and events.
Recipes for the Season
Springtime brings the first crops of the season. See a few recipes below:
Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns 
Spring Vegetable Salad 
Sorrel Linguine With Spring Peas, Green Garlic, and Fresh Ricotta 
Click for more Spring Recipes  using seasonal ingredients from across North America!
Does the warmth of spring turn you thoughts to gardening? It does ours!
Monthly Gardening Jobs 
Make a Container Gardening Planter 
Plant Guides to Roses, Flowers, and Shrubs 
Plant Guides to Vegetable, Herbs, Fruit 
Starting Your Garden 
Are you daunted by the thought of a top-to-bottom spring cleaning? Here are some tips to help.
Make Your Own Cleaners 
Homemade Cleaners for Carpet, Floor, Glass, Drains 
Fix House Problems 
Birds & Fishing
The Full Pink Moon rises on April 15. Enjoy Moon facts and folklore here .
Folklore for the Season
April showers bring May flowers.
When April blows his horn, It's good for both the hay and corn.
If the first three days in April be foggy, rain in June will make the lanes boggy.
A cold April the barn will fill.