The New Student's Reference Work/April

For works with similar titles, see April.

A′pril, the fourth month of the year, containing 30 days.  It is named from a Latin word, meaning “to open,” because the buds open at this period of the year.  Charlemagne, who made a new calendar, called it Grass Month, the name still given it by the Dutch.  On old monuments April is represented by a dancing boy with a rattle.