modified: April 1, 2018
(MLB begins, Final
Four, Frozen Four,
Marathon, Tax Day, NBA & NHL
Playoffs, Easter, Earth Day, etc.)
It’s spring! Usually, lake
ice-out occurs in Minnesota
during this month.
gets stronger and the day gets longer. Grass becomes greener and spring flowers
begin to bloom. You can observe the spring bird migration. It’s time to get out.
Early April, March Madness (NCAA College Basket Tournament) culminates
with the Final Four. It looks like quite a few people have fun with
office pools betting on March Madness. On the other hand, the NCAA College
Hockey season ends with the Frozen Four. See details below
On the first Sunday in April (Opening Day is 080331 for most teams) ,
the MLB (Major League Baseball) regular season begins.
Sun. in April:
Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia (GA) Tiger Woods won his
first Masters a decade ago. Since then he has won the Maters four times.
The NBA (Pro Basketball) and NHL (Pro Hockey) regular seasons are winding down,
and the NBA
and NHL (Stanley Cup) playoffs begin.
Letter: 64, 158
NHL Playoffs (Stanley Cup Playoffs)
Letter: 60, 158, 120
Easter Sunday (March or April): Lent, which began on Ash Wednesday (Day after Mardi Gras),
will be over on Holy Saturday. Around this time of the year, Churches are busy
with many activities such as Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), Good
Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Easter is one of the two most
important holidays for Christians (The other one is Christmas): Jesus Christ's
Birth (Christmas Day, December 25th), his Crucifixion (Easter – Good Friday) and
Resurrection (Easter – Easter Sunday). See details below.
Mid-April, it’s tax return time. Everybody, who has
earned an income, must complete his/her tax returns (which are usually due by
April 15th). Some people will have professional tax advisers complete
the tax forms for them while others use tax preparation software. A few “brave”
people will complete their tax forms with no help at all. See details below.
April also has Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Popular stuff for April
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