About and around

hello teachers

could you please tell me the defference bettween
around and about when we are talking about time
like when i say for example the ship will arrive around/about
the 25th of april


These two prepositions would usually be used with times rather than dates.

Around 6 o’clock about six o’clock - both are similar but possibly ‘about’ is a little more definite.

The ship will arrive in about 1 hour. The ship will arrive around 4pm.