The month is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite. Greek - Aphro - short for Aphrodite. The Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is identified with the Roman goddess Venus.

Old English - April or Aprilis

Latin name - Aprilis or Aperit - to open

April is the month of the growing season 

when trees and flowers begin to “open”. 

April was originally the second month of the year in early versions of the Roman calendar. It became the 4th month consisting of only 29 days when January was designated the 1st month of the year around 450 BCE. 

The month became 30 days long again when Julius Caesar reformed the calendar.

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