The fourth month, but it wasn’t always.  It used to be the second month, that is before the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar.  How did April get it’s name?  According to Dictionary dot com, one explanation is that the name is rooted in the Latin Aprilis, which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning “to open,” which could be a reference to the opening or blossoming of flowers and trees, a common occurrence throughout the month.  Another theory holds that since months are often named for gods and goddesses, and since Aphrilis is derived from the Greek Aphrodite, it is possible the month was named for the Greek goddess of love. Yet another origination story; around the fifth century, the Anglo-Saxons referred to April as Eostre-monath, a reference to the goddess Eostre, whose feast was celebrated during the month.  However it got it’s name, we love April and it’s showers.  Because April showers bring May Flowers.  And everyone knows what Mayflowers bring; Pilgrims. Listen to the podcast here;