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April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

April is said to be named after Aprilis (Aphrodite) by the Roman poet Ovid. Others say that aprilis comes from the Latin word "aperio" (to open) since this was the month that fruits and flowers blossomed.

It was a time for several agricultural festivals. In it they sacrifice to Venus (Aphrodite), and the women bathed on the calends (where the word "calendar" comes from), or first day of the month – the new moon, with myrtle garlands on their heads.

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