Since some of the Roman months were named in honor of divinities, and as April was sacred to the goddess Venus , her Veneralia being held on the first day, it has been suggested that Aprilis was originally her month Aphrilis , from her equivalent Greek goddess name Aphrodite Aphros , or from the Etruscan name Apru. Jacob Grimm suggests the name of a hypothetical god or hero, Aper or Aprus.
He further states that the month was named after a goddess Eostre whose feast was in that month.
It is also attested by Einhard in his work, Vita Karoli Magni. St George 's day is the twenty-third of the month; and St Mark 's Eve, with its superstition that the ghosts of those who are doomed to die within the year will be seen to pass into the church, falls on the twenty-fourth. In China the symbolic ploughing of the earth by the emperor and princes of the blood took place in their third month, which frequently corresponds to April. In Slovene , the most established traditional name is mali traven , meaning the month when plants start growing.
In Ancient Rome , the festival of Cerealia was held for seven days from mid-to-late April, but exact dates are uncertain. Feriae Latinae was also held in April, with the date varying.
Floralia was held April 27 during the Republican era , or April 28 on the Julian calendar , and lasted until May 3. However, these dates do not correspond to the modern Gregorian calendar. The Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 — April 26 each year, with the peak generally occurring on April Eta Aquariids meteor shower also appears in April. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20 each year with peak activity on or around May 6. The Pi Puppids appear on April 23, but only in years around the parent comet's perihelion date.
The Virginids also shower at various dates in April. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the month.
For other uses, see April disambiguation. For other uses, see APR. Our very last visit with Sandra was on the Tuesday we were released. We had her and Misty to dinner and then watched The Greatest Showman in our movie theater.
Dinner was taco soup which Sandra helped me make. She loves to learn how to prepare new dishes. A couple of week before this she came over and we made white chili together. She had expressed a desire to learn how to make a white chili so I researched a recipe for us to try that night. We invited our replacement couple, Elder and Sister Ricks, to come eat white chili with us so Sandra could get to know them.
This game was to introduce the importance of the choices we make - right or wrong. Our last visit with the Parcell family was a bit disappointing. We prepared a family home evening lesson on Choosing the Right. When we got there, Mack was asleep on the couch so we taught the lesson to Carly only.
We started out with the game of Jenga which was a big hit but afterwards that's all Carly wanted to do was play with the blocks. Shane was on the phone most of the time so we felt like the time spent was not productive.
We left the kids with CTR rings and the invitation to always choose the right. When we told Shane that this would be our last visit, we asked him if he would like our replacement couple or a couple from his ward to continue teaching family home evenings to his family.
He said he would have to think about it which probably means he doesn't want any one else to come. We had hoped to make some progress in getting him and his family to church but we were not successful. It'll be up to the Bishop and the Elder's Quorum President to reach out to this darling family. Welcome to our family, Avery Now for the joyous firsts - Our new granddaughter took her first breath on April She decided to come into the world two weeks early and we were thrilled as her exact due date was when we would be on a cruise. With her coming early, we were able to see her and snuggle her before we left.
We are so grateful for this new addition to our family. She makes 19 precious grandchildren. Such a beautiful picture of mother and baby Before we were even released from our mission, Paul and I were asked to meet with the Stake President. He had a new and rather daunting calling for Paul. This is a major responsibility for Paul. The Stake President even apologized about issuing the call after our being so busy for 18 months on this mission but he assured us, with tear in his eyes, that this call was from the Lord.
He said that he could not deny the inspiration that had come to the whole stake presidency about Paul being the right person for this calling. Paul is a little nervous but will be a fantastic leader in this capacity. Another big first is that Charlotte finally spent her first night in the mission field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She flew out to her mission on the 25th, the day after we were released from our mission. It was an ordeal getting her there, though.
She arrived at the Eugene airport at 3: When she arrived, there were a hundred foreign exchange students checking in for her same flight and only 2 attendants facilitating them. It took an hour for her to get checked in but, then, when she went to go through security the line was incredibly long there, too.
One of the scanners was not working so it took another half hour to get through security. When she finally got to the gate, she was told the airplane had closed its doors and she could no longer board. The plane had not waited for the 15 passengers still trying to get through security even though it was the airline's fault they were late getting to the gate. Way to go United Airlines.
She was booked on another flight to leave at 9: By this time, it was impossible for her to make her connection in Denver where she was to meet other missionaries, from the MTC, going to her mission. She didn't arrive until Her mission president and his wife met her and took her to their home for the night. Not the best way to start a mission experience. Now for the other things that happened during the month of April