The second part of April commences the month Iyyar/Zif. It will be the second (2nd) month of the Biblical Sacred Calendar and the ninth (9th) month of the Biblical Jewish Calendar. April is the fourth (4th) month of the Gregorian calendar. This year the month of Zif will be from 20th April to
March derived its name from ancient Rome. The first month of the ancient Roman calendar which was dedicated to “Martius” after Mars, the Roman god of war fell within this month. This is the period when winter is ending and the first flush of spring manifests in the northern hemisphere.
February was named after the Latin word “Februum” meaning purification. It was so named after the purification ritual “Februa” dedicated to deity Juno, held on February 15th in the old Roman calendar. From 20th February to 20th March marks the sixth (6th) month following the Biblical civil
Ancient Romans referred to January as “Ianuarius” (meaning month of Janus), a word not so far removed from the modern day January and taken from the Etruscan word “Jauna” meaning “door”. The Romans dedicated it as their first month to their god of gateways and doorways whose name was JANUS,