Tag: Months

April

April is the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar and is named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.  The name is also derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open.  This is because April is generally the beginning of the growing season and the trees and flowers are opening. […]

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March

March (Latin Martius) was the first month of the earliest Roman calendar. It was named for Mars, the Roman god of war who was also regarded as a guardian of agriculture and an ancestor of the Roman people through his sons Romulus and Remus. His month Martius was the beginning of the season for both […]

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February

February gets it name from the Roman month Februarius, Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar. January and February were added by Numa Pompilius about 713 BC. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time […]

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January the New Year

Happy New Year Everyone January (Latin, Ianuarius) is named after Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions; the name has its beginnings in Roman mythology, coming from the Latin word for door (ianua) since January is the door to the year. The original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months totaling 304 days, winter being considered […]

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December

December is from the Latin word ‘Decem’ (ten). It was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which began in March. The winter days following December were not included as part of any month. Later, the months of January and February were created out of the monthless period and added to […]

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