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Where did the names of the months came from?

The ancient Romans are the ones responsible for the names we use for each of the twelve months of the year. During the olden times, March was the first month of the year while February was the last. The Roman calendar underwent several revisions and in 153 B.C., January become the first month of the year.

March was named after the Roman god of war, Mars.

April, being the second month of the year, was derived from a word that meant "second."

May was named after an earth goddess named Maia.

June was named after Juno, the queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage.

July was named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. It was called Quintilis, or the fifth month before Caesar’s time.

August was named after Augustus Caesar, another Roman ruler. Before that, it was called Sextilis, or the sixth month.

September means seventh month, October means eighth, November means ninth, and December means tenth.

January was named after Janus, the god of doors and
of beginnings and endings.

February was named after Februa, a Roman festival held in the middle of that month.

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