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A '''month''' is a portion of a year corresponding roughly to the passage of the earth round the moon (a 'lunar month', of which there are, in fact, thirteen). There are twelve terrestrial months in the [[Gregorian Calendar]]. They are named after pagan gods, goddesses, festivals, and events (January (from [[Janus]]), February (festival for forgiveness), March ([[Mars (god)]]), April (possibly from ''aperire'', to open, as in buds and blossoms), May ([[Maia]]), June ([[Juno]])), Roman emperors (July, August) and numbers (September to December inclusive).
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The ninth to twelfth months are named after the Latin words for seven to ten because in Roman times the year started with March.
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February was chosen to have the extra day added every four years because it was the last month of the year.
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The number of days per month varies, but a handy way to remember which is which is with the following rhyme:
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Thirty days hath September<br/>
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April, June, and November<br/>
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All the rest have thirty-one<br/>
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Except for February alone<br/>
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Which has twenty-eight days clear<br/>
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And twenty-nine in each leap year.
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[[category:astronomy]][[category:chronology]]
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