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At first, ancient Romans had 10 months, excluding January and February. The then last six months were of a numerical representation of each month. For example, the sixth month was Sexile, while the tenth month was Decembris. Other months were in honor of the gods. For instance, Maritus for the god of Mars and Maius for the goddess of Maia. Around 710 BC, January and February were added by Numa Pompilius, the second King of Rome. The additions were respectively in honor of the god Janus and from the Latin word februum (meaning purification). Hence, the widely known 12 months of the year.

The twelve months in English are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. Not all these months are the same in the number of days. A vivid example is February which has 28 days and January which has 31 days, while April has 30 days. Here is a popular poem to help identify the months and their equivalent numbers.

30 days has September,

April, June, and November.

All the rest have 31.

Except for February alone,

Which has 28 days clear,

And 29 in each leap year.

*Leap year occurs every 4 years.

Months of the year list

#Month NameDays in Month
 1 January 31 days
 2 February 28 days (common year) – 29 days (leap year*)
 3 March 31 days
 4 April 30 days
 5 May 31 days
 6 June 30 days
 7 July 31 days
 8 August 31 days
 9 September 30 days
 10 October 31 days
 11 November 30 days
 12 December 31 days


In conclusion, the months are beautiful sections of the year. In many business set-ups, days of the year are ignored, while months are used to define their business year or quarter.