Name of Months
By Samridhi Agrawal, Class 6, Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Raigarh
January is named after Janus, the Roman gods of gates and passages.
February is termed after Februalia. It is the Roman festival of ritual purification.
The Romans named March after Mars, the Roman god of war.
April comes from the word "aperire". In Latin it means "to open” and signifies the opening of buds in spring.
MayDerived after the word "Maia” which is an earth goddess of growing plants.
The Romans termed June after "Juno”, the goddess of weddings.
July is named after Julius Caesar. Julius was a Roman politician.
August is named after Augustus Caesar. He was the founder and first Emperor of Roman Empire.
Septembercomes from the Latin word "Septem” which means seven.
October is derived from the Latin word "Octo” which means eight.
November came from the Latin term "Novem” which means nine.
December came from the Latin word "Decem” which means ten.