Spanish word for January
Diciembre follower; January in Juarez; Ano starter; Calendario
month in Argentina; Hot time in Chile; First mes; Juan’s
6 times a year
New Year's Resolution for 2011: Study science and not hysteria
resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they
have no account.
is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and one
of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.
Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry; Janvier
the day of exchanging gifts in January)
begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Capricorn and
ends in the sign of Aquarius. Astronomically speaking, the sun
begins in the constellation of Sagittarius and ends in the
constellation of Capricornus.
is named for Janus(Ianuarius), the god of the doorway and
beginnings in Roman mythology.
original Roman calendar consisted of 10 months (304 days). The
Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. Circa 700
BCE Romulus' successor, King Numa Pompilius, added the months of
January and February allowing the calendar to equal a standard
lunar year (364 days). A Roman superstition against even numbers
resulted in the addition of one day thus equaling 365 days.
Although March was originally the first month, January usurped
that position because that was when consuls were usually chosen.
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