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Explanation of months origin, how the months got their names, according to historical events
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Months origin
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1. Fill the gap.
Empire January was after Janus, the god ofand endings.
2. Fill the gap.
and february was after februa, a purification festival that happened at thatof year.
3. Fill the gap.
Now, both of those months wereeditions as the original Roman calendar, only had ten months.
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And at the end of every year, there was a 50 or so day period with days that didn'tinto any month.
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And then when the moonright,
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… the next threes origins are so, even the Romans debated, where they came from April might be named after Aphrodite.
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The goddess of loveafter Maya,
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Now, he wasn't the one whoin January and February.
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no Julius is.
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Contribution was changing the calendar from 355 days with an occasionalto keep it in sync with the seasons to 365 days …
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is a much better system.
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He possibly got the idea for a 365 day calendar from the Egyptians who hadusing one for at least 3,
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And August is named after Julia's successor Augustus who decided he deserved a month named after him.
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But none of those namesnow, September through December are the number months, except I.
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Octo8 novum, 9, duhkham 10, but why not label them?
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Themonth tenth month 11th, month 12th month, because as I mentioned earlier, the months used to begin with March.
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So originally those labels were.
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And we haven't changed the system in twoyears, because you get used to it.
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So in summary, it's named after five roman.
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… two Roman leaders and four number names that don'tcorrespond to the months they're in it's, a good system.
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