Months Of The Year Order

There are 12 months in a year and there are 365 / 366 days in a year. If it is a leap year, then the number of days are 366. The order of months of the year and the number of days in each month are:

  • January : The number of days in January month are 31.
  • February: The number of days in February month are 28/29. If it is a leap year, then the number of days in February month are 29 else 28.
  • March: The number of days in March month are 30.
  • April: The number of days in April month are 31.
  • May: The number of days in May month are 30.
  • June: The number of days in June month are 31.
  • July: The number of days in July month are 30.
  • August: The number of days in August month are 31.
  • September: The number of days in September month are 30.
  • October: The number of days in October month are 31.
  • November: The number of days in November month are 30.
  • December: The number of days in December month are 31.
The leap year is identified as the year which is divisible by 4. It consists of 366 days because it consists of one extra day in February month. This month consists of 29 days in a leap year.

 

Origin of the name of the months of year in Order

 

  • January: This month's name is named after a Roman god, "Janus". He is the god of doorways and gates. The word symbolizes looking back on the old year and forward to the new year.
     This is the first month of the year. 1st January is considered as New Year day.
  • February: This month's name is named after a latin name "februum" which means purification. The Romans celebrated festival of purification during this month.
  • March: The name March is named after the planet "Mars". Mars is also the Roman god of war. It is the first month of the Roman calendar.
  • April: This month's name is named after latin name "Aprilis". Aphrillis originated from word "Aphrodite"(Aphros). 
  • May: May was named after roman god "Maia", god of fertility and mother of Mercury.
  • June: This month's name is named after Roman god "Juno", wife of Jupiter. This month consists of longest daylight hour in Northern hemisphere and shortest daylight hours in Southern hemisphere.
  • July: It was initially named after latin word "Quintilis" but was later named after Julius Caesar.
  • August: It was originally named after latin word "Sextilis" but was later renamed after Augustus Caesar.
  • September: It was the seventh month of the Roman calendar until 153 BC. It was named after latin word "septem" means seven.
  • October: It was the eighth month in the Roman calendar. It is named after latin word "Octo" means eight.
  • November: It was named after latin word "Novem" means nine. It is the ninth month in the Roman calendar.
  • December: It was named after latin word "Decem" which means ten. It is the tenth month in the Roman calendar. 

Thus we have learned the name o fthe months of year in order.