Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The months of the year
Zach, Keeshan, Adrian D., Denyce

The Romans used a different calendar than we do. It started with March and ended at the end of December.

January comes from the Latin  word door. It is thought to open up to the the new year..March is stormy and windy and was in honor of Mars, the war god. April is named for a Latin word, Apetit which means to open as it begins the spring. May is named after the Roman goddess Maia. June was named after the bride of Jupiter, Juno. July and August were named after Julius and Augustus Caesar. February was named after an ancient purification festival that was held early in the springtime. September, October, November and December were named after the place they held in the old Roman calendar.