Sunday, December 1, 2013

Fact of the Day: December

December's name come the Latin word "decem" which means tenth. In the old Roman calendar December was the tenth month of the year. Before January and February were added, the start of the year was a month-less period of winter. 

25 comments:

  1. Nice to know. Awesome winter picture!

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  2. funny! things really do change with time.

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  3. oooh that's so curious, in fact this logic, but why today it's become the 12 th month?

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  4. Cool fact. Love that snowy picture by the way.

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  5. Love the photo! Thanks Adam for stopping by my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  6. if the year still lasted for ten months we'd be old in no time...

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  7. get even less done with 10 months a year

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  8. I love this month and is interesting you say Adam I dont had idea!

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  9. Only ten months? I guess these months were longer or otherwise the year would be too short, heheh. Kisses:)

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  10. They should have adapted the name to the new calendar then..

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  11. Because of all the craziness and good-natured fun associated with Christmas and New years, I don't mind the cold of December.
    Then...January, February, and March come along which prompts me to say...."Hey, WTF!!??"

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  12. Weren't July and August the last two months added to honor Julius Caesar and Augustus Caesar?

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  13. I didn't know this! What a fun thing to learn.

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  14. Great fact, Adam, thanks for sharing this.

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