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:

Joy said...

Nice to know. Awesome winter picture!

Cassandra Too said...

And I always thought december was the last 2 months to be added.


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Unknown said...

This I already knew! ;)

Unknown said...

funny! things really do change with time.

RaeAbigael said...

wow! that's amazing! :)

Dana said...

Beautiful photo!

Anna and Klaudia said...

great fact!! :)

Unknown said...

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

Christine said...

Interesting, love the photo!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Cool fact. Love that snowy picture by the way.

Elisabeth said...

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

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Holy Ghost Writer said...

A little off. Nice fact

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A perfect snowy photo to accompany this info!

DEZMOND said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

get even less done with 10 months a year

Gloria Baker said...

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

Julie Ann Lozada said...

thanks. i learned something new again! :)

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Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Mama Zen said...

I knew this one!

Unknown said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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!!??"

stephen Hayes said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's my birth month! Yay!

Kay said...

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

Linda said...

Great fact, Adam, thanks for sharing this.