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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of December

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Did you know that the month of December means “tenth month” in Latin?

In the original Roman calendar, the year began in March, making December the 10th — and final — month of the year. January and February did not exist until the second King of Rome added them in the 1st century B.C.E. Although December got bumped to the 12th month, it kept its original name.

Did you know that December originally had 30 days, but under King Julius’ rule, the month was bumped to 31 days?

The Romans believed even numbers to be unlucky, so they made as many months odd-numbered as possible.

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Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: December

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