Welcome December! December is the twelfth and final month of the year. The month got its name from the Latin word “decem” ( < [de.kem], meaning “ten”) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman calendar which began in March and did not assigne the winter days following December to any month. […]
November 2017 View The Calendar November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar and retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning “nine”) when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
September 2017 View The Calendar September marks the beginning of the academic year in many countries and it is highly associated with the harvesting period. September is called the “harvest month” in numerous countries across the globe. In Greece , one of the traditional customs during the month of September was the hanging of fruit […]
August 2017 View The Calendar August was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year […]
Ju.ly 2017 July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis. In Ancient Rome the festival of Poplifugia was celebrated on […]
June 2017 June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and contains the summer and winter solstice in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere respectively , the day with the most and fewest daylight hours. In Greece, it is widely considered as the official beginning of summer holidays and numerous […]
May 2017 The month of May is believed to have taken its name from Hermes’s mother, Maia. May is usually depicted as a young man carrying a basket full of flowers on the head. It is the month of flowers and vegetation. In Greece, the first of May, people traditionally decorate the entrance of their […]
According to the ancient Roman calendar, March, “Martios” in Greek, was the first month of the year during which the birthday of the mythological Greek god of war ARIS was celebrated. Archaeologists believe that this is where the god’s Latin name of Mars was derived from . The first day of March, Greeks celebrate […]