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Calendar History. What is the calendar?. The calendar is a system of arranging the year into days, weeks and months. No one knows who invented the first calendar. No one knows when the first calendar was invented. Notched bones recording moon phases have been found in Africa and Europe.

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Calendar

History

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What is the calendar?

The calendar is a system of arranging the year into days, weeks and months.

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No one knows who invented the first calendar.

No one knows when the first calendar was invented.

Notched bones recording moon phases have been found in Africa and Europe.

They are from 20,500 B. C. WOW, that’s old!

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Chinese calendar

There are over 30 different calendars used in the world today!

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So how did

we get the calendar

we use today?

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Julius Cesar was a famous Roman Emperor.

He wanted a new calendar for his empire.

He picked the Egyptian calendar and changed it a little bit.

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Julius Caesar expanded the Roman empire until it covered parts of Africa, Asia and Europe.

As the empire grew, the calendar went with it.

That is why European countries use this calendar.

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Names of

the Months

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Julius Caesar named the months of the year.

January- the Roman god Janus

February- the Roman purification festival

Februa

March- the Roman god Mars

April- the old Roman calendar month of Aprilis

May- the Roman goddess Maia

June- the Roman goddess Juno

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July- named after Julius Caesar

August- named for the Roman emperor Augustus

September- from the Latin septem which means seven

October- from the Latin octo or eight

November- from the Latin nove or nine

December- from the Latin decem or ten

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So why does the ninth month mean seven, the tenth month mean eight, the eleventh month mean nine and the twelfth month mean ten?

Julius Caesar’s calendar started with the month of March and ended with the month of February.

That’s really strange, isn’t it?

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Do we

still use

the Julius

calendar?

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The Catholic Pope Gregory XIII (the thirteenth) changed the calendar again in 1582.

Why?

Julius Caesar had counted wrong and the leap years needed to be changed or Easter would be in the middle of the summer!

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Names for

the Days

of the Week

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Sunday

the sun’s day

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Monday

themoon’s day

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Tuesday

English for Mars’ day

Twi’s day

Mars was the Roman god of war

Twi was the old English god of war

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Wednesday

English for Mercury’s day

Wotan’s day

Mercury was the Roman god of peace and prosperity

Wotan was the old English god of peace and prosperity

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Thursday

English for Jupiter’s day

Thor’s day

Jupiter was the king of the Roman gods

Thor was the old English thunder god

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Friday

English for Venus’ day

Frigg’s day

Venus was the Roman goddess of love

Frigg was the old English goddess of love

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Saturday

Saturn’s day

Saturn was the Roman god of planting and harvest

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Now you know

all about

the calendar!