December is named for the Roman word for “tenth”. So, why is it the twelfth month?
Since the middle ages, scholars have been saying that our dates might be out by decades.
If you’ve ever wondered why our 12-month year ends with names that mean the seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months, you can blame the Romans.
The origins of our days of the week lie with the Romans. Three are named for planets, the other four gods.
On January 1, we consider the origins of Janus, after whom this month is named.