How Did the 12 Months of the Year Get Their Names?

By Casey Chan on at

The simple and obvious answer: they come from the Romans. But the whole story on how the months of the year got their names is a little bit more interesting.

It includes bits about how the calendar first started in March, how they just started naming months after numbers after June, how there were month-less days, and how Julius Caesar tweaked it all. History is fun.