Sunday Thoughts About January

January is the first month of this new year under the Gregorian Calendar, but it wasn't always that way.

When civilization lived under the  Julian Calendar, only 10 months were recognized.

January and February didn't exist then.

Garnet is the birthstone for January, and Carnation is the flower.


January was fittingly named for Janus, the Roman god of doorways. Janus had two heads, with one looking backward and one looking forward.

When the Gregorian calendar was adopted, January originally had 30 days. The 31st day was added by Julius Caesar.

This month is usually the coldest month of the year in our Northern Hemisphere which makes it the warmest month of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

January starts on the same day as April and July when it's Leap Year.

In Christianity, the month of January is dedicated to Jesus.

According to astrological lore, those born in January are "generally talkative and like experimenting with new things. They will keep you's difficult to get bored when they are around. They are a kid at heart and only turn mature when the situation demands. Plus, they are quite adventurous and introduce you to similar stuff as well."

As to the accuracy of that personality forecast, we have several January birthdays and most of them are not at all like that paragraph above.


January is almost over so cuddle up with someone you love and enjoy this winter month.

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