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Year 2018 Calendar:

1. January 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

January is the first month of the present calendar year. It is considered as the ingress or entry of the new year. The month is named after Roman God “Janus”. Initially, the Roman calendar consisted of only ten months, starting from from March, with the total no. of days in the entire year as 304 days. Later about in 713 B.C., the king Numa Pompilius is found to have added two months, January and February. As per the observations of the Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1902, Theodor Mommsen, 1st January became the first day of the calendar year in 600 AUC (153B.C.) of   the Roman Calendar.

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2. February 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

February is the second month in the Julian and Gregorian calendar. It based is not only the shortest month, but has the uniqueness of having different number of days, based on the category year. February has generally 28 days every year, except 29 days if the year happens to be a leap year. Leap year occurs once in every four years. To identify a leap year, the common method is to ascertain the complete divisibility of the year by 4. For example, 2016 is totally divisible by 4 without leaving a remainder.  (2016 ÷ 4 = 504). The next leap year, on the same lines, would be 2020.

February was named after the Latin term Februum which means purification, giving due consideration to the purification ritual held on February 15 (full moon) in the old Lunar Roman Calendar. 

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3. March 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

March is the third month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. This is the month which has 31 days after January. The month of March has been named after Roman God of war “Mars” who was also believed safeguard agriculture. The Roman God Mars is regarded as one of the foremost antecedents from whom the Roman pedigree is believed to have originated through his sons Romulus and Remus. In the ancient Julian calendar, prior to inclusion of January and February, the month of March was the first month. The onset of the month Maritus (Mars) coincides with the season for farming in the northern hemisphere. 

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4. April 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

April is the fourth month in Gregorian calendar and it has a span of 30 days. The month has a vague coincidence with the onset of autumn in certain parts of south hemisphere and spring in some parts of northern hemisphere. The same seasons get interchanged mutually in both the hemispheres in the month of October. Although the root cause of naming the month is obscure, it can be traced to the traditional reference to the season when flower buds and tender shoots of leafy foliage begin to open up in the process of growth because the name April appears to have a dormant association with the verb “aperire” which means to open. In addition, the Roman festival Veneralia is observed on 1st April (the kalends of Aprilis) in honour of Venus Verticordia {Venus, the changer of hearts} and Fortuna Virilis {Manly or Virile Fortune}. This has relevance to the month of April which is believed to be sacred to the Goddess Venus.

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5. May 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

May is the fifth month in Julian and Gregorian calendar and it is the third month to have a span of 31 days. The month of May synchronizes with the season of spring in north hemisphere and autumn in southern hemisphere. The seasons get replaced interchangeably in the month of November in both the hemispheres. The month of May marks the beginning of summer vacation in USA and Canada which ends on Labour Day, the 1st Monday of September. The month May has been named after the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman Goddess of fertility, Bona Dea whose festival was held in May. On the other hand, another version of etymological source was pointed out by the Roman poet Ovid who held that the name May had been derived from the Latin word “maiores” which means elders and the month of May precedes the month of June which has etymological source of the Latin word for young people, denoting the next generation.

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6. June 2018 Month Holidays List:

June is the sixth month in Julian and Gregorian calendar and it has a span of 30 days. It is the second month in succession to have a period of 30 days after April. The alternate recurrence of 31 days and 30 days happens from the months of March and April onwards. The phenomenon of summer solstice (maximum number of daylight hours) and winter solstice (least number of daylight hours) occurs in the month of June. Summer solstice is found in Northern hemisphere and winter solstice is noticed in Southern hemisphere, excluding polar regions of the globe. The first day of June indicates the beginning of  meterological winter in southern hemisphere and June 21st signals the onset of meterological summer in northern hemisphere. There are apparently two etymological sources for naming the month of June, as propounded by the Roman poet Ovid.

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7. July 2018 Month Holidays List:

July is the seventh month in Julian and Gregorian calendar. The month of July consists of 31 days like its predecessors March and May. The month of July has been named as a token of honour to the Roman Emperor Julius Caeser whose birth was recorded to have occurred in the same month. The month was of July was earlier called “Quintillis”. July is the warmest month in many parts of northern hemisphere, being the second month of summer. Conversely, being the second month of winter in southern hemisphere, July is the coldest month in the most parts of the region. In certain Asian countries, the end of second week in July bids farewell to summer and the third week witnesses the thunder showers.

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8. August 2018 Month Holidays List:

Between the months of July and September, comes the month of August which has a span of 31 days. August is the eighth month in Julian and Gregorian calendar and it is the fourth month to have 31 days after March, May and July. August is the only month to consist of 31 days immediately after July, in quick succession. All the other months recur alternately to have 31 days or 30 days, barring February every year. Prior to addition of January and February in the ancient Julian calendar which had previously only ten months in year, the month of August ranked 6th in seriation. Hence, it had been referred as “Sextilis”, denoting its sixth position. However, after addition of January and February in Julian calendar as in the case of Gregorian calendar, August has come to occupy the 8th serial rank permanently. The month was named in honour of the first Roman Emperor “Augustus” and the founder of the Roman Principate.

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9. September 2018 Month Holidays List:

September comes in between August and October every year. The month of September has 30 days and it is the third month to consist of thirty days after April and June. It is ranked with the 9th place among all the twelve months in seriation. The climate that is experienced in the northern hemisphere in September is observed with similar meteorological milieu in March in some parts in southern hemisphere. September 1st indicates the beginning of autumn in northern hemisphere for meteorological calculations whereas the same date is considered to commence the season of spring by meteorologists in southern hemisphere.

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10. October 2018 Month Holidays List:

October is the tenth month of the year in Julian and Gregorian calendar. It has 31 days like its pre-occurring months January, March, May, July and August. The month of October is in between September and November. The roots for naming the month can be traced to the period of ancient Rome when October was considered as 8th month in the old Julian calendar prior to insertion of January and February. The Latin word “Octo” means eight which denotes the old rank the month was ascribed.

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11. November 2018 Month Holidays List:

November is the eleventh month in a year, both in the present Julian and Gregorian calendar. It comes between October and December. The month of November has thirty days. It is the penultimate (last but one) month of the year. In pre-historic days, the Julian calendar had only ten months in a year, without a mention of January and February. At that time, November was the ninth month in the list of ten months of the old Julian calendar.

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12. December 2018 Calendar Holidays List:

December is the last month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendar. It consists of 31 days and on its 31st day the year comes to an end. The name December was derived from the Latin word “Decem” which meant the number ten. In the ancient Roman calendar, there had been initially only ten months in a year as against the present twelve months.

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