How did December get its name? Blogmas#21

 Today is the 10th day of Blogmas, so I'll tell you how December got its name. 

December is the twelfth month of the Gregorian calendar, which has 31 days. It takes its name from the Latin word decem, meaning "ten", as it was originally the tenth month of the year (before January and February were added to the calendar) in the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC, which began in March. Winter days after December were not included in any month. Later, January and February were created from the period without months and added to the beginning of the calendar, but December kept its name. 

The original Slovene name for December is gruden, Croatian prosinac, Czech prosinec, Polish grudzień and Prekmurje prosinec, as well as December. December is nicknamed "Merry December" because it is filled with many festivities and folk parties. Christian believers celebrate Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ on 25 December, and 26 December is a Slovenian national holiday, Independence and Unity Day.

I managed to get that off the Internet and that's all for today. It is short, but interesting.

Read again tomorow!!