Months of the Year

Months of the Year

Time is very important for us. We organize our daily life, social, cultural and economic activities according to calender.

Month is a unit of time which related to the motion of the Moon. A year is divided into 12 months in the Gregorian calendar.

In this post, you can see months of the year, their abbreviations, number of days in months, the months of the seasons.

Months in the year which are listed below; ( Starting from January and ending with December )




Examples with months:

  • We are going to go to London in May.
  • My mother’s birthday is in August.
  • They haven’t seen their grandfather and grandmother since last January.
  • The meeting is on 26 March.
  • My exam is on 1 December.




Attention:

1)The months are always capitalised. ( You can see this rule above. )

Examples:

  • December ( not december )
  • June ( not june )

2)Using “in” and “on” as prepositions with months of the year.

in” is used with months. ( not specific days )

Examples:

  • He was born in May.
  • We will make a party in July.

on” is used with specific days in a month.

Examples:

  • The election will be on 10th October 2017.
  • My favourite TV programme is on 5th April.

 

We can also use some abbreviations and short forms for the months. 

Additionally, all months, except for February, has 30 or 31 days. February has 28 days ( but it has 29 days in a leap year. )

( Leap year is a year, occurring once every four years. It has 366 days so it has an extra day on 29 February as an intercalary day. )

Months Abbreviations Days
January Jan. 31
February Feb. 28 or 29
March Mar. 31
April Apr. 30
May May. 31
June Jun. 30
July Jul. 31
August Aug. 31
September Sep. 30
October Oct. 31
November Nov. 30
December Dec. 31

You can also see months of the seasons below;

For Seasons in English click here

Attention:

1)We make generalization about the seasons. However, all parts of the world do not have four seasons. The seasons may change depending on latitude. 

2)The seasons and their months in the Northern Hemisphere are opposite to those in the Southern Hemisphere. ( You can see the seasons and their months in the Northern Hemisphere above )

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