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It’s a new year. Are you ready for another trip around the sun? Time to line up all the birthdays in our lives, including our own. Ever wonder how the 12 months in the year—using the Gregorian calendar, which is the 365-days-in-a-year divided into 12 months calendar—ever got their names? Here’s a brief description, with credit given to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Note: the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar because it did not accurately measure the time it takes the Earth to orbit around the sun. Prior to the Julian calendar there was the Roman calendar, also known as the grandfather of the Gregorian calendar.

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