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Trivia The Month of August

Discussion in 'Traditions & Beliefs' started by Jeanh, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. August is the eighth month of the year, has 31 days, and is named after Augustus Caesar.

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    August's birth flower is Poppy.


    August is the eighth month of the year in our modern day Please or Register to view links.
    Naming August - Augustus Caesar
    August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Please or Register to view links. The month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin since it was the sixth month in the ancient Please or Register to view links. The name of the month was changed to August in honor of Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE.

    • Latin name - Augustus mensis - Month of Augustus
    • Latin - sextilis mensis - Sixth month
    • Anglo-Saxons - Weod Monath - Weed month
    History of August
    August was originally Sextilis, the sixth month in the Roman calendar and consisted of 31 days. It became the eighth month with a length of 29 days around 700 BCE when Please or Register to view links and Please or Register to view linkswere added to the year. Julius Caesar added two days to the month around 45 BCE. It was later renamed to honor Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE.

    Eighth Month in the Year
    August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and is 31 days long. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period. It is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern hemisphere.

    August does not start on the same day of the week as any other month in the year in common years, but ends on the same day of the week as November every year. During Please or Register to view links, August starts on the same day as February and still ends on same day as November.

    Birth Flower and Stone
    Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy which represents beauty, strength, love, marriage and family.

    The birthstone for August is the peridot or onyx.
     
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