Months of the Year: What Month is it?

What is this month’s Month Number?

Today’s month number is 06

What Month is it?

Today’s Month is: June

WHAT ARE THE 12 MONTHS IN ORDER?

The 12 months in order are:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November & December.

A regular year has twelve months, just like a clock has twelve hours.
They go from January to December, with each month having between 28 and 31 days.

February is a bit special because it adds an extra day every four years (leap years), going from 28 to 29 days. Basically, each month represents a new season and helps us keep track of time throughout the year.

Numeric PositionMonth’s NameDuration in DaysShortened FormQuarter of the YearAssociated Season*
1January31 days in totalJan.First QuarterWinter Season
2February28 days (in a common year), 29 days (in a leap year)Feb.First QuarterWinter Season
3MarchContains 31 daysMar.First QuarterSpring Season
4AprilDuration is 30 daysApr.Second QuarterSpring Season
5MayComprises 31 daysMay.Second QuarterSpring Season
6JuneDuration is 30 daysJun.Second QuarterSummer Season
7JulyMade up of 31 daysJul.Third QuarterSummer Season
8AugustComprises 31 daysAug.Third QuarterSummer Season
9SeptemberDuration is 30 daysSep.Third QuarterAutumn Season
10OctoberMade up of 31 daysOct.Fourth QuarterAutumn Season
11NovemberDuration is 30 daysNov.Fourth QuarterAutumn Season
12DecemberComprises 31 daysDec.Fourth QuarterWinter Season

LIST OF MONTHS: PRINTABLES

What are Leap year Months?

Alright, so you’ve probably heard about leap years, right? They’re this funky thing we do with our calendar to keep everything in sync with the earth’s rotation around the sun.

See, it takes the earth about 365.24 days to orbit the sun. That’s a bit of an issue because our calendar only accounts for 365 days. If we didn’t do anything about that extra .24, our calendar would slowly drift out of sync with the seasons. Imagine celebrating New Year’s in the middle of summer!

So, every four years, we add an extra day to February, making it 29 days long instead of the usual 28. This is what we call a leap year. It helps us “leap” back into sync with the sun.

However, adding an extra day every four years is a tad too much correction (it would overshoot the .24 days), so there’s another rule. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 are not leap years, unless they’re also evenly divisible by 400. This might sound complicated, but it’s just a fine-tuning to keep everything balanced.

IS THE YEAR 2024 A LEAP YEAR?

Absolutely, 2024 is indeed a leap year.
This means that February, which typically has 28 days, gets an extra day, making it 29 days long.

This happens every four years to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. 

Months in order: Other languages

let’s take a quick journey around the calendar and add a pinch of multilingual spice to it!

We all know there are 12 months in a year, right? But have you ever stopped to think about how the months might sound in other languages? Let’s go on a linguistic ride and discover the names of months in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese!

NumberEnglishSpanishFrenchGermanItalianPortugueseRussianJapanese
1JanuaryEneroJanvierJanuarGennaioJaneiroЯнварь (Yanvar’)一月 (Ichigatsu)
2FebruaryFebreroFévrierFebruarFebbraioFevereiroФевраль (Fevral’)二月 (Nigatsu)
3MarchMarzoMarsMärzMarzoMarçoМарт (Mart)三月 (Sangatsu)
4AprilAbrilAvrilAprilAprileAbrilАпрель (Aprel’)四月 (Shigatsu)
5MayMayoMaiMaiMaggioMaioМай (May)五月 (Gogatsu)
6JuneJunioJuinJuniGiugnoJunhoИюнь (Iyun’)六月 (Rokugatsu)
7JulyJulioJuilletJuliLuglioJulhoИюль (Iyul’)七月 (Shichigatsu)
8AugustAgostoAoûtAugustAgostoAgostoАвгуст (Avgust)八月 (Hachigatsu)
9SeptemberSeptiembreSeptembreSeptemberSettembreSetembroСентябрь (Sentyabr’)九月 (Kugatsu)
10OctoberOctubreOctobreOktoberOttobreOutubroОктябрь (Oktyabr’)十月 (Jugatsu)
11NovemberNoviembreNovembreNovemberNovembreNovembroНоябрь (Noyabr’)十一月 (Jūichigatsu)
12DecemberDiciembreDécembreDezemberDicembreDezembroДекабрь (Dekabr’)十二月 (Jūnigatsu)

Months & lunar cycle

The concept of months actually originates from the moon. The word “month” is even derived from the word “moon”. It’s no coincidence, as each month represents roughly one lunar cycle, which is the period it takes for the moon to go through all its phases.

You’ve probably noticed that the moon looks different every night. Sometimes it’s full and bright, sometimes it’s just a sliver, and sometimes you can’t see it at all. These changes are called lunar phases, and they happen because of the moon’s position relative to the Earth and the Sun.

In a single lunar cycle, the moon goes from new (completely invisible) to full (fully illuminated) and back to new again. This cycle takes about 29.5 days to complete, which is pretty close to the length of our calendar months.

Ancient cultures, who didn’t have digital calendars or smartphone reminders, used these lunar cycles to track time. They divided the year into 12 cycles of the moon, which is how we ended up with 12 months in a year.

So, when you’re stressing about dates and deadlines, remember that our concept of months is just a way of breaking down the majestic cosmic dance happening in the night sky.

Months of the year: FAQ

January proudly holds the “Month Number 1” title. It’s the opening act, setting the tone for the year ahead. As we bid farewell to December and welcome the New Year, January 1st emerges as a beacon of fresh beginnings and possibilities.

This day, known globally as New Year’s Day, represents a clean slate for everyone, an opportunity to set new goals, make resolutions, and embrace change.

But don’t let the New Year’s festivities make you forget that January is a pretty long month, with a total of 31 days.

February, taking the “Month Number 2” title, follows the fresh beginnings of January. As the shortest month of the year, February might be seen as brief, but it’s packed with significance.

February 1st, following the bustling New Year activities, often marks the settling into the year’s rhythm. This day serves as a reminder to keep up with our resolutions, uphold our goals, and embrace the ongoing year.

Remember, February is unique for its varying length. Typically, it has 28 days, but during a leap year, an extra day is added, making it 29 days long.

February is jam-packed with some cool events and holidays. You’ve got Valentine’s Day on the 14th, perfect for spreading love and affection. For those of you in the U.S., you’ve got Presidents’ Day, where you pay homage to the past leaders of the country.

But it doesn’t stop there! February usually marks the Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year, which is a huge celebration filled with traditions and family reunions for the Chinese community. If you’re more into party mode, parts of South America kick off their vibrant and colorful Carnival celebrations in February.

And let’s not forget, in the U.S., February is also Black History Month. It’s a time to recognize and honor the significant achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history.

March, holding the title of “Month Number 3”, after the short but sweet February. 

March 1st, coming after the love-filled February, serves as an indicator that the first quarter of the year is nearing its end. It’s a nudge to check in with your New Year’s resolutions and goals. Are you on track? If not, there’s still time to make adjustments.

March typically has 31 days and is known for the arrival of spring, bringing with it a sense of renewal. It’s the perfect time to spring clean not only your physical space but also your mental space.

In March, you’ve got some cool events to look forward to. St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th is a perfect excuse to gather with friends, enjoy some green-themed food and beverages, and celebrate Irish culture.

And, if you’re a sports fan, March is synonymous with March Madness, the annual NCAA college basketball tournament. It’s a great time to get together with friends, make some friendly bets, and enjoy the games.

Moreover, March celebrates International Women’s Day on the 8th. It’s a great opportunity to learn about and appreciate the significant contributions and achievements of women throughout history.

April, also known as “Month Number 4”, signals the full swing of spring. It follows the refreshing March, and by this time.

April, typically a 30-day month, is synonymous with the bloom of spring. It’s an ideal time for some spring cleaning, not just for your living space but also for your mind.

April holds some fun-filled events to anticipate, April Fool’s Day on the 1st is a time for harmless pranks and laughter. If you’re a fan of literature, April, being National Poetry Month, is a great time to explore some verse or even try your hand at writing some.

Earth Day on the 22nd is significant for some folks. It’s a day to appreciate our planet and remind ourselves to be more conscious about our impact on it.

Welcome to May, also known as Month Number 5! As the flowers bloom and the weather warms, we’re smack in the middle of spring and on the cusp of summer. This month is perfect for outdoor adventures and late-night chats under the stars.

With 31 days, May gives you plenty of opportunities to make memories. Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends or sending a heartfelt message to your mom on Mother’s Day, there’s no shortage of special moments this month.

Don’t forget about May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. It’s the perfect excuse for a movie marathon with your mates. May the Fourth be with you!

Hey there! Welcome to June, or as we like to call it, Month Number 6! As the days get longer and the nights get warmer, we’re in the prime of summer. Get ready for beach trips, barbecues, and late-night bonfires.

June, with its 30 days, is your playground for creating unforgettable summer memories. Whether you’re chilling at a music festival with friends, attending graduation parties, or celebrating Pride Month, there’s a vibe for everyone in June.

Oh, and don’t forget about June 21st, the longest day of the year, also known as the Summer Solstice. It’s the perfect reason to throw an all-day outdoor party. So grab your shades, your sunscreen, and let’s make this June one for the books!

Welcome to July, also known as month number 7! As we dive deeper into summer, we’re greeted with long days filled with sunshine and warm nights perfect for adventures.

July, with 31 days, is your canvas to paint unforgettable summer stories. Maybe you’re road tripping with friends, attending lively summer festivals, or simply enjoying the great outdoors. There’s something for every 20-year-old in July.

And let’s not forget about July 4th, Independence Day, a holiday filled with fireworks, barbecues, and celebrations. Or perhaps you’re making the most of the long, warm evenings with late-night beach parties or camping under the stars.

So, grab your sunglasses, your favorite summer playlist, and let’s make this July one to remember!

Welcome to August! As summer reaches its zenith, every day is a sun-kissed invitation to make lasting memories.

With its 31 beautiful days, August is the perfect backdrop for your summer escapades.

Not to mention, the warm August nights are an open invitation for spontaneous beach parties or cozy campfires under the starlit sky.

So, get your shades on, cue up your favorite summer anthems, and let’s turn this August into a montage of unforgettable moments!

Welcome to September! As summer transitions into autumn, each day brings new exciting experiences to remember.

With its 30 vibrant days, September offers ample opportunities for you to make the most of your month.

September is full of notable holidays and observances. In the U.S., Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday in September, honors the contributions of workers. It’s often seen as the unofficial end of summer. September also marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 to October 15.

International Literacy Day on September 8 promotes literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights. Finally, the Autumn Equinox, usually on September 22 or 23, marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

Welcome to October! With 31 days, October is teeming with possibilities and experiences waiting for you.

f you’re in the U.S., you’ll probably enjoy the spookiness of Halloween on the last day of the month. It’s a great excuse to dress up, have fun, and tap into your creative side.

In addition to Halloween, October is also National Book Month. If you love reading, it’s a great time to dive into a new book or share your favorite reads with friends.

Don’t forget about the arrival of autumn – October usually means cooler weather, changing leaves, and the perfect ambiance for a cozy night in. So grab your favorite sweater, a pumpkin spice latte, and make the most of this October.

Welcome to November! This month, packed with 30 days, offers endless opportunities for adventure and self-discovery.

In the U.S., November is synonymous with Thanksgiving, a perfect time to bond with family and friends over a hearty meal. Whether you’re a culinary master or a newbie, trying out a new recipe could be a fun challenge.

Also, November is National Novel Writing Month. If you’ve ever thought about penning your own story, now’s the perfect time to start. Y

As autumn deepens, the weather gets cooler, and the leaves transform into a vibrant palette of reds, oranges, and yellows.

Welcome to the joyous month of December! This month is packed with 31 days of celebrations and holidays that are recognized globally. Here are some of the highlights:

  • December hosts various holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve. These celebrations span cultures and religions, making it a month filled with joy, reflection, and unity.

As the year winds down, the weather gets chillier, and the scenery transforms into a winter wonderland. So, grab a warm drink, enjoy the festive lights, and make the most out of the last month of the year.

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