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In this lesson you will learn about Months.


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January - Enero.

Months of The Year - Spanish

This section will teach you how to say the months of the year in Spanish.

Because of their common heritage, the words for the months are very similar in English and Spanish. Note also that the names of the month are not capitalized in Spanish.

January – enero (eh-NEH-ro). Epiphany - "vision of God" which traditionally falls on January 6th, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ.

February - febrero (feh-BREH-ro). Valentine's Day in Spain at February 14, is much like in many other parts of the world. Nice restaurants are booked up weeks in advance as amorous couples whisper sweet nothings to each other.

March - marzo (MAR-zo). This month is in honor of Mars, the God of Warfare. Romulus consecrated this month, which was the first of the year in the old Roman calendar.

April – abril (ah-BRIL). April got a name from Latin word aprilis; according to Ovid, from aprire, to open, because it is the time when vegetation starts to grow in the northern region and flowers bloom.

May - mayo (MAY-o). May has origin from Latin maius in honor of Maia, the eldest of the Pleiades, daughter of Atlas and Pleione.

June - junio (HOO-nio). The Nativity of St. John the Baptist is a Christian feast day celebrating the birth of John the Baptist. It is held at June 24.

July – julio (HOO-lio). From Latin iuliu, in honor of Julius Caesar. In the ancient Roman calendar it was called quintiles, because it was the fifth month and it was consecrated to Jupiter, Supreme God.

August – agosto (ah-GO-sto). Spanish people celebrate Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven according to the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church at August 15th.

September – septiembre (se-TEE-YEM-bray). The National Day of Catalonia celebrate at September 11, is a day-long festival in Spanish region of Catalonia.

October – octubre (ok-TOO-brey). The Fiesta Nacional de España is held annually on October 12, and is a national holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first arrival in the Americas.

November - noviembre (no-VEE-YEM-bray). All Saints' Day is a solemnity celebrated on 1st November by the Catholic Church, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Catholicism, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

December - diciembre (dee-CEE-YEM-bray). The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is universally celebrated on December 8, as a national holiday.

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