What Number of Month is January

January month number is 1 and it is the first month of the year.

January month number

The origins of the month of January in the calendar can be traced back to the Roman calendar, which was based on the cycles of the moon. The calendar originally had only ten months, with the year beginning in March 25. Under the rule of King Numa Pompilius (around year 713 BC), two additional months were added, January and February.

When did January became the first month of the year

Roman writers differ about when exactly January became the first month of the year. It may have been considered unofficially the first month of the year as soon as it was added to the Roman Calendar, this theory is supported by the fact that the month was named after the god Janus, god of beginnings and transitions who was depicted with two faces, one looking to the past and one to the future. The one thing we know is that by the year 153 BCE, January 1 was officially the first month of the year.

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century CE, several countries modified the calendar to align it with their religious practices. As a result March 25, and December 25, became widely recognized as New Year's Days in many places of medieval Europe.

In 1582 the Gregorian calendar adopted back January 1st as the first day of the year.

Why is January full moon called Wolf Moon

In some cultures, January is associated with the wolf. This is because wolves were believed to howl more often during the winter months, including January.