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Didja Know? January

January 17, 2013
Owensville High School



Didja Know? The Month of January

Brittni Cebulak

 

1.) Didja know that January is named after Janus, the god of the doorway?

 

2.) Didja know that the Anglo-Saxons called the first month Wolfmonth because wolves came into the villages in winter in search of food?

 

3.) Didja know that January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars?

 

4.) Didja know that in Czech, this month is called Leden, meaning Ice Month?

 

5.) Didja know that January’s birthstone is the garnet?

 

6.) Didja know that January’s birth flower is the Carnation or Snowdrop?

 

7.) Didja know that the Japanese floral emblem of January is the camellia, while the Chinese floral emblem of January is the Prunus mume?

 

8.) Didja know that January is International Coffee Gourmet Month?

 

9.) Didja know that, on average, January is the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere?

 

10.)  Didja know that the first day of the month is known as New Year’s Day?

 

http://www.ten-facts.com/interesting_facts_about_january.html

 


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