The Months of the Year
Naming July - Julius Caesar’s Month
July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is 31 days long. The month of July was previously called Quintilis in Latin since it was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar. The name of the month was changed to July in honor of Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform.
- Middle English - Julie
- Latin name - Julius mensis - Month of Julius
- Latin - quintilis mensis - Fifth month
History of July
July was originally Quintilis, the fifth month of the year in the Roman calendar and always consisted of 31 days. It was changed around 450 BCE when January became the first month of the year. It was later changed to honor Julius Caesar during the Julian calendar reform in 44 BCE.
Position in the Year
July is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar and is 31 days long. It is considered the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and coldest month in the Southern hemisphere.
July starts on the same day of the week as April every common year and January in leap years. July does not end on the same day of the week as any year in common years but ends on the same day of the week as January in leap years.
July’s birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily.
The birthstone for July is the ruby which symbolizes contentment.