August

related topics
{day, year, event}
{god, call, give}


August About this sound (pronunciation) is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days.[1]

This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus, who did not take a day from February (see the debunked theory on month lengths). He chose this month to take his name rather than his birth month - which was traditional - as a mark of honour to the defeated Queen Cleopatra the last ruler of Egypt, this being her birth month.

In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere.

In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.

Contents

Other names

  • In Afrikaans, the month is called augustus
  • In Arabic, the month is called أغسطس ʾUġusṭuṣ or آب ʾĀb; usage varies from place to place and person to person.
  • In Bulgarian, the month is known as Август
  • In Catalan, the month is called agost from the Latin Augustus.
  • In Chinese, the month is known as 八月 meaning, simply, "eighth month."
  • In Croatian, the month is called kolovoz
  • In Czech, the month is called srpen
  • In Danish the month is called August
  • In Dhivehi, the month is called Augastu
  • In Dutch the month is called augustus
  • In Estonian the month is called august
  • In Filipino, the month is called agosto, from a Spanish origin
  • In Finnish, the month is called elokuu, meaning "harvest month"
  • In French, the month is called août (pronounced "OOT" or just "OO") derived from the Latin augustus.
  • In German, the month is called August (August')
  • In Greek, the month is called Avgoustos (Αύγουστος')
  • In Hungarian, the month is called augusztus
  • In Indonesian, the month is known as Agustus
  • In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.
  • In Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, the month is called agosto from the Latin Augustus.
  • In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, "eighth month."
  • In Korean, the month is called parwol (팔월, 八月) meaning, simply, "eighth month."
  • In Latvian, the month is called Augusts
  • In Lithuanian, the month is called rugpjūtis
  • In Malay, the month is known as Ogos
  • In Persian, the month is called اوت و آگوست (ut, also Agust)
  • In Polish, the month is called sierpień, meaning "[month of the] sickle".
  • In Romanian, the month is called august
  • In Russian, the month is called avgust (авгуcт)
  • In Samoan, the month is called aukuso
  • In Serbian the month is called avgust (авгуcт)
  • In Sinhalese the month is called අගෝස්තු "agostu"
  • In Spanish, the month is called agosto
  • In Swedish, the month is named augusti, literally plural of the Latin augustus – "the venerable".
  • In Thai, the month is called สิงหาคม Sing-ha-kom representing the Singha (lion)
  • In Turkish, the month is called Ağustos
  • In Ukrainian, the month is called Серпень
  • In Vietnamese, the month is called Thang Tam (Or simply called the 'Eighth Month')
  • In Welsh, the month is called Awst

Full article ▸

related documents
March
Season of the Inundation
NYC Midsummer
German Unity Day
November
State fair
Halloween costume
Lammas
Remembrance of the Dead
World AIDS Day
Esbat
Carolina shag
Adar
Buckingham Fountain
Fiestas Patrias (Mexico)
Timeline
Japanese Cultural Festival
2012
Pi Day
Hamel's Amusement Park
Krewe du Vieux
June
Gay square dance
Egungun-oya
Futurama (New York World's Fair)
Edinburgh Festival
Universe Championships
Nassau, Bahamas
Temple Newsam
April