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Fact #63

Overview:
In today’s fact we learn about January! Mr. Toes teaches us about the origin of the month of January’s name.

The Fact a Day:
The month of January gets its name from the Roman God Janus. He has two faces, one looking backward and one forward. Janus is the god of doorways, beginnings, endings and the rising and setting of the sun which made Janus the perfect symbol for the new year.

Fact References:

  1. https://www.dictionary.com/e/january/
  2. https://www.farmersalmanac.com/month-names-29908
  3. https://blog.britishmuseum.org/whats-in-a-name-months-of-the-year/