Originally September was the seventh of the ten month year on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March being the first month of the year until perhaps as late as 153 BC. Calendar reform added January and February to the beginning of the year, and September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days before another day was added by the Julian reform.
September is “seventh” in Latin, so how did September become the ninth month of the year. September was the seventh month in the very old Roman calendar where March was the first month of the year. January and February were added with calendar reform and then an extra day was added to the Julian calendar which is where we are today.
Celeb September birthdays:
Barry Gibb, 68, of the Bee Gees
Keanu Reeves, 49, Della Salle alma mater,
Charlie Sheen, 48, “nothing bad sticks to him”
Michael Buble, 38, “We luv ya Mikie”
Sophia Loren, 79,‘La bella donna!’
It’s the month Summer bids us adieu, Fall enters the stage displaying her foliage colour changes. The temperature begins dropping, air conditioners are shut off, nightly for sure and we savour that last bits of sunshine’s warmth.
Enjoy your September. Fermo will have go for more country outings as we begin to join the harvest celebrations across southern Ontario. Search them out and enjoy them, one of the best being the Cranberry Fest up in Bala…really a very enjoyable visit!