Months of the Year

There are 12 months in a year. The months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. We use a calendar to know the dates and months of a particular year.


The year begins with the January month. So, January is the 1st or first month of the year.

February is the 2nd or second month of the year.

March is the 3rd or third month of the year.

April is the 4th or fourth month of the year.

May is the 5th or fifth month of the year.

June is the 6th or sixth month of the year.

July is the 7th or seventh month of the year.

August is the 8th or eighth month of the year.

September is the 9th or ninth month of the year.

October is the 10th or tenth month of the year.

November is the 11th or eleventh month of the year.

December is the last month i.e., 12th or twelfth of the year.

Months of the Year

A year has 365 days.

 

A leap year comes once in 4 years. It has 366 days. It has one more day in the month of February.

2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024 were leap year.


A calendar shows the days, weeks and months of the year.


Calendar of a Month

The names of the months in order with number of days are given below in the table.

Months with Number of Days

From the above table, we see that:

l January, March, May, July, August, October and December have 31 days.

l April, June, September and November have 30 days.

l February has 28 or 29 days.

February has 28 days. Once in four years, February has 29 days. The year in which February has 29 days is called a leap year.


The year which has 29 days in. February is called a leap year.


There is an easy way to remember the days of each month.

Days of Each Month

Starting with January, go up and down on your knuckles as shown above. All the months that come up on a knuckle have 31 days each. All the months that come up on depressions have 30 days each except February that has 28 or 29 days.


Worksheet on Months of the Year:

1. Look at the calendar for the current year and fill in the details.

Months having

30 days

Months having

31 days

Months having

28/29 days

_______________

_______________

_______________

Answer:

Months having 30 days: April, June, September, and November.

Months having 31 days: January, March, May, July, August, October, and December.

Months having 28/29 days: February


2. Fill in the blanks:

(i) __________ is the 1st month of a year.

(ii) March comes just after __________.

(iii) __________ comes just before July.

(iv) __________ comes in between April and June.

(v) January comes just before __________.

(vi) There are __________ days in the month of August.

(vii) __________ is the 7th month of the year.

(viii) April comes just after __________.

(ix) __________ is the last month of the year.

(x) __________ comes in between May and July.


Answer:

2. (i) January

(ii) February

(iii) June

(iv) May

(v) February

(vi) 31

(vii) July

(viii) March

(ix) December

(x) June


3. Answer the following questions:

(i) How many months are there in a year?

(ii) Which month has least number of days?

(iii) Which month comes just after July?

(iv) How many months have 31 days each?

(v) Which is the 4th month of the year?

(vi) Which month comes in between September and November?


3. (i) 12

(ii) February 

(iii) August

(iv) 7

(v) April

(vi) October

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