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To find the time of high tide at fifty places in the United States, see page 5. JANUARY is so named from the Roman Janus, who was the porter of heaven, having the surname of Patulcus, the opener. He presided over the beginning or opening of overything, hence the first month of the year was called after him, when the Roman year was altered by Numa Pompilius (in the 7th century B. C.,) from ten months beginning in March, to twelve months by adding January and February. In his original character Janus was the god of the sun, and worshipped as such by the Etruscans and the Romans. The temple of Janus, (which was really a covered passage or gate at Rome) was left open in war as a symbol that the god had gone out to assist the Roman arms, while it was continually shut in time of peace.

On New Year's day, which was the festival of the god Janus, tho Romans gavo presents to one ano:her. Thus ancient was the origin of tho modern custom of New Year's prosents and first of January festivities.

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FEBRUARY, according to some, derives its name from the Latin februare, signifying to
expiate or purify, as tho Romans had a custom of general lustrations and purifications
In the latter part of that month. More generally, February is traced to the Roman
dividity, Februus, afterward identified with the god Pluto, of the lower world. Still
another origin is found in the goddess Februd, supposed to be the same as Juno; and
Dr. Foster says: “The evident relation between the Februata Juno and the Purificata
Virg. Maria is one of the most striking instances of the connection between pagan and
Christiau rites and festivities as to the period of their occurrence."

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The month of MARCH was named from Mars, (Lat. Jarlius,) the Roman god of war. This divinity was known as Father Mars, and next to Jupiter, he enjoyed the highest honors at Rome, of which city Jupiter, Mars and Quirinus were the three tutelary divinities. March was the first month in the early Roman calendar, and the legal year began with March 25 even in England, until the change from Old Style to New Style in 1752. (See Explanation of the calendar, p. 5.) The custom of reckoning the year according to the old style is still retained in Russia, and even the financial year of Great Britain is reckoned from the 31st of March. In historical works, dates are frequently written thus, Feb. 1 .. 1732, the upper figuros representing old style reckoning, and the lower, new style.

We also see dates between Jan. 1 and March 25 expressed thus, Jan. 30, 161%, meaning that the year was legally 1648, (0. S.) but by modern rockoning, 1649, (N. S.)

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APRIL (Lat. Aprilis) derived probably from Aperire, to open, because spring and the
buds generally open in this month. Another derivation has been found in the dedica-
tion of this month by the Romans to Venus, goddess of buds and beauty, whose name in
Greek was Aphrodite, whence Aphrilis or Aprilis. This is more fanciful than the first
named derivation, but the word-mongers are never daunted by difficulty, any more
than by distance, in their etymologies.
In the French revolutionary calendar, April included most of their new season of
Germinal, and the beginning of Floreal.

On the ancient monuments, Aprilis appears as a dancing youth with a rattle in his
hand, thus symbolizing the gay and jocund spirit of spring.

All Fool's Day (April 1) is traced through every country of Europo to the Hindoos, and even farther back, to the mistake of Noah in sending the dove out of the ark before the water had abatod, on the Hebrow first day of the month.

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To find the time of high tide at fifty places in the United States, soo page 5. MAY (Lat. Maius) was consecrated to Apollo among the Romans, and is derived from Maia, a feminine divinity worshipped at Rome, to whom sacrifices were offered on the first of May. Some philologists, however, hold that Maius is a contraction of Magius, derived from the Sanskrit root mag or mah, to grow.

The custom of observing May-day, or the first of May, with floral and festive cere. monies, is older than the Middle Ages, and is probably the lineal descendant of the Roman Floralia, or festival in honor of Flora, celebrated from April 28 to May 2.

In England the custom of going out a-Maying is mentioned in Chaucer and Shakospeare. Before sunrise young people went to the groves to gather flowers and branches of foliage to adorn the village May-pole, around which the dancing was kept up. A queen of the May, the most beautiful girl in the village, was elected for crowniąg.

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