The month of December is the last month of the year. It is Christmas time and the best time for fun and enjoyment. Initially according to Roman calendar, December used to be the tenth month of the Roman year. But after the months of January and February were included December became the last month of a year of twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.
The month of December got its name from Middle English, and comes from the Latin word “decem” which means ten for it was the tenth month for the Romans which began in March. The winter days following December were not included in any one the months. Later, January and February were introduced out of month less periods and were added at the beginning of the calendar, but the name of December was not changed. Anglo-Saxons called it Winter Monath or Yule Monath because of the custom of burning the Yule log during this time. However, when the Anglo-Saxons became Christians, they called it Heligh Monath meaning Holy Month because Christmas, the birth of Lord Jesus Christ is celebrated in this month. December is very much associated with Christmas all over the world.
Fact 2 Weather In December
In the northern hemisphere, December, the twelfth month of the year marks the beginning of winter. It is time when there is rain, wind and snow in this part of the universe. December starts on the same day of the week as September every year and ends also on the same day of the week as April every year. The December solstice mostly falls on December 20th, 21st, 22nd, or 23rd and is called December Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere where it is the shortest day of the year. It is the opposite in the Southern Hemisphere. It is called Summer Solstice and it is the longest day of the year.
Fact 3 Flower, Zodiac Signs And Birthstones Of December
There are various things associated with the month of December. There are specific flowers and stones that are related to this month. Those who are born in December, their birth flower is Narcissus and the zodiac signs are Sagittarius till December 21st and Capricorn for those who are born on 22nd December onwards. The birth stones are the three most significant of all stones. They are known as December Triumvirate. The spectacular stones are Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite.
Fact 4 Significance, Meaning And Symbolism Of The Birthstones
The Turquoise is one of the oldest stones used in Talismans and Amulets in ancient time. It is a lovely blue-green gemstone and is considered to be the symbol of wealth and prosperity. The qualities associated with this stone are sensitivity, strength, connection with spiritualism and protection against evil. Turquoise is also a symbol of friendship, good fortune and peace.
The Zircon is the second Birthstone of the month of December. It is considered as the symbol of chastity, purity, dignity and integrity. The stone has other qualities too like offering protection against evil, illness, negative energy and enemies. The wearer gets a warm response wherever he/she goes and Zircon brings wisdom and honor, tranquility and takes care of health as well like digestion especially.
The Tanzanite is the eternal and the most spectacular rare stone. It has great powers and forces the wearer to follow the path of truth and integrity. It shows the path to the spiritual world and activates the Chakras from the heart. This amazing gemstone is believed to offer visionary capacity to the wearer. It also increases the feelings of compassion and promotes peace of mind and body of those around.
Every month has some special attributes which if nurtured offers a smooth and good life.