Why do some people dislike January? That’s because of a disease that affects many people worldwide-‘Januworry.’ Does it affect you, too? Adults worry about school fees. And kids fear going back to or starting school—lots of worries in January. But I think the month should be called Joyous January. Why not? It’s the beginning of the year, so it’s a new beginning. If mum and daddy are ‘Januworried,’ tell them to have fun. Let’s talk about this beautiful month.
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Fun Facts About January for Clever Kids!
- Do you know the name of the calendar we use? It’s the Gregorian calendar, named after Pope Gregory XIII. Our calendar is the same as the Julian one, with January as the year’s first month with 31 days. ‘Looong’ days!
- January comes from Janus, representing the Roman god of gates and doors. The Romans presented Janus with two faces. One face pointed to the future, while the other looked back to the past.
- Why do you think the full moon in January is the Wolf Moon? Wolves howled a lot when the moon was full. So, people called it the Full Wolf Moon.
- Did you know that March was initially the first month? But later, January and February were added to the calendar, and January took the first position. That’s because the Romans chose leaders known as consuls during this time. By the way, the first Roman calendar didn’t have months in winter.
- What are your favorite flowers? I hope it’s the carnation, which is a January flower.
- What do you do on the first day of the New Year? I spend time with my wife and kids. New Year’s Day is January’s first day. But how do you know that a brand-new year is beginning? Maybe it’s just numbers. Ask mum or daddy. Some nations call the New Year’s Day Saint Sylvester.
- Scientists say our planet is nearest the sun during the first week of January. And the earth is nearly 91,402,000 miles away from the sun. The event is known as perihelion.
- January may not be a good month for some individuals. Some couples decide to divorce or separate during this month. The numbers are more than in any month of the year.
- A Rose Parade is held in Pasadena, California, every year. The occasion has been there since 1890. And it’s now a global event shown in over 100 countries.
- Were you born in January? Happy Birthday, my friend! Garnet is your birthstone-meaning firmness.
- Did you know that January begins on the same day as April and July in leap years? Incredible!
- London opened its first subway system on January 10, 1863. It’s famously called the ‘The Tube.’
- Want to say January the old Anglo-Saxon way? “Wulfmonath”-there you go. Please don’t try this at school. Your friends may laugh at you. But tell them that wolves looked for food near peoples’ homes during winter in the Victorian times-a long time ago. So, people named the month after the wolves.
- Who put January and February on the Roman calendar? A guy called King Numa Pompilius, the 2nd kind of Rome. He added the months to make it a lunar year. But January had 30 days.
- Another guy known as Julius Ceasar put an extra day to make it 31 days. Sorry, friend, you and I can add more days. Case closed. But would you want more days?
- January is a memorable month for Alaska. On January 3, 1959, Alaska joined other states by becoming the 49th state in the United States.
- If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, January is the freezing month of the year. And I live in the Southern Hemisphere, so my coldest month is July.
- Let me tell you a secret about what some drinkers do in the United Kingdom. They call the first month of the year ” Dry January” because they urge each other to leave drinking alcohol. That’s a good thing.
- On January 1, 1892, 20 million people migrated to Ellis Island in the U.S.
Free Printable January Coloring Pages
You’d love January from now on. Also, you would enjoy working on educational activities, such as working on January coloring pages. They’re great for kindergarten and older kids.
Kids can create remarkable free coloring pages using colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Each coloring worksheet gives children a fun activity to produce unique illustrations. They can color wolves, snow, and more to make a beautiful coloring book.