December 28, 2013

What does Kalends mean?

In 45 B.C the Roman emperor Julius Caesar introduced a new calendar which shifted the date of the Roman New Year from March 25 to January 1. The Romans called the festival that began on this day “kalends”. The English word “calendar” comes from this old Latin term.

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