December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is also the last of seven months to have a length of 31 days. December got its name from the Latin word decem because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC which began in March.
What is special in the month of December?
December 18 marks the beginning of Hanukkah. December 21 is the Winter Solstice—the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. December 25 is Christmas Day, a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.