August

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October 20, 2021

August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and has 31 days. In the ancient Roman calendar it was called sextilis because it occupied the sixth position, but was renamed augustus in honor of Caesar Augustus (Caesar Augustus, in Latin), the first Roman emperor. The month of sextile had 30 days in the primitive Roman calendar, but it became 29 with the lunar calendar of Numa Pompili. The Julian calendar gave him back the number of 30, but Augustus added one more (which he took out in February) so that he would have no less than July, more dedicated to his adoptive father Julius Caesar. Its symbols are zephyr and gladiolus and the Sacred Heart for Catholics. Among the guanches of the Canary Islands, the month of August received in the name of Beñesmer or Beñesmen, which was also the harvest festival held this month.

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