thirty days hath september

‘Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November,’ and the missing name of a month was supplied around the 9th century. The reason for this is the fact that the patterns of the moon were approximated at the time, and a month that had a full moon or a new moon was seen as a less fertile month to begin a new farming season. The ‘extra’ month was referred to as the ‘Ghost Month,’ as it was believed that during this month, the spirits of those who passed away would return to earth.

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Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

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The early variation from 1577 is reproduced below:

Thirty dayes hath Nouember,
Aprill, Iune and September;
Twentie and eyght hath February alone,
And all the rest thirty and one,
But in the leape you must adde one.

There are other variations too, for example in “The Little Mother Goose” published in 1912 the lyrics are slightly different:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
All the rest have thirty-one –
Except February, alone,
Which has four and twenty-four,
And every fourth year, one day more.


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Did September ever have 31 days?

September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days. … It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

How many days are in September?

September/Number of days 30

What is the rhyme Thirty days hath September?

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone, And that has twenty-eight days clear And twenty-nine in each leap year.
What is the use of the poem Thirty days hath September?
“Thirty Days Hath September”, or “Thirty Days Has September”, is a traditional verse mnemonic used to remember the number of days in the months of the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It arose as an oral tradition and exists in many variants.

who wrote thirty days hath September?

30 days hath September written Leap Year Poem by Mother Goose | Poetry Foundation.


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how old is this poem?

The poem has been attributed to several other English speakers over the centuries, but it is yet unclear who originally wrote the nursery rhyme. Some consider it to be attributed to Mother Goose, while others suggest that it could have originated years before her time. However, a Welsh scholar did some deep investigative work and found out that there was an early manuscript in Wales including information about saints’ days which contained an early version of the tongue twister. The manuscript was dated at least 100 years earlier than 1425.

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