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Marzo Posted by on Mar 3, 2011

The name of the month marzo (March) comes from the Roman god of the war Mars. Principali Festività (Main Festivals): On the 8th of March we celebrate la Giornata Internazionale della Donna (International Woman’s Day), also known as La Festa della Donna (Woman’s Festival). In March 2009 I wrote an article about the origins and…

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I Mesi dell’Anno Posted by on Jan 27, 2009

I mesi dell’anno (the months of the year) have very similar names in most cultures that use the Giuliano (Julian) and Gregoriano (Gregorian) calendar. In the first century B.C. Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar, giving it its familiar structure of 365 days (366 every fourth year which is known as an anno bisestile), divided into 12 months. Apart from…

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