MONTHS OF THE PRINCIPAL CALENDARS
GREGORIAN1JEWISHISLAMIC
NameDaysNameDaysNameDays
January
begins 10 days after the
winter solstice
31
Tishri
in the year 5753 began
Sept.28, 1992
30 Muharram4
in A.H. 1413 began
July 2,1992
30
February
in leap years
28
29
Heshvan29 or 30Safar29
March31Kislev29 or 30Rabi I30
April30Tebet29Rabi II29
May31Shebat30Jumada I30
June30Adar229 or 30Jumada II29
July31Nisan330Rajab30
August31Iyar29Sha'ban29
September30Sivan30Ramadan30
October31Tammuz29Shawwal29
November30Ab30Dhu'l-Qa'dah30
December31Elul29Dhu'l-Hijja
in leap years
29
30
1The equinoxes occur about March 21 and September 23, the solstices about June 22 and December 22.
2In leap years an intercalary month of 30 days takes the place of Adar, and is sometimes called Adar I. Adar then becomes the 29-day Veadar or Adar Sheni (sometimes called Adar II), and retains the usual festivals and holidays of Adar.
3The first month of the ecclesiastical year; anciently called Abib.
4Retrogresses through the seasons; the Islamic year is lunar and each month begins at the approximate new moon; the year 1 A.H. began on Friday, July 16, A.D. 622.