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Best Online Calendars for 2017

Updated on February 4, 2017
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles in magazines and online.

Best Online Calendars for 2017 to Print Online Free

You can customize them on your computer and then print them out.

Or use from the laptop!

There are many calendars that you can download on the Internet.

Each one available is varied, very professional and practical.

Calendar Downloads

The You Tube Videos also give you more information about other free calendar templates online.

You can save them on your computer and use them from there.

Or you can also use the printable versions.

Fill in the calendar on your laptop first to personalize it and then print it out.

There are yearly, monthly and daily ones available. I use my one all the time

Click the links when you have finished this article below for the three websites that I believe are the best ones online.


History and Invention of the Calendar

The calendar that we all use today was altered from the earlier Roman version started by Caesar and after his death finished in 46 BC.

It was not until 1752 that the United Kingdom decided to change it. Up till then there was an extra six hours added every year.

That is when the Leap year came in to being. On the 3rd September 1752 the date was changed to the 14th September.

Another major change that year was that the 25th March was no longer the first day of the year. This became 1st January.

It was the Romans who named the months, some of them after their Gods

January

Named after the Roman God Janus. He was the God of doorways and passageways.

He looked backwards and forwards. This month has 31 days

February

Until 1752 this was the last month of the year so it was named after the Roman festival that took place in this month of purification.

The festival was called Februa and it was used for spiritual cleansing before the New Year.

This month has 28 days accept for a leap year when it has 29 days.

March

Named after the Roman God Mars. He was the God of Agriculture and War.

This month has 31 days.

April

This is named after the Latin word aperire, which means to open.

This signifies the opening of the buds and the month of growth after the winter.

This month has 30 days.

May

Named after the Roman Goddess Maia, the Goddess of growth of plants.

She was the daughter of the Roman God Atlas.

This month has 31 days.

June

Named after the Roman Goddess Juno who was the patron of women. She was the wife of Jupiter.

This month has 30 days.

Sunset on the Irish sea
Sunset on the Irish sea

July

Named after Julius Caesar in his honor in 44 BCE, the year of his assassination. It was the month he was born. It was originally called Quintilis which meant the fifth month.

The month of July was no longer the 5th month when the other months were added so it needed to be changed. This month has 31 days.

August

There was a similar problem with the month of August. It was originally called Sextilis which meant six. August was no longer the 6th month when the calendar was changed.

It was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus. This month has 31 days.


September

This was now the 9th month but the name meaning seven in Latin, septem, was kept.

This month has 30 days.

October

This was now the 10th month but the name meaning eight in Latin, octo, was kept.

This month has 30 days.

November

This month was now the 11th month but the name meaning nine in Latin, novem, was kept. This month has 30 days.

December

This month was now the 12th month but the name meaning ten in Latin, decem, was kept.

This month has 31 days.

The days of the week were similarly named

Monday

This day is named after the Moon.

Tuesday

This day is named after Tia, who is the Teutonic God of War.

Wednesday

This day is named after Woden. He is the God of War, poetry and wisdom.

Thursday

This day is named after the God Thor; he is the bringer of good luck.

Friday

This day is named after Frigg, the Goddess of love and healing.

Saturday

This day is named after the Roman God Saturn.

Sunday

This day is named after the sun.

Best Online Calendar 2017

These days calendars come in all sorts of shapes, colours, sizes and designs

The way we live today makes it necessary for us to consult them all the time.

It had become an essential purchase rather than a luxury item at the beginning of each year.

But now you can use one free on your computer.

All Images are copyright of L.M.Reid

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      I love these free calenders too. You can add your own photos or text and have it daily or monthly

      Margaret thakss for the comment and share

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      always wanted to make a calendar, thanks for the great resource, sharing it!

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      anis 5 years ago

      hi 2012

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Thank you everyone for reading and taking the time to comment.

      lee you are correct May has 31 days. Thanks for pointing the error out to me, I have fixed it in the article!

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      lee 5 years ago

      eeeerrrrmmm...may has 30 days in a month?

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      Luxmih Eve-Lyn Forbes 6 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

      Fascinating... A well rounded informative Hub.

      I think that I learned all this at school,(oh so long ago), but obviously did not retain it. Thanks for the calendrr downloads. Will give it a try. Voted up and useful. Thanks.

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      violalanders 6 years ago

      I like the story. Nice hub.

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      James 6 years ago

      A great site for free calendars is PrintableCalendar.org

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Nice Information you have here. i will download mine later. Thanks

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      Kim Harris 6 years ago

      Really informative, and I like how you organized the info. I'll have to come back to get my free calendar! Thanks.

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      mon012 6 years ago from NYK

      so cool, May is great pic

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      Scribenet 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Hub and I will do the calender with a photo I love! So cool! Thanks for this!

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      susannah42 6 years ago from Florida

      Really good hub. I never knew or thought of any of this.

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      ariasnote 6 years ago

      Great hub...I didn't know any of this. The history of the calendar, months and days and how they got their names. Thanks!

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      Trinsick 6 years ago from Cali

      Oh I needed this for 2011 time to get organized!

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      Patrick Kamau 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks Viking for a very informative hub about calendars and providing the download link.

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      Jaypyramid 6 years ago

      Wow Viking that's a brilliant hub. All that information about calendars, really informative. And as for the downloads, I never knew they existed! That will be so useful, thanks