A year is how long it takes the Earth to circle the Sun.

Earth orbits Sun

One year is ...

Cake 7 Years ... from one Birthday to the next Birthday ... Cake 8 Years
xmas ... or from one Christmas to the next ... xmas 2

... or from ... well, you get the idea!


months A year:
  • is 365 days long (or 366 days during a Leap Year)
  • is 12 months long.
  • is about 52 weeks long
  • is also divided into Seasons

Each Month in the year has a special name, as show on the left


The first day of the year is 1st January, and the last day is 31st December.

Try the 12 Month Calendar to see every day of the year.