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How many Months are There in a Year?

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Understanding Total Months of the Year

Throughout the year we survive on days and months. So, understanding the total months and how many days are there in a year is necessary. The different days, weeks, and months comprise a year, which makes up our calendar system.

Here are the months of the year list that one can have a look at below:

  • January

  • February

  • March

  • April

  • May

  • June

  • July

  • August

  • September

  • October

  • November

  • December

Total Months of The Year

Total Months of The Year

These total months of the year contain different numbers of days in different months and the numbers of the days vary according to the different months listed above.

Exception in Months of the Year

There are 365 or 366 days in a year depending on if the year is a normal one or a leap year. The number of days generally accounts for just 30 or 31 days but there is one exception in the year.

February is considered to be an exception among the 12 months of the year. The month of February contains 28 or 29 days depending on the type of year which is going on - a normal one or a leap year. Hence, unlike every other month containing 30 or 31 days, February is considered an exception to the year.

How to Remember the Days of the Month?

Now that you know how many days are there in a year, you need to remember how many days are there in the different months of the year. Every month contains a different number of days, hence remembering them accurately can be troubling. However, one can surely notice how the days are common in alternate months.

For example, both January and March contain 31 days while April and June contain 30 days each. Given below is the list of months containing both 30 and 31 days each.



There are several tricks to remember which months contain 30 or 31 days. One of the easiest and most convenient methods is to use the knuckles of our fists to know which months have 31 days.

People can know that the months which are present on the knuckle contain 31 days while the months which come between the knuckles have 30 days in the year. But one should remember to start with January on the first knuckle and should move forward respectively or else the result might vary.

Understanding Leap Year

There are a total of 365 days in a year but there are 366 days once every four years. The year containing 366 days is called a leap year. The leap year has one extra day which is added to the month of February, making the month have 29 days.

Some of the leap years in the past few years were: 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, etc. There is a method through which one can find the year which might be considered as a leap year after the year 2000. One knows there are 52 weeks in a year with one extra day remaining.

According to the Calendar

  • 7 days constitute 1 week whereas 52 weeks make up 1 year.

  • 12 months compile to make 1 year while 365 days also combine to make a year and 366 days combine to make a leap year.


Some of the important points in this article ‘how many months make a year’, for one to remember regarding the days and months of the year are

  • The years which belong from the 1900s to 1999 are regarded as the twentieth century.

  • The years which belong to 2000 to 2099 are regarded as the twenty-first century.

  • Every 1000 years makes one millennium.

FAQs on How many Months are There in a Year?

1. How many months contain just 28 or 29 days? Which month is the exception?

Just the month of February contains 28 or 29 days depending on if the year is a normal one or is a leap year. The other months include 30 or 31 days which come throughout the year. All these months together comprise 365 days or 366 days (in case of a leap year).

2. Segregate which months have 30 days and which have 31 days. 

We have 12 months in a year. The following months have 31 days - January, March, May, July, August, October, and December. While the months which have 30 days are April, June, September, and November. 

The only month which has 28 or 29 days is February.