!JANUARY January is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It has 31 days. It is the month of Janus to whom the month was sacred as the beginning of the year. The year begins with January 1, just after midnight when we bid farewell to the December 31. The Roman god Janus gave this month its name who was always represented with two faces - one gazes at the past and another looked towards future.