Among the 12 months in a year, each month has either 30 or 31 days, with February being an exception. The second month of the year usually takes 28 days, and 29 in every leap year. Here is the complete list of months with the total number of days:

  1. January: 31 days
  2. February: 28 days and 29 in every leap year
  3. March: 31 days
  4. April: 30 days
  5. May: 31 days
  6. June: 30 days
  7. July: 31 days
  8. August: 31 days
  9. September: 30 days
  10. October: 31 days
  11. November: 30 days
  12. December: 31 days

3 Witty Ways To Remember Days Of A Month

It can be confusing for some people to remember how many days there are in a month. Of course, there is the calendar, but we might not always have it handy. That's why the human brain has come up with some super cool tricks to help you remember how many days there are in a month.

Let's take a trip down memory lane and remember those fun mnemonics we used as kids to remember the number of days in each month

1. Thirty Days Hath September

The poem that we were all taught as kids was " Thirty Days Hath September". It is perhaps one of the most popular ways to remember the number of days in each calendar month. All you have to do is memorize the poem, and it goes something like this:

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Except February, twenty-eight days clear,
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

 2. The Knuckle Technique

If remembering the poem sounds too much, there is the knuckle technique. It is also another very popular technique that helps people figure out how many months have 31 days and how many have 30.

In this method, you have to fist your hands and start counting January from the first knuckle, then February in the groove (which is the little space between two knuckles).

A picture describing knuckle technique

So, the months that land on knuckles have 31 days, and the ones that land on the grooves have 30 days (28-29 February). Both fists can be used for this method, or repeated using one fist. However, the thumb knuckle is ignored. We start counting the months from our index finger knuckles. 

3. Use These Acronyms

Another way to remember how many days there are in each month is by using these super fun acronyms. 

For the months that have 31 days, we can use JMMJAOD which stands for Jennie  Must Make Juice After Organizing Dishes. 

For the ones that have less than 31 days, we can use FAJSN which goes Fennels Are Junior Sam's Novel.

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