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Months With 31 Days: 7 Tricks to Remember

Months With 31 Days: 7 Tricks to Remember

How many months do we have in a year? What are their names? I agree it’s not difficult to remember the names of the months in a year. But at some point, I’m sure you’ve struggled to remember the names of the months with 31 days. Here are some tips and tricks to have these months on the tip of your tongue.

Which Months Have 31 Days?

Which Months Have 31 Days

Out of the 12 months in a year, only seven months have 31 days in them. They are as follows:

• January
• March
• May
• July
• August
• October
• December

The rest of the months have 30 days in them, except February that generally has 28 days and 29 days during the leap year.

7 Tricks To Remember Months With 31 Days

Trick To Remember

Let’s take a look at some easy tricks that can help you remember the names of the months with 31 days.

#1. Knuckle Tap

This is probably one of the most common methods used by everyone to remember the number of days in a month. Here’s what you do.

First, ball one of your hands into a fist. The raised knuckles represent the months with 31 days and the depression between every two knuckles represents months with 30 days. You can either start from the left or right.

So, the first raised knuckle stands for January, the following depression stands for February, the next raised knuckle stands for March, and so on. Once you reach the last knuckle with July, return to the first knuckle and begin the process again with August.

#2. Make Up a Story

One of the best tricks to remember anything is to associate a story with it. You can apply the same technique to remember the names of months that have 31 days. All you have to do is pick each month’s name and weave it into a story.

#3. Poem

This is a common verse that’s used to remember the months with 31 days.

Thirty days has September,
April, June, and November,
All the rest have thirty-one,
But February’s twenty-eight,
The leap year, which comes once in four,
Gives February one day more.

One of the best ways to remember this poem is by picking one word from every line and making up your own story or association with it. For example, you can associate September with Autumn, April with Sun, June with greenery, and so on.

#4. Record a Song

Repetition is one of the best ways to memorize poetry. Hence, either find a recording of the song online and play it to yourself or record yourself reciting the poem and play the recording back to yourself.

#5. Teach the Month Order to Someone

When you have difficulty remembering something, the best way to memorize it is to teach it to someone. So, teach the order to someone and notice how easily you can remember the names then!

#6. Try an Acronym Method

The acronym method involves picking the first letter of each month’s name and making up a word or a sentence with it. For example, the first letters of January, March, May, July, August are J, M, M, J, and A. So you could make a sentence like “Jack And Jill Made Money.” The sequence of letters doesn’t matter here as it’s the first letters we need to remember.

#7. Mnemonic Method

This method involves associating the information with images, ideas, or words. For instance, you can picture January with snow, March with lakes, and so on.

A Few Parting Words

So those are some of the tips and tricks to remember the names of the months with 31 days. Which one do you think you’re more likely to use? The knuckle method is a favorite tried-and-tested one!

About Author

Priscilla Dreher

Known for her travel blogs, Priscilla Dreher started out as sociologist in her career only to combine her love for writing with her penchant for philanthropy in the later years. A widely traveled author, Dreher has championed many human rights causes and continues to advocate for socio-political inclusivity in all her writing.