katharsis (skibomb613) wrote in linguaphiles,
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30 Days hath September...?

As I was trying to remember recently whether January had 30 or 31 days, I thought to myself - do other languages have a saying or some mnemonic device to remember the idiosyncracies of the Gregorian calendar? What about for other, non-Gregorian calendars?

Just curious.
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