The first month of the year in Ukrainian is called "January". This name comes from the word "slaughter". Earlier in January in Ukraine began to clear the field of snags and trees to plant them in the spring. January in the Ukrainian language had other names - snegovik, jelly, lutovy etc.
February in Ukrainian is called "February". This name stuck until the end of the XIX century. It speaks for itself - a month, which has a fierce character. For Feb typical frosts and blizzards. Earlier February in Ukraine was called Samobor or low water - as it is the month that separates winter from spring.
Ukrainian name March - March. It is also entrenched in the language only in the nineteenth century. In March Ukraine was harvesting birch ashes, which were used in glass production. Other common names Mar - protalnik, sokovic.
April in Ukrainian- April. "Quotati" means "to bloom". At this time are beginning to bloom, the first flowers. The name "April" is entrenched in the language in the XVI century. This month was called vadali, lukavice, krasnici.
May in Ukrainian- "Traven". The name of the month comes from the word "grass", it was included in the Ukrainian language in the XX century.
June in Ukraine called "Cherven". According to one version, the name of the first month of the summer comes from the word "cervesi" and due to the fact that at this time there the insect cochineal (mealybug), which was previously made pigments. According to another version, the name of the month comes from the word "Czerwony" - red, beautiful. At this time begin to blush berries.
July in Ukrainian is called "July". The name "Inverness" is a very ancient and comes from the word "Lipari" - lime blossom honey. This month I had peak harvesting honey. The people of Inverness are sometimes called the "BLECH" (the time when bleached tissue).
The last summer month in the Ukrainian calendar is called "August". August had it's time of harvest of crops.
September in Ukrainian- "Veresen". The name comes from Polesie, where in September the Heather blooms.
October in the Ukrainian calendar is marked as "Zhovten". The name of the month comes from the word "yellow". At this time, the leaves on the trees turns yellow and starts to fall. Hence another name of October "Listopadik".
In November, the trees shed all the leaves. In Ukrainian this month called "the fall".
December in Ukrainian- "Gruden". The name of the month comes from the word "Gruda". The so-called frozen clods of dirt on the roads.