Months of the year are masculine

Months of the year in Spanish are always masculine.

  • enero (January)
  • febrero (February)
  • marzo (March)
  • abril (April)
  • mayo (May)
  • junio (June)
  • julio (July)
  • agosto (August)
  • septiembre (September)
  • octubre (October)
  • noviembre (November)
  • diciembre (December)

Read and listen to these examples:

El mes de febrero es corto.
February is a short month.

Enero es lluvioso.
January is rainy.

Agosto es caluroso en Sevilla.
August is hot in Seville.

Julio es siempre divertido porque voy a la playa.
July is always fun because I go to the beach.

Noviembre y diciembre son fríos.
November and December are cold.

Therefore, even though months are not normally used with the article el/un, any adjectives that relate to months must agree in gender with them, always in the masculine from.

This would be incorrect:

Julio es calurosa.
Note also that in Spanish months, just like days of the week,  are not capitalised unless they are at the beginning of a sentence. 

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Julio es siempre divertido porque voy a la playa.
July is always fun because I go to the beach.


Agosto es caluroso en Sevilla.
August is hot in Seville.


Enero es lluvioso.
January is rainy.


El mes de febrero es corto.
February is a short month.


Noviembre y diciembre son fríos.
November and December are cold.


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