That depends on what kinds of dates you mean. The word 'date' refers to three things, which are listed below. The date of the year, date the fruit and date the important events.
- Years/months/weeks/days - Date is a term used for meaning what day of the year it is. So for example, 7/8/11 is the date of the seventh of August 2011. There are 7 days in a week and 28 to 31 days in the month, but this varies from month to month. There are 365 days in one Earth year. This is the time that it takes the Earth to do one full rotation around the sun, and why we have the seasons. There are 12 months in a year, 10 years in a decade and 100 years in a century.
- A date is also a dried fruit. A date is a dried fruit of the date palm. Dates are very good for you. They look like giant raisins. There are thousands of varieties of date. They vary in color, size and taste.
- Date can also refer to a romantic date, for example a young couple in love might go on a date to the cinema.
- Famous dates in the calendar include Christmas, the 25th of December, Easter, usually around April or March, but this varies from year to year, Bonfire Night, the 5th of November, and Halloween which is on the 31st of October. Different countries have various other important dates which are important to them.