Old Serbian names could still be seen in the national calendars of the Kingdom of Serbia for 1903, 1906 and 1911.
It has been 100 years since Serbia completely threw out the old Serbian names for months, along with the Julian calendar, that most of our people in the meantime would completely forget.
You may have heard of “prosinac” or “travanj”, but not “kolozeg” or “derikoz”, even though the names are of common age-old origin.
However, this is not ancient history, and so, in the national calendars of the Kingdom of Serbia for 1903, 1906 and 1911, one could still see the old Serbian names in addition to the new Latin ones.
At the beginning of the 19th century, old Slavic names similar to those used by Croats were still in use in Serbia. This is evidenced by the entries in the “Serbian Dictionary” made by the famous Vuk Karadzic, who, at the beginning of the 19th century, introduced these names as “old Serbian names for months”.
List of old Serbian names for months of the year:
Lažitrava – April
Cvetanj – May
Trešnjar – June
Žetvar – July
Gumnik – August
Grozdober – September
Šumopad – October
Studen – November
Koledar – December