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Capitalization — Days, Months and Seasons


RULE 1— Capitalize the names of months and days.

RULE 2— Capitalize the names of seasons when referring to a specific season, but not when referring to the season in general.

RULE 3— Capitalize points of the compass when referring to specific sections, but not when referring to directions.

EX.— October; Monday; Labor Day; Washington's Birthday; Ash Wednesday; the Feast of Thanksgiving; Pentecost; Valentine's Day; April Fools' Day.

EX.— spring; summer; autumn; winter.

EX.— We started south on the first Tuesday in January.
EX.— In the South the winter is warmer.
EX.— Our worst season was the Summer of 1986.

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