February fluctuates between having 28 and 29 days per year. The 29th day only occurs every 4 years during leap years, and the next leap year will be 2024.
The length of February was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 days and 29 days. In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman calendar.
If you were born in February, your birthstone is an amethyst and your birth-flower is a violet or primrose.
In the Northern Hemisphere, February is the third month of winter. Meanwhile in the Southern Hemisphere, February is the last month of summer.
The name of February comes from the Latin word “februum” which means purification.
February was named after a purification ritual which was like an early Roman spring cleaning festival.
In Welsh, February is sometimes known as “y mis bach” which means “little month.”
The Saxons called February “Sol-monath” which means “cake month” because they would offer cakes to the gods during February.
Of all the words you can misspell, February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.
February is the only month where it’s possible to go the entire time without having a full moon.
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