February is usually referred to as Valentine’s Day, flowers, and extremely cold depending on the location! Explore more fun facts about February!!
Strangely enough, even though this is just another month, there’s plenty of historical significance to this month of love and romance!
Learn more about the historical events in February and how they came to become the shortest month in the year.
Facts About February!
- February is a month with a range of between 29 and 28 days each year. The 29th day occurs only every four years during leap years.
- February was set after Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and gave the month 29 days and 28 days. Seven13 B.C. February was included in the Roman calendar.
- In February, if you’re born, the birthstone you were born with is amethyst, and your flower is an amethyst.
- The zodiac sign of the western hemisphere for February is Aquarius that runs until February 19. Pisces and Pisces, which runs from February 19 to February 20.
- As time passed, the length of February was constantly changing. At the time, it was only 23 days.
- For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, February is the third month of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the final month of summer. February is the same as August in both the North and South Hemispheres.
- The name February derives directly from the Latin phrase “februum” which means purification.
- February is named after a purification ritual, which was akin to an earlier Roman spring cleaning celebration.
- In Welsh, February can be called “y mis bach,” which refers to “little month.”
- January and February were the two months not included in the Roman numeral calendar.
- The Saxons used to call February “Sol-monath,” which means “cake month,” as they would give cakes to gods during February.
- Of the many words that you could spell incorrectly, February ranks as among the most misspelled terms within the English language. In a press release, the White House has misprinted the word “February” before!
- February is the one month you can travel for the whole month without an over-full moon.
- The month of February has been Black History Month for over 40 years.
- The chances that you’ll be born on February 29 are 1 in 1,461. People born on a holiday are referred to as “leaper” or “leapling.”
- February, March, and November all begin with the same date of the week unless it’s the year of leaps.
- In February 1964, The Beatles had their first American TV appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” More than 7 million Americans tuned in!
- Several U.S. states entered the Union in February. This includes Massachusetts, Oregon, Arizona, and Mississippi being admitted to the Union again.
- Unfortunately, on February 1, 2003, it was reported that the Space Shuttle “Columbia” broke into pieces during flight, which resulted in the death of the seven members of the crew. The cause of the accident is believed to be the result of the damage that occurred during liftoff. The accident occurred just 16 minutes before the shuttle was due to take off.
- On February 2 the year 1848, U.S. and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended their war. It was a deal in which the U.S. paid Mexico $15 million in exchange for California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas.
Hope you enjoyed these lovely facts about February! Now you know that February isn’t just concerned with Valentine’s Day.
The month of February is also about cleansing. It’s also a month for preparing for spring, which promises long hours in the Northern northern hemisphere.
The month of February is the only one of the year that has just 28 calendar days (except leap years, of course).
The month is the sole one you can pass without the full moon. Also, check out 10+ Unknown Facts About June 11!