February Fun Facts

February is the shortest month of the year and boasts many attributes:

  • Flower associated with February: Violet
Violet - February Flower

Violet – February Flower

  • February is the second month of the Gregorian and Julian calendars
  • The word February originates from februum, meaning purification
  • Christians celebrate Candlemass day, a festival of lights
  • There are 28 days in February and 29 in each Leap Year

 

 

  • Birthstone associated with February: Amethyst
Amethyst

Amethyst

  • Best known day: 14th February – Valentine’s Day
  • Season: Winter
  • Astrological Signs:

Aquarius (until 18th February)                         Pisces (from 19th February)

 

 

 

Famous people born in February:

  • 3rd February 1909 – Simone Weil – Philosopher
  • 9th February 1773 – William Henry Harrison – U.S President
  • 9th February 1944 – Alice Walker – Successful Writer

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