Facts About February

February is a short month because of the Roman King Numa Pompilius wanted to fully sync a new calendar with the lunar year. Why does it become 29 days every four years? Numa added a leap month at a certain interval, by adding a 29th day to February, the calendar year was synchronized with the astronomical year.

Let’s not forget about Leap Year, which is another oddity for the month and the next one will be in 2024. U.S. Census Bureau data reveals that only about 0.07% or 205,000 people in the U.S. have a February 29 birthday. The probability of February 29 birthdays is 1 in 1,461.

When February has a full moon it is often known as a Snow Moon and will happen on February 5, 2023

February 14 is Valentine’s Day. About 144 million worth of greeting cards are purchased in the U.S.

Violets and primroses are the flowers of February

Violets signify watchfulness, loyalty, and faithfulness. Give a violet to someone to let them know you’ll always be there for them!

The other February birth flower is the primrose, which lets someone know you can’t live without them.

February 2: Groundhog Day. This North American tradition suggests that a groundhog seeing its shadow on February 2 indicates that winter will be six weeks longer; otherwise, spring will arrive soon.

February 12:  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Lincoln served for four years as the 16th president of the United States. He was born in 1809 in a small cabin 3 miles south of Hodgenville, Kentucky.

Every 3rd Monday of February: Presidents’ Day.

Whole Month of February: Black Month History

Super bowl Sunday on the first Sunday of February.

The western zodiac signs in February are Aquarius which is until February 19th, and Pisces, which is until February 20th.

The birthstone of February is the amethyst, thought to symbolize royalty with it’s purple hue, this quartz stone does have many other colors and can be sourced in many areas of the world.

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