09 Feb 2018
- February is named after the purification ritual Februa, which was a sort of early Roman spring cleaning festival.
- In Old English, February was called Solmonath (Mud month) or Kale-monath (Kale or cabbage month).
- February frequently occurs in lists of the most commonly misspelt words in the English language.
- February is the only month that can pass with no full moon.
- The birthstone for February is amethyst. The birth flower is the violet or iris.