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February

Interesting Facts
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.