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Interesting facts - February

Thursday, January 31, 2013

. February is the second month of the year in the
Julian and Gregorian calendars.

. Was named after the Latin term februum, which
means purification. The Romans held their celebration
of purification ceremony in February.

. The birth for this month is Viola and the Primrose
(Primula Vulgaris).

. February's birthstone is the amethyst.

. It is International Mother Language Month.

. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the seasonal equivalent
August in the Northern Hemisphere.

. In Shakespeare's time about 400 years ago, the second
month of the year was called 'Feverell'. In Issac Newton's
time one hundred years later it had become 'Februeer'. The
modern name, February, is only about a hundred years old.

. Shrove Tuesday marks forty days before Easter. The forty
days are supposed to be a time of quietness and fasting.
Shrove Tuesday (sometimes called Mischief Day) was the
last day before Lent, so it was the last day for fun and food
for a long time.

. The flower of the month is the iris which is Greek for rainbow.
The iris represents faithfulness, wisdom and hope.

. An alternate flower for February is the violet. It represents
faithfulness, modesty and virtue.

. Anglo-Saxon call February Solmonath (mud month) and
Kale-monath (cabbage month).

Have a great February my dear friends.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FITANDFIFTY2 2/14/2013 1:28AM

    Very interesting! emoticon

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LIVING-BETTER 2/2/2013 8:23AM

it was interesting to read it
take care!

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FRAN0426 2/1/2013 5:47PM

    Anna, thanks for sharing this interesting blog; you have a wonderful Febuary too.

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WACFIT 2/1/2013 12:32PM

    Happy February!

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GINA180847 2/1/2013 9:03AM

    I really hope it becomes great beach weather.

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KANOE10 2/1/2013 8:49AM

    Interesting facts. Have a great February.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/1/2013 5:13AM

    thans for the interesting info I love to learn hugs

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TAWANDA_IS_BACK 2/1/2013 2:39AM

    Really interesting facts about the upcoming month! Thanks for sharing :)

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LEIAWINS 2/1/2013 1:34AM

    I can see why it was called mud-month... at least in the northern hemisphere I can see that.. in the southern hemisphere though it's just glorious beach weather :o)))

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WENDYJM4 2/1/2013 1:22AM

    very interesting Anna emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 1/31/2013 10:54PM

    Great information Anna . Most interesting . Thank you emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/31/2013 10:19PM

    Love those facts!! Very interesting way to start a new month.

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NORASPAT 1/31/2013 10:10PM

    Very interesting facts for sure. My Mother was born Feb 28. One son on the 15th. DIL and GD Feb 6 and 7, so that is the busy short month for us. Thanks ANNA. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 1/31/2013 10:07PM

    Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing....

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TDEMAIO2 1/31/2013 9:34PM

    Very interesting :) Thank you :D

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