February – It’s a month of love and transitions

Kevin Orsinger |
  1. The name for January comes from the Latin word “Februum”, which means purification.  February was named after a purification ritual which was like an early Roman spring-cleaning festival.
  2. In Welsh, February is sometimes known as “y mis bach,” which means “little month.”
  3. The length of February was finalized when Julius Caesar remade the Roman calendar and assigned the month 28 and 29 days.  In 713 B.C., February was officially added to the Roman Calendar.
  4. February 1964 the Beatles made their first American television appearance on the “Ed Sullivan show.”  Over 73 million Americans watched.
  5. February has two zodiac signs:  Aquarius which is until February 19th and Pisces, which is for the rest of the month.
  6. January’s birth flower is the Primrose, and the Birthstone is an Amethyst
  7. February is one of the most misspelled words in the English Language.
  8. List of some common and uncommon holidays celebrated in January.
    1. February – Black History Month
    2. February 2 – Ground Hog Day
    3. February 6 – National Pay a Compliment Day
    4. February 9 – National Pizza Day
    5. February 14 – Valentine’s Day
    6. February 20 – President’s Day
    7. February 23 – National Margarita Day