Historical month

February is a historical month. February is the shortest month of the year with a fluctuation in days. Usually, the month has 28 days, but in a leap year, it has 29 days. The second month of the year is an important period that observes many national and international days. February is the second month of the Julian and Gregorian calendar. This year, we have an extra day!!

The Anglo-Saxons called February Sol-monath, meaning “cake month.” Though they offered cake to the gods in February, we suggest having cake with some friends. And of course, there is a cake holiday to celebrate in February, too!

There is a 1 in 1,461 chance of a leap day birthday. My friend, Leslie, is one of those special people celebrating her birthday on February 29th!!

February is derived from the Latin februo meaning purity or to cleanse.

The big news in February is that pitchers and catchers report kicking off spring training for a new baseball season.

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States, and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom.


Go out and enjoy all that February has to offer!!