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The Daily Pledge February 2019

Discussion created by rollercoaster831 Champion on Feb 1, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2019 by wlh

Considering February is the shortest month of the year, it sure does have a lot of holidays!

Chinese New Year

National Freedom Day

Groundhog Day

Valentine’s Day

President’s Day

Mardi Gras

My birthday

My son’s birthday

Ash Wednesday

Black History Month

American Heart Month

Chocolate Lover’s Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Dental Month

Some fun facts about February:

  1. February is named after the purification ritual Februa, which was a sort of early Roman spring cleaning festival. 
  2. In Old English, February was called Solmonath (Mud month) or Kale-monath (Kale or cabbage month). 
  3. February frequently occurs in lists of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language.
  4. The Americans have trouble with the word February too – last year, a press release from the White House consistently spelt it as Feburary. 
  5. Much Ado About Nothing is the only Shakespeare play that mentions February. 
  6. Before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform of 45BC, February was the only month with an even number of days. All the rest had 29 or 31. 
  7. February is the only month that can pass with no full moon. The last time this occurred was in 2018 and prior to that was 1999. 
  8. In the USA, the largest American sporting event is held in February, the Super Bowl.
  9. The birthstone for February is amethyst. The birth flower is the violet or iris. 
  10. The ancient Greeks believed that amethyst protected the wearer from drunkenness.

 

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