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

February is named after the Latin term februum, which means purification.

January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. I think the Romans had the right idea about winter!

Having only 28 days in common years, it is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon.

Things to Celebrate on February 1st

National Freedom Day

Langston Hughes

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence, 1920

Robinson Crusoe Day

First meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1790