Anglo-Saxon call February Solmonath (mud month) and Kale-monath (cabbage month)
February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
It is the shortest month and the only month with fewer than 30 days. In common years the month has 28 days in leap years it has 29 days.
Was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification. The Romans held their celebration of purification during february.
The birth flower for this month is the Viola and the Primrose(Primula vulgaris)(pic left).
February's birthstone is the amethyst.
It is International Mother Language Month.
In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the seasonal equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere.
February is Black History Month in the U.S.A. and Canada a remembrance of important people and events in African American history.National Bird-Feeding Month.
In the UK it is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) History Month is a month-long annual observance of history