Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Calendars 2017


Did you know, the roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term "februum, which means purification?

Did you know, the birth flower of February is the Violet, the birthstone is Amethyst and the Zodiac sings are Aquarius and Pisces?

Did you know, February was one the the last two month to be added to the Roman calendar? January was the other month.

Did you know, that because February has only 28 days in common years, it is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon?   The last one happened in 1999 and will again happen in 2018.

Did you know, Leap Days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with Earth's revolutions around the Sun?  It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun,  If we did not add a day on February 29, nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year.

Did you know, February 6th is Ice Cream for breakfast day, February 9th is National Pizza day (in the United States)?  Of course, we all know February 14th is St. Valentine's Day.

Did you know, you can all this information on Wikipedia?  Well, you can.

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