February Fun Facts

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February Fun Facts

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Montana Paxton, Staff Writer

February may be just another month, but have you ever really thought about the special events that happened in February? Or maybe the facts about it? Let me entertain you by writing about the fun facts of February! February is named February after the Roman festival Februa. Februa is a festival of purification where people were ritually washed.

Not only is Valentine’s Day an important holiday in February, but Groundhog Day is one too. There are all sorts of holidays in February besides Valentine’s Day. February 15 marks Chinese New Year. February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with George Washington’s being on the 22. President’s Day also features in February on the 18. February is Black History Month and is National Bird Feeding Month. Adding to that, it is also Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month! Strange, right?

However, I’m sure you don’t really know the history of Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, which is on the 14, is thought of to celebrate St. Valentine. Some people say that he was a priest who performed marriages for secret lovers when Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage. After he found out about St.Valentine’s actions, he sentenced Valentine to death. Although, other stories say St.Valentine was killed trying to help Christians escape Roman prisons. When Valentine was imprisoned, he fell in love with a young girl. It is said that before his death he wrote her a letter signed from him.

There are a lot of historical events in February, including the Salem Witch Trials, which started in 1692. George Washington was appointed President of the Constitutional Convention on February in 1782. In February, the Boy Scouts Of America were incorporated in 1910. In 1968 the nation’s first 911 system went into effect and the Battle at the Alamo began in 1836.

Now here is a variety of fun facts of February. February is one of the most commonly misspelt words. Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, is the only Shakespeare play that mentions February. February is also the only month that can pass with no full moon. The birthstone for February is an amethyst while the birth flower is a violet or an iris. Lastly, frogs are the official mascots for leap year.

I hope you had fun learning about February and its interesting facts. Have a nice February and an early Happy Valentine’s Day.

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