February is the second month of the year and the shortest with 28 days. An extra day ‘Leap Day’ is added every fourth year. The name comes from the Latin Februa which was associated with a Feast of Purification. The birthstone for February is Amethyst and the birth flowers are Violet, Iris or Primrose. Some holidays celebrated during this month are: Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, Leap Year (once every four years.) Retailers hold sales and have special offers for each of these holidays.
February being the second month of the year, is when we finally remember to write the correct year on checks and other
With the coldest month of January now behind us, in the northern hemisphere, in February, we begin to feel hints of spring
as the temperature warms slightly from the frigid cold of January.
February is also the most romantic month of the year with Valentine's Day falling on the 14th of the month.
In addition, Ground Hog Day and President's Day also fall in February.
If you are born on February 29, you will only get to celebrate a real birthday every 4 years and are considered a Leap Baby!
Most children is the U.S. get a one week winter break beginning in the 3rd week of February on President's Day.
Flower and Jewelery stores have their biggest sales volume of the year in the weeks leading up to February 14, Valentine's Day in the U.S.
However, it is usually better to make your purchases at least one week prior, with the week of February 1-7 being ideal for price and selection.