February was named after the Latin word “Februum” meaning purification. It was so named after the purification ritual “Februa” dedicated to deity Juno, held on February 15th in the old Roman calendar.

From 27th February to 27th March marks the sixth (6th) month following the Biblical civil calendar and the twelfth (12th) and final of the Biblical sacred calendar. February is the second (2nd) month according to the Gregorian calendar. February is the shortest month of the year with 28 and a quarter days. In “ordinary years”, it approximates to 28 ¼ days. After every 4 years, the quarter days add up to one full day creating a 29th day in each leap year.

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