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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. The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four (except for years that are divisible by 100 and not by 400 in the Gregorian calendar). In common years the month has 28 days. Leap year birthdays are usually celebrated on the 28th in a non-leap year. Some believe that February originally had 29 days (30 in a leap year), but that idea was invented by Sacrobosco during the Middle Ages. See Month lengths. January 2007 is the first month of that year. ... February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Look up February in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A year (from Old English gēr) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... The Julian calendar was a reform of the Roman calendar which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and came into force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... For the calendar of religious holidays and periods, see liturgical year. ... A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing an extra day or month in order to keep the calendar year in sync with an astronomical or seasonal year. ... Johannes de Sacrobosco or Sacro Bosco (John of Holywood, c. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The Julian calendar was a reform of the Roman calendar which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and came into force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ...


February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 700 BCE. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BCE), when it became the second month. At certain intervals Roman priests truncated February to 23 or 24 days and inserted a 27-day intercalary month, Intercalaris, after February to realign the year with the seasons. See from Roman to Julian. Thereafter, it remained the second month of the calendar year, meaning the order that months are displayed (January, February, March, …, December) within a year-at-a-glance calendar. Even during the Middle Ages, when the numbered Anno Domini year began on March 25 or December 25, February continued to be the second month whenever all twelve months were displayed in order. The Roman calendar changed its form several times in the time between the foundation of Rome and the fall of the Roman Empire. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... rome hotel According to legend, Numa Pompilius was the second of the Kings of Rome, succeeding Romulus. ... Decemviri (sing. ... Mercedonius was a month in the ancient Roman calendar. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... The Julian calendar was a reform of the Roman calendar which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC and came into force in 45 BC (709 ab urbe condita). ... AD redirects here. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


February begins, astronomically speaking, with the sun in the constellation of Capricornus and ends with the sun in the constellation of Aquarius. Astrologically speaking, February begins with the sun in the sign of Aquarius and ends in the sign of Pisces. Capricornus ( or , Unicode: ♑), a name meaning Horned Goat or That which has horns like a goats in Latin, is one of the constellations of the zodiac. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Aquarius, and is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. ... Spirit of Aquarius Aquarius is an astrological sign, which originated from the constellation Aquarius, and is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. ... Symbol of Pisces Pisces is an astrological sign, which is not associated with the constellation Pisces. ...

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Historical names for February include the Anglo-Saxon terms Solmoneth (mud month) and Kale-monath (named for cabbage) as well as Charlemagne's designation Hornung. In Finnish, the month is called helmikuu, meaning "month of the pearl"; when snow melts on tree branches, it forms droplets, and as these freeze again, they are like pearls of ice. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1141x1899, 438 KB) Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Février the Musée Condé, Chantilly. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1141x1899, 438 KB) Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, Février the Musée Condé, Chantilly. ... An illuminated page from the Très Riches Heures showing the day for exchanging gifts from the month of January The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (or simply the Très Riches Heures) is probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century, le roi des... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Charlemagne (left) and Pippin the Hunchback. ...


Many people pronounce "February" with a round 'u' instead of an open 'u' vowel, which forces the first 'r' to be eclipsed, viz. 'FEB-yoo-air-ee' (IPA:/ˈfɛbjuˌɛri/) instead of 'FEB-roo-air-ee' (IPA:/ˈfɛbruˌɛri/). That is, it elides into first half of the trailing diphthong. Otherwise, the flanking mid vowel ('e') and back vowel ('u'), combined with the final -ry syllable (front vowel 'ee') make the 'br' difficult for Anglophones to pronounce in the first place. The problem does not usually arise for Scotiaphones, however. The Scottish names for the month are "Feberwary" and "Februar," the latter usually pronounced with a long "ay" vowel in the first syllable. IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... This article is about the Anglic language of Scotland. ...


Walter Cronkite regularly noted, in a facetious manner, the alternate pronunciation on his first February broadcast of the CBS Evening News, year after year. Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ...

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Events in February

Full month

Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in African American history. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... // A school counselor is a counselor and educator who works in schools, and are often referred to as guidance counselors or educational counselors. In professional literature, the term school counselor is preferred. ...

Non-specific days

In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a dog show that takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City every year. ... Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Darwin Day is the anniversary of the birthday of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809. ... Mangueira samba school parades in Rio de Janeiro The Brazilian Carnival (Portuguese: ) is an annual festival in Brazil held 40 days before Easter and marks the beginning of Lent. ... It has been suggested that Cuaresma be merged into this article or section. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... For other uses, see Mardi Gras (disambiguation). ... is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Western Christian calendar, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Specific days

Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie of the same name, see Groundhog Day (film) Groundhog Day or Groundhogs Day is a traditional holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. ... Candlemas (Russian: Sretenie, Spanish: Candelaria) is a Christian feast commemorating the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-12-10, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up Sami, sami in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... HMS Audacious, a British super-dreadnought launched in 1912 A dreadnought was a battleship of the early 20th century, of a type modelled after the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought of 1906. ... is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... St. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A patriotic display in Toronto, ON, marks Flag Day. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il) (born February 16, 1942) is the leader of North Korea. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... His/Her Imperial and Royal Majesty was the style used by King-Emperors and their consorts who reigned simultaneously as King of Hungary, King of Bohemia and Emperor of Austria and also by the Shah of Iran or Persia. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... There is a disputed proposal that this article should be merged with Language Martyrs Day 21st February has been proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by the UNESCO in 2000. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Presidents Day is the common name for the United States federal holiday officially designated as Washingtons Birthday. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...

Trivia

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... A common year is a year that is common calendar year. ... For the 1921 film starring Fatty Arbuckle, see Leap Year (film). ... February 30 occurs in some calendars, unlike the Gregorian calendar, where February contains only 28 or 29 days. ... Northern hemisphere highlighted in yellow. ... For other uses, see August (disambiguation). ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ... A birthstone is a gemstone or other semi-precious stone which is associated with a month of the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see Amethyst (disambiguation). ... Species List of Viola species Violets (Viola) are a genus of flowering plants in the family Violaceae, with around 400-500 species throughout the world, mainly in the temperate Northern Hemisphere but also in Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes in South America. ... Binomial name Huds. ...

See also

February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Condensed list of historical anniversaries. ...

External links

  • The Straight Dope: How come February has only 28 days?
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February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
March 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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