On February 2015

February is named after Latin term februum, meaning purification

February, along with January, were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar

February is the month limited to 28 days during common years, yet 29 during leap years – but all months have a 28th day

February starts on the same day of the week as March and November in common years, and on the same day of the week as August in leap years

February ends on the same day of the week as October every year and on the same day of the week as January in common years only

During leap years, February is the only month that ends on the same weekday it begins

February, the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of August in the Southern Hemisphere

February is the only month than can pass without a single full moon – but not this year.
Full Moon 3rd 6:09 pm (Eastern US); New Moon 18th 6:47 pm (Eastern US)

February symbols

  • Birth flowers: Violet and the common primrose
  • Birthstone: Amethyst symbolizing piety, humility, spiritual wisdom, and sincerity
  • Zodiac Signs: Aquarius (until February 19) and Pisces (after February 20)

February is a month for national celebrations in Dominican Republic, Estonia, Kuwait, Serbia, and Sri Lanka

Movies with February in the title include Summer in February (2013) and The Curse of February 29th (2006); plus documentaries Black February (2012) and February One (2009)

February is for promoting African-American History, pulling your sofa off the wall, returning carts to the supermarket, dog training education, a healthy heart, jobs in golf, feeding birds, indoor air care, therapeutic recreation, mending a broken heart, time management, responsible pet owners, wise health care, and youth leadership

February is for celebrating the Cricket World Cup, women inventors, library lovers, parental leadership, weddings, my birthday, spunky old broads, and Black History

February is for increase awareness in AMD/low vision, hoof care, prenatal infection protection, Marfan Syndrome, marijuana, children’s dental health, pet dental health, spay & neutering, and teen dating violence

February is for appreciating expecting success, barley, grapefruits, Florida strawberries, cherries, sweet potatoes, hot breakfasts, canned food, snacks, pies, and potatoes

February is for embracing blah-busting, adopting a rescued rabbit, my birthday, baking for a family, beating the heat (in the southern hemisphere), loving buses, condoms, laugh friendly, and relationship wellness

Are any days in February special to you? Which songs do you enjoy?

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79 thoughts on “On February 2015

  1. You are right Frank, Feb is usually our hottest month, but this year we think January might have beaten it, hands down! February 6th is also our national holiday known as Waitangi Day.
    Also your birthday month – I caught that! Have a good one!

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  2. 1st. Happy birth month (do we get the official day?); 2nd, that is my favourite George Winston disc (and I have a slew of ’em!); 3rd: Goo Goo Dolls, Lou Reed, Josh Groban & Julie London! I thought I had eclectic tastes! Kudos to you Mr. Frank! I knew I liked you (even when you are snitching on me…)

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    • Snitch … I mean Dale,
      Ah ha … glad we are on the same wavelength when it comes to music. Oh yes … I’m all over the map! … and when in the car (with XM radio) I commonly listen to stations with music I don’t now. … and yes, I have a day, but don’t publicize it in advance … but odds are I’ll post on it on the day … and sometimes so cryptic, some miss it.

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  3. Happy Birthday month, Frank. Our grandson Max was born on February 15th. He’s the only February birthday in the family. I only had time to watch and listen to the George Winston video. The piano music was great, and the one image which sticks in my mind, was that poor little cold and miserable squirrel. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  4. Hi Frank – Never knew this much about my birthday month as well! I’ve always loved George Winston, too, and enjoyed that video. You’re just a treasure trove of fun facts here – happy birthday in advance 🙂

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  5. So are you an Aquarius or a Pisces Mr Frank? I would officially like to swap my flowers and birth stone for those of February please. Earl would like it officially known that he is taking up a protest banner for “neutering and spaying” and would like his vote (registered 20 times) firmly in the “AGAINST!” camp. Lots of things to do and life to lead in February. Stevie-boy and I are returning to school and are off to tax our middle aged brains with “Interactive Digital Media” studies. I think it involves creating apps for mobile phones. The only app I have ever used on our mobile is the G.P.S. this could be interesting…

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      • Ah, so you and Stevie-boy have something in common eh? Aquarians are most interesting creatures. They tend to be bound to be “different” and march to the beat of a different drum. It took me quite a few years to learn that the very best of Stevie-boy had nothing to do with me trying to change him into what “I” wanted him to be. We leo’s like to “mould and shape”…Aquarians hate being moulded and shaped. Life lesson, learned 🙂

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  6. February looks a very busy month. Older brother’s birthday is this month, too.
    And return shopping cart week? (That’s really oddly funny, but you won’t understand why until tomorrow’s post )
    Always “appreciating expecting success” around here – even when it’s not February!
    Enjoy the weekend and start of a wild wild month!

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  7. Ah February the month of teasing, warm temps then plunging cold and we all look forward to Spring. Oh and did I forget – Happy Birthday to you, Frank! We’ll be celebrating your special day all month long with “sweet potato’s!”

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  8. Used to be, the Stupor Bowl was in January. No more. Now Stupor is February’s child, for better or for worse.

    February is for Groundhog Day, which would be virtually meaningless except that it is the title of what I consider the funniest movie ever.

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  9. Happy Birthday Month, Frank! I like Valentines day because I love love, cinnamon hearts, roses and chocolates. Many years ago, on Valentines Day, I quit smoking cigarettes. Gotta love that! I really do love love, and I love the Julie London song! Thank you!

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  10. George Winstons video has stunning images and the music is grand. I love violets. Maybe, I was born in Febraury. Enjoyed all of the February information. I feel I am prepared for whatever comes up about February. 😊
    Happy Birthday Wishes to you !!! 🎉 🎂 🍦 💝

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    • Isadora,
      I’m with you about George Winston. Just love his music! Many thanks for the birthday wish. I can say that if all goes as planned, I will post about my day on that day. 🙂 … the question is will I be obvious or subtle. 😉

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