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February Fun Facts and Trivia


February’s birthstone is the the Amethyst. It is also the Zodiac stone for the constellation of Pisces. Amethyst is associated with spirituality, wisdom, sobriety, and security.

What is February’s Zodiac Sign?

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Pisces: February 19 – March 20

How Many Days in February?

The month has 29 days in leap years, when the year number is divisible by four. In common years the month has 28 days.

What is February’s Flower?

Its birth flower is the Viola (plant) and the Primrose.

What Holidays Are in February?

Groundhog Day: February 2, United States and Canada
Valentines Day: February 14
Flag Day of Canada: February 15
Presidents Day (United States, third Monday)

February is National What Month?

Parent Leadership Month
Imbolc: February 2
Independence of Sri Lanka: February 4
1917 Constitution of Mexico: February 5
Waitangi Day in New Zealand: February 6
Slovenian Cultural Holiday: February 8
National Foundation Day in Japan: February 11
Abraham Lincoln’s birthday: February 12, United States
International Mother Language Day: February 21
Independence Day in Saint Lucia: February 22
George Washington’s birthday: February 22, United States
Flag Day of Mexico: February 24
Eyes of winter: February 24
People Power Revolution (Philippines) February 25
Liberation Day (Kuwait) February 26
Dominican Republic Independence: February 27
Leap Day: February 29
Black History Month (Canada and United States)
National Day of the Sun (in Argentina)
National Wear Red Day (in the US and the UK)
National Bird-Feeding Month

What Are Some Quotes About February?

“February is a suitable month for dying. Everything around is dead, the trees black and frozen so that the appearance of green shoots two months hence seems preposterous, the ground hard and cold, the snow dirty, the winter hateful, hanging on too long.” – Anna Quindlen, One True Thing

“Late February, and the air’s so balmy snowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it’s strawberry season— shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will be penciled on the coffeeshop menus.” – Gail Mazur, The Idea of Florida During a Winter Thaw

“February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.” – Dr. J. R. Stockton

How Do You Say February In:

Spanish: de febrero
Italian: Febbraio
French: Février
German: Februar
Polish: Lutego
Latin: February

Famous People Were Born in February?

Aaron Burr
American statesman

Jennifer Aniston
Think Friends and Brad Pitt

Abraham Lincoln
16th President of the USA

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Alfred Adler
Austrian psychologist 1870-1937

Alice Cooper
American singer

John Grisham
Author

Ansel Adams
Photographer, 1902 – 84

John Steinbeck
American author

John Travolta

Babe Ruth
American baseball player

Ashton Kutcher

Kurt Cobain
American lead singer of Nirvana, 1967 – 1994

Bob Marley
Famous musician, 1945+

Matt Groening
Cartoonist and creator of The Simpsons

Charles Dickens
Very famous English author, 1812 – 1870

Michael Dell
Founder and CEO of Dell Computers, 1965+

Michael Jordan
Basketball player

Chris Farley
Actor

Paris Hilton

Ronald Reagan
Ex-American President

Galileo Galilei
Scientist who was punished for his claims that the earth revolves

George Washington
Famous American politician

Steve Jobs
Founder of Apple Computers

Hank Aaron
1934+ Baseball player

James Dean
Actor

Yoko Ono
Wife of John Lennon