Februarymonth of the year with 28 days in most years. In leap years February has 29 days. In Sweden in 1732 the month had 30 days. This was to make the calendar match the rest of the world. In 1930 and 1931 February had 30 days in the Soviet Union . The government changed all the months to be 30 days long.
January and February were the last two months to be added to the calendar. This is because in the original Roman calendar, Winter did not have months. February was named for the Roman god Februus.
Events in February
This is a list of annual events or festivals.
- February 1 is Imbolc.
- February 2 is Candlemas and Groundhog Day.
- February 14 is Valentine's Day
- In February the Sun passes through zodiac constellations Capricornus and Aquarius.
- In most years February begins on the same day of the week as March and November.
- In leap years February begins on the same day of the week as August.
- The signs of the zodiac within the month of February are Aquarius and Pisces.