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Fun Fact Lowdown Vol. 6

I have always loved February for some reason.  I'm not quite sure why. I never really experienced a good Valentine's Day,  and I hate winter.. so it's just not the best time of year. But February always has this nice vibe to me. My husband and I ended up choosing the last day in February to get Married.  This year we are celebrating our 6 year anniversary which is exciting.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get a post in about it when it gets closer to the end of the month.
I have been slacking on my Fun Facts Lowdown posts lately so I'm making it up with some interesting fun facts about ther wonderful month of February and why we should enjoy every day of it! 

February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement. 

Originally, February was made the last month of the calendar year!  Eventually (c. 450 BC), February was moved to its place as the second month

February is packed with holidays! 
  • February 2 is Groundhog Day
  • February 15 is Chinese New Year
  • February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
  • February 14 is always Valentine’s Day
  • February 15 is Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday. 
  • The 15th is also the National Flag of Canada Day!
  • February 18 is Presidents Day.
  • The 22nd is George Washington's Birthday.

February is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month.

February Folklore:

Married in February’s sleety weather,
Life you’ll tread in tune together.
If February give much snow,
A fine summer it doth foreshow.
Fogs in February mean frosts in May.
If Candlemas Day [February 2] be mild and gay
Go saddle your horses, and buy them hay
But if Candlemas Day be stormy and black,
It carries the winter away on its back.
It is better to see a troop of wolves than a fine February.

I hope you all are having a wonderful February so far.  I'm just looking forward to Spring to get here.  There has been way too much snow and sickness going around where I'm at and I just need some sunshine and outdoors to make me feel better. 


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