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AS A SIDE NOTE .....

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As we begin the month of February, thought it’d be fun to share some well known and random facts of the 2nd month of the year: (I leave it up to the reader to discern which are well known).

  • February is the shortest month of the year, with 28 days and every 4th year, 29 days.

  • Groundhog Day is February 2nd (will we get to ski 6 more weeks?  Pray for a cloudy day!)

  • Valentine’s Day, February 14th, which celebrates love and affection.

  • February is name after the Latin term “februum” which means purification.

  • Birthstones are amethyst and bloodstone, birth flower is the violet.

  • February is Black History Month in the United States.

  • February is National Cherry Month.

  • February is the birth month of famous figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin and George Washington.

  • February is the only month that can pass without a full moon.

  • In the Northern Hemisphere, February is usually the coldest month of the year.

  • February 15th is the National Flag of Canada Day in Canada.

  • February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

  • The largest snowflake on record fell in Montana in February of 1887 and measured 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

  • The winter Olympics are held in February every four years, with the first Winter Olympics held in February 1924 in Chamonix, France. 

  • February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month.

  • February is the only month with exactly four weeks.

  • February is National Grapefruit month.   

  
 

There will be a quiz at the February general meeting on February 14th (ha-ha! just kidding!)  For more information on these and other fun facts, go to amazingfactshome.com.

Kathy Rubino

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