February is the second month of the Julian Calendar and Gregorian Calendar, and it is the shortest month to have 28 days in common years and 29 days in the leap years (366 days). The word “February” is named after the Latin Word “Februum.” Numa Pompilius in 700BCE added the February Month to the calendar along with the January meet the requirement of the standard lunar year of 355 days. It becomes the second month of the year around 450 BCE, even though it was the last month of the year in the old Roman Calendar. In the Roman Calendar, the month of February was shortened to either 23 or 24 days at certain times, in which the 27 day intercalary month was added after February to realign the year with the seasons. At the reform of Julian calendar, the intercalary month was removed and the leap years were added for every year. Thus February gained 29th dat in the leap years.
During the regular years, the first day of the February month starts on the same day as March and November. During leap years, the first day of the February month begins on the same day as August. Violet is the birth flower for February and Amethyst is the birthstone for February. The amethyst symbolises the sincerity, piety, humility, and spiritual wisdom. Every day in February is attached with some special celebrations, holidays, festivals, and special observations. The important holidays, national days and international days observed on every day of the February 2019 are listed above. Keep on visiting us to know the Important Days in February.