Derived from the Latin word, the Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means “purification”, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar.
February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 in leap years, with the 29th day being called the leap day. February is the third and last month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the third and last month of meteorological summer.
Here are February quotes.
Goodbye January Hello February
“Why does February feel like one big Tuesday?” Todd Stocker
“February is short and very sweet.” Charmaine J Forde
“February is the border between winter and spring.” Terri Guillemets
“Though, February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” Charmaine J. Forde
“In February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.” Patience Strong
February, the month of love? No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.” Dinesh Kumar Biran
“February always seem to give more joy than other months. Maybe because it’s the month of love.” Unknown
“The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.”
William C. Bryant
“February, a form pale-vestured, wildly fair. One of the North Wind’s daughters with icicles in her hair.” Edgar Fawcett
“Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest.” Lorraine Snelling
“There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer.” Gertrude Jekyll
“If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.”
“While it is February one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.” Patience Strong
“Late February days; and now, at last, Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past. So fair the sky was and so soft the air.” William Morris
“The bitter winds in February were sometimes called the First East Winds, but the longing for spring somehow made them seem more piercing.” Eiji Yoshikawa
“If you meet 29th February, think of something unique for it is the only day that defines a year as a leap year. It is the only day that makes February truly unique.” Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
“Even winter, the hardest season, the most implacable, dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself.” Clive Barker
“February, bending from Heaven. In azure mirth, it kissed the forehead of the Earth and smiled upon the silent sea, and bade the frozen streams be free, and waked to music all their fountains, and breathed upon the frozen mountains.” Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Today is the first of February, snowy, brilliant, but dripping with the sound of spring wherever the sun lies warm, and calling with the heart of spring yonder where the crows are assembling. There is spring in the talk of the chickadees outside my window, and in the cheerful bluster of a red squirrel in the hickory.” Dallas Lore Sharp