February – #FunFactFriday

Ah, February. The month of romance and love! And what’s the 28 days all about? February has a lot of interesting fun facts that you may not know. Check them out in our latest #FunFactFriday post!

  • February has 29 days every four years instead of 28 to catch up with the Earth’s orbit, called “leap year.”
  • S. Census Bureau data reveals that only about 0.07%, or 205,000 people in the U.S. have a Feb. 29 birthday, and the probability of having a Feb. 29 birthday is 1 in 1,461.
  • February is the only month of the year where it’s possible to miss having a full moon completely.
  • Of all the words you can misspell, February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. Even the White House has misspelled the word “February” before in a press release!
  • Because of Valentine’s Day, you would think the flower of the month is a rose. Well, you’d be wrong! It’s actually the violet and the primrose.
  • The month of February celebrates Black History Month, President’s Day, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year.
  • The birthstone of February is the amethyst, thought to symbolize royalty with its purple hue.
  • February has celebrated the birth of many inventions and pieces of writing and art. Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” was copyrighted, the first New York subway line opened, and the first perforated U.S. postage stamps were delivered to the government.
  • Notable holidays in February are National Golden Retriever Day (Feb. 3), World Nutella Day (Feb. 5), National Make a Friend Day (Feb. 11), Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12), and George Washington’s birthday (Feb. 22).

February is a special month for many reasons. And if you’re one of the few with a Feb. 29 birthday, we’d love to know!

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at Feb 3, 2023

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