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Fun for Friday: The Etymology of February

Calendar page for FebruaryDid you know that originally, February didn’t even exist as a month? And that the Roman god Februus is named after a Roman festival from which the month takes its name, not the other way around?

If you’re interested in word origins, check out this article about the origins of the name of the second month of the year. You can also learn about what the month was called before it was called February–trust me, as much as I hate spelling February, the other options were worse!


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