Month February

Luper CaliaFrom A History of the Months and the Meanings of their Names
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February – Februa’s Month

Middle English: Februarius
Latin: Februarius (of Februa)
Latin: Februarius mensis (month of Februa)
Latin: dies februatus (day of purification)

Februarius had 28 days, until about 450 BC when it had 23 or 24 days on some of every second year. The Julian calender counts 28 days, and 29 days on every fourth year.

Februa is the Roman festival of (ritual) purification, held on February the 15th.

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