Historical Facts & Events In February
february : Historical Events
February hasn’t always been a part of the calendar. In fact it was added much later, almost as an afterthought, and was considered as the last month of the year. The name of this month comes from ‘februare’ a word in Latin that means “to make pure”.February also gives more meaning to the festival dedicated to Lupercus, the God of Fertility, celebrated at the same time.
The occasion too upholds the same concept of making life pure.February was named Sprout-Kale in Old English because cabbage would start appearing around the same time. Later the name was changed to Solmonath.