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February quotes, sayings, poems, and fun facts

Updated on July 12, 2013

February Fun Facts and Trivia

  • The Supreme Court of the U.S. met for the first time on February 1, 1790.
  • Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.
  • Super Bowl XLIV will be held February 6th at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • On February 14, 1859 Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union.
  • February is the most misspelled of all the months.
  • The U. S. acquired the Florida territory from Spain on February 22, 1819.
  • On February 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed.
  • Sir Frances Drake became the first known Englishman to sail the Pacific. He sailed on February 11. 1578.
  • On February 10, 1962, Astronaut John Glen Jr. becoame the first American to orbit the earth.
  • The violet is the February's flower. Although there are some that say the primrose is February's flower.
  • The Boy Scouts of America incorporated in February in 1910.
  • Amethyst is the birthstone for the month of February.
  • Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth on February 6, 1952.
  • The astrological signs for February are: Aquarius, January 20 - February 18 and Pisces, February 19 - March 20. Or if you are following the new astrological line-up: Capricorn, January 19 - February 15 and Aquarius February 16 - March 11.
  • The U. S. Senate ratified the peace treaty ending the Spanish-American War, February 6, 1899.
  • Groundhog Day, celebrated on February 2, came about because of a German superstition. They thought if a hibernating animal cast a shadow on February 2nd that winter would last for another six weeks. If there was no shadow, spring would come early.

February Quotes and Sayings

  • Late February, and the air's so balmy sonowdrops and crocuses might be fooled into early blooming. Then the inevitable blizzard will come, blighting our harbingers of spring, and the numbed yards will go back undercover. In Florida, it's strawberry season - shortcake, waffles, berries and cream will be penciled on the coffeshop menus. - Gail Mazu
  • Keep your faith in beautiful things, in the sunshine when it is hidden, in the spring whenit is gone. - Roy R. Gibson
  • The flowers of late winter and early spring occipy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. - Gertrude S. Wister
  • February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. - Dr. J. R. Stockton
  • February makes a bridge, and March breaks it. - George Herbert
  • Gravestone wearing a rosary Christmas! Colour purple dream burning, February's sea. - Sadayo Takizawa
  • February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer. - Shirley Jackson

28 Word Poem for February

Freezing

cold winds,

biting chills, and

white snow fluffed hills

Valentine's Day, oh how gay!

president's day is coming our way.

February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.

 

Eric Lies

Afternoon in February

The day is ending,

The night is descending;

The marsh is frozen,

The river dead.

Through clouds like ashes

The red sun flashes

On village windows

That glimmer red.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

February

 

February knows his fortune well,
Even in the bitterness of dawn
Breaking in the coldest hour of hell,
Revealing but the worst that must be borne.
Underneath the ice the passions sleep
Ablaze with all the beauty of their burning,
Rendering a richness that will keep
Yet warm within the cavern of his yearning.

© Nicholas Gordon

Groundhog Day

 

Old Groundhog stretched in his leafy bed.
He turned over slowly and then he said,
"I wonder if spring is on the way,
I'll go and check the weather today.
If I see my shadow between eleven and noon,
I then will know that I'm out too soon.
I'll crawl back in bed for six weeks more,
Pull up the warm covers and snore and snore.
But if no shadow gives me a scare,
I know that spring is in the air,
I'll wake my friends and wish them cheer,
With glorious news that spring is here."

-Unknown

February Monthly Observations

  • American Health Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • Bird Feeding Month
  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
  • Bake For Family Fun Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • International Friend Month
  • Potato Lovers Month
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • American History Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • Cat Health Month
  • Sinus Pain Awareness Month
  • Responsible Pet Owners Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • International Expect Success Month
  • Chocolate Lovers Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Weddings Month

Violets - February's flower
Violets - February's flower

February Weekly Observations

 1st Week

  • Burn Awareness Week
  • Children's Authors and Illustrators Week
  • Woman's Heart Week
  • National Patient Recognition Week
  • School Counselors Week
  • Consumer Protection Week
  • International Networking Week

2nd Week

  • Jello Week
  • Freelance Writer's Appreciation Week
  • National Green Week
  • Celebration of Love Week
  • Sexual Responsibility Week
  • Congenital Heart Defect Week
  • Flirting Week

3rd Week

  • Love Your Pet Week
  • International Friendship Week
  • PTA Take Your Family to School Week
  • Engineer's Week
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week

4th Week

  • Peace Corps Week
  • Eating Disorders Week
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week
  • Pancake Week
  • National Enterpreneurship Week

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      Wow! What a busy month . . . and with fewer days. Not surprised February is the most mispelled month.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi KK Gals, Loved the Feb poems; and all the juicy info. Happy February! :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      So far the worst of the winter storms have missed us, I hope we make it through February.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      it is just that are in February that messes people up. I love the February poems and all the trivia information.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Denise. For such a short month it sure has a lot going on.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dahoglund, down here in Fl we haven't seen those winter storms. We've only gotten a little chilly. Thanks for reading.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Pamela, I liked the February poems also. I think for such a small month it seems to have a lot to offer.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Sally, you're absolutely right, February is a busy month what with all of the weekly and monthly observations you have something to celebrate every day of the month.

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      amybradley77 6 years ago

      This month has so much to offer, I may just begin to like it some more now. Thank you! A.B.

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      amybradley, afterall, February brings us Valentine's Day and you can't beat that.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      two thumbs waaay up!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks, Rebecca. For a short month it certainly is busy.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I really enjoy reading this hub. I learn much from you. Maybe I never heard some of these information. Thanks for writing this. Take care!

      Prasetio

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Prasetio. I love looking up little tid bits of information and putting them together. I'm glad you like it.

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      soneblom 6 years ago from South Africa

      Well done! Thanks for all the info you really put it together very well :-)

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      soneblomj, thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hi,

      My birthday is 13th February so I found this hub really fascinating and the poetry beautiful. Many thanks for this great hub!

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Seeker7, there is a lot in February to be thankful for.

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      bettie 4 years ago

      Ι̥τ̲̅s A̶̲̥̅ special month Fø̲̣̣я special pple

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      bettie, many special people are connected to February. Thanks for reading.

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      Richard from Canada 4 years ago

      February is indeed the most misspelled month. And "misspell" (two "s") is one of the most misspelled words. :-)

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Richard from Canada, It's true, February is indeed one of the most difficult month for students to learn to spell right. Thanks for pointing out the word mispell. It is also one of those words that you often see spelt incorrectly.

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      mehboob ali 3 years ago

      Hey''

      my birthday is 5th february.

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