1 February 2009


February was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 in the old Roman calendar. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar, since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BC), when it became the second month.

1 comment:

Madalena said...

Some say that time flies.... I do agree. Kiss