February – The Shortest Month of the Year. Did you know February was named after the Roman God Febbrus?
In ancient Roman religion, Febbrus, whose name means “purifier”, was the god of purification. He was also worshiped under the same name by the Etruscan’s as the god of purification, and also the underworld. *Fun Fact: Amethyst, the birthstone of February was worn in Ancient Greece and Rome and to help with sobriety. Amethyst can dissolve anger, rage and sadness and help clear the Crown Chakra, thus purifying the mind, which matches with Febbrus and his traits.
This year, 2020 February has 29 days, it’s a Leap Year., whic comes about every four years. We need leap years to keep our modern-day Gregorian Calendar in alignment with Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. The Gregorian calendar was established in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, and it’s been in use ever since.
It takes Earth approximately 365.242189 days, or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, to circle once around the Sun. This is called Tropical Year. Astronomers measure this from the March Equinox which will fall on March 19, 2020.
February is African American History, which began in 1926, created by Carter G. Woodson. originally celebrated in the second week of February to coincide with the birth of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The week became a full month in in 1976, when it was fully recognized by President Gerald Ford.
If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated. The American Indian left no continuous record. He did not appreciate the value of tradition; and where is he today? The Hebrew keenly appreciated the value of tradition, as is attested by the Bible itself. In spite of worldwide persecution, therefore, he is a great factor in our civilization.Carter G. Woodson