10 February Fun Facts

1. February is among the most commonly misspelled words in English.

2. Birthstone: amethyst

3. Flower: violet

4. As the shortest month, it’s the only one that can pass without having a full moon.

5. February starts on the same day of the week as March and November on common years, when there are only 28 days, and as August on leap years, when there are 29 days.

6. Much Ado about Nothing is the only Shakespeare play that mentions February

7. February is Black History Month, National Chocolate Lovers Month, and National Bird-Feeding Month among others.

8. There’s a leap year every year that is divisible by 4, except for years that are divisible by 100, but not 400.

9. According to leap year tradition, a marriage proposal made by a woman can’t be rejected on February 29th.

10. This year is not a leap year, but 2020 will be.