Friday, February 1, 2013

Fact of the Day: Month of Purity

The month of February is named after the Latin term februum which means purity or purification. In Roman times they celebrated Februalia, which was ritual purification festival held on February 15th. 

15 comments:

Pilar Domínguez said...

It´s so beautful this flower!!I love it!!Very interesting, Adam.Kisses:)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I still have trouble spelling February.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Next month - spring!

Em-Musing said...

Do you know how the Romans purified during the ceremony?

MEcoy said...

well i thought it was a month of love haha

DEZMOND said...

and cats' love especially :) They mate here in February usually...

Christine said...

Interesting fact to celebrate February today!

Mitha Komala said...

pretty flower! lovely shot! <3

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de engineur said...

I wonder if Feb 14 has anything to do with the purification festival held on Feb 15?

Unknown said...

i like February because it's short, and sprig comes quicker (^__^)

Pat Hatt said...

Be nice if it purified away this snow

joy said...

Wow! I thought it is a love month:) good to know now:)

Unknown said...

did not know, is a very interesting information!

Golden Eagle said...

Interesting! I had no idea what February was named for before.

Jane said...

Can't believe it's February already! Come on spring :)