About February

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The name 'February' comes from the Latin word 'februum' which means purification. February was named after a purification ritual which was like an early Roman spring cleaning festival. January and February were the last months added to the Roman numeral calendar. The Saxons called February "Solmonath' which means 'cake month ' because they would offer cakes to the gods during February. On February , 1848, U.S. and Mexico signed the Treaty of GuadalupeHidalgo which ended their war. The U.S. paid Mexico $15 million in exchange for California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Texas. As this month is about purification, it is a month to prepare for Spring, bringing the promise of longer, sunnier days. Cheers to Spring!

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