First time out for the February plate
February was the Roman Februaruis and comes from the Latin verb februare meaning to purify because the Roman festival of purification took place on the 15th.
February 1st .......... Imbolc (pronounced imulk) - The ancient Celtic feast day held to celebrate a stirring of life after winter and fertility at the beginning of the lambing season. The word Imbolc may derive from old Irish meaning 'in the belly'. The celebration was presided over by the Goddess of youth and fertility -Bride who became Bridget.
February can bring any sort of weather and has many weather sayings attached. It is often cold around the third week
When gnats dance in February, the husbandman becomes a beggar
A February spring is not worth a pin
Fogs in February mean frosts in May