Saturday Scenes

Wed 4 March 2009

28 February 2009

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 20:45

Fun Facts about February:

February, along with January, was introduced onto the Roman calendar by Numa Pompilous when the calendar was extended from ten months to twelve. The word February comes from the word ‘februa’ – which means cleansing or purification, and reflects the rituals undertaken before Spring.

The Anglo Saxons called February ‘Sol-monath’ (cake-month), because cakes were offered to the gods during that month. February was also known to the Saxons as ‘sprout-kale’ from the sprouting of cabbage or kale.

Having only 28 days in non-leap years, February was known in Welsh as ‘y mis bach’ – the little month.

In Shakespeare’s time about 400 years ago, the second month of the year was called ‘Feverell’. In Isaac Newton’s time one hundred years later it had become ‘Februeer’. The modern name, February, is only about a hundred years old.

And on the last day of February, our valiant participants posted these Saturday Scenes to Twitter:

Did you know: People who submit Saturday Scenes are some of the most interesting people to follow on Twitter? It’s true!

Take a moment out of your day to look at the streams to go with the photographs:

Make sure to take a photograph on Saturday and tweet the url to SatScenes so that you can take part in the next edition of Saturday Scenes!

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