February's Best of FIRE Finance - 2014

VioletMar 06, 2014: In Latin, "Februm" means purification. February was named after Februm because of the purification ritual Februa held on February 15th in the old Roman calendar. Some historical names for February are Solmonath (mud month) and Kale-monath (named for cabbage) as well as Charlemagne's designation Hornung.

In Finnish, it is called "Helmikuu", meaning "Month of the Pearl." During this time when snow melts on tree branches, it forms droplets which freeze again and appear like pearls of ice and hence the Finnish name :). The flowers of this month are violet and primrose. In the spirit of purification along with due respect to Saint Valentine, let's do a "Retro-February" ...

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