How many days in February

There are

28 days

in February (common year) and 29 days in a leap year

  • February starting date (mm/dd) is 02/01 – February 1
  • February end date (mm/dd) is 02/28 – February 28 (Leap years: 02/29 – February 29)
  • (mm = month, dd = day)

There are 28 days in February (Leap years: 29 days)

February is 4 weeks long (Leap years: 4 weeks and 1 day).

When is the first day of February and how many months, weeks and days until February?

POST: February Countdown – How Many Days Until February 1?

How many days in each month

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December 

Interesting things about February

Here are some interesting facts about February:

Where does the name February come from?  

February (in Latin, Februarius, or Mensis Februarius) was named after the Roman festival of purification, Februa.

Did you know: February wasn’t always the second month of the year

The first month of the year in the first Roman Calendar was March, and the second was April.

Julius Caesar changed the calendar and added January and February, making the beginning of the year January and February the second month of the year.

The modern-day calendar is called the Gregorian calendar and is based on the Julian calendar.

Which months have the same number of days as February

No other month has the same number of days (28 or 29 days) as February.

How many days in a month?

Each month has 30 and 31 days, except for February, which has 28 or 29 days (29 during leap years).

The common calendar year is 365 days

The leap year is 366 days.

Months with 28 (or 29) days

February is the only month that has 28 days (common year). During the leap year (every four years), February has 29 days.

Leap day is the 29th of February.

Leap day was added to match the astronomical year.

Related post: Leap Year List – When Is the Next Leap Year?

Months with 30 days

Months that have 30 days are April, June, September, and November.

Months with 31 days

All the rest seven months have 31 days each month.

Months that have 31 days are January, March, May, July, August, October, and December.

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