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Calendar with leap year date - 2008

February is the second month of the year, according to the Gregorian Calendar. The month has 28 days, but in a leap year one day is added, making 29 days. The word "February" is derived from februum, a thing used for ritual purification in ancient days.

In the northern hemisphere February is a month of winter. In the southern hemisphere February is a month of summer.

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