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February is, according to the Gregorian calendar, the second month of the year. For common years, the month has 28 days, and in leap years, the month has 29 days. The twenty-ninth day is called the leap day. It is the only month to have fewer than 30 days.
February is known to be the shortest month of the year. The month has been named after the Latin word ‘Februum’ or from the even more ancient word ‘Februa,’ which was a festival of washing and purification. It also alludes to the Roman God, Februus.
February is the month that enjoys the last of the winter season. This month is also known for enjoying festivals celebrated with a lot of gusto, rituals, and gaiety.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting.