February is the second month of the year in both the Gregorian and Julian calendar. February is the only month of the year with 28 days and 29 days, in leap years, which is occurs every four years.
The word February comes from the name of the Roman month Februarius, and was named after the Latin term februum, which means "purification".
The pronunciation of February is object of debate. February was originally pronounced by saying the first "r", thereby pronouncing February as FEB-roo-air-ee. However, the "r" is often dropped because of the difficulty of pronouncing to "r"s that are so close to each other. So people often pronounce February as FEB-yoo-air-ee, as if the word were spelled as "Febuary". Nowadays, both pronunciations are considered as correct and both occur in American and British English.