Weather of Arabia - The month of "February - February" is considered the second month in the calendar (the Gregorian-Roman solar It is known in the Arab East as (February), and in the Arabian Gulf, Yemen and the Nile Valley (February ) and the Maghreb is called (February).
The term (February) was taken from the Levantine “Aramaic-Syriac” calendar, and it means in the Arabic language beating and flogging, and the reason for the name is the severity of cold and wind at this time of the year.
The number of days in the month of February is (28) days or (29) days in a leap year, as the number of its days was originally (30) days, when Emperor Julius Caesar decided to take a day from the month of February and add it to the seventh Gregorian month, which he named. In his name is July, whose number of days was originally (30) days, to become 31 days, and to reduce the number of days in February from (30) days to (29) days.
After the death of Emperor Julius Caesar, Emperor Octavius \u200b\u200bAugust decided to call the month he was born in (the eighth month AD) the name of August, and in the footsteps of his predecessor, he ordered that a day be taken from the month of February, and added to the month of August. Its number of days was originally (30) days, so it became 31 days. Thus, the number of days in February decreased from (29) days to (28) days.
One of its climatic features is the end of the square and the beginning of the Khamasiniyyah on the first of February, which is the month of weather fluctuations par excellence, and February is the month of grape cultivation.
Perhaps the most famous oral proverbs circulating in the Arab East about the month of February:
- (February will not catch the smell of summer in it) is a metaphor for the presence of sunny and warm days in it.
- (February that is not tied) is a metaphor for the sudden climatic fluctuations that occur in it.
Excerpts from my book in press (Astronomy and Climate in the Oral Collective Heritage in the Arab East)
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