Books: - Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Jaber Al-Shuraida - a researcher in astronomy and meteorology in the Levantine heritage.
The month of “February” is the second month in the calendar (GREGORRIAN CALENDER), known in the Arab Levant as (February), and in the Arab Gulf, Yemen, and the Nile Valley (FEBRAURY) and the Maghreb, it is called (FEVRIER)
The term (February) was taken from the “Aramaic - Syriac” Levantine calendar. The word “February” in Syriac means striking and flogging, and the reason for the name is the severity of cold and winds at this time of the year.
The number of days in February - February is (28) days or (29) days in a leap year, as the number of its days was originally (30) days, when the Emperor "Julius Caesar" decided to take a day from the month of February and add it to the seventh month which he called In his name, "July" - July, whose number of days was originally (30) days, to become 31 days, and the number of days in February decreased from (30) days to (29) days. After the death of the Emperor Julius Caesar, the Emperor Octavius Augustus came and decided to call the month in which he was born (the eighth month AD) called “August.” In the footsteps of his predecessor, he ordered that a day be taken from the month of February (the poor one) and added to the month of August. The number of days of which was originally (30) days to become 31 days, and the number of days in February decreased from (29) days to (28) days. These two decisions were at the expense of the poor month of February, whose number of days decreased from 30 days to 29 days and then to 28 days ....
. Among its climatic features is that the end of "Al-Murabania" and the beginning of "Khamasinia" on the first of February, which is the month of weather fluctuations par excellence, and February is the month of cats and it is also the month of grape cultivation.
Perhaps the most famous oral folk proverbs circulating in the Arab East about the month of February:
1- (February will not fall, nor will the ducks smell in summer) is a sign that there are warm, sunny days there.
2- (February what a bond) is a metaphor for the sudden climatic and weather fluctuations that occur in it and that is one of the instability of the atmosphere.
3- The notoriety for the murabiyah and the verb of February.
4-February, the tiles are the words of the bond.
5-February that a howl makes the Shepherd writhing.
6-February, the old man with simplicity.
7- The February cold prevents locusts and dandies.
8- February Cloud and not the awakening of Canon.
9- Shams of February to learn about the tiles.
10- The February sun pervades the head like a blender.
11- The February sun for my accents, the March sun for my daughters, and the April sun to Walchipati.
12- In February, the akuba becomes the length of the mhbat.
From excerpts from my book in print (Astronomy and Climate in the Collective Legacy of the Levant)
Photo by Khirbet Deir al-Asal in the western countryside of the Koura District - Irbid, Jordan
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