|Photoplay, February 1921|
In Finland February is called Helmikku, which means "month of pearls", referring to the snow droplets on branches that freeze into something resembling pearls.
It's birth flower is the Violet and common Primrose. The birthstone is the Amethyst, a gem thought to protect one from becoming drunk, and the Zodiac signs are Aquarius, the water carrier Ganymede, and Pisces, the fish.
February is best known for Valentine's Day, a holiday to celebrate love and lovers, which came from a celebration of the Saint Valentinus. Legend states that while imprisoned he healed the daughter of the jailer, and left her a note signed "Your Valentine".
February in Other Languages: Février (French), Febrero (Spanish), Febbraio (Italian), Helmikku (Finnish)
Flowers: Primrose, Violet, Primula (Primula vulgaris is the scientific name for the common Primrose), Viola (The Violet genus).
Gems: Amethyst, Amethystos (the Greek word for it, and also a woman from mythology)
Zodiac: Aquarius, Ganymede, Pisces, Aysu (moon water), Arethusa (possibly "the waterer"; a nymph), Dalit ("to draw water"), Damla ("water drop"), Douglas ("dark river"), Mortimer ("still water"), Niloofar ("water lily"), Irving ("green water"), Mina ("fish"), Minali ("fish catcher").
Valentine's: Valentine, Valentinus, Valentina, Valent, Valentin, Valentino; Bihotz ("heart"), Angharad ("more love"), Cordula ("heart"), Amadeus ("love of God"), Hubert ("bright heart"), Dove, Kokoro ("heart, spirit"), Philomena ("friend, lover), Lev ("heart"), Kerensa ("love"), Jonah ("dove")
Other: Februarius, Februus, Febris