If there has to be a month with only 28 days, I am glad it is a winter month and not one that is in any of the other three seasons. The month of February is comprised of 28 or 29 days depending if it is a leap year or not. As you already know, every month, other than February, has either 30 or 31 days. So why is that?

Well, you have to go back to the days of Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus to get your answer. During Augustus' predecessor Julius Caesar's days, February had 30 days in it and the month of July was named after him. July had a total of 31 days and the following month of August, named after Augustus, had a total of only 29 days.

Once Augustus became the Emperor, he added two days to his month to match Julius' monthly total and his ego. Those two added days came out of February's calendar which made February a 28 day month (except for Leap Year when it is 29 days long).

So in essence it was an ego battle between Caesar Augustus and Julius Caeser that led to February being shortchanged.

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