47 Fun & Festive February Trivia Questions & Answers

It may be the shortest month of the year, but it's filled with fascinating things! Learn something new about the month of love with this fun February trivia.

Published January 23, 2024
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February trivia questions and answers can be a fun way to celebrate and learn about the second month of the year. Find out if you know everything about the many holidays, folklore, and symbols of this month with these surprising February trivia facts!

February Trivia Facts: Simple Stats, Symbols, & Superstitions

For this first round of February trivia, we'll start with the basics. These questions detail the symbols and superstitions of this chilly time of year as well as some simple facts about the end of winter. 

How many days are in February?


What is it called when February has 29 days?

A leap year

How often do leap years occur?

Every 4 years

What is the February birthstone?


What are the two zodiac signs of February?

Aquarius and Pisces

What are the birth flowers of February?

Violets, Primroses, and Irises

What shape is associated with February?

A heart

What are the two reasons that this shape represents February?

Valentine's Day and National Heart Month

In the Southern Hemisphere, what season is February in?


According to folklore, fogs in February mean frosts in what month?


If bees come out in February, what two weather phenomena will supposedly happen the next day?

Wind and rain

True or False: February is the second month of the year, according to the Roman calendar.


Fast Fact

February was originally the last month of the year

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Familiar February Trivia Questions & Answers: Holiday Happenings Part One

February is filled with fun! We celebrate football, the weather, love, and more, but do you know why we celebrate these things? How about the intricate details of these happy and hopeful holidays? We have two rounds of holiday-themed February trivia to test your mastery of this month. We'll start with the easy round! 

Cheerful Two-generation Asian Family Portrait for Chinese New Year

What holiday in February circles around the weather?

Groundhog Day

What is the floating February holiday that occurs 47 days before Easter?

Mardi Gras

Which country sometimes celebrates its new year in February?


Which holiday in February is the second-highest day for food consumption for the year?

Super Bowl Sunday

Which president's birthday do we celebrate on the third Monday in February?

George Washington

What are the traditional colors of Mardi Gras?

Purple, gold, and green

What is the name of the mythological being who represents February's famous day of love?


What other president's birthday is celebrated in February?

Abraham Lincoln

At the Chinese New Year, red envelopes are filled with money. What does the color red represent?

Good luck for the new year

What does Mardi Gras mean in French?

Fat Tuesday

What holiday is celebrated on February 13th?

Galentine's Day

What color are Americans asked to wear on the first Friday of February to recognize the importance of heart health?


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Formidable February Trivia Facts: Holiday Happenings Part Two

So, you've clearly celebrated a February holiday or two. Now it's time to really put you to the test! This February trivia is a formidable foe for those less familiar with the last month of winter.

Groundhog Day is based on a German superstition, but they put their faith in another animal. What animal is it?

A badger

What is the Monday before Mardi Gras called?

Lundi Gras

What day in February is National Weatherperson's Day?

February 5th

On February 3rd, 1959, rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson, along with their pilot Roger Peterson, died in a plane crash. What was this day deemed after this tragic event?

The Day the Music Died

What song inspired the name of this day of remembrance?

"American Pie"

What is the name of the groundhog who famously predicts the weather at the beginning of each February?

Punxsutawney Phil

What does it mean if the groundhog sees his shadow?

Six more weeks of winter

We celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th. What ancient Roman fertility festival does this coincide with?


The amount of money given in the red envelopes during the Chinese New Year will never include what number?


What do the Mardi Gras colors represent?

Justice, power, and faith

True or False: The Chinese New Year is known as the Winter Finale Festival.


Fast Fact

The Chinese New Year is called the Spring Festival.

Challenging February Trivia Facts: The Finite Details of This Fun-Filled Month

Congratulations! You have made it to the final round of February trivia! These are our most interesting February trivia facts, but not all of them are common knowledge. Let's put your February know-how to the test.

Full moon at cottonwood pass

Why is February sometimes considered the perfect month?

Occasionally, February has four full seven-day weeks.

How often does this happen?

Once every six years and twice every eleven years

What is the name of February's full moon?

The Snow Moon

True or False: February can go without a full moon.


What do you call people who are born on February 29th?

Leapers or leaplings

February has 28 to 29 days depending on the year, but the month used to be much shorter. How many days did it originally have?

23 days

When February has four full seven-day weeks, what is it called?

A rectangular month

February comes from the Latin word februa. What does this mean?

To cleanse

In a non-leap year, February, November, and what other month all start on the same day of the week?


If these three months start on a Sunday, what superstitious event will happen three times?

Friday the 13th

The United States celebrates Mardi Gras before Lent. What is the name of the holiday celebrated in Brazil during the same time frame?


True or False: February is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.


Fast Fact

In 2015, even White House staff managed to spell February incorrectly! In fact, they misspelled it on at least five different occasions.

Related: Cute Happy Leap Year Birthday Wishes to Share

February Is a Time to Celebrate

February is the shortest month of the year, but it has an impressive number of holidays. Between Valentine's Day, the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, Groundhog Day, and all the other celebratory occasions that February has to offer, take some time to slow down and enjoy this fascinating month.

Enjoy our February quotes and February jokes that circle around the many February trivia facts listed above too.

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47 Fun & Festive February Trivia Questions & Answers