140 Fun February Trivia (Do You Know These Facts?) 2024

February trivia questions will infuse warmth and intrigue into this brisk winter month. Uncover fascinating facts that make your February memorable and entertaining!

Fun Fact: February was named after a purification ritual. This was like an early Roman spring cleaning festival.

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“Groundhog found fog. New snows and blue toes. Fine and dandy for Valentine candy. Snow spittin’; if you’re not mitten-smitten, you’ll be frostbitten! By jing-y feels spring-y.”

– The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Fun February Symbols (Picture Quiz Round)

Can you name these February symbols?

February symbols









February symbols trivia quiz; picture round






Rowan Tree


Ash Tree

Easy February Trivia Facts

Fun Fact: The Saxons called February “Solmonath” which means “cake month”. They would offer cakes to the gods during February.

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9. What month does February come after?

Answer: January

10. What month does February come before?

Answer: March (Related: March Trivia Quiz)

11. What tradition is observed on February 2nd?

Answer: Groundhog’s Day

12. What is celebrated on February 14th?

Answer: Valentine’s Day

13. What season is the month of February in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: Winter

14. What season is the month of February in the Southern Hemisphere?

Answer: Summer

15. How many days does the month of February have in common years?

Answer: 28 days

16. How many days does the month of February have in leap years?

Answer: 29

17. How often is there a leap year?

Answer: Every 4 years

18. If you are born January 20-February 18, you are considered what zodiac sign?

Answer: Aquarius

19. If you are born February 19-March 20, you are considered what zodiac sign?

Answer: Pisces

20. What type of precipitation falls when it’s extremely cold in the winter? It creates ice crystals that sparkle in the sunlight.

Answer: Snow

21. What is winter in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres caused by?

Answer: The Earth’s axis is tilted away from the Sun.

easy and fun February trivia game questions with answers

22. February and what other month were the last months to be added to the Roman calendar?

Answer: January

Related: January Trivia Quiz

23. True or False: February is the only month of the year that can go without having a full moon.

Answer: True

24. The New Year for which country begins in either January or February?

Answer: China

25. What is the nickname for people born on February 29th?

Answer: Leapers

26. What American football championship game is held in February?

Answer: Super Bowl (See NFL football trivia)

27. For meteorologists, what are the three calendar winter months in the Northern Hemisphere?

Answer: December, January, and February

28. Pisces, one of February’s stars, is the twelfth or last astrological sign in the zodiac with which symbol?

Answer: Fish

29. The length of February was finalized by whom?

Answer: Julius Caesar

30. February, March, and what other month always start on the same day of the week unless it is a leap year?

Answer: November

31. True or False: At one point, February had only 23 days.

Answer: True

32. The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, meaning what?

Answer: Purification

33. Why do we have a leap year?

Answer: Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to orbit the Sun once.

34. True or False: The odds of being born on February 29th are about 1 in 5,000.

Answer: False: It is 1 in 1,461

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

Answer: True- Even the White House has misprinted the word “February” before in a press release.

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February Picture Trivia Round

Name the National Day Pictured for this February Trivia round (Bonus points if you know the date).

February food; National Day trivia picture quiz


National Dark Chocolate Day- February 1st


National Baked Alaska Day- February 1st


National Freedom Day- February 1st


National Tater Tot Day- February 2nd

Groundhog's day


National Groundhog Day- February 2nd


National Homemade Soup Day- February 4th


World Nutella Day- February 5th


National Frozen Yogurt Day- February 6th

funny facts and trivia about February


National Send A Card To A Friend Day- February 7th


National Pizza Day- February 9th


National Home Warranty Day- February 10th


National Inventor’s Day- February 11th

what makes February unique? What is the month known for?


National Cheddar Day- February 13th


National Ferris Wheel Day- February 14


Singles Awareness Day- February 15th


National Almond Day- February 16th

February fun facts; topics; categories; elementary


National Random Acts of Kindness Day- February 17th

Related: Best Kindness Activities For Your Family


National Drink Wine Day- February 18th


National Chocolate Mint Day- February 19th


National Leadership Day- February 20th

February trivia for elementary students


National Love Your Pet Day- February 20th


National Cherry Pie Day- February 20th


National Sticky Bun Day- February 21st


National Margarita Day- February 22nd

National celebration days


National Toast Day- Last Thursday in February


National Chili Day- Fourth Thursday in February


National Tortilla Chip Day- February 24th


National Chocolate Covered Nut Day- February 25th

What are some cool facts about February?


National Polar Bear Day- February 27th


National Strawberry Day- February 27th


National Retro Day- February 27th


National Tooth Fairy Day- February 28th

February holidays


National Time Refund Day- February 29th (Leap Day)


National Tartar Sauce Day- Friday after Lent Begins


February Pop Culture Trivia

pop culture February trivia

70. During the halftime show during the February 1 Super Bowl of 2004, a “wardrobe malfunction” occurred with Justin Timberlake and what other performer?

Answer: Janet Jackson

71. In what movie does Billy Murray play the main character, Phil Connors?

Answer: Groundhog Day (1993)

74. February 3, 1959, is considered “The Day The Music Died” as Big Bopper, Roger Peterson, Ritchie Valens, and what other musician died when their plane crashed?

Answer: Buddy Holly

72. What social media platform was launched on February 4, 2004?

Answer: Facebook

73. “Africa” by what music group was a #1 hit February 5, 1983?

Answer: Toto

75. What popular John Steinbeck novella was published in 1937?

Answer: Of Mice and Men (See Book Trivia)

76. What popular band arrived in the United States in 1964 with a record 73,000,000 viewers watching them on Ed Sullivan?

Answer: The Beatles (See music trivia)

77. Who did Oprah Winfrey interview in 1993 at his home The Neverland Ranch in his first televised interview since 1979?

Answer: Michael Jackson

78. In 1982, the Late Night with what comedian debuted on NBC?

Answer: David Letterman

79. On February 17, 1885, what Mark Twain book was published for the first time in the U.S.?

Answer: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

80. Given notoriety by Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise, this church was first established in Los Angeles in February of 1954. What is it?

Answer: Church of Scientology

81. Who became the youngest gold-medal figure skater at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan?

Answer: Tara Lipinski

82. In February of 1981, the engagement of what royal couple was announced?

Answer: The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer

83. In 1936, what 7-year-old star received a new contract that paid $50,000 per film?

Answer: Shirley Temple

84. What famous “Friends” star’s birthday is February 11th?

Answer: Jennifer Aniston (See: Birthday Trivia Quiz)

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85. What famous basketball star has a birthday on February 17th? (Hint: Use the picture above.)

Answer: Michael Jordan

86. What famous “Saturday Night Fever” star’s birthday is on February 18th?

Answer: John Travolta

87. Drew Barrymore shares a February 22nd birthday with what president?

Answer: George Washington

88. What famous author of A Christmas Carol was born on February 7, 1812?

Answer: Charles Dickens

89. What well-known American novelist who wrote the book The Firm, was born on February 8th?

Answer: John Grisham

90. What American writer of The Grapes of Wrath was born on February 27th?

Answer: John Steinbeck

February Holidays and Celebrations Trivia

Mardi Gras celebration

91. What do we spotlight in America in February that is the No. 1 killer of Americans?

Answer: American Heart Month.

92. What color is often associated with heart health?

Answer: Red

93. What groundhog is famous for predicting the weather on February 2nd each year?

Answer: Punxsutawney Phil

94. If the groundhog sees his shadow, what does this mean?

Answer: Six more weeks of winter

95. Where does Punxsutawney Phil reside?

Answer: Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

96. What makes February 2nd a significant day in ancient and modern traditions?

Answer: It falls midway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

97. What do Christians celebrate on February 2nd?

Answer: Candlemas- A feast commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the holy temple in Jerusalem.

98. What immigrants that settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century brought the custom of Groundhog’s Day with them?

Answer: German immigrants (source)

99. What do the local dignitaries supposedly speak to the groundhog?

Answer: Groundhogese

100. In Vermillion, Ohio, what creature is used for the annual weather forecast instead of the groundhog?

Answer: The Woolly Bear Caterpillar

101. What famous U.S. holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February?

Answer: President’s Day

102. President’s Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of what president?

Answer: George Washington (source)

103. What is the date of George Washington’s birthday?

Answer: February 22, 1799

104. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (that ensured holidays always fell on the same predetermined Mondays) combined the celebration of Washington’s birthday with what other president?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

February holidays and activities trivia questions and answers

105. Which annual celebration known as Fat Tuesday is celebrated in February?

Answer: Mardi Gras

106. What is the annual celebration of achievements by African Americans each February?

Answer: Black History Month (See also: Juneteenth Trivia Quiz)

107. Carter G. Woodson (often referred to as the father of Black history) chose the month of February because of the importance of Abraham Lincoln and what other important man (born enslaved) who advocated for freedom?

Answer: Frederick Douglass

108. Often in February, this begins on Ash Wednesday which is always 46 days before Easter Sunday.

Answer: Lent

109. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. What is the name of the winged child that shoots arrows to make people fall in love?

Answer: Cupid

110. What culturally new holiday is celebrated on February 13th to celebrate non-romantic relationships?

Answer: Galentine’s Day

111. Who is the unofficial patron saint of love?

St. Valentine

112. The most recognized St. Valentine was a priest who helped people do what?

Get married (this was against the “law” at this time because the emperor felt that single men made better soldiers)

113. True or False: There is more than one St. Valentine.

True (there are approximately a dozen other recognized St. Valentine’s!)

114. Valentine’s Day is believed to have roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia. This festival is a celebration of what?


115. What is the most popular flower to give on Valentine’s Day?


116. Why was February 14th chosen as the date to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

It was a common belief in France and England that birds started their mating season on February 14th.


February History Trivia

Fun Fact: In February of 2006, the world’s population reached an estimated 6.5 billion people.

February history trivia night with topics; multiple choice

117. What commuter railway terminal (located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City) officially opened on February 2, 1913?

Answer: Grand Central Station

118. On February 2, 1924, what US President became the first to deliver a radio address from the White House?

Answer: President Calvin Coolidge

119. February 4th, 1789, the first President of the United States was elected by the US Electoral College. Who was it?

Answer: George Washington

120. Who succeeded to the British Throne on February 6, 1952?

Answer: Queen Elizabeth II

121. The first of these was published in 1863 with 56 elements. What is it?

Answer: Periodic Table

122. In Salem Village, a doctor claimed three teenage girls were possessed by Satan, which led to what?

Answer: Salem Witch Trials

123. What treaty ended the French and Indian War in 1763?

Answer: The Treaty of Paris

124. On February 11, 1990, what South African politician was released from prison after serving 27 years?

Answer: Nelson Mandela

125. In 1999, the US Senate acquitted what President after he was impeached by the US House of Representatives?

Answer: Bill Clinton

126. On February 13, 1866, who committed the first daylight armed bank robbery in the U.S. during peacetime?

Answer: Jesse James

127. In 1876 what inventor applied for a telephone patent?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell

128. Sir Alexander Fleming identified a mold known as what?

Answer: Penicillin

129. In February of 1959, what prime minister of Cuba was sworn in after leading a Communist guerrilla campaign?

Answer: Fidel Castro

130. In February of 1993, the first of the bombings of this occurred in the North Tower.

Answer: The World Trade Center

131. In 1784, what man chartered the first Methodist Church in the United States?

Answer: John Wesley

Related: USA Trivia Game

Challenge Round: February Quotes- Who said it?

February quotes

132. “The day is ending,
The night is descending;
The marsh is frozen,
The river dead.
Through clouds like ashes
The red sun flashes
On village windows
That glimmer red.

Answer: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Afternoon in February

133. “In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”

Answer: Linda Ellerbee

134. “There is always in February some one day, at least, when one smells the yet distant, but surely coming, summer.”

Answer: Gertrude Jekyll

135. “February – the month of love?!! No wonder the shortest one in the calendar.”

Answer: Dinesh Kumar Biran

136. “February is the uncertain month, neither black nor white but all shades between by turns. Nothing is sure.”

Answer: Gladys Hasty Carroll

137. “Even though February was the shortest month of the year, sometimes it seemed like the longest.”

Answer: JD Robb

138. “The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.”

Answer: Joseph Wood Krutch

139. “Freezing
cold winds,
biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills
Valentines day, oh how gay!
presidents’ day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest month of all.

Answer: Eric Lies – 28 Word Poem for February

140. “The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.”

Answer: William C. Bryant

Host a February Trivia Night

Combat the February chill in cold-weather regions by organizing a trivia event—an interactive way to connect with friends and family.

  1. Make it cozy! Light a fire in the fireplace or fire pit.
  2. Play February trivia! Divide the group into teams and keep score.
  3. Have a small prize for the winning team.
  4. Don’t forget the yummy food and drinks!

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