65 Fun February Trivia Questions To Help You Celebrate The Month

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Welcome to the inspiring world of February, a truly lovely month that hosts a whole flurry of exciting events, celebrations, and historical milestones. I mean, who ISN’T excited for Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Super Bowl Sunday?!?

In this post, we’ve curated a collection of engaging trivia questions designed to pique your curiosity and get you excited for the good times February will bring.

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic waiting for Valentine’s Day to arrive, a sports enthusiast eagerly awaiting the Super Bowl show or someone fascinated by the intricacies of winter traditions around the globe, there’s something here for you.

Get ready to test your knowledge and discover new tidbits about February, from its unique birthstone to the vibrant festivities celebrated, such as Lunar New Year! With so many things to celebrate and discover, our February trivia will undoubtedly add a dash of excitement to your month.

Are you ready to become a February expert? Let’s find out!

And while we’re on the subject of monthly trivia, have you checked out our January trivia? How about our March trivia?

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February Trivia Questions and Answers: General Knowledge

Question: What is the traditional birthstone for February?

Answer: Amethyst.

Question: In folklore (both Greek and Roman), wearing amethyst is believed to protect against what?

Answer: Drunkenness.

Question: Which famous groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2nd to predict the weather for the coming weeks?

Answer: Punxsutawney Phil.

Question: The word “February” comes from the Latin word “februum,” which means what?

Answer: Purification.

Question: Which zodiac signs are associated with February?

Answer: Aquarius and Pisces.

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Question: If you are born on the 14th of February, what is your zodiac sign?

Answer: Aquarius.

Question: Pisces, one of February’s stars, is represented in the zodiac with which symbol?

Answer: A fish.

Question: Which of these words is not commonly used to describe a typical pisces?

  • a) compassionate
  • b) romantic
  • c) empathic
  • d) adventurous

Answer: d) adventurous

Question: If Leap Day occurs on February 29, 2028, what date would the next leap day be?

Answer: February 29, 2032.

Question: How do you say ‘February’ in Spanish?

Answer: febrero.

Question: How do you say ‘February’ in French?

Answer: février.

Question: What are the birth flowers of February?

Answer: Violet and iris.

Question: What famous biological scientist was born on February 12, 1809?

Answer: Charles Darwin.

Question: On February 6, 1952, which King passed away, leading to Queen Elizabeth II ascending to the throne?

Answer: King George VI.

Question: Which Nobel Prize-winning author, known for works like “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” was born on February 6, 1927?

Answer: Gabriel García Márquez.

Question: On February 21, 1965, civil rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated. In which city did this event occur?

Answer: New York City.

Question: On February 1, 2003, sixteen minutes before it was scheduled to land, the Space Shuttle ____ met a tragic end over west Texas. What was the name of this shuttle?

Answer: Columbia.

Question: February celebrates what cultural awareness movement?

Answer: Black History Month. It is also National Cancer Prevention Month, American Heart Month, and Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Question: February is also the month that celebrates a certain mammal. What is it?

Answer: Humpback Whale Awareness Month.

Question: In February 1964 which insanely popular band made their first American television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, that over 73 million Americans tuned in for?

Answer: The Beatles.

Question: February 4, 2004 marks the birth of a mainstream online social network. Which one was born on this date?

Answer: Facebook.

Question: Other than Pisces, can you name the other water signs of the zodiac?

Answer: The Water sign trio are Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer.

February Trivia Questions and Answers: Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Trivia Questions and Answers

Question: Other than Valentine’s Day, which is the next biggest holiday for giving flowers?

Answer: Mother’s Day.

Question: The first Valentine’s Day celebration occurred in which Western European city?

Answer: Paris.

Question: Before candy hearts became a sign of sweetness on Valentine’s Day, they originally served what purpose?

Answer: They were medical lozenges.

Question: What is Galentine’s Day and when is it typically celebrated?

Answer: Galentine’s Day is a made-up celebration from the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, where the day is dedicated to celebrating friendship with your gal pals on Feb 13.

Question: How do you say ‘love’ in Spanish?

Answer: Amor.

Question: How do you say ‘love’ in Italian?

Answer: Amore.

Question: In which country is Valentine’s Day known as “Friend’s Day,” and people celebrate friendship rather than romantic love?

Answer: Finland.

Question: This skunk from Looney Tunes is known for his amorous pursuits, often leading to comical situations. Can you name him?

Answer: Pepe Le Pew.

Question: In the animated series “Hey Arnold!,” which character is secretly infatuated with the main character, Arnold, and expresses her feelings through her private journal?

Answer: Helga Pataki.

Question: This character from “Peanuts” is head over heels for the little red-haired girl but is often too shy to express his feelings openly. Who is this character?

Answer: Charlie Brown.

Question: In “The Flintstones,” who is the next-door neighbor of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and has an ongoing crush on Fred?

Answer: Betty Rubble.

Question: This character from “The Simpsons” is known for his unrequited love for Marge Simpson. Despite his constant advances, Marge remains loyal to her husband, Homer. Who is this character?

Answer: Waylon Smithers.

Question: Which Roman god is associated with love and is often linked to Valentine’s Day?

Answer: Cupid.

Question: In Japan, it is customary for women to give men chocolates on Valentine’s Day. What type of chocolate is typically given to male friends or colleagues?

Answer: Giri-choco (obligation chocolate).

Question: In which city is the Pont des Arts bridge, known for lovers attaching padlocks to symbolize their eternal love?

Answer: Paris, France.

Question: In the United States, which city is renowned for hosting an annual Valentine’s Day Parade, often featuring wedding ceremonies and vow renewals?

Answer: Loveland, Colorado.

Question: In Verona, Italy, visitors can find letters addressed to Juliet Capulet at a famous location. What is this place called?

Answer: Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta).

February Trivia Questions and Answers: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Trivia Questions and Answers

Question: What is the English translation of the words “mardi gras”?

Answer: “Mardi Gras” translates directly to “Fat Tuesday.”

Question: What trio of colors are associated with Mardi Gras?

Answer: Purple, green, and gold. These are said to have been chosen in 1892 when the Rex Parade theme “Symbolism of Colors” gave the colors their meanings.

Question: What does the gold color represent?

Answer: Power.

Question: On what day does the Carnival season begin on?

Answer: Twelfth Night (January 6).

Question: On what day does the Carnival season end?

Answer: It ends on Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras.

Question: One of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the U.S. takes place in which city?

Answer: New Orleans.

Question: During Carnival season in New Orleans, what can you often find hanging on trees?

Answer: Beads.

Question: What is significant about the day after Mardi Gras?

Answer: It is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.

Question: Each New Orleans parade is organized by groups called what?

Answer: Krewes.

Question: The most popular Mardi Gras dessert is called what?

Answer: King cake.

February Trivia Questions and Answers: Super Bowl

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Question: In what year did the first Super Bowl take place?

Answer: 1967.

Question: Which two teams played in the first Super Bowl?

Answer: Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Question: Who holds the record for the most touchdowns in a single Super Bowl game?

Answer: Jerry Rice.

Question: Which city hosted the most Super Bowl games as of 2024?

Answer: Miami.

Question: What is the Vince Lombardi Trophy awarded for?

Answer: Winning the Super Bowl.

February Trivia Questions and Answers: Holidays

Question: Which U.S. federal holiday is celebrated on the third Monday of February?

Answer: Presidents’ Day.

Question: What “new year” is celebrated during the month of February?

Answer: Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year.

Question: What animal in the Chinese zodiac represents the year 2023, which is celebrated in the upcoming Chinese New Year?

Answer: The Rabbit.

Question: In the Chinese zodiac, how many years are in one full cycle?

Answer: 12 years in a cycle.

Question: What animal comes after the Year of the Rat?

Answer: The Ox follows the Rat.

Question: What is the significance of the color red during Chinese New Year celebrations?

Answer: Red is believed to symbolize good luck, happiness, and ward off evil spirits.

Question: In the United Kingdom, Ireland specifically, what holiday is celebrated on February 1st, marking the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox?

Answer: Imbolc, the day when the pagan goddess Brigid is honored.

Question: In some countries, February 29th is considered a holiday. What is this day called?

Answer: Leap Day.

Question: How often does a leap year occur in the Gregorian calendar?

Answer: Every four years.

Question: Why do we have leap years?

Answer: To account for the fact that the Earth’s orbit around the sun takes approximately 365.25 days, an extra day is added every four years to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical year.

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