February Days to Celebrate

For a short month, February has more than it’s share of holidays and other days to celebrate.

Ground hogThe month kicks off with Ground Hog Day on February 2.  Also known as Imbolc: Summoning of the Flame.  Is Winter on it’s way out?  Will Spring arrive early?  Only the Ground Hog may know for sure.

blackhistorymonthcivilrightsFebruary is also Black History Month and Library Lover’s Month. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the U.S., is an annual observance in Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.

Library Lover’s Month “is dedicated to the people who love whole buildings devoted to the reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and otherwise loving books.”  It’s not all free and on the Internet.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

saferinternetdaySafer Internet Day is February 5. “This year’s Safer Internet Day (SID) celebrations will take place on Tuesday, 5 February 2019. The campaign’s slogan, “Together for a better internet“, is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.”

Presidents figure prominently in February.  Abraham Lincoln’s, 16th president, birthday is celebrated on February 12th and Presidents Day (which is celebrated around George Washington’s (1st president) birthday on February 22) is February 18th this year.  An easy way to see a portrait of either president is to find George’s portrait on a $1 bill and Lincoln’s on a $5 bill.

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Love Your Pet Day, celebrated on February 20, is a good way to remember your dog, cat, snake, fish, turtle, horse, cow, amadillo, hamster, gerbil, frog, rock or whatever type of pet you have.

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Happy February.

 

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18 thoughts on “February Days to Celebrate”

  1. Love Your Pet Day, now that sounds like a fun one. For Valentine’s Day, other than celebrating with my sweetie, I’m going to send my elderly in a care facility a big, graphic Valentine’s card. His eyesight is poor, so today I’m shopping for something super big and easy to see!

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  2. I’m anxiously awaiting the 2nd to see if anyone in congress (both parties) can see their shadow. I can see both presidents right now because I only have six bucks in my wallet. Yep – Another February is upon us! 😎

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    1. That is hilarious Allen. I think that Puxatawney Phil has a better chance of predicting Spring by seeing his shadow than almost any politician can be predicting that the sun will come up tomorrow.

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    1. Do having tons of unread books lying around and lots of container plants (in season) count as a library and a garden? Both are lovely and essential for any pretensions of a full life. Wine, good food, and good company are also in the mix.

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