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Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/01

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

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Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine’s Day

Join us as we countdown to Valentine’s Day with an interesting mix of facts, figures, and folklore about the day of love!

Did you know that, according to legend, Valentine’s Day was started by Saint Valentine, a Roman saint who was executed on February 14th, 270 A.D.?

St. Valentine was killed for secretly marrying couples in defiance of an order of the Roman emperor. The emperor had forbidden marriage after Roman men began refusing conscription in order to stay home with their wives.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 14th! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Valentine’s Day celebration for our list of Did You Know? Valentine’s Day facts.

(February 01) Today we're celebrating . . .  Hula in the Coola Day

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

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Hula in the Coola Day
Its February. And its cold. And its grey. And it sucks!

But don’t let the winter doldrums get you down! Just get some moola and pack up your coola and get ready to do the hula at your very own Luau party.

Nothing cheers up a bland winters day like a nice Pina Colada. So invite your friends and family. And remember grass skirts are optional.

Its February (and I Feel Fine)

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Welcome February!

Its February, the 2nd and shortest month of the year.  Its still winter and cold up here in the Northern Hemisphere. But we’ll know more tomorrow, Groundhogs Day, whether its another 6 weeks of Winter or hopefully an early Spring.

This month we’re celebrating Black History Month, the aim of which is …

… to expose the harms of racial prejudice and to cultivate black self-esteem following centuries of socio-economic oppression. It is also an opportunity to recognize significant contributions to society made by people with African heritage.*

And February’s also the time for cherry pies and “no telling lies” as we celebrate President’s Day. And while it seems to be mostly a weekend of sales, sales, sales we will be celebrating our new President and all the Presidents of the United States.

And lets not forget the big celebration this month; Valentine’s Day. A day set aside to intimidate men into spending too much on not much. (I kid! I kid!)  So there is still time to start putting together a great Valentine’s Day for your love. We’ve go lots to help you get prepared; whether its craft/gift ideas, a sensuous dessert recipe to help get things in the mood, or even free holiday eCards to send your valentine – we’ve got it all here. So join us as we celebrate Valentine’s Day.

 

There are lots of other celebrations to observe. We’ll also be celebrating Mardi Gras later this month. So get out your “beads, doubloons, cups, and trinkets” as we celebrate Fat Tuesday on Feb. 24th. And once the fog, and the hangovers, clears the next morning it’s on to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season.

 

Here’s some fun facts about February…

Month of year: 2nd
Days: 28
Birthstone: Amethyst
Flower: Violet
Season: Winter
Horoscope: Aquarius, Pisces
History: February, named for the Roman purification ritual Februa, was one of the last months added to the Roman calendar.
Important Observances:
Black History Month, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day

And remember – someone, somewhere is celebrating something.  And we are too! So  join us as we celebrate the holidays of the year. One day at a time.

Happy February!!

*Source: wikipedia – Black History Month

links: Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the Net
Valentine’s Day : Amore on the Net
Mardi Gras : Mardi Gras on the Net
Independence Day on the Net : President’s Day

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