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
Horoscope: Aquarius, Pisces
History: February, named for the Roman purification ritual Februa, was one of the last months added to the Roman calendar.
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.
*Source: wikipedia – Black History Month