Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine's Day (02/03)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010


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

Feb. 03 : 11 Days to V’Day

Did you know that Cupid, the winged child who pierced the hearts of his victims, causing them to fall in love, was known in Greek mythology as Eros, the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love?

It was in Roman mythology that he was called Cupid, son of Venus. Cupid is now a mainstay of Valentine’s Day marketing campaigns, featured prominently on greeting cards and boxes of chocolates.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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(February 03) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Girls and Women In Sports Day

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

National Girls and Women In Sports Day
Recognizing the 1972 passage of Title IX, which guaranteed gender equality in federally funded school athletics, this day celebrates all the girls and women who participate in sports.

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