Archive for February 12th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/12)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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

Feb. 12 : 02 Days to V’Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day was first declared an official holiday by King Henry VIII of England in 1537?

Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and Australia.

Did you know that in Colombia, Valentines Day is celebrated in September?

And Brazil, Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as the Day of the Enamored, is on June 12. In Israel, Tu B’Av is the holiday of love, celebrated in late summer.

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 12) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Darwin Day

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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Darwin Day
An international celebration honoring Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution. A day for promoting and recognizing the importance of science. Observed on the day of Darwin’s birth.

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