February holiday rundown
Monday, February 2nd, 2015
February 1: National Freedom Day
Created by Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, this holiday commemorates the day in 1865 on which President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery.
February 2: Groundhog Day
A groundhog to predict the arrival of spring? This German legend states that if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, then spring is just around the corner. And today, unfortunately, our furry seasonal prognosticator saw his shadow, boding six more weeks of winter (sigh).
February 7: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Is there a better way to shake off the winter blues than to grab a big bowl of your favorite ice cream and enjoy it for…breakfast!? The New York mom who started the tradition didn’t think so!
February 14: Valentine’s Day
Named after an imprisoned saint and dating back to ancient Roman times, today is the day of love, chocolate, roses, and jewelry! Whether you’re showing love for a significant other or yourself, be sure to make it a special day!
February 16: President’s Day
This is a day to honor all of our U.S. Presidents, past and present. Two of our U.S. Presidents had birthdays this month: Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, and George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.
February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
This day is just what it sounds like – a day to show unexpected kindness to as many people as you can. We shouldn’t need a specific day to do this, but it does help remind us of the wonderful feeling of giving to others.
Have a wonderful February!