February is: American Heart Month, Black History Month, Canned Food Month, Great American Pie Month, National Cherry Month, Potato Lover’s Month and National Grapefruit Month.
FEBRUARY: birthstone: Amethyst
flower: Violet or Primrose
Each Day is Special:
1st: National Freedom Day
2nd: Ground Hog Day
3rd: They Day the Music Died ( Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plan crash in 1959.)
4th: Thank a Mailman Day
5th: National Weatherman’s Day
6th: Lame Duck Day
7th: Send a Card to a Friend Day
8th: Boy Scout Day
9th: Toothache Day
10th: Umbrella Day
11th: Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day
12th: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13th: Clean out your Computer Day
14th: Valentine’s Day
15th: National Gum Drop Day
16th: Do a Grouch a Favor Day
17th: Random Acts of Kindness Day
18th: National Battery Day
19th: National Chocolate Mint Day
20th: Cherry Pie Day & President’s Day
21st: Love Your Pet Day
22nd: George Washington’s Birthday & Be Humble Day
23rd: Banana Bread Day
24th: National Tortilla Chip Day
25th: Pistol Patent Day
26th: National Pistachio Day
27th: No Brainer Day
28th: National Tooth Fairy Day
29th: Leap Day – 2012, once every four years
With my pretty dress and ribbon, and new shoes that brightly shine, Don’t you think I look nice enough to be somebody’s Valentine?
Some “old” Valentine greetings:
Keep this token I send today, Till your sight is dim and your hair is grey.
Your cheeks are red and your eyes are blue; That’s one reason I am fond of you.
Others with their ready tongues may be more out-spoken, but my ever faithful love Is sent you in this token.
I send you a friendly greeting upon St. Valentine’s Day; May all your days be happy and success attend your way.
Though February storms may rage, And chilling winds may blow, A sunny smile or two from you, will set my heart aglow.
In order to keep in line with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun, an extra day is added every 4 years to the month of February. Folklore states that on a leap year, a young lady may ask a young man to marry her. If he refuses to accept her engagement, he was obligated to pay her with a give of 12 gloves. Legend say that the gift of gloves would hide her hand from not having an engagement ring and therefore cause her less embarrassment from the refusal.
For those with a birthday on a leap year, their parents have the option of selecting the day to be either February 28 or March 1.
PRESIDENT’S DAY: American’s celebrate George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays together on the 3rd Monday in February – a holiday called President’s Day.
I hope you enjoyed these facts about February!
Blessings from Wisconsin.