Friday, January 30, 2015

February Holidays

valentine's cookies
by Catherine Giordano

February may be the shortest month, but it is one of the busiest months.  It is chock full of holidays. And they just happen to be holidays that I have written about.  Enhance your holiday celebrations and observances by taking a look at what I have written. 

Black History Month
First of all, February is Black History Month.    

African American History Book 28 Days
I have collected some of the best of martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes, organized them by topic, and added my own commentary. His thoughts on religion may surprise you. Also, if you thought Dr. King was only about civil rights, read what he had to say about war and poverty. 

I also did two news print poems--one about MLK, Jr. and one about Black History Month. 

Racism Isn’t History After All

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year often falls in February, but in 2017 it arrives a little sooner, on January 28. It is the Year of the Monkey. Celebrate with some Chines food and by reading this News Print Poem I did back in 2012 when it was the year of the dragon.

2012 The Year of the Dragon

Groundhog Day
Next up is February 2nd, Groundhog Day. There is a classic movie called Groundhog Day.  See it or see it again. It is about a man who has to live a certain Groundhog Day over and over until he gets it right. It’s about getting a do-over or a second chance. There seems to be a universal longing for do-overs. I wrote about how to get a do-over in real life. 

Celebrate Darwin Day on February 12 to recognize the amazing contributions Charles Darwin made to science. Darwin was a member of the clergy, but he advanced atheism with his work. He explained the origin of species.

What is Darwin Day and Why is it Celebrated Around the World?

Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day reminds us to tell our loved ones that we love them. Why not write a love letter or create your own card. You can use pictures from the internet and find some lovely sayings about love in my collection of love quotes. Valentine’s Day is on February 14..

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because its come to be all about chocolate 9as well as love). If you want some candy to go along with that card, order it now. 
Valentine's Day cookies

Valentine's Day chocolate

President’s Day

President's Day book for children
Finally, we have President’s Day on Monday, February 20th, 2017.  I’ve got a few posts for this one including one for the presidents’ wives. They work hard too.

My Birthday

I was born in February
Another reason to like February--February 11 is my birthday