There are a lot of things happening this month and a few are mentioned here:
It is amazing how a Groundhog can capture the imagination of so many people. As the saying goes, if the Groundhog peeps out of his burrow and sees his shadow we will have six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, we will have an early spring.On February 2, the largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Measurements of accuracy for predicting the weather in this manner vary widely from place to place, but the custom still remains a popular event.
February is a month for the birthday celebrations of two United States Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President, on Tuesday February 12 and George Washington, the 1st President, on Friday February 22. President’s Day is a national holiday which is always held on the third Monday in February and was originally intended to celebrate Washington’s birthday. Over a period of time it is now recognized as a day to honor all U.S. Presidents past and present. It will be observed on Monday, February 18 this year.
Don’t forget St. Valentine’s Day, which for many years has been celebrated on February 14. It is an occasion for giving gifts to sweethearts or friends. The giving or sending of Valentine’s Day cards has made this day the second most popular card-sending day, second only to Christmas. So don’t forget to send a card or just wish your loved ones a very Happy St.Valentine’s Day.
Susan B. Anthony’s birthday is on Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a prominent civil rights leader who was involved with the women’s rights movement in the U.S., trying to gain the right for women to vote.Fourteen years after her death in 1906, the right for women to vote was affirmed on August 26, 1920 by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S.Constitution
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