I like February. Not because it’s cold and snowy; like November, December, and January, but because it’s the shortest of the winter months. I really don’t mind winter, but there is less to do outside in the extreme temperatures, and there isn’t as much wildlife running around. (Although I have spotted coyotes in the neighbourhood!).
February is a great month to catch up on some reading. For a quick read, and a nice distraction from the cool winds, I like to have a hot coffee and read The Old Farmer’s Almanac. It is chock-full of little tidbits, weather forecasts, and short articles of all kinds.
I was reading the Almanac recently about February. This is PARTY month apparently. Look at all the February celebrations:
- February 2 is Groundhog Day. How did this quirky date get started? Find out the meaning of Groundhog Day.
- February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. The 16th president of the United States was born in a one-room, 16×18-foot, log cabin with a dirt floor. Do you like Abe?
- February 14 is always Valentine’s Day. Today, the holiday is celebrated with love, flowers, and chocolate. Who WAS St. Valentine?
- February 15 is Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the … .
- February 15 is Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday. How much do you know about this women’s right leader?
- The 15th is also the National Flag of Canada Day!
- February 18 is Family Day in Ontario.
- February 18 is President’s Day.
- The 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday.
If you want to read more about the month of February in The Old Farmer’s Almanac, just click here on “February”