Monthly Archives: February 2015

February Is National Parent Leadership Month

February is a Month of Many Splendid Things. February has many accolades to its name (e.g. American Heart Month, Black History Month), but one of its lesser-known titles is also one of its most important. This month marks National Parent Leadership Month. National Parent Leadership Month provides individuals, families, communities, and governments the opportunity to

Celebrating The Chinese New Year

Let’s Celebrate the Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is the longest and most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. The Chinese year 4713 begins on Feb. 19, 2015. Chinese months are reckoned by the lunar calendar, with each month beginning on the darkest day. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of

Lent Begins Today

Might You Commemorate Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Following the example of the Nine vites, who did penance in sackcloth and ashes, our foreheads are marked

2015 Mardi Gras Celebrations

Today Is Fat Tuesday! Whether we want to take in the sites of Bourbon Street or we are just looking to bite into a tasty king cake, we will not want to miss our chance to celebrate Mardi Gras today. Translated from French, Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and it always arrives on the last day

The Date Of President’s Day

Your Guide To President’s Day! Did you know that no President’s birthday ever falls on President’s Day? Although George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan were all born in February, because President’s Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February, their birthdays all fall either too early or too late

The History Of Valentine’s Day

The Story Behind This Celebration While Valentine’s Day is not one of the public holidays, it still majorly affects public life. It is a great reminder to show those we love just how muchwe care and value our relationships, and presents the opportunity to shower our sweethearts with gifts and affections. As we celebrate some may be

International Condom Day Is Coming Up!

February 14th Marks International Condom Day Most of us are aware that February 14th is Valentine’s Day. With the explosion of pink and red and the mélange of heart-shaped items at every store in the country, how could we not?  However, when we pick up that box of chocolates there is another box we should perhaps consider