February has been generally known for Valentine’s Day on the 14th and President’s Day, which falls on the 17th this year. While many consider Valentine’s Day more of a boon to the flower and candy industries, it’s easy to forget that it is the one day in the year when we celebrate the expression of love. That seems to me to never be a bad thing and in fact is a holiday to cherish. Additionally, the celebration of President’s day can also double as a celebration of American democracy.
And finally, there are some rather dubious celebration days in February, but nevertheless, ones we should think about. February 9th is National Stop Bullying Day, which seems like a fine goal to me; however, it is also Read In The Bathtub Day. This also seems to beg the question of whether we are also to celebrate one’s bath on a yearly or monthly basis? February 11th is Make A Friend Day. This is a nice touch as this is three days before Valentine’s Day. February 16 is Do A Grouch A Favor Day, which too is appropriate since February 17 is Random Acts Of Kindness Day. February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day. I did think, however, that EVERY day was Love Your Pet Day. It certainly is in my house. This comes just before February 27th, which is Spay Day (also appropriate) and finally, one of the strangest Days of all is February 26th, which is Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement. I truly have no idea what it is we should be encouraging during this occasion but let us all think warm thoughts for all the toads out there, not just the ones who live in hollows.
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