Wednesday, February 1, 2012

What to Look Forward to in February

February 2012

Season:  Winter {Northern hemisphere}

Zodiac Signs:  Aquarius + Pisces

Birthstone:  Amethyst

Flowers of the Month:  Violet + Primrose

Important Dates in February

1   Feast of St. Brigid  {Roman Catholic, Anglican / Ireland}
1   Abolition of Slavery in Mauritius
1-2   Imbolc  (Northern hemisphere / Gaels, Britons + Neopagans)
2   Groundhog Day  (USA + Canada)
2   Candlemas / Presentation of Jesus at the Temple / Feast of the Purification of the Virgin {Christianity}
3   Feast of St. Blaise  {Roman Catholic}
3   Korean New Year
4   Mawlid - Prophet's Birthday  {Sunni Islam + some Shi'a Islam}
4   World Cancer Day
4   Independence Day in Sri Lanka
5   Super Bowl Sunday  (USA)
5   Feast of St. Agatha  {Roman Catholic}
5   Constitution Day in Mexico  (1917)
6   Waitangi Day  (New Zealand)
8   Slovenian Cultural Holiday
9   Mawlid - Prophet's Birthday  {Shi'a Islam}
11   Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes  {Roman Catholic}
11   World Day of the Sick
11   National Foundation Day in Japan
12   Lincoln's Birthday  (USA)
12   Grammy Awards  (USA)
12   BAFTA Awards (UK)
14   St. Valentine's Day
15   Susan B. Anthony Day  (USA)
15   Flag Day in Canada
17   Independence Day in Kosovo
18   Feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous  {Roman Catholic}
20   Presidents' Day  (USA)
20   Feast of Blessed Francisco Marto + Jacinta Marto  {Roman Catholic}
20   Family Day in Canada
21   Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday / Pancake Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday / Carnival ends  {Roman Catholic, Anglican/ esp. USA: Alabama, Louisiana; Canada: Quebec; Brazil, Colombia, Trinidad + Tobago, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Senegal, France & other parts of Latin America + the Caribbean}
21   International Mother Language Day
22   Washington's Birthday  (USA)
22   Ash Wednesday {beginning of Lent}
22   World Thinking Day
22   International Scouts Day
22   Independence Day in St. Lucia
22-25   Mongol New Year
24   Flag Day in Mexico
24   Independence Day in Estonia
25   Independent Spirit Awards  (USA)
25   National Day in Kuwait
26   Academy Awards {Oscars}  (USA)
26   Liberation Day in Kuwait
27   Great Lent begins  {Eastern Christianity}
27   Feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows  {Roman Catholic}
27   Independence Day in the Dominican Republic
29   Leap Day

Monthly Observances:  Black History Month (USA + Canada); LGBT History Month (UK); National Bird-Feeding Month; Parent Leadership Month


Royal Visits, Engagements + Events

Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, Duke of Anjou, Duke of Cadaval & Princess Diana of Orleans, Duchess of Anjou, Duchess of Cadaval's 1st baby is due this month!

Feb.1  {Denmark}: Jubilee Banquet for the Diplomatic Corps for Q.Margrethe II @ Christiansborg w/attendance from Pr.Consort Henrik, CPr Frederik, CPss Mary, Pr. Joachim & Pss Benedikte

Feb.6  {UK}: Q. Elizabeth II's 60th Accession Anniversay  {Diamond Jubilee events begin!}

Feb.8  {Norway}: CPss Mette Marit visits Frankfurt, Germany to attend opening of the Munch exhibition "The Modern Eye"

Feb.21  {UK}: Pr.Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, begin their visit to the Commonwealth Countries + Realms in the Caribbean on behalf of Q.Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration {They'll visit St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, Tobago, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Antigua, & Anguilla}

Feb.22  {UK}: Pr. Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, visit St. Lucia

Feb.23  {UK}Pr. Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, visit Barbados

Feb.25  {UK}:Pr. Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, visit St. Vincent

Feb.25  {Monaco}: Pr.Albert II & Pss Charlene attend the Academy Awards {Oscars} Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, USA

Feb.27  {UK}Pr. Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, visit Grenada

Feb.28  {UK}Pr. Edward, Earl of Wessex, & Sophie, Ctss of Wessex, visit Trinidad + Tobago 

Round Royal Birthdays + Anniversaries

Feb.2  {Netherlands}:  10th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Prince of Orange, & Princess Maxima of the Netherlands  {2002}

Feb.5  {Denmark}:  40th Birthday of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark  {1972}

Feb.6  {UK}:  60th "Diamond" Accession Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain + Northern Ireland {1952}

Feb.6  {Luxembourg/Austria}:  30th Wedding Anniversary of Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria, Princess of Luxembourg, & Archduke Carl Christian of Austria  {1982}

Feb.12  {Norway}:  80th Birthday of Princess Astrid of Norway  {1932}

Feb.12  {Italy- Savoy}:  75th Birthday of Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Italy, Prince of Naples  {1937}

Feb.14  {Bahrain}:  10th Anniversary of King Hamad's Accession as King of Bahrain  {2002}

Feb.18  {Netherlands}:  65th Birthday of Princess Christina of the Netherlands  {1947}

Feb.20  {Greece}:  10th Birthday of Arrietta Morales y de Grecia  {2002}

Feb.21  {Norway}:  75th Birthday of King Harald V of Norway  {1937}

Feb.28  {Morocco}:  5th Birthday of Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco  {2007}

** for more visits, events, birthdays, & anniversaries etc., please see the left-hand side of the blog! **

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