First day of Black History Month: (U.S., CAN, U.K.) A month dedicated to honoring all black people across different periods of history. Although it originated in the U.S. the significance of this month has gained recognition in many other countries including Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
Imbolc: (pagan) A fire festival celebrating hearth and home. This day also marks the halfway point between winter and spring.
Tu Bishvat: (Jewish) A day celebrating nature and the environment that often includes tree planting.
Valentine’s Day: Though there are many legends about the start of this holiday, in modern day culture it is a celebration of love.
Shivaratri: (Hindu) A festival honoring the god Shiva and the night Shiva performed the dance Tandava-the dance of creation, preservation and destruction.
Isra and Miraj: (Islam) Celebrates the journey the Prophet Muhammad took from Mecca to Jerusalem and then from Jerusalem to the heavens.
President’s Day: (U.S.) Celebrates all people who served as President of the United States.
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras: (Christian) The day before Ash Wednesday and often involves participating in confession as well as eating sweets.
Ash Wednesday: (Christian) A holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. This is also the first day of Lent.
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