Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feb 25: Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Christian)

In 2009, Lent is 46 days, ending on the Saturday before Easter, April 11th.

This day marks the beginning of Lent. Ash symbolizes sorrow for wrong doings and foreheads of churchgoers are marked with the shape of the cross with ashes as a sign of penitence.
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February 2009

Ash Wednesday (Lent Begins)
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Feb 22: Abu Simbel Festival (Egypt)

Built by Ramses II, his temple is angled so that the inner sanctum lights up twice a year on the: once on the anniversary of his rise to the throne and, once on his birthday. Crowds pack in the temple before sunrise to watch the shafts of light illuminate the statues of Ramses, Ra and Amon. The other date for this event is Oct. 22.
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February 2009

Abu Simbel Festival
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Feb 18: Vanna White's 52nd birthday

Betcha didn't know this...!
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Vanna White

Vanna Marie Rosich
February 18, 1957 (1957-02-18) (age 52)
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Game show co-host[1]
Early life

White was born Vanna Marie Rosich in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the daughter of Joan Marie and Miguel Angel Rosich.[2] White took the name of her stepfather, Herbert Stackley White Jr., a former real estate agent in North Myrtle Beach.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb 19: Obama Canadian Visit

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Obama Canadian Visit

CANADIANS ORGANIZING TOGETHER TO GREET OBAMA - multiple city event coordinators are now working together to share information and help make Obama's Visit a day that CANADA SHINES in the World's Eyes with a WARM WELCOME.
On Thursday Feb 19th, a WELCOME RALLY for President Obama will occur on the lawn in front of Parliament. Other events are planned by different groups in other parts of downtown Ottawa. ***At the dinner hour February 13, the Canadian Press announced that the Harper Government had changed its mind, and will permits us to gather on PARLIAMENT HILL. **UNCONFIRMED reports** suggest that President Obama's motorcade may pass close by. No suggestion yet that he will get out to greet Canadians, and this is still NOT expected.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 14: St. Valentine's Day 2009

What do you know about SAINT Valentine's Day? Red, roses, love, chocolate....

That's about it! It's another one of those events that passes sort of subliminally in and out of our consciousness? Here today... gone tomorrow.

But there is, of course, a basis for the day. It didn't just start up by itself. Check it out here!
Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America and Europe, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
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Monday, February 09, 2009

Feb 9: Tu B'Shevat - Jewish

This day celebrates Judaism's roots in the Natural world. It is a holiday and known as the New Year for Trees. Special meals include eating the seven fruits of the land - wheat, barley, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives and dates. Trees are also planted.
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February 2009

Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
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Feb 9: Full Moon

Full Moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia, insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various "magical phenomena" such as lycanthropy.

Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. They find that studies are generally not consistent, with some showing a positive effect and others showing a negative effect. In one instance, the December 23, 2000 issue of the British Medical Journal published two studies on dog bite admission to hospitals in England and Australia. The study of the Bradford Royal Infirmary found that dog bites were twice as common during a full moon, whereas the study conducted by the public hospitals in Australia found that they were less likely.
Many neopagans hold a monthly ritual called an Esbat at each full moon, while some people practicing traditional Chinese religions prepare their ritual offerings to their ancestors and deities on every
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February 2009

Full Moon
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