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Some FebruaryInterfaith Inspirations: Goddess/Pagan February 2 Imbolc & Sughnassad (northern/southern hemispheres) Wicca reflection on the power of the gods from which physical
and spiritual harvest will come.
Christian February 2
Saint Brighid of KildareDay Celtic Christian recognition of Brighid who displayed unusual compassion.
She was brought up as a Druid and became Christian.
Shinto- February 3 -Setsubun-sai Shinto celebration of the change of seasons ~ day before spring ~ with the coming of spring
and shouts of "Devils out, Good Fortune in". Bean throwing protects against demons.
Confucian, Daoist & Buddhist
Chinese New Year February 8
Interfaith Celebrations Chinese New Year Year of the Monkey!
Christianity February 9~ Shrove Tuesday For some Christians, a day of self examination.
Christian carnival day on the eve of Ash Wednesday which begins Lent, a time of fasting and devotions.
Pancakes are often served. It is also known as Fat Tuesday in some places.
Christianity February 10~ Ash Wednesday Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent.
Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.
Hindu- February 12 - Vasant Panchami Hindu celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning ~ begins the Hindu spring season
Christianity- February 14 - St.Valentine's Day Christian celebration of the love of God presented in Jesus and in the lives
of Christian believers. St Valentine was a 3rd century martyr.
This day is widely observed in the USA as a secular celebration of love.
Buddhist Jain February 15 Nirvana Day Buddhist: a regional observance of the death of the Buddha.
Baha'i Intercalary Days - February 26-March 1 Baha'i insertion of days into the calendar in order to maintain their solar calendar.
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