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Some February Interfaith Inspirations:
Hindu - February 1 - Vasant Panchami
Hindu celebration dedicated to Saraswati, goddess of learning ~ begins the Hindu spring season
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 Kildare Day
Celtic Christian recognition of Brighid who displayed unusual compassion.
Some say she was brought up as a Druid and became Christian.
Brigid is revered as a triple Goddess by Pagans who maintain that Christians
made her a Christian figure and saint due to her unshakable place in the culture.
Shinto February 3 Shubun-sai
Shinto vernal equinox observance. Shinto celebration of the change of seasons with the coming of
spring with shouts of "Devils out, Good Fortune in". Bean throwing protects against demons.
Christian February 3 Saint Blaze Day
Primarily Catholic & Orthodox, honoring of a 4th century saint by blessing the throats of believers.
Judaism - February 11-12 -Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat begins at sunset Tuesday, February 11, 2017 and ends at nightfall Wednesday, February 4, 2015.Jewish celebration of the coming of spring by preparation of foods native to Israel. It is also known as "New Year for Trees" - a method for determining the age of trees for tithing purposes.
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.
Christianity February 28 ~ Shrove Tuesday
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.
Brief definitions and dates from the Interfaith Calendar by Delton Krueger ~ many, many thanks!