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Groundhog Day 

February 2

“Coffee first. Then I’ll predict anything you want.”

 – Pinterest

“Groundhog Day: When Puxsutawney Phil sticks his head out of the ground and says, ‘OK, people, now it’s really time to take down the Christmas decorations.”


Facebook Launched  

February 4, 2004

“Santa saw your Facebook posts. This year you’re getting a dictionary.”

“OK, Mom…you know I love you…but I can’t accept your friend request on Facebook.” –

“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.”   –Erin Bury

Weatherman’s Day

February 5

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”

Ranulp Fiennes

“The federal government is starting to plan for climate change by making extended forecasts that can help people plan for extreme weather — because what can go wrong when you combine the efficiency of government with the accuracy of weathermen?”     – Jimmy Fallon

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” – Bob Dylan

National Inventors Day February 11

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”               – George 

        Washington Carver

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

Alexander Graham Bell

“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, then there would be little hope to advance.” – Orville and Wilbur Wright

Valentine’s Day 

February 14

“Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant for you.” 

Trent Shelton

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” 

Mignon McLaughlin

“Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

Franklin P. Jones

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be…well, January.” – Jim Gaffigan

Random Acts of 

Kindness Day 

February 17

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.”

Martin Scorsese

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. – Dalai Lama

Mr. Rogers Show


February 19, 1968

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”

Fred Rogers

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Fred Rogers

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” – Fred Rogers

Toothpick Patented  

February 20, 1872

“You might be a redneck if you had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures.” 

Jeff Foxworthy

“He is one of those wise philanthropists who, in a time of famine, would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.” – Douglas Jerrold

Mardi Gras 

February 25

“Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once.” – Chris Rose

“New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture — even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.” – Ruta Sepetys 

International Sleeping Day

February 28

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”

Anthony Burgess

“I’m so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed.” – Unknown

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