The first Sunday in February is set aside to celebrate the Yorkshire pudding. So, it will be a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Learn More
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The first Monday in February is dubbed "national sickie day" - when bosses are most likely to discover that staff have stayed at home taking a "sickie", as in phoning in as too ill to work, when there's nothing really wrong with them, apart from the fact that they are "sick of going in to work". Learn More
Will Phil see his shadow? Groundhog Day is an American/Canadian holiday. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, it will leave the burrow, signifying that winter will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks. We really don't celebrate this in the UK, probably due to the lack of groundhogs. Learn More
Charles Dickens was born on 7th February, 1812. Learn More
Started by UNESCO, this International Day has been observed every year since February 2000. So, put down your English text books and get together to speak your native tongue. Oh dear,linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism, but I am English - so I guess I'll have to put down my German text books. Learn More
Marks the beginning of Lent a time of mourning and penitence, spiritual renewal, fasting and almsgiving. Associated with the Christian Church season known as Lent—the 40 days preceding Good Friday and Easter. Christians in the UK still give up something they enjoy, (usually cigarettes, alcohol or chocolate) for Lent. This year I am giving up chocolate. Learn More
You probably know what Einstein is supposed to have said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Today is the day to read more fairy tales.