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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Fun Facts for February

February is the month of love and romance. As romance authors and readers, we celebrate that. But February has a lot more going for it than hearts, flowers, and chocolate.

Check out all these fun National Days for February, along with my suggestions on how to celebrate the days. Any and all other suggestions welcome.

February 1—National Baked Alaska Day, National Serpent Day. Baked Alaska and serpents. Sounds like the makings of an interesting paranormal romance.

February 2—National Groundhog Day (Hello, Punxsutawney Phil and Bill Murray), National Heavenly Hash Day. Groundhogs and hash. Yuck!

February 3—National Day the Music Died Day, National Carrot Cake Day. Guess you could eat some carrot cake while trying to figure out what the heck is National Day the Music Died Day.

February 4—National Thank a Mail Carrier Day, National Homemade Soup Day, National Create a Vacuum Day. Give your mail carrier some soup. My mind’s a vacuum on trying to figure out what the heck National Create a Vacuum Day is.

February 5—National Shower With a Friend Day, National Weatherperson’s Day, National Wear Red, first Friday in February. Erotic romance authors, think of the possibilities. A beautiful, sexy woman takes a shower with her local hunk of a weatherperson. She’s wearing a red thong he soon peels off. Oh, the possibilities!

February 6—National Lame Duck Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day. Eating yogurt while talking to a lame duck? I agree, that one’s lame.

February 7—National Periodic Table Day, National Send a Card to a Friend Day, National Fettucine Alfredo Day. Send a card to that hunky chemist you’ve been crushing on and invite him over for some Fettucine Alfredo.

February 8—National Boy Scouts Day, National Kite Flying Day, National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Volunteer to help some Boy Scouts fly kites, then go home and clean out your computer.

February 9—National Pizza Day (Ohh, I’ll go for that), National Toothache Day (Yuck), National Bagel Day (Yay!) You may get a toothache if you bite down on a hard bagel.

February 10—National Home Warranty Day (What?), National Umbrella Day, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day (Yum!). Carry your umbrella while eating a cream cheese brownie.

February 11—National Make a Friend Day, National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National White Shirt Day, National Shut-In Visitation Day, National Peppermint Patty Day, National Inventors Day. Lots of things going on this day. Wear a white shirt while cleaning up spilled milk at your new friend’s house. Later, take a gift of peppermint patty when you visit a shut-in who’s an inventor.

February 12—National Plum Pudding Day. Poor February 12. Only one item. Oh, well, enjoy some plum pudding today.

February 13—National Tortellini Day. Combine February 12 and 13 and invite your significant other, or someone you’d like to be your significant other, over for a dinner of tortellini and plum pudding.

February 14—National Organ Donor Day, National Ferris Wheel Day, National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day (of course), Valentine’s Day. Have cream-filled chocolates with your Valentine on a Ferris wheel. Not gonna touch the organ donor thing.

February 15—National Gumdrop Day, Single-Awareness Day, Presidents Day, third Monday in February. Gumdrops for all those singletons who didn’t get to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

February 16—National Almond Day, National Do a Grouch a Favor Day. Give some almonds to those poor souls whose significant others broke up with them Valentine’s Day.

February 17—National Random Acts of Kindness Day, National Cabbage Day. As an act of kindness, please don’t give anyone a cabbage.

February 18—National Battery Day, NATIONAL DRINK WINE DAY( My favorite!!), National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day. Have some wine, or a lot of wine, with your stuffed flounder. Make sure your Uber driver’s car battery is charged so he/she can get you to the restaurant.

February 19—National Lash Day, National Caregivers Day, third Friday in February, National Chocolate Mint Day (I can get behind this one). Bat your long lashes at the guy behind the candy counter when you buy your chocolate mints. Take some mints to a caregiver you know. They need the candy.

February 20—National Cherry Pie Day, National Love Your Pet Day. Hug your kitty or doggie while eating a piece of cherry pie.

February 21—National Sticky Bun Day. What is it with all the food days?

February 22—National Margarita Day, National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. Sweet potatoes and Margaritas? I don’t think so. Just give me the Margarita.

February 23—National Banana Bread Day, National Dog Biscuit Day, National Spay Day, last Tuesday in February. Have some banana bread while your poor doggie is eating a dog biscuit. Then, it’s onto the vet’s for her.

February 24—National Tortilla Chip Day. Why isn’t this combined with National Margarita Day?

February 25—National Chocolate Covered Nut Day, National Clam Chowder Day, National Chili Day, fourth Thursday in February. Also my husband’s birthday. I guess this means I need to serve him clam chowder and chili with chocolate covered nuts for dessert.

February 26—National Pistachio Day, National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Promo alert! Eat some pistachios while reading one of my fairy tale romances (see below).

February 27—National Kahlua Day, National Strawberry Day, National Polar Bear Day.  Have some Kahlua with your coffee while eating chocolate-covered strawberries and watching a Nat Geo show about polar bears. Or give to a wildlife fund that’s committed to helping the dwindling polar bear population.

February 28—National Public Sleeping Day, National Chocolate SoufflĂ© Day (again with the chocolate), National Flora Design Day, National Tooth Fairy Day. Public sleeping? I don’t think so. I could eat some chocolate soufflĂ© while admiring a floral design and dreaming of the tooth fairy.

February 29—National Leap Day, National Rare Disease Day, last day in February. Leap Year is cool. Rare diseases, not so much.

This was fun. I hope you enjoyed it.

To celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, February 26, I’ve got some sweet fairy tale romances for you.

A Cinderella Christmas

Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairytales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently. 

Her Snow White Christmas (Snow Globe Magic Book 1)

A Christmas snow globe from a mysterious stranger swirls holiday magic for a sophisticated New York woman with a broken heart and a handsome Iraq War vet with a secret. 

Her Frog Prince Holiday (Snow Globe Magic Book 2)

The gift of a magical snow globe from a mysterious stranger paints the scene for romance between a Manhattan art gallery manager and a sexy man who isn’t what he seems.
(Note: This story is included in the Season of Surprises Holiday Boxed Set)

Her Red Riding Hood Valentine (Snow Globe Magic Book 3)

A magical snow globe sets the stage for romance between a drama teacher who no longer believes in love and an enticing photographer picturing a different life.

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Krista said...

Love your Fun Facts of February post !!! It made me smile as my son is always on top of this list, telling me what the day is. He's looking forward to the 28th this month because it is also National Science Day :)

Thanks for the fun info !!

Tina Donahue said...

Great info. And here I thought February was so blah. :)

Judy Baker said...

Fun facts for February. Makes me wonder if there's national something or other for every day in all the months!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Cara! That's a lot of cool "Days," however, I wonder how I missed National Sticky Bun Day. lolol

Melissa Keir said...

Awesome information! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Cara Marsi said...

Thanks, everyone. I Googled something like, "events in February" and got a site for National Days in February. Every month has days like this. Who knew?

Krista, enjoy National Science Day.

Vicki, I posted on FB about the National Sticky Bun day. I felt that needed a shoutout.

Paris said...

What a fun post! I actually had a Chalupa for lunch (tortilla with beans, lettuce, guacamole & tomatoes) so I celebrated without knowing it! February has become more festive thanks to your post (especially all the chocolate references, lol)!

jean hart stewart said...

Great birthday falls on Almond Day so I'd better play catchup, and go munch a few.

Cara Marsi said...

Thanks, Paris and Jean. Lots of chocolate days for sure. Jean, be sure to celebrate with almonds on your birthday.

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