Cultural and Literary Events for February 2014

Chinese Pottery Horse
Use these special observances as memory joggers for writing your life story or for having fun in your community. Check with your library, college, government agencies, or community groups for activities in your area. 

Not all cultural and literary events are declared official by government agencies. Some are by passionate nonprofit groups whose members want to have fun with their topics or get the word out about their important work.
 
Chinese New Year
Fifteen-day celebration of year of the horse starting January 31. Eight things you should know. Chinese new years are based on the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Those born in the year of the horse are considered fashionable and self-confident, like to show-off, and may fall in love easily.

Other February Observances
Listings are for the United States unless noted.
MD/Low Vision Awareness Month 
American Heart Month 
Bake for Family Fun Month
Beat the Heat Month
Bird-Feeding Month 
Boost Self-Esteem Month
Cherry Month
Condom Month
Expect Success Month International
Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month 
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month 
Mend a Broken Heart Month
Parent Leadership Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Renaissance of the Heart Month International
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Time Management Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Women Inventors Month
Youth Leadership Month 

What February event most influences writing your life story? What are you doing in your community to observe a special event?

Some listings courtesy Chase's Calendar of Events. 

Photo: Chinese pottery horse, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 A.D. "Treasures of China Exhibit," Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007. Courtesy Creative Commons

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