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February 2022

VALENTINE’S DAY

February 14

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have given way to mass-produced greeting cards. In North America, about 190 million Valentine's Day cards…

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Birthday – DISCO (52)

February 14

Rarely does a dance movement fit so precisely within a decade. Seventies Disco was born on Valentine's Day 1970, when David Manusco opened The Loft in New York City, and it rapidly faded in 1980. When the Disco movement peaked in 1978-79, the demographic was predominantly white, heterosexual, urban and suburban middle class. But it didn't begin that way. For the first eight years, Disco was an underground movement. Then the film Saturday Night Fever (December 1977) helped turn the…

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“WHITE JUAN” (2004)

February 18 - February 19

  White Juan is the unofficial name given to the hurricane-strength nor'easter blizzard of February 2004 that affected most of Atlantic Canada and the Eastern United States between February 17 and 20, 2004—five months after Hurricane Juan devastated Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Snowfall amounts for February 18–19 The aftermath of White Juan Halifax and Dartmouth: 95.5 centimetres (37.6 in) Yarmouth: 101.0 centimetres (39.8 in) Charlottetown: 74.4 centimetres (29.3 in) Halifax International Airport: 66.8 centimetres (26.3 in) Enfield: 66.6…

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Birthday – GEORGE HARRISON

February 25

George Harrison MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Sometimes called "the quiet Beatle", Harrison embraced Indian culture and helped broaden the scope of popular music through his incorporation of Indian instrumentation and Hindu-aligned spirituality in the Beatles' work. Although the majority of the band's songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most Beatles albums…

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March 2022

INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY

March 8

International Women's Day 2022 theme is 'Break the Bias' There are MANY events celebrating the day. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Here in HRM, all are welcome to a free virtual event.  When:  from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: Zoom. Please register for the virtual event   https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J3lzwuwsR_GmzAwqz4M9eQ  

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

March 13 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am

Time to "spring forward"! Officially clocks go ahead Sunday morning at 2:00am (to 3:00am), but most of us do it tonight before we go to bed. Don't worry, we'll get the hour back... in the fall. ALSO... test and change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

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SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

March 17

Saint Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat.

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FIRST DAY OF SPRING

March 20

In 2022, the March equinox happens today at 12:33PM. ADT. In the Northern Hemisphere, this date marks the start of the spring season. In the Southern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the start of autumn, while the September equinox marks the start of spring.  

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April 2022

APRIL FOOL’S DAY

April 1

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day (so watch out!). The custom of setting aside a day for playing harmless pranks upon one's neighbour has been relatively common in the world historically.

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GOOD FRIDAY

April 15

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.   Observed on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday Good Friday is a federal statutory holiday across Canada..

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