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Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Five: FAB FEB(ruary)

Here is a big THANK YOU to Sophia for trading weeks with me for Friday Five!

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it seems appropriate to write about February holidays. However, I'd never heard of "Waitangi Day" before: Feb. 6 is a holiday in New Zealand to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding of New Zealand, in 1840. I'll avoid Fur Rondy, as it is connected with Sarah Palin's home state. BUT I have been corrected by Pastor Julia that this is a wonderful holiday and not related to SP at all.

1. When February comes along, how do you feel about the coming month?

2. What memories do you have about Valentine's Day? Are you doing anything to observe it this year?

3. It is interesting that Monday's "Presidents Day" is not officially called that in every state. It is a U.S. federal holiday entitled "Washington's Birthday." Which is your favorite president and why?

4. Will you be celebrating Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras? How?

5. Any other ways to celebrate in February?

Bonus: A Lenten book or website you recommend.

As always, link to this site in the comments. I never can maneuver the correct way to write the link, so go to last week's Friday Five to find out how. Or for a complete how-to, click here.


  1. Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and Lent...oh my! Reflections are at my blog

  2. Thanks Jan for a super early post. I played on a computer that does not cut and paste so in teh old fashioned way you'll find my play at

  3. With my cold waning, I'm hoping that I'll feel that February is fabulous again.

  4. I am stuck in the Feb. blahs at

    Ya'll come

  5. Thank you God for February!! My answers are posted.

  6. played now anybody wanna write that sermon for me? haaa haaa haaa

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  9. Hopefully the link worked this time

    I played

  10. Played early but forgot to link till I got home again! My February thoughts are here.

  11. For people old enuf to remember, February 6th is Accession Day...the day King George died and Elizabeth became Queen. Used to forget all about it until reminded by the 'thud' of the salute being fired at the Legislature -- people would run about in the office saying,"what's all that banging???"


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