The Welsh call February “y mis bach,” which means “little month,” but even though this is the shortest month of the year, there are so many days to celebrate. Of course, one of the first days that comes to mind is Valentine’s Day, the day of love.
February also has other important historical holidays that runs deep in the veins of this country, from National Freedom Day, when President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery, to Black History Month. On a playful note, February also has one of the most joyful days of celebration, Mardi Gras. This festive holiday comes from medieval Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries when the tradition of celebrating “Boeuf Gras” or “fattened calf” was brought over to France’s colonies. The first official Mardi Gras parade took place in New Orleans on February 24, 1857. Fast forward almost 160 years and Mardi Gras is still celebrated all over with people indulging in good food, festivities and company.
While we anticipate and prepare for the day of love and gift giving, as well as observing important national holidays and fun celebrations, I encourage you to take small steps to love yourself and embrace your sexy side.
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