Black History month is always celebrated in the month of February.
Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in African American history. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in the month of February, while in the UK it is held in the month of October. Source: wikipedia
February contains the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Recognition is given to the achievements and contributions of African Americans. This holiday was initiated by Carter G. Woodson in February 1926.
Black History Month was established in 1976 by The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. The month-long celebration was an expansion of Negro History Week, which was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of what was then known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson selected the week in February that embraced the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Source: wikipedia
At first Black History month was celebrated almost exclusively by African Americans, taking place outside of the view of the wider society. Increasingly, however, mayors and governors, especially in the North, began endorsing Negro History Week and promoting interracial harmony. By the time of Woodson's death in 1950, Negro History Week had become a well-established cultural institution.
There's nothing better than sinking your teeth into some crunchy sweet treats during all your Holiday parties. Our Loaded Chocolate Chips recipe is just perfect for a salty sweet treat and is sure to be a hit. Give it a try at your next Black History Month party.
And .... just so you know.... the month of February is packed full of National Food Holidays that I bet you didn't even know existed. Get to know those fun food holiday's and visit February's Food page.