Reasons To Celebrate February 10!
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Quote: "I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar."  Robert Brault

Umbrella Day - February 10
Umbrella is another synonym for the term parasol, which was first used as a protection against the scorching heat of the sun, "para" meaning stop or shield and "sol" meaning sun. The word "umbrella" has evolved from the Latin "umbella" (and "umbel" is a flat-topped rounded flower) or "umbra," meaning "shaded."

In Britain, umbrellas are sometimes called "gamps" after the character Mrs. Gamp in the Charles Dickens novel "Martin Chuzzlewit", because she was known for often carrying an umbrella.

Fun Fact: Captain James Cook, in one of his voyages, sees some of the natives of the South Pacific Islands, with umbrellas made of palm leaves.
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National Cream Cheese Brownie Day - February 10

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Christian Feast Day

Austreberta - "A popular legend told of Austrebertha states that one day, while looking for the donkey whose task it was to carry the laundry of the monks to the convent, she came across a wolf. The wolf admitted to killing the donkey and begged for forgiveness. Austrebertha forgave the wolf but commanded him to carry the laundry himself, a task that the wolf performed for the rest of its life."

Charalampe - "Saint Charalampus was tortured mercilessly. They lacerated his body with iron hooks, and scraped all the skin from his body. The saint had only one thing to say to his tormentors: "Thank you, my brethren, for scraping off the old body and renewing my soul for new and eternal life."

"The skull of Saint Charalampus is kept at the Monastery of Saint Stephen at Meteora. Many miracles are traditionally attributed to the fragments of his relics, which are to be found in many places in Greece and elsewhere. The miracles have made this saint, considered the most aged of all the martyrs, especially dear to the people of Greece. On some Greek islands, bulls are sacrificed on his feast day."

The feast day of Saint Charalampus is normally commemorated on February 10, the exception being when this date falls on the Saturday of Souls preceding Great Lent or on Clean Monday (the first day of Lent), in which case the feast is celebrated on February 9."

Scholastica - "Her memorial is 10 February. Scholastica is the patron saint of nuns, convulsive children, and is invoked against storms and rain.

"She was recently selected as the main motif for a high value commemorative coin: the Austria €50 'The Christian Religious Orders', issued 13 March 2002. On the obverse (heads) side of the coin Saint Scholastica is depicted alongside her brother Saint Benedict."

Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck, celebrate the birth of Catholicism in Malta
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National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe
commemorate Italian Istrian and Dalmatian exiles and Foibe massacres (Italy, especially in Trieste)
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Significant February
  •  Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst - meaning Sincerity.
  •  February Flower of the month:
  •  Zodiac Signs: Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 18; Pisces Feb. 19 - Mar. 20
  •  The name for the Moon this month is called Hunger Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Wolf Moon.
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