"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." RalphW.Emerson
National Sticky Bun Day -Always February 21
Sticky buns are a dessert or breakfast pastry that generally consist of rolled pieces of leavened dough — sometimes containing brown sugar or cinnamon — which are then compressed together to form a kind of flat loaf corresponding to the size of the baking pan.
Before the dough is placed in the pan, the latter is lined with the "sticky" ingredients like maple syrup, honey (or both), as well as nuts and perhaps more sugar and sometimes butter. After the buns are baked, they are inverted so that the pan lining then becomes a topping. • National Sticky Bun Day & Recipe
Birthday flowers are ascribed by tradition for those born on any given date in the year in Europe and the West. Not all are precisely flowers, however. Did you know the birtday flower for Feb. 21 is the Southernwood?
Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) is a flowering plant. Found in Europe, the genus Artemisia was named for the Goddess Artemis. Southernwood is known by many other names including Old Man, Boy's Love, Oldman Wormwood, Lover's Plant, Appleringie, Garderobe, Our Lord's Wood, Maid's Ruin, Garden Sagebrush, European Sage, Lad's Love, Southern Wormwood, and Lemon Plant.
The pungent, scented leaves and flowers are used in herbal teas. Young shoots were used to flavor pastries and puddings. In Italy, it is used as a culinary herb.
Is it your Birthday Today? (Pisces / February 20 - March 20 / Birthstone - Amethyst)
Happy Birthday! - Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a birthday party and birthday cake, or in some instances, a rite of passage. The Western tradition of adding lit candles to the top of a birthday cake originates in 18th century Germany?
Language Martyrs' Day – A day celebrated by Bengali speaking people - February 21
Language Movement Day or Language Revolution Day (ভাষা আন্দোলন দিবস Bhasha Andolon Dibosh), which is also referred to as Language Martyrs' Day or Martyrs' Day (শহীদ দিবস Shohid Dibosh), is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla as a national language during Bengali Language Movement of 1952.
World Day of Social Justice (International) - February 21
"21 February was proclaimed the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.
International Mother Language Day originated as the international recognition of Language Movement Day, which has been commemorated in Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) since 1952, when a number of Dhaka university students were killed by the Pakistani police and army in Dhaka during the Bengali Language Movement.
International Mother Language Day is observed yearly by UNESCO member states and at its headquarters to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism."
Saint Peter Damiani - Petrus Damiani's voluminous writings reflect the spiritual conditions of Italy: the groundswell of intense personal piety that would overflow in the First Crusade at the end of the century was an extremely vigorous controversialist, and his Latin abounds in denunciatory epithets. He was especially devoted to the Virgin Mary, and wrote an Officium Beatae Virginis, in addition to many letters, sermons, and other writings. His most famous work is De Divina Omnipotentia, a long letter in which he discusses God's power."
Saint Pepin of Landen - Pepin (also Peppin, Pipin, or Pippin) of Landen (c. 580 – 27 February 640), also called the Elder or the Old, was the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia under the Merovingian king Dagobert I from 623 to 629. He was also the mayor for Sigebert III from 639 until his own death."
Saint Randoald - Saint Randoald (Rancald, Randaut) (†21 February 675) was prior of the Benedictine monastery of Grandval in the Moutier valley, under saint Germanus. They were martyred together by the duke of Alsace, Eticho, for standing up for the poor."