"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches." Alice Roosevelt Longworth
"On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll musicians: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. The day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean, in his song "American Pie"......
National Carrot Cake Day (February 3) - US Observance / Food Holidays
"Carrot cake is a cake which consists of grated carrot mixed with batter. The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the cake usually has a soft, dense texture. The carrots themselves enhance the flavor, texture and appearance of the cake."
"Carrot cake may be eaten plain, but it is commonly either glazed or topped with white icing or cream cheese icing and walnuts, often chopped. Often they are decorated with frosting or marzipan made to look like carrots. They are popular in loaf, sheet cake and cupcake form, and (in the United Kingdom as well as North America) can be found pre-packaged at grocery stores, and fresh at bakeries. Some carrot cakes are even layered.
To celebrate this holiday you really must bake a carrot cake with cream cheese icing. It's one of the best cakes there is and your whole family will love you for it.
Heroes' Day or National Heroes' Day (February 3) - Mozambique Observance
Heroes' Day is a public holiday in Mozambique on February 3.
"Heroes Day or National Heroes Day may refer to a number of commemorations of national heroes in different countries. It is often held on the birthday of a national hero or heroine, or the anniversary of their great deeds that made them heroes."
Other noted Observances for February 3
Japan – the festival of Setsubun before spring.
Mozambique – Heroes' Day.
United States – Four Chaplains Day.
United States – the earliest calendar day that Mardi Gras can occur.
Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
Aaron the Illustrious, saint of the Syriac Orthodox Church
Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
Saint Margaret of England
Saint Nona and Saint Celsa
February 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
• Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst - meaning Sincerity. • The name for the Moon this month is called Hunger Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Wolf Moon.