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Quote: "It is not length of life, but depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

National Chocolate Fondue Day  (February 5) - US Observance / Food Holidays
"Fondue is a communal dish shared at the table in an earthenware pot (caquelon) over a small burner (rechaud). The term is derived from the French verb fondre (to melt), in the past participle fondu (melted).







• see National Chocolate Fondue Day  • National Fun with Fondue Month  • Fondue Recipes
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Primrose Day (February 5) - US Observance / Garden Holidays /
"The common name is primrose, or occasionally common primrose or English primrose to distinguish it from other Primula species also called primroses. The wild primrose was also once a common sight in Victorian cottage gardens. Many garden centres now stock the wild variety for those gardeners who are keen on wildflowers."

Primrose is also the Birth-flower for those born in the month of February. (Flower of the month )
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Saint Agatha
"Saint Agatha of Sicily (died traditionally 251) is a Christian saint. Her memorial is on 5 February. Agatha was born at Catania, Sicily, and she was martyred in approximately 251. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass."

Festivals - "Basques have a tradition of gathering on Saint Agatha's eve (Santa Ageda bezpera in Basque) and going round the village. Homeowners can choose to hear a song about her life, accompanied by the beats of their walking sticks on the floor or a prayer for those deceased in the house. After that, the home-owner donates food to the chorus.

An annual festival to commemorate the life of Saint Agatha takes place in Catania, Sicily, from February 3 to 5. The festival culminates in a great all-night procession through the city for which hundreds of thousands of the city's residents turn out."
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Mexico Constitution Day (February 5) -
"The Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, approved by the Constitutional Congress on February 5, 1917, with Venustiano Carranza serving as the first president under its terms, is the present constitution of Mexico. It was drafted in Santiago de Querétaro, State of Querétaro, by a Constitutional Convention during the Mexican Revolution."
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Runeberg's Birthday (February 5) -
in Finland where Runeberg's tart are made specially for this annual holiday.
"Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804, Jakobstad – 6 May 1877, Porvoo) was a Finnish poet, and is the national poet of Finland. He wrote in the Swedish language.

"Runeberg's most famous work is Fänrik Ståls sägner (The Tales of Ensign Stål, Vänrikki Stoolin tarinat in Finnish) written between 1848 and 1860. It is considered the greatest Finnish epic poem outside the native Kalevala tradition and contains tales of the Finnish War of 1808-09 with Russia."
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Other noted Observances for February
  • Wyrd's Day (February 5) -
  • Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation in San Marino
  • Runeberg's Birthday in Finland where Runeberg's tart are made specially for the annual holiday

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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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This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article  February © /  and other related pages. Top photo:
Diners use forks to dip bits of food (often pound cake) into the warm semi-liquid chocolate sauce. Heat is supplied by a wick or gel alcohol burner, or a tealight.

Dessert fondue recipes began appearing in the 1960s. Slices of fruit or pastry are dipped in a caquelon of melted chocolate. Other dessert fondues can include coconut, honey, caramel and marshmallow."