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"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."  Michelangelo

Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath (Boy Scouts of America)
"Scouts on Scout Sunday in Philadelphia, 1949The Boy Scouts of America have designated the Sunday preceding February 8, or February 8 if it is a Sunday, as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath. The United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) celebrate Scout Sunday on the second Sunday of February as not to conflict with Transfiguration Sunday.

The day is meant to mark the founding of the Scouts in the United States. Observation varies by unit and locale. Scouts go to their places of worship in uniform and help with the service.

In the United States, Scouting has been used by churches, synagogues, and many other religious organizations as part of their youth ministries. Approximately 50 percent of all Scouting units are chartered to religious groups. These observances offer an opportunity for congregations to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program."
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Laugh and Grow Rich Day - US Observance / Weird February Holidays
When I first heard the title of this holiday I didn't know what it referred to so I had to do some research. It seems this weird & wacky holiday is about enjoying our daily jobs to the point that we can laugh each and every day and still make money while doing it. 
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Slovenia – Prešeren Day - the Slovenian cultural holiday.
"The Slovenian Cultural Holiday, known unofficially as the Prešeren Day (Slovene: Prešernov dan), is a national holiday celebrated in Slovenia marking the anniversary of the death of the poet France Prešeren on February 8, 1849. Since Prešeren is generally considered as the greatest poet in the Slovenian language, the holiday was established to honour the achievements in Slovenian culture.

The anniversary of Prešeren's death first became a prominent date during World War II in 1942, when the so-called "cultural silence" was imposed by the Liberation front, banning all Slovenian artists from further public appearances under occupation. It was first commemorated as a holiday in 1944. It remained a public holiday during the era of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia within Yugoslavia and it was celebrated also by the Carinthian Slovenes and the Slovenes in Italy. It was marked with many cultural festivals and remembrances, with school excursions to cultural significant institutions.

In 1991, it was declared a work-free day. Many opposed this gesture, claiming it would bring to the banalisation of a holiday designed to be dedicated to cultural events. As a result, December 3, the anniversary of the poet's birth, has also become widely celebrated as an alternative holiday. Today both days are almost equally celebrated, with no antagonism between the two, although only the Prešeren Day in February is officially recognized as a national holiday.

On February 8, the Prešeren Awards and the Prešeren Foundation Awards, the highest Slovenian recognitions for cultural and scientific achievements, are conferred."
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Feast Days: (February 8)
Saint Jerome Emiliani - "He was beatified by Pope Benedict XIV in 1747, and canonized by Pope Clement XIII in 1767. The Office and Mass in his honor were approved eight years later. He was thus not included in the 1570 Tridentine Calendar. When inserted in the Roman Calendar in 1769, he was assigned the date of 20 July. In 1969, Pope Paul VI moved his feast to the day of his death, 8 February."

Saint Juventius
Saint Meingold of Huy
Saint Stephen of Muret
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Parinirvana Day, or Nirvana Dayan annual Buddhist festival.
"A Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia. By some it is celebrated on 8th of February, but by most on 15th of February. It celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body. Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha because they believe that since he was Enlightened, he was free from the pain of physical existence.

Passages from the Nirvana Sutra describing the Buddha's last days of life are often read on Parinirvana Day. Other observances include meditation and visits to Buddhist temples and monasteries. Also, the day is a time to think about one's own future death and on the deaths of loved ones. This thought process reflects the Buddhist teachings on transience."

Some Western Buddhist groups also celebrate Parinirvana Day.
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Other noted Observances for February 8
February 8 - National Molasses Bar Day - Food Observance - US

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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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