6 Reasons to Celebrate February 

February can be tough. We’ve more than rounded the holiday season bend, yet spring (never mind summer) seems so very far off. But the shortest month of the year also has lots of special holidays, events and themes to get excited about. Here are some of the best.

The Super Bowl

As New Englanders, we had to start with this. Once again, we’re in it to win it… under Belichick alone, the Patriots have won five Super Bowl championships. Here’s to number 6.

Related: Super Bowl Sustenance

queso

Slow cooker queso from Wide Open Eats

Valentine’s Day

The holiday February is most known – and loved – for.  And for man, the sweetest tokens are those made in your kitchen. Check out some of our favorite ideas from a past post.

bacon hearts

Bacon hearts via papermama.com

National Wear Red Day

As part of Heart Health Month, National Wear Red Day is this Friday, February 2nd. By wearing red, you can help to increase awareness of heart disease. Share a photo of you and your friends in your best red gear on social media with the hashtag #theheartfoundation.

Need a quick pop of red? Come in and browse our fashion department for a statement scarf, handbag or hat!

Photo from Go Red for Women

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

After you’ve donned your red, turn the tables on dessert and have it for breakfast instead!  Ice Cream For Breakfast Day is officially celebrated on the first Saturday of February, and according to Wikipedia, the holiday is often explained very simply: 1. Eat ice cream, 2. For breakfast. Fun, but not sure about the healthy heart reinforcement… guess having all that sugar early in the day gives us the chance to work it off!

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

To commemorate Black History Month on Cape Cod, there are several events to explore.The Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis will hold events each weekend in February, including a soul food dinner and entertainment by the “Heart and Soul” group at the Barnstable Senior Center on February 20th. Cape Cod Community College will host a variety of activities this month, including a poetry slam series, an African dance and drum performance, and gospel concerts.

Dr. Maya Angelou (photo from mayaanjelou.com)

Mardi Gras

In 2018, Mardi Gras is celebrated on February 13th. Also called Fat Tuesday, it refers to events of the Carnival celebrations which culminate the day before Ash Wednesday. And while New Orleans is the place to be, why not celebrate remotely with a little Cajun mixed into the meal rotation?

This “ragin’ cajun” crockpot jambalaya sounds perfect.

Looking for a slow cooker upgrade? Come see us. They really are a one-pot wonder!

 


 

So this February, have some fun and celebrate the month’s special events!

We hope you’ll have time to come see us at Snow’s, too. Stay tuned for news on our upcoming big 3-day sale, and don’t forget to bring the kids to see the trains over school vacation (or anytime).  🙂

Toy Trains at Snow's Home and Garden