Groundhog Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd in both the United States and Canada. The folklore states that on February 2nd if a groundhog emerges from his hole and fails to see his shadow, he will leave his burrow – signifying that winter will end soon. But if the Groundhog does see his shadow he will retreat down into his burrow, and winter will last for another 6 weeks!Groundhog Day occurs on: (U.S.) February 2nd
Chinese New Year or ‘Spring Festival’ traditionally begins on the first day of the year on the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th. The Chinese New Year is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. Each year is designated by one of twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare/Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Please Note: This holiday is celebrated by several asian countries, including China, as the Lunar New Year, and therefore calling it the Chinese New Year (as is common in many western countries) is somewhat exclusive and may be offensive to some Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) dates: January 31, 2014: Year of the Horse February 19, 2015: Year of the Sheep February 8, 2016: Year of the Monkey The Black History Month seasonal pages will provide you with great resources to help educate students about important historical events and people of African decent. Ideas within this section include: historical Negro baseball leagues, Martin Luther King Jr., projects detailing the civil rights movement, printable worksheets and more. Your creativity can help other teachers. Submit your Black History Month activity today. Don’t forget to include additional resources-documents, web sites, or a photo.
Black History Month is celebrated in Canada and the U.S. during the month of February (and October for the U.K.). It is a month for remembrance and education about important historical events and people of African diaspora.February is Black History Month
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