Looking like giant marshmallows with big black noses, they rank on the cuteness scale and draw some of the largest crowds at the zoo. However, despite many adoring fans, their existence is in jeopardy. February 27 is International Polar Bear Day, a day to not only celebrate these beautiful creatures, but to learn more about […]
It's impossible to feel short-changed by the shortest month of the year. February makes us leap with joy at so many opportunities to observe winter's end.
Looking for an excuse to throw a party just to liven up the winter doldrums? The people of New Orleans will do just that when they host one of the most widely celebrated block parties. The annual carnival of New Orleans culminates in the fanfare of Mardi Gras, one day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras […]
On February 14, Cupid loads his bow, and couples toast their love over clinking glasses of bubbly across a candlelit table. It’s all in a day’s work for this busy cherub, but his spells trail targets throughout their lives. The Valentine’s Day arrow-toting icon is introduced to youngsters with the communal exchange of cards bearing […]
Gather your fun-loving friends on February 22 and head to the nearest cantina to celebrate Margarita Day. Thanks in part to Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville”, this drink is enjoyed by fans of Mexican fare and refreshing cocktails. Its perfect balance of sweet and tart is a harmonious marriage for quesadillas, chimichangas and enchiladas. Ordering what to […]
When the fourth Thursday in February blows in, perhaps with a late snow in tow, everyone craves a piping hot, spicy bowl of chili to celebrate Chili Day and chase the chills away. Chili is popular cold weather fare and one of many stars at Super Bowl parties everywhere. The great debates stem from hotly […]