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Goddess/Pagan Goddess ~ Pagan February 2 ~ Imbolc & Sughnassad
(northern/southern hemispheres) Mid point between Solstice and Equinox.
Wicca reflection on the power of the gods from which physical and spiritual harvest will come.

St. Brigid is honored as a triple goddess highlighted at this time. Maiden/Mother/Crone speaking creativity and fertility ~ including poetry!

Christian ChristianChristian February 2 Saint Brighid of Kildare Day
Celtic Christian recognition of Brighid who displayed unusual compassion.
Some say she was brought up as a Druid and became Christian.

Goddess ~ PaganBrigid is revered as a triple Goddess by Pagans who maintain that Christians
made her a Christian figure and saint due to her unshakable place in the culture.

Shinto ShintoFebruary 3 Shubun-sai
Shinto vernal equinox observance
. Shinto celebration of the change of seasons with the coming of
spring with shouts of "Devils out, Good Fortune in". Bean throwing protects against demons.

Christian ChristianChristianFebruary 3 Saint Blaze Day
Primarily Catholic & Orthodox, honoring of a 4th century saint by blessing the throats of believers.

Judaism Judaism- February 5-6 -Tu Bishvat
Tu Bishvat begins at sunset Tuesday, February 5, 2023 and ends at nightfall Wednesday, February 6, 2023.Jewish celebration of the coming of spring by preparation of foods native to Israel. It is also known as "New Year for Trees" - a method for determining the age of trees for tithing purposes.

BahaiBaha`i ~ February 7th ~ Mulk
The beginning of the
eighteenth month of the Bahá’í year; its name means “dominion.”

Christianity ChristianityChristian- February 14 - St.Valentine's Day
Christian celebration of the love of God presented in Jesus and in the lives
of Christian believers. St Valentine was a 3rd century martyr.

Love This day is widely observed in the USA as a secular celebration of love.

Buddhist Buddhism Jain Jainism February 15 Nirvana Day
Buddhist: a regional observance of the death of the Buddha.

Islam IslamFebruary 17-18 Lailat al-Miraj
Islamic observance of Mohammed's night journey
from Mecca to Jerusalem and his ascension to heaven and return on the same night, and
with his receipt of Allah’s commandment of the five compulsory daily prayers.

This celebration begins at sundown February 17th.
 

Christianity ChristianityChristianFebruary 21 ~ Shrove Tuesday
Christian carnival day on the eve of Ash Wednesday which begins Lent, a time of fasting and devotions. Pancakes are often served. It is also known as Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras in some places. 

Christianity ChristianityChristianFebruary 22 ~ Ash Wednesday
Christian observance to begin the 40 day season of Lent.
Ashes are marked on worshippers as a sign of penitence.


Interfaith Inspirations:
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Judaism/Jewish: Judiaism
Yom Kippur & Sukkot

Jainism/Jain
Jainism

Judaism/Jewish:
Rosh Hashanah

Judiaism
Native
American

Native American
Sikhism:
Scriptures
Sikh
Judaism:
Hanukkah

Judiaism
Sufi:
Whirling Prayer

Sufi
Islamic:
Call To Prayer
Islamic
TaoismTaoism or Daoism, Yin/Yang
Unity
   

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