Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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How will you celebrate Black History Month this February?

February is a highly celebrated month for three important events which are Black History Month, President's Day, and Valentine’s Day!

Black History Month is celebrated to honor the past, present, and future accomplishments of African Americans. Schools, non-profits, churches, libraries, and museums to name a few are all doing their part to participate and inform communities about the rich history of African American people.

Whether through books, movies, music, or art; share with your family the great things that African Americans have contributed to the world.

President’s Day

President George Washington

President Abraham Lincoln

President’s Day is an official holiday commemorating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. President's day 2011 will be celebrated on Monday February 21.

What are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln most remembered for? George Washington was our very first president of the United States from 1789-1797. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, from 1861-1865. He is most widely known for ending slavery with the drafting of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 yet slavery did not officially end until 1865.

In celebration of President’s Day, take the time to find out more about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and share the information with your family!

Valentine’s Day!

Love, Love, Love is in the air with the celebration of Valentine’s Day! Family and friends all over the worldparticipate by showing others that they are loved in their own special way. To make Valentine’s Day a little more memorable this year, think about being nice to someone who is not always so nice to you. Being kind goes a long way especially when someone is not expecting it. Be sure to follow the Creativekidzplay links on art, and fun food to find out more ways to express your love for others and have a Happy Valentines Day!!

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