Celebrating February 12th, 2024: National Holidays & Festivities

Holidays on February 12th 2024

February 12th, 2024 is a day that will be filled with celebrations and festivities all around the world. This date marks the observance of several national holidays that hold great significance in different cultures and countries. From honoring historical events to celebrating cultural traditions, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this day. Let’s take a closer look at the national holidays on February 12th, 2024 and how you can join in on the fun.

Lincoln’s Birthday

Abraham Lincoln
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One of the most well-known national holidays on February 12th is Lincoln’s Birthday, which commemorates the birth of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. This holiday is observed in several states across the country, including Illinois, where Lincoln was born. On this day, many people visit historical sites related to Lincoln, such as his birthplace and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. It is also a common tradition to read or recite the Gettysburg Address, one of Lincoln’s most famous speeches.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year
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February 12th, 2024 also marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. This holiday is celebrated by millions of people around the world, with the largest celebrations taking place in China. The Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions, feasting, and honoring ancestors. Traditional customs include decorating homes with red lanterns and giving red envelopes filled with money to children and unmarried adults. Each year is also represented by a zodiac animal, and 2024 will be the Year of the Dragon.

National Plum Pudding Day

Plum Pudding
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For those with a sweet tooth, February 12th is also National Plum Pudding Day. This traditional British dessert is typically served during the holiday season, but this national holiday gives people another reason to indulge in this delicious treat. Plum pudding is a rich, dense cake made with dried fruits, spices, and suet, and is often served with a warm brandy sauce. You can celebrate this holiday by trying out a new recipe or visiting a local bakery that specializes in this dessert.

Darwin Day

Charles Darwin
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Another notable holiday on February 12th is Darwin Day, which celebrates the birth of Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution. This holiday is observed by scientists and educators around the world, who use this day to promote scientific thinking and education. Many events and lectures are held on this day to discuss Darwin’s contributions to the field of biology and the impact of his theory on our understanding of the natural world.

Join in on the Fun!

Whether you are interested in history, culture, or simply enjoying delicious food, there is something for everyone to celebrate on February 12th, 2024. Make sure to mark your calendars and join in on the festivities for these national holidays. And don’t forget to share your experiences and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #February12thHolidays.

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