First of all i have to start with BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MO.
He is 40 today and the creator of this Manic Monday thang!
So click his face and go and say Happy Birthday at his morgEpalooza
So i suppose that's all i have to do for this weeks theme of Celebrate!
But that would be Lazy so i thought i would find out what strange events are celebrated here in the UK in February. Also a bit about the month that is February!
February was called Sol-monath by the Anglo Saxons, which means cake month! This was because cakes were offered to the Gods.
On February 2nd it is Candlemas (The christian festival of lights). This ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox.
- Forty Shilling Day, Wotton, near Dorking, Surrey
- Blessing the Throats, St Ethelreda, London. Two candles are tied together, lit, and touched on to the necks of people suffering from sore throats.
- Hurling the Silver Ball, St Ives Cornwall. (First Monday after Candlemas (2nd) This traditional event is held annually on Feast Monday. The silver ball is thrown from the wall of the parish church by the mayor into the waiting crowd, then passed from one to another on the beaches and through the streets of the town. The person holding the silver ball at 12.00pm takes it to the mayor at the Guildhall.