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February is a short month and the shortest month of the year, in 2012 February will be a bit longer due to 2012 begin a leap year and February getting 29 days instead of 28. There is one more aspect that makes this February a little longer and more intensive: more than half of this Feburary is located right in the so-called 5th season: carnival – or how it is called in German Karneval or Fasching. What means lots of parties (in Austria they are called Gschnas) and balls – great costumes, colourful decorations, adorable party gowns and beautiful dancing dresses – February is going to be colourful, despite its white and grey weather.
So we chose a colourful picture for our calendar sheet February – a colourful sky to be precise. Yes, the days are still short in the winter month February, but occasionally sunny and if your are really lucky your can get a beautiful sunset and afterglow. Matching February which is not only themed by carnival, but also by a very special for lovers, we chose a romantic and pinkish afterglow: red and pink stripes on a blue and dark-blue sky and twilight. The trees around the houses hold up their empty wigs and branches free of leaves. Valentine's Day 2012 will be a Tuesday.
Preview Calendar Sheet February with romantic night sky of Salzburg (you see a screenshot of the German calendar sheet, find download for the English calendar sheet below)
The most important holidays in February 2012 are:
Valentine's Day, Tuesday 14th Febuary 2012
Rose Monday, Monday 20th Feburary 2012
Carnival's Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Faschingsdienstag in Austria, Tuesday 21st February 2012
Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, 22nd February 2012
Beside all parties and festivities, February is the perfect time for theme parties, especially kids love them. As we have planned and accomplished several children's parties, themed birthday parties and some special carnival celebrations, we decided to share some ideas that worked well for us and our little guests. We start the collections of ideas with a quick and easy recipe for a warm lunch: dragon soup for a dragon party.
You may know the principle for good jokes, you can usually transform them and they work for other occasions as well, if you have a close look at our recipe you can see it quick clearly the dragon theme is realised through a marvellous dragon biscuit cutter. If you have a look at our MiaDeRoca store, you can see over 100 hundred different shaped of cookie cutters and shapers – a great potential for many more themed parties be it a horse party, a fairy tale celebration, a hunter's party or the in Austria much more popular poacher party (Wilderer-Feier).
Click to open February Calendar Sheet 2012 and print out.