28 February – Tooth Fairy Day

Tooth Fairy Day - Elizabeth Place
  For hundreds of years people have shared mystical legends, stories, and traditions about the loss of baby teeth. The early Europeans buried children’s teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for voodoo. The Vikings believed that children's teeth had magical powers that could help them fight in battle. They would pay their children for their lost baby teeth and string them onto necklaces and other jewelry. Over time, people began to share stories about a Tooth Mouse who scampers around town and steals children's teeth in the middle of ...

27 February – Strawberry Day

Strawberry Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Strawberry Day! Today we pay homage to one of the most popular fruits in the world. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen every year, so they are often called the “taste of spring.” The bright red juicy berries are both delicious and incredibly good for you. Each bite is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre. People have been enjoying strawberries and their health benefits for centuries. In fact, the Ancient Romans believed that strawberries could cure fevers, fainting, inflammation, and several other ailments. They also used ...

26 February – Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Tell A Fairy Tale Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! From classic Grimm tales to modern-day stories, this day is all about letting your imagination roam free. Read fairy tales to your kids, or just read them for fun! What’s your favourite fairy tale? There are countless stories to choose from. Little Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, and the Princess and the Pea are all whimsical fairy tales that have entertained children and adults alike for many years. A fairy tale is traditionally a short story with mythical and fantastic characters such as ...

25 February – Chocolate Covered Nuts Day

Chocolate Covered Nuts Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Chocolate Covered Nuts Day! Nuts have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of the walnut, Native Americans enjoyed the pecan, and the Chinese believed the hazelnut was one of the five sacred nourishments. People also believed that chocolate had divine properties. The Aztecs and Mayans prepared drinking chocolate for all their sacred rituals. In the 17th century chocolate became a very fashionable drink throughout Europe and people soon learned that everything tastes better when ...

24 February – Academy Awards Day

Academy Awards Day - Elizabeth Place
  Tonight is the biggest night of the year for the film industry—the Academy Awards! The first Academy Awards ceremony took place on May 16, 1929. It was a private dinner party with less than 250 guests in attendance and tickets cost $5. The ceremony only lasted fifteen minutes! Today, an average of 40 million people watch the ceremony on television. The trophy for the Academy Awards is a knight gripping a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film. The reel has five spokes representing the original branches of the Academy: actors, directors, ...

23 February – Banana Bread Day

Banana Bread Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Banana Bread Day! Banana bread is a delicious baked good, which is classified as a “quick bread” or “tea cake.” To celebrate National Banana Bread Day, bake yourself a delicious loaf with yummy add-ins like chocolate chips, berries, or nuts! And, if it turns out well, please share your recipe. (Source: punchbowl.com)

22 February – Margarita Day

Margarita Day - Elizabeth Place
  Today is Margarita Day! The margarita cocktail has been a beloved cocktail since the 1940s. You can mix up a classic margarita for yourself using tequila, Cointreau or Triple Sec, and lime juice. Many bartenders have put their own unique spin on the margarita, though no one knows who created the original recipe. Many people claim that they invented the margarita, one being a bartender from Mexico City, named Willie. He claims to have created the famed drink in 1934, and named it for his friend Marguerite Hemery. Another well-known legend is ...

21 February – Sticky Bun Day

Sticky Bun Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Sticky Bun Day! Sticky buns, also known as cinnamon rolls, are a delicious breakfast pastry made with leavened dough. Traditional recipes call for a glazed topping with pecans, maple syrup or honey, cinnamon, and butter. The first people to add honey and nuts to their bread were the Ancient Egyptians. Glazed pastries have been popular ever since! Celebrate Sticky Bun Day by baking some fresh sticky buns to share with friends and family! (Source: punchbowl.com)

20 February – Love Your Pet Day

Love Your Pet Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Love Your Pet Day! Today is the official day for pampering your pet with a little extra love and affection to show them just how much you care. So whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, bird, reptile, or goldfish, shower them with love and affection today! Happy Love Your Pet Day! (Source: punchbowl.com)

19 February – Chocolate Mint Day

Chocolate Mint Day - Elizabeth Place
  It’s Chocolate Mint Day! Most people agree that mint and chocolate were made for each other. A burst of refreshing peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe combined with the smooth, rich taste of chocolate is a truly unique pairing. Some of the most famous chocolate mint inventions include: mint chocolate cake, peppermint tart, grasshopper martinis, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. Did you know that chocolate mint is also a type of herb? It is part of the spearmint family and has edible leaves that taste like chocolate and mint! To ...