All of the February Food Holidays You Need to Know About

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All of the February Food Holidays You Need to Know About

Let’s face it, February is kinda lame. There’s a quasi-romantic holiday that bums a lot of single people out, it’s cold and meh a lot of the time, and for most people, gardening season and leisurely cookouts are still months away. This year, February is 29 days long, not 28—but that’s still a few days shorter than the average month.

We’ve rounded up some reasons to celebrate in February (derived from the Latin word februum, which means “purification,” though our list is short of foods that purify, saldy). Some of these holidays are massive and global in scale (say hello to the Year of the Monkey), and some are ridiculous trifles to bring a smile to your face. In any case, roll up your sleeves and get your menus planned.