Season Greetings – February 2013

by Maureen McCabe on February 10, 2013


A busy, busy week this week because of the season…  Can we say “Seasons Greetings” in February? Or is that reserved for December holidays?  There are lots of seasonal days in the next week or so.

It is Chinese New Year or Spring Festival.  The new year starts with spring in the Lunar calendar, this year is the Year of the Snake, which started today.

Happy Year of the Snake Columbus!


mardi gras

Easter is early in 2013 which makes other things earlier this year.  It is Mardi Gras time already.  Tuesday is Fat Tuesday and Wednesday is Ash Wednesday.  I celebrated ‘Fat Tuesday’ for a several years but do not anymore. It was unnatural anyway, I am of Irish decent, not French.    I am from the frozen Great Lake state of Wisconsin,  not a part of the US that celebrates Mardi Gras.   In fact I feel something icky when I see beads, masks, ‘red beans and rice’, King Cake,  etc. now.   Perhaps I will just sleep through Tuesday or get a start on the Lenten Season early.

Let me just say… how does that go…

“laissez les bons temps rouler”

Thursday is Valentines Day.  Being the 5th most romantic city in the US, restaurants are probably booked up now.

Next Monday is Presidents Day.  Do we do anything fun for Presidents Day or are there just sales to celebrate President Lincoln and President Washington.    I believe furniture sales are the tradition for Presidents Day, but probably all stores, car dealerships, etc. run a sale in honor of the three-day weekend many people celebrate in mid February each year.

Local: Next week is Columbus 201st Birthday?  I forget the day…

If you have seasonal ‘Things to do in Columbus Ohio’ that relate to the Chinese New Year, the Spring Festival, Mardi Gras, Lent, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, etc.  add them on ’365 Things to do in Columbus Ohio’ on Facebook (link in the sidebar of If time permits the “thing’ an event or place could end up on on ’365 Things to do in Columbus Ohio.’

The images are Real Living ecards that I have used before on this site.  Real Living, a real estate brand  was formed in 2002 from HER Realtors and two other large Ohio real estate brokerages.  Real Living was based in Columbus, Ohio. The brokerage in central Ohio was known as  Real Living HER.  We recently returned to the name HER Realtors.

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