February is one of my favorite months of the year. It is in the heart of Winter but has some glow of Spring, at least here in Athens, Greece. Temperatures average about 50 to 55°F (11 to 14°C) with lows reaching 45°F (7°C) at night.

Something is coming over me and want to travel further to a new destination. At the moment my airplane ticket is set for Paris for our next Business Blogging Workshop.

Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose!

Welcome February Magic in Athens

February in Athens

Especially late February with the temperatures warming up slightly, Athens is a magical destination. Most hotels have friendlier prices and there are countless activities & events to attend, due to the Carnival season.

To be honest, I love to take long walks in the city, visiting museums and art galleries. They are less crowded and I can enjoy my tea while listening to music.

It’s in my nature to spend some alone time at least twice a week but lately, I have been under a solitude mood. Part of me wants to retreat to a remote house without internet and sit next to the fireplace, reading a book. Wishful thinking…

Being a professional Digital Marketing Strategist & Copywriter requires to be on line for almost 6-8 hours everyday. So I try to enjoy as many breaks as possible within my city and my daily working schedule.

My top venue in Athens is Acropolis & Acropolis Museum. It’s always inspiring to walk next to the Parthenon or the Theatre of Dionysus.

My next best places are the National Archaeological Museum, the Zappeio and the Museum of Cycladic Art. If you are a party person, then you will love all the Carnival festivities and the vivid Athenian nightlife.

Parties are not my cup of tea, but dining out with good friends is much more of my liking. You could easily say that I am an old fashioned kind of person that finds joy in great conversations and excellent wine. Golden food for my soul is way more important than any super glam party.

February is the perfect month to find your personal life & work balance. The cold is sweet and the daily routine puts you in a thinking process clearing the unnecessary noise. Athens has this magical power to make you evaluate the quality of life. If you ever find yourself in Athens during February, mark my words. This city will change you forever!

Enjoy Athens like a Local

Are you a first time visitor in Athens? No worries! This group will help you discover the hidden beauty of Athens like a local.

What do Athenians do in their spare time? How do they balance their careers and personal lives? When and where do they go out? A community of savvy Athenians will answer all your questions and help you navigate the city. People of diverse backgrounds offer their personal perspective on what makes Athens so irresistible and unique.

Thousands visit Athens every day, but few get the chance to experience Athens like a local. Meet this community of locals and follow in their footsteps, discovering hidden treasures and places of interest.

Choose a themed walk with a local and learn more about each other, as well as getting to know Athens as an insider. Experience the real Athenian lifestyle and explore the places you won’t find in any tourist guides.

Experience the real Athens

About February

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day.

February is the third and last month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the third and last month of summer (the seasonal equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere, in meteorological reckoning).

The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification, via the purification ritual Februa held on February 15 (full moon) in the old lunar Roman calendar.

January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar since the Romans originally considered winter a monthless period. They were added by Numa Pompilius about 713 BC. February remained the last month of the calendar year until the time of the decemvirs (c. 450 BC) when it became the second month. (Thank you Wikipedia)

Welcome February Magic in Athens

Celebrations in February

I found the following fixed February celebration in Wikipedia and some of them was totally a surprise for me. We are never too old to learn something new, right?

  • February 1
    • Abolition of Slavery Day (Mauritius)
    • Air Force Day (Nicaragua)
    • Federal Territory Day (Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, Malaysia)
    • Heroes’ Day (Rwanda)
    • Imbolc (Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, and some Neopagan groups in the Northern hemisphere)
    • Lammas (some Neopagan groups in the Southern hemisphere)
    • Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary)
    • National Freedom Day (United States)
    • World Hijab Day
  • February 2
    • Anniversary of Treaty of Tartu (Estonia)
    • Constitution Day (Philippines)
    • Day of Youth (Azerbaijan)
    • Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (or Candlemas) (Western Christianity), and its related observances:
      • A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas) (Scotland)
      • Celebration of Yemanja (Candomblé)
    • Groundhog Day (United States and Canada)
      • Marmot Day (Alaska, United States)
    • Inventor’s Day (Thailand)
    • National Tater Tot Day (United States)
    • World Wetlands Day
  • February 3
    • Anniversary of The Day the Music Died (United States)
    • Communist Party of Vietnam Foundation Anniversary (Vietnam)
    • Day of the Virgin of Suyapa (Honduras)
    • Heroes’ Day (Mozambique)
    • Martyrs’ Day (São Tomé and Príncipe)
    • Setsubun (Japan)
    • Veterans’ Day (Thailand)
  • February 4
    • Day of the Armed Struggle (Angola)
    • Independence Day (Sri Lanka)
    • Rosa Parks Day (California and Missouri, United States)
    • World Cancer Day
  • February 5
    • Crown Princess Mary’s birthday (Denmark)
    • Kashmir Solidarity Day (Pakistan)
    • Liberation Day (San Marino)
    • National Weatherperson’s Day (United States)
    • Runeberg’s Birthday (Finland)
    • Unity Day (Burundi)
  • February 6
    • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    • Ronald Reagan Day (California, United States)
    • Sami National Day (Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden)
    • Waitangi Day (New Zealand)
  • February 7
    • Independence Day (Grenada)
  • February 8
    • Parinirvana Day (some Mahayana Buddhist traditions, most celebrate on February 15)
    • Prešeren Day (Slovenia)
    • Propose Day
  • February 9
    • National Pizza Day (United States)
    • St. Maroun’s Day (Maronite Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, public holiday in Lebanon)
  • February 10
    • Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck (Public holiday in Malta)
    • Fenkil Day (Eritrea)
    • National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Italy)
  • February 11
    • 112 day (European Union)
    • Armed Forces Day (Liberia)
    • Day of Revenue Service (Azerbaijan)
    • Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island, the Philippines)
    • Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic Church), and its related observance:
      • World Day of the Sick (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Inventors’ Day (United States)
    • National Foundation Day (Japan)
    • Youth Day (Cameroon)
  • February 12
    • Darwin Day (International)
    • Georgia Day (Georgia (U.S. state))
    • International Day of Women’s Health
    • Lincoln’s Birthday (United States)
    • National Freedom to Marry Day (United States)
    • Red Hand Day (United Nations)
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day (Canada)
    • Union Day (Myanmar)
    • Youth Day (Venezuela)
  • February 13
    • Children’s Day (Myanmar)
    • World Radio Day
  • February 14
    • Statehood Day (Arizona, United States)
    • Statehood Day (Oregon, United States)
    • Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Armenian Apostolic Church)
    • V-Day (movement) (International)
    • Valentine’s Day (International)
      • Singles Awareness Day
  • February 15
    • Candlemas (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • International Duties Memorial Day (Russia, regional)
    • John Frum Day (Vanuatu)
    • Liberation Day (Afghanistan)
    • National Flag of Canada Day (Canada)
    • National I Want Butterscotch Day (United States)
    • Parinirvana Day (most Mahayana Buddhist traditions, some celebrate on February 8)
    • Serbia’s National Day
    • Statehood Day (Serbia)
    • Susan B. Anthony Day (United States)
    • The ENIAC Day (Philadelphia, United States)
    • Total Defence Day (Singapore)
  • February 16
    • Day of the Shining Star (North Korea)
    • Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day (Lithuania)
  • February 17
    • Independence Day (Kosovo)
    • Random Acts of Kindness Day (United States)
    • Revolution Day (Libya)
  • February 18
    • National Democracy Day (Nepal)
    • Dialect Day (Amami Islands, Japan)
    • Independence Day (Gambia)
    • Kurdish Students Union Day (Iraqi Kurdistan)
    • Wife’s Day (Iceland)
  • February 19
    • Armed Forces Day (Mexico)
    • Brâncuși Day (Romania)
    • Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria)
    • Flag Day (Turkmenistan)
    • Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)
  • February 20
    • Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (Ukraine)
    • Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
    • World Day of Social Justice
  • February 21
    • International Mother Language Day
    • Language Movement Day (Bangladesh)
  • February 22
    • Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Independence Day (Saint Lucia)
    • Celebrity Day (Church of Scientology)
    • Founder’s Day or “B.-P. day” (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
    • National Margarita Day (United States)
    • World Thinking Day (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)
  • February 23
    • Mashramani-Republic Day (Guyana)
    • Meteņi (Latvia)
    • National Banana Bread Day (United States)
    • National Day (Brunei)
    • Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy in the former Soviet Union, also held in various former Soviet republics:
      • Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia)
      • Defender of the Fatherland and Armed Forces day (Belarus)
  • February 24
    • Dragobete (Romania)
    • Engineer’s Day (Iran)
    • Flag Day in Mexico
    • Independence Day (Estonia)
    • National Artist Day (Thailand)
    • Sepandārmazgān or “Women’s Day” (Zoroastrian, Iran)
  • February 25
    • Armed Forces Day (Dominican Republic)
    • Kitano Baika-sai or “Plum Blossom Festival” (Kitano Tenman-gū Shrine, Kyoto, Japan)
    • Meher Baba’s birthday (followers of Meher Baba)
    • Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships (Hungary)
    • National Day (Kuwait)
    • People Power Day (Philippines)
    • Revolution Day (Suriname)
    • Soviet Occupation Day (Georgia)
  • February 26
    • Liberation Day (Kuwait)
    • Day of Remembrance for Victims of Khojaly massacre (Azerbaijan)
    • National Wear Red Day (United Kingdom)
    • Saviours’ Day (Nation of Islam)
  • February 27
    • Anosmia Awareness Day (International observance)
    • Doctors’ Day (Vietnam)
    • International Polar Bear Day
    • Majuba Day (some Afrikaners in South Africa)
    • Marathi Language Day (Maharashtra, India)
    • Independence Day (Dominican Republic)
    • Anti-Bullying Day (Canada)
  • February 28
    • Day of Remembrance for Victims of Massacres in Armenia (Armenia)
    • Día de Andalucía (Andalusia, Spain)
    • Kalevala Day (Finland)
    • National Science Day (India)
    • Peace Memorial Day (Taiwan)
    • Teachers’ Day (Arab states)
  • February 29
    • Bachelor’s Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)
    • National Frog Legs Day (United States)

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