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Valentine’s Day and the Ash Wednesday holiday marking the start of Lent fall on the same day for the first time since World War Two. The last time this convergence of holidays happened was in 1945.

Given the differing traditions of the two occasions, being that Ash Wednesday requires fasting and Valentine’s Day usually involves some sort of festive meal or chocolates. I think the only abstinence required every lent, is refraining from eating meat.

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, sweets, chocolates, red roses, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.

Ash Wednesday’s penance, reflection and mourning, marking the start of Lent’s 40 days, which mirror the 40 days Jesus spent fasting.

The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the burning of palms from Palm Sunday the year before.

“Remember you are dust and unto dust you shall return,” priests tell parishioners.

The Lenten season to me is like a renewal of love, Jesus Christ dying for us for Love.

The ultimate theme of Valentine’s Day is romance. In its ideal form, Love

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International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

 

A woman is the epitome of tenderness, strength, love , care and wisdom.

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To all wonderful, outstanding, hardworking, marvelous, adorable , lovable , pleasing , charming , lovely , sweet , delightful , nice , God-fearing , talented , caring , prayerful, playful , strong , trustful , cute , beautiful – Happy International Women’s Day !

 

Here are some inspiring and beautiful quotes:

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  • Barbara Bush
    Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. I wish him well!
  • Virginia Woolf
    Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.
  • Timothy Leary
    Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

 

  • Gandhi
    Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
  • Farrah Fawcett
    God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Women are the real architects of society.
  • Charles Malik
    The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.

 

  • Faith Whittlesey
    Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
      
  • Ville Valo
    Women are always beautiful.
     
  • Loretta Young
    A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.
     
  • Philip Moeller
    Women are seldom silent. Their beauty is forever speaking for them.
     
  • Nancy Pelosi
    Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.
     
  • Melinda Gates
    A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.
     
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
     
  • Robert Elliott Gonzales, Poems and Paragraphs
    All the world’s a stage, and it’s a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts.
     
  • Louise Otto
    The history of all times, and of today especially, teaches that women will be forgotten if they forget to think about themselves.
     
  • Margaret Sanger
    A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.
     
  • Mary Mcleod Bethune
    Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.
     
  • Mel Gibson
    I love women. They’re the best thing ever created. If they want to be like men and come down to our level, that’s fine.
     
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.
     
  • Joseph Conrad
    Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing withmen.
     
  • Margaret Thatcher
    If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
     
  • Christabel Pankhurst
    Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us.

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