Groundhog Day (Feb. 2) is a quirky tradition in which an animal called a groundhog predicts the weather. Supposedly, if the groundhog sees its shadow, then there will be six more weeks of winter. The most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania.
Mardi Gras (Feb. 13), or "Fat Tuesday," is a cultural holiday particularly associated with New Orleans, Louisiana, where the day marks the last day of the Carnival season. The day is often celebrated with costumes, parades, and masquerade parties.
Valentine's Day (Feb. 14) is a cultural holiday that celebrates love. No one knows the origins of this tradition, but it started in medieval Europe and remains popular to this day. People celebrate it by exchanging cards, candy, or flowers with loved ones and friends.
The Lunar New Year (Feb. 16) is an annual 15-day festival that celebrates the New Year in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival. Many Asian American communities celebrate it with fireworks, parades, and dragon dances.