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February 1 holds a unique blend of global awareness, personal security, art, and indulgence. On one hand, it is World Hijab Day, an international event that encourages women of all religions and backgrounds to wear and experience the hijab. Simultaneously, it is International Face and Body Art Day, Change Your Password Day, National Dark Chocolate Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of February 1st

  1. 1. In Ancient Rome, February 1 was celebrated as the feast of the god Lupercus, who was associated with agricultural fertility.
  2. 2. The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon reentering Earth's atmosphere on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members.
  3. 3. Boris Yeltsin announced his resignation as president of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting president on February 1, 1999.
  4. 4. The world-famous Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia was handed back to its traditional owners, the Pitjantjatjara people, on February 1, 1985.