It also happens to be Imbolc, which is a pagan holiday celebrated from February 1 through sundown February 2. Based on a Celtic tradition, Imbolc was meant to mark the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox in Neolithic Ireland and Scotland.
Interesting to note: The celebration of Imbolc dates back to the pre-Christian era in the British Isles. The word "imbolc" means "in the belly of the Mother," because the seeds of spring are beginning to stir in the belly of Mother Earth. The term "oimelc" means ewe's milk and a time of new beginnings.
A first for me: I managed to create a post that includes palindromes, sheep, and pagan holidays-- :^)