The Hull in print news crew have looked at some of the things happening in February.
Chinese New Year
February 18th marks the start of Chinese New Year and this year will be the year of the pig. According to Chinese legend, twelve animals were quarrelling one day about who should have a year named after them, so the emperor called for a contest to decide their order - whoever crossed the river first would be first, and the rest of the animals would be placed in the order they finished. All the animals jumped in the river; the cunning rat hitched a ride on the back of the ox and just as the ox was about to jump ashore, the rat jumped off the ox's back and won the race. That is why the rat is the first year of the animal cycle, the ox second, and the pig, who was very lazy, ended up last.
Which animal are you?
Chinese animal competition
This month, we want you to send in a picture of your animal from the Chinese calendar. Just create your design on A4 paper and send it, together with your name, address and age to 'Art Competition', Hull Children's Fund, Municipal Buildings, Trippett Street, Hull, HU2 8AA. Please send in your entries by 28th February, 2007. The winning entry will receive a prize.
On February 14th it's Valentine's Day
February 20th is Shrove Tuesday – also known as Pancake Day!
Although some of us in the news crew don't like pancakes, the rest of us will be looking forward to eating some. Our favourite toppings are chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, syrup, lemon and sugar.
Thank you to everyone who sent in their pictures of winter. The winner and runner-up will both receive a prize.
Winner (left) Megan Pheasant, age 9
Runner-up (right) Violet Whitley, age 4
Every row, column and group of 6 squares must contain each of the 6 symbols: flower, pancake, heart, pig, lemon and dragon.