OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS
Federal Territory Day or Hari Wilayah Persekutuan, also known simply as Hari Wilayah, is a state holiday for Federal Territory in Malaysia. It is celebrated on 1 February every year in Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, and Putrajaya.
Black History Month was first proposed by black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University in February 1969. The first celebration of Black History Month took place at Kent State one year later, from January 2 to February 28, 1970. American historian Carter G. Woodson, who pioneered the field of African American studies in the early 20th century designated February as the month to commemorate African American history.
National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S.
Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday observed in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand, being the area’s provincial anniversary day. It is observed throughout the historic Auckland Province, even though the provinces of New Zealand were abolished in 1876.
Northland Anniversary Day is a public holiday observed in the New Zealand.
Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ, the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Feast of the Holy Encounter, is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. How did the 2nd February come to be called Candlemas? It was the day of the year when all the candles, that were used in the church during the coming year, were brought into church and a blessing was said over them – so it was the Festival Day (or ‘mass’) of the Candles.
Groundhog Day is a popular North American tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this day sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks; but if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League. Since 2004, the game has been played on the first Sunday in February. It is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous year.
World Wetlands Day – Celebrated annually on 2 February, World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. They are recognized as being of significant value not only for the country or the countries in which they are located, but for humanity as a whole. There are currently over 2,400 Ramsar Sites around the world. They cover over 2.5 million square kilometres, an area larger than Mexico. The Day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty – On 2 February 2021, Estonia is celebrating the 101st anniversary of the Tartu Peace Treaty that ended the Estonian War of Independence, established the country’s eastern border and obligated Soviet Russia to recognize Estonian independence – the fact the Soviet Union ignored only 20 years later.
Farmer’s Day is a holiday in Taiwan which falls on Thursday, February 4th, 2021.
Mexico Constitution Day: This year Constitution Day falls on Friday, February 5, 2021, and like many nations, Mexico adjusts this holiday to the Monday, February 1 or “Puente” or “bridge” day to make a three day weekend.
Kashmir Day: It is held in a show of Pakistan’s support of and unity with the people of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmiri separatists’ efforts to secede from India, and to pay homage to the Kashmiris who have died in the conflict.
The Sámi National Day is an ethnic national day for the Sámi people that falls on February 6 as this date was when the first Sámi congress was held in 1917 in Trondheim, Norway.
Waitangi Day: is the national day of New Zealand, marks the anniversary of the initial signing – on 6 February 1840 – of the Treaty of Waitangi, which is regarded as the founding document of the nation. The first Waitangi Day was not celebrated until 1934, and it was made a national public holiday in 1974.
National Wear Red Day is a day in February when many people wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease.
Boy Scout Anniversary Day: On February 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Founded in 1910, by American W.D. Boyce, the Boy Scouts of America has helped shape many of our nation’s leaders.
Clean Out Your Computer Day: Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day promotes taking time out of your day to do some basic housekeeping on your computer. All computers need regular organizing and clean up. This includes the removal of old files and clutter.
World Epilepsy Day: The second Monday of February is observed as International Epilepsy Day, a special event which focuses on promoting awareness on epilepsy. World Epilepsy Day 2021 is thus, on February 8. Epilepsy is a neurological condition which can cause seizures.
February 8 is Laugh and Get Rich Day. A day for enriching your life with happiness. Happiness is free and easy to get rich on. While the origins of this unofficial holiday are not known, it seems that the unknown creators of the holiday wanted to encourage people to spend the day laughing and being happy.
Meal Monday or Oatmeal Monday: was a traditional holiday observed by the ancient universities of Scotland on the second Monday of February. During the 17th century, Scottish university students lived in very basic accommodation and were required to bring their own fuel, firewood or peat, to maintain a fire.
Molasses Bar Day: Molasses is a thick, sweet syrup made from sugarcane, and today is dedicated to bars made from it. The word molasses actually comes from the Portuguese word “melaco,” which evolved from the Latin “mel,” meaning “honey.”
National Football Hangover Day: was submitted by ESPN host and sports personality Katie Nolan, Always Late with Katie Nolan, in January 2019. Katie wanted to give back to sports fans by devoting an entire day to recovering the day after the big game day celebrations the night before.
National Kite Flying Day: Observed annually on February 8th, National Kite Flying Day encourages exploring kite flying and making.
Opera Day: An opera is a piece of performance art that combines music with text to create a dramatic enactment of a story, complete with acting, scenery, costumes and dance. The term opera is in fact the Italian for “work”, and the text is called the libretto, meaning “small book”. Dust off your windpipes, take a deep breath and get ready to belt out your appreciation for Opera Day! Operas have been captivating audiences since the sixteenth century, and this highly revered art form continues to gain new enthusiasts, complete with its own special day…
Propose Day is celebrated in India on 8 February as a day to propose to your significant other, a large numbers of young people give roses to propose to their prospective girlfriend or boyfriend. It is second day in Valentines Week.
Extraterrestrial Culture Day exists “to celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens. Extraterrestrial Culture Day is Second Tuesday in February
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day – The event takes place annually on the second Tuesday in February and was created to “celebrate and honour all past, present and future alien. On February 10, 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, there was an incident with a UFO. This day is set aside to honor all extraterrestrial visitors from the past, from the present, and who will come in the future.
A Gŵyl Mabsant, also known as the Patronal Festival or Wake of a parish, is a traditional Welsh festival held annually in commemoration of the patron saint of a parish. The gŵyl mabsant was one of the most popular rural festivals in Wales. Traditionally in Wales, every parish would celebrate a Gŵyl Mabsant (Holiday of a Patron Saint).
National Bagel and Lox Day recognizes one of America’s favorite bagel combinations on February 9th. Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 is National “Cut the Cord Day,” so basically, it’s a day for you to consider ditching cable in favor of streaming. Sling TV proclaimed the first-ever National Cut the Cord Day on February 9, in order to encourage Internet users to give up cable.
On National Develop Alternative Vices Day, people replace their vices with ones that are less destructive to their bodies and minds. Smoking, eating too many unhealthy foods, drinking too much alcohol or coffee, gambling, spending too much time on social media, and watching too much television — these are all unhealthy vices. National Develop Alternative Vices Day also known as National DAV Day. It has always been observed annually on February 9th every year.
National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant.
National Toothache Day is celebrated worldwide on February 9th. It is not a day to celebrate toothaches, but rather a way to raise more awareness towards dental care and dental hygiene.
Pizza Pie Day, also commonly known as National Pi Day, is a day for eating pizza and pie. Pie-shaped flatbreads with toppings were first eaten in Naples in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At the time, this coastal city was not part of Italy, but its own kingdom.
Read in the Bathtub Day is February 9th Read in the Bathtub Day is a holiday dedicated to taking some time for yourself and to two relaxing pastimes: taking a bath and reading books. It is unknown who started the day, but troubles and stresses are sure to be eased.
Ochs adopted the slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print” (first used October 25, 1896) and insisted on reportage that lived up to that promise. In 1897, Adolph S. Ochs, the owner of The New York Times, created the famous slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” which still appears on the masthead of the newspaper today. He wrote the slogan as a declaration of the newspaper’s intention to report the news impartially.
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day is an annual food feast celebrated on February 10th of every year. The brownie has been around since the 1800s but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
Daytona Pole Day – February 10, 2021: Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, qualifies for the NASCAR Cup Series 63rd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Wednesday is National Flannel Day, which is celebrated every Feb. 10. The holiday is meant for people to wear their best lumberjack-esqe attire and enjoy a piece of clothing meant to keep them warm during a long winter.
National Home Warranty Day is observed annually on February 10. When the washing machine breaks down, the hot water heater no longer produces hot water or the central air is kaput, the cost of repair or replacement can be costly. Our homes are filled with complex and vital appliances, technology and other components that over time can and do wear out.
National Plimsoll Day is an annual commemoration observed on February 10th of every year. Those who know what Plimsoll line is would have known the reason for this observance.
It is celebrated as Teddy Day on February 10 each year. On this day people gift teddies to their special someone as a token of their love. It is believed that the teddy day gets its name from US President, Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt after a cute little teddy was designed to honour his decision of not killing an animal during one of his hunting trips.
National Umbrella Day is celebrated across the nation each year on February 10th. On this day, we honor one of the world’s most convenient inventions, the umbrella! Not only does the umbrella help keep us dry from the rain, it also protects us from the heat of the sun.
February 10 is marked as World Pulses Day by of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness about these valuable food resources. The day was first celebrated in 2019, while the year 2016 was entirely dedicated for the purpose as an International Year of Pulses. World Pulses Day is a designated United Nations global event to recognize the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins etc.).
In Japan, February 11th marks National Foundation Day. National Foundation Day is an annual national holiday in Japan on February 11, celebrating the foundation of Japan, enforced by a specific Cabinet Order set in 1966.
Islamic Revolution Day is a public holiday in Iran observed on the 22nd day of the Persian month of Bhaman. This means it is celebrated on February 11th in the western calendar. Known in Iran as known as Bahman 22nd, it is the National Day of Iran and marks the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared Feb. 11 as National Inventors’ Day in 1983 to celebrate Thomas Edison’s birthday.
Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day is February 11. (AAPI = Asian American / Pacific Islander). It marks the number of days into 2020 that AAPI women have to work to make the same amount as their white male counterparts were paid in 2019.
February 11 is officially Be Electrific Day. So, what are we supposed to be celebrating on this electrific day? “A day to honor the birth of Thomas Alva Edison and recognize his electrical inventions, including the lightbulb. It is also the day to discover our own “body electricity.”
On February 11th, Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day promotes a positive attitude even when things might not be going your way. It’s a day for looking on the bright side of things and then carrying that feeling with you every day after.
Thursday, February 11, 2021 is Fat Thursday – 5 days before Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, 6 days before Ash Wednesday, 52 days before Easter. If ever there was an excuse to load up on sweet treats and take indulgent eating to the next level, Fat Thursday is just the ticket. A celebration of all things dough-related, this Polish tradition offers a gilt-edged, guilt-free opportunity to gorge on doughnuts or paczki.
National Get Out Your Guitar Day is an annual celebration observed on February 11th of every year.
Grandmother Achievement Day is February 11th. Big or small, this day is to celebrate all of your grandmother’s achievements throughout her life. It can be something small like perfecting her cookie recipe or something big like reaching a certain age.
On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, is implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, in collaboration institutions and civil society partners that aim to promote women and girls in science. This Day is an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Gender equality is a global priority for UNESCO, and the support of young girls, their education and their full ability to make their ideas heard are levers for development and peace.
Always observed on February 11th, National Make A Friend Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship.
Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Since the first event in 2008, generous donors have given more than $90 million, 100% of which goes directly to participating charities. Giving Hearts Day 2021 will be held on Thursday, February 11.
National Inventors’ Day: In recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the world, the Congress, pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 140 (Public Law 97 – 198), has designated 11 February, the anniversary of the birth of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who held over 1,000 patents, as National Inventors’ Day.
Always observed on February 11th, National Make A Friend Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship.
National Shut-In Visitation Day on February 11th serves as a reminder to bring some cheerful company to people who are unable to leave their homes. Visiting a person who is shut-in makes a positive difference in that person’s life.
National Peppermint Patty Day recognizes a treat enjoyed by millions around the world. On February 11th each year, sink your teeth into the minty chocolate sweet.
National Pro Sports Wives Day is an annual celebration observed on February 11th of every year. Many men are actively involved in sports and are entertaining us. We would not have known how those professional sports personalities wives are managing both their home and their husband’s careers at the same time.
Promise Day is celebrated on 11th February every year as the fifth important day of Valentine’s week. On this day, lovers make promises to selflessly love each other till the end of their life. Such meaningful promises and their dedication to each other strengthens their relationship forever.
Satisfied Staying Single Day is an annual celebration observed on February 11th of each year. With few more days left out for the Valentines Day, those who are single can also celebrate a day of being single or without indulging in any relationship.
White T-Shirt Day is celebrated on February 11, 2021. It marks the end of a union strike by employees of General Motors in 1937.
Feb. 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses.
Tết, Hán Nôm: short for Tết Nguyên Đán, Spring Festival, Lunar New Year, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The colloquial term “Tết” is a shortened form of Tết Nguyên Đán, with Sino-Vietnamese origins meaning “Festival of the First Morning of the First Day”.
Chinese New Year, Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
Losar is a festival in Tibetan Buddhism. The holiday is celebrated on various dates depending on location tradition. The holiday is a new year’s festival, celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, which corresponds to a date in February or March in the Gregorian calendar.
Seollal generally refers to Eumnyeok Seollal, also known as Gujeong. Korean New Year is the first day of the Korean calendar, which is based on the Chinese Lunar calendar. It is one of the most important traditional Korean holidays. The celebration usually lasts three days: the day before Korean New Year, Korean New Year itself, and the day after Korean New Year.
Traditions of Sonam Lhosar. The word Lhosar means New Year or beginning of a new era and Sonam Lhosar is the Tamang New Year. This is the latest in our series explaining more about Nepal’s festival. In reality, the central area where Sonam Losar is celebrated is Tibet, but certain ethnic groups in Nepal, particularly the Tamang, also keep it. The Tamang constitute eight percent of Nepal’s population, are 90 percent Buddhist, and have a distinct language and culture. They traditionally live in the central highlands of Nepal, including in the capital city of Kathmandu. However, Tamang have now relocated to all regions of Nepal, to neighboring areas of northern India, to Bhutan, and to Burma. In Nepal, Sonam Losar falls on the first new moon of the month called “Magh,” which lands it anywhere from early January to mid-February.
Lincoln’s Birthday: Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country’s greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis.
Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contributions to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.
Georgia Day is the holiday which the U.S. state of Georgia recognizes in honor of its colonial founding as the Province of Georgia. Since the earliest days of the colony’s founding, Georgians have commemorated the landing of James Edward Oglethorpe and first English settlers at Savannah on February 12, 1733.
National Hugging Day is an annual event dedicated to hugging. Hug Day is celebrated on 12th February every year as the sixth important day of Valentine’s week. On this day, people hug their partner as a sweet gesture of love and affection. It was created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21st. The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. The holiday is also observed in many other countries.
On Red Hand Day or the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, February 12 each year since 2002, pleas are made to political leaders and events are staged around the world to draw attention to child soldiers: children under the age of 18 who participate in military organizations of all kinds.
International Winter Bike to Work Day has been observed the second Friday in February since 2013. Winter Bike to Work Day is an international observance of rolling in the snow and cold. It falls annually on the second Friday of February.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) mission was and is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States. While the first large meeting did not take place until three months later, the February date is often cited as the founding date of the organization. The NAACP was founded on February 12, 1909, by a larger group including African Americans W. E. B.
National Freedom to Marry Day is a non-official United States holiday held annually on February 12 to promote same-sex marriage. The holiday was founded in 1999 by Lambda Legal, a gay rights advocacy law firm based out of Washington, DC.
Lost Penny Day is an annual celebration observed on February 12th of every year. Unlike the currency notes, the pennies doesn’t fit into your wallets or purse. Look for lost and missing pennies. It is a day that seeks out lost pennies which there are probably quite a few nooks and crannies of your home. National Lost Penny Day celebrates the American penny, and takes place on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, because it is his likeness that is on the coin.
National Plum Pudding Day is a food holiday celebrated annually on February 12, which is quite strange as plum pudding is a traditional Christmas dessert.
National No One Eats Alone Day is observed next on Friday, February 12th, 2021. It has been observed the second Friday in February since 2012. Social isolation is a pervading feeling that can never seem to go away, especially in a world that thrives on social interaction.
Oglethorpe Day honors our university’s namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Held in February, Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival in the new world in Savannah, Ga. Each year the festivities begin with the exciting Petrels of Fire race.
Safety Pup Day was first introduced to the world on February 12, 1985, at a news conference in Washington, D.C., by award-winning actress Rita Moreno who served as spokeswoman.
World Radio Day celebrates radio as the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool. World Radio Day is observed on February 13 every year to celebrate one of the oldest and most widely consumed mediums of communication. It celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across the globe.
Desperation Day: February the 13th, i.e. the day before Valentines day. On which single people try desperately to find someone to spend Valentines day with.
On Dream Your Sweet Day, people spend the day thinking of their sweetheart and preparing for tomorrow’s big day. They get together gifts and plan where they will go and what they will do. Then they go to bed with their sweetheart on their mind and drift away to dream of them.
Employee Legal Awareness Day is observed annually on February 13th. Employee Legal Awareness Day day emphasise the importance of legal education for employees so that large and small businesses reduce their risk of legal problems. Employee Legal Awareness Day was created by Australian lawyer, Paul Brennan, as an internationally recognized effort encouraging companies to open a dialogue with employees about workplace policies in a positive, non-threatening manner. The day’s purpose is twofold: emphasize the importance of legal education for employees and businesses and reduce their risk of legal problems.
Yes! Unofficially, Galentine’s Day is celebrated the day prior to Valentine’s Day, annually on February 13.
Get a Different Name Day is one of those bizarre informal holidays, which are so numerous. It is celebrated on February 13. Our name is not something we choose, it is typically bestowed upon us by our parents. Many people actually like their names, but not everyone is lucky to be given the name they like.
Right in the heart of Oscar season, the second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years.
International Condom Day, created by AHF and celebrated each year on February 13th (the day before Valentine’s Day), came about as an innovative and lighthearted way to remind people that wearing a condom can prevent pregnancy and STDs, including HIV.
Natural Day is February 13th Natural Day, or The International Day of Self Love, is held every February 13th in the hopes of encouraging and empowering individuals with insecurities and personal uncertainties to let go of their self-doubts and embrace their natural selves. Founded by the Love Your Natural Self Foundation, Natural Day is all about strengthening one’s self-esteem and acknowledging the innate beauty within and around you.
Among the many days that lead up to the Valentine’s Day, and are a part of the love week, is the Kiss Day, celebrated by millions of people
Madly In Love With Me Day is commemorated on February 13th of every year, the day before Valentine’s Day. Madly In Love With Me Day is celebrated to mark the essence of loving oneself without guilt and choosing yourself before others. It’s all about making yourself a best friend. It is dedicated to teaching people, particularly women, the importance of knowing and loving yourself.
February 13th is officially National Break Up with Your Carrier Day, and T-Mobile is making it easier than ever to say goodbye to Verizon and AT&T with new deals.
After over a century spent perfecting its award-winning cheddar recipe, Tillamook founded National Cheddar Day on February 13, 2019, to celebrate its 110th birthday and share a passion for cheddar with cheese-lovers nationwide, giving cheddar a day to shine on its own.
National Crab Rangoon Day is observed next on Saturday, February 13th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on February 13th. Crab rangoons are deep-fried dumplings served within American Chinese restaurants.
The Internet Best Friends Day is also called National Internet Best Friend Day. An internet friendship is a form of friendship or romance which takes place exclusively over the internet. This may evolve into a real-life friendship. Internet friendships are in similar context to pen pals.
Tortellini Day is the right moment to try some of the many variations of tortellini, including in soup. Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta, which is typically stuffed with a mix of meat etc.
National Wingman’s Day: The date of February 13 was selected to be strategically the day before Valentine’s Day. On this day we celebrate all of the Wingmen out there for all the unselfish support they provide.
Scout Sabbath, for Jewish Scout units, is always the Saturday after Scout Sunday and offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters. February 13, 2021 is the Last Day of Boy Scout Week.
February 13, 2019 has been designated as International Self Love Day. “We often talk about how to ‘win over another’s love’ or to ‘find love’ when it comes to relationships with one another,” said Melissa O’Neill, LCSW, director of clinical operations at Timberline Knolls.
Arizona Statehood Day: Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood. Norwegian Mother’s Day was first celebrated in Bergen on February 9, 1919. The celebration was initially held by religious organizations.
Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It is this day when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February.
Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for autism spectrum disorders, is an event observed annually on the second Sunday of February.
Frederick Douglass Day: The February 14th holiday that Hallmark makes no greeting cards to celebrate. Although he was born enslaved, and never knew his birthdate, he chose to celebrate every year on February 14th.
International Book Giving Day takes place on 14th February each year. The aim? To get books into the hands of as many children as possible. International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books.
League of Women Voters Day: LWV operates at the local, state, and national level, with over 1,000 local and 50 state leagues, and one territory league in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The League of Women Voter’s primary purpose is to encourage voting by registering voters, providing voter information, and advocating for voting rights.
February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day, it’s also Library Lover’s Day. It is a day to honor libraries, librarians, bookworms, and library lovers in your life. Library Lovers’ Day is an annual opportunity for people to celebrate the valuable role that libraries play in their lives.
National Call in Single Day encouraged singles to set aside time for themselves and their love lives. They encouraged them to make the most of the time that they spend looking for love, encouraging them to do things like making better dating decisions and “extending their lunch hour or taking a personal day to gain some self-insight.”
A state-wide celebration of sexual health and wellness, National Condom Day is the perfect chance to raise awareness of healthy relationships, and safe, consensual sex.
National Cream Filled Chocolate Day is celebrated on February 14 of every year. Cream filled chocolates are filled with delicious creams in them.
Observed annually on Feb. 14, National Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the lifesaving benefits of organ, eye and tissue donation while reminding us of the importance of discussing the topic with loved ones.
In addition to Valentine’s Day, February 14th is the annual observance of National Ferris Wheel Day. The 14th of February is the birth day of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.
Observed annually on February 14–also known as Valentine’s Day, which sees a considerable uptick in pet thefts–LCA first created National Pet Theft Awareness Day in 1988 to raise awareness for the issues of pet theft and to educate the public about how to keep their companion animals safe from unscrupulous thieves.
Quirkyalone Day is February 14! International Quirkyalone Day (Feb. 14) is a do-it-yourself celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It’s a celebration of all kinds of love: romantic, platonic, familial, and yes, self-love.
Race Relations Day is observed next on Sunday, February 14th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on February 14th. It was first formally celebrated in 2003 with the theme, ‘Hands Up for Kiwis of Every Race and Place’.
Read to Your Child Day (Celebrate EVERYDAY!) February 14th is “National Read to Your Child Day”! Celebrate this day by reading your favorite children’s book to kids.
February 14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day, an annual campaign to honor and remember everyone born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects.
World Marriage Day, observed annually on the second Sunday of February, will be celebrated Feb. 14 in 2021. Marriage is a hugely important institution in many parts of the world and symbolizes the formalization of a relationship between a loving couple. Marriage Day celebrates everything about marriage, and is a great day to propose to your partner, or to get hitched!
World Sound Healing Day: On this day, many thousands of people through our planet will be creating Healing Sounds encoded with the intention of Love & Compassion to send a sonic valentine to the Gaia Matrix, our beloved Mother Earth, with the intention of raising the consciousness of all sentient beings.
Singles Awareness Day takes place on the day after Valentine’s Day. It is also commonly known as Singles Appreciation Day. It is celebrated on February 15 each year. It is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, and not married or in a romantic relationship.
National Flag of Canada Day, commonly shortened to Flag Day, is observed annually on February 15 to commemorate the inauguration of the flag of Canada on that date in 1965. The day is marked by flying the flag, occasional public ceremonies, and educational programs in schools.
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday: Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family on 15 February 1820 committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. Before her death on March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony’s last public words were, “Failure is impossible”. Unfortunately, Susan B. Anthony did not live to realize her dream of women’s suffrage, but thankfully her legacy survives.
February 15th is International Angelman Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness and funding for Angelman Syndrome.
Annoy Squidward Day: Annoy Squidward Day has come to light as a consequence of an episode on the animated series of Spongebob Squarepants.. It is supposedly held annually on February 15, though there is debate about this. Squidward is bothered, so when he is asked what day it is today, he answers, “Annoy Squidward Day?” SpongeBob laughs and says that “Annoy Squidward Day” is on this day and points to the calendar. It is really the day Mr. Krabs announces the Employee of the Month Award.
Daisy Gatson Bates Day in Arkansas: Daisy Lee Gatson Bates was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of 1957. In 2021 Daisy Gatson Bates Day in Arkansas in USA falls on February 15.
15th of February is International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD). ICCD is a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
Love Reset Day is February 15th. Love Reset Day is the day after Valentine’s Day, when many people have a disappointing “Moment of Truth” in their romantic lives, which leads them on a journey of self-love.
Lupercalia was an ancient, possibly pre-Roman pastoral annual festival, observed in the city of Rome from the 13th to the 15th of February to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.
Observed on February 15th, National Gumdrop Day recognizes a favorite candy of many; the gumdrop! There’s no question as to what to do. Eat gumdrops and eat as many as you want! Gumdrops are a tasty, colorful, chewy candy that is made with gelatin and then coated with sugar.
Each year, World Hippo Day on February 15th provides a special day to celebrate the world’s third-largest mammal. It’s also a day to learn more about the hippopotamus.
National I Want Butterscotch Day is an unofficial food day observed annually on February 15. It celebrates one of the most delicious confections.
Parinirvana Day, or Nirvana Day is a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia. By some it is celebrated on 8 February, but by most on the 15 February. In Bhutan, it is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the fourth month of the Bhutanese calendar.
The United States is on Monday celebrating Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday to honour all US presidents, past and present. The holiday is observed on the third Monday of February and is one of the holidays whose date changes in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Today the nation typically combines Washington’s Birthday with Presidents’ Day, celebrating both days on the third Monday in February. … The idea behind the name was to create a holiday that did not recognize a specific president, but rather celebrated the office of the presidency.
February 15th, 2021 is Shrove Monday. Also known as Carnival Monday, Collopy Monday, Fat Monday, Hall Monday, Luni Gras, Merry Monday,Pure Monday, Ash Monday, Monday of Lent or Green Monday, is the first day of Great Lent throughout Eastern Christianity and is a moveable feast, falling on the 7th Monday before Pascha (Easter). The common term for this day, “Clean Monday”, refers to the leaving behind of sinful attitudes and non-fasting foods.
St. Skeletor’s Day is a non-commercial alternative to St. Valentine’s Day and is held on February 15th. St. Skeletor’s Day is a day for single people; it’s a day for all those who didn’t have a date or get any flowers yesterday on Valentine’s Day, and is basically the antithesis of that day.
Vasant Panchami, also called Saraswati Puja is a festival that marks the preparation for the arrival of spring. The festival is celebrated by people in various ways depending upon the region in the life in the Indian subcontinent.
Birth date of Kim Jong Il: Kim Jong-il was a North Korean politician who served as the second Supreme Leader of North Korea from 1994 to 2011. He led North Korea from the 1994 death of his father Kim Il-sung, the first Supreme Leader until his own death in 2011, when he was succeeded by his son, Kim Jong-un.
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day: Each year on February 16, we honor and celebrate her life and her contributions to freedom and equality. This is a day for all people to reaffirm belief in the principles of social equality and respect for all. In 1988, the Alaska Legislature established February 16 as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day “for her courageous, unceasing efforts to eliminate discrimination and bring about equal rights in Alaska.
National Do A Grouch A Favor Day is a call to kindness on February 16th. Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. On February 16th, maybe you can be the one to find the sweeter side of a grouch.
Innovation Day: Innovation Day is observed on February 16th of every year. Innovation is a process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value for which customers will pay. It is an action of inventing the new method, product, idea and so on.
The Kyoto Protocol was adopted on 11 December 1997. Owing to a complex ratification process, it entered into force on 16 February 2005.
Mardi Gras Day is February 16 this year. Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday observed in many Christian countries … The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods. This holiday is always celebrated 47 days before easter. This means that the upcoming Paczki will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Paczki Day – February 16, 2021 (Always Shrove Tuesday). This holiday is always celebrated 47 days before easter. This means that the upcoming Paczki will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
National Almond Day: On February 16th each year, National Almond Day recognizes the versatile and healthful almond. Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.
National Tim Tam Day is February 16, but this year Arnott’s are doing something extra special to celebrate Australia’s iconic chocolate biscuit. Tim Tam is a brand of chocolate biscuit made by the Australian biscuit company Arnott’s. During the Valentine’s Day period of 2015, Arnott’s launched Choc Raspberry and Coconut Cream flavours, again collaborating with Zumbo.
Travel Africa Day – is celebrated on third or fourth Tuesday in February. This year it falls on 16th February 2021.
Analog to Digital TV Day: For full-power TV stations, the transition went into effect on June 12, 2009, with stations ending regular programming on their analog signals no later than 11:59 p.m. local time that day.  Under the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 , full-power broadcasting of analog television in the United States was initially planned to have ceased after February 17, 2009.
Lent begins on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 — also known as Ash Wednesday. On Ash Wednesday, which is traditionally a somber holiday, a church’s priest or pastor will dip their finger into a tray of ashes and spread them on congregants’ foreheads in the shape of a cross.
National Champion Crab Races Day: National Champion Crab Races Day has always been observed annually on February 17. One of the most prominent organizations involved with crab racing is the National Crab Racing Association (NCRA), which was started by Jim Morgan in 1979.
My Way Day has been created in celebration of that wonderful phrase “It’s my way or the high way”. It is celebrated on February 17 of every year. It is an official day to practice anything on your way. The history of My Way Day is unclear but it believed to have been inspired by key events in the world happening because someone had a bold idea and they weren’t afraid to go through with it.
National Cabbage Day on February 17th recognizes a delightful garden staple that provides some of the best recipes for the Celtic holidays coming up next month. This day is celebrated to thank the nature for giving us another nutrition packed vegetable.
February 17 is National Café au Lait Day. Celebrate this holiday with a cup of coffee with milk, served in French style. Café au Lait is coffee with usually hot milk in about equal parts.
Founders’ Day (February 17) is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety.
Each year on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day grows in popularity. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations. The idea behind this holiday is to make the world a better place by spreading a little light around and to make kindness a part of our everyday lives. It is a day to celebrate and encourage random acts of kindness.
Who Shall I Be Day is February 17th. When you pursue your own way, nurture your uniqueness with passion and perseverance, you cannot help but succeed. And one thing for sure: you will succeed at being happy and fulfilled.
World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti celebrates Dayanand Saraswati’s Arya Samaj. Arya Samaj is principled under Satyarth Prakash as the ‘light of truth.’ It is observed in February/March of each year. Dayananda Saraswati (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was an Indian philosopher, social leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a reform movement of the Vedic dharma. He was the first to give the call for Swaraj as “India for Indians” in 1876, a call later taken up by Lokmanya Tilak.
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day: On 18th February we celebrate the day the first cow flew in an airplane, as well as the first day a cow was milked while flying in an airplane. On February 18, 1930, a Guernsey cow named Nellie Jay, who also was known as Elm Farm Ollie, flew from Bismarck, Missouri, on a Ford Trimotor plane, to the International Aviation Exhibition in St. Louis. Nellie Jay was chosen because she was a high milk producing cow, and because she had a calm nature. The trip was taken to show the ability of the aircraft, and to take scientific data about the cow’s behavior. Claude M. Sterling piloted the aircraft, while Elsworth W. Bunce of Wisconsin accompanied the cow, and was the first man to milk a cow in flight. During the 72 mile flight, the milk that Nellie Jay gave was packaged in paper cartons. It was then parachuted to spectators who were watching the flight. Nellie Jay reportedly produced 24 quarts of milk during the flight, and it is even believed that Charles Lindbergh received one of the quarts at the Exhibition. Nellie Jay became known as the Sky Queen after the flight.
National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day: Flounder is baked with a crab meat stuffing seasoned with mustard and Worcestershire and topped with mayonnaise. This dish is common in the gulf coast area of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Flounder is a mild, delicate fish. When stuffed with rich, succulent crabmeat, a simple meal becomes an elegant feast.
National Drink Wine Day is held each year on February 18, so get ready to unwind with a glass or two of your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. Unsurprisingly, Drink Wine Day is a day to celebrate wine, which includes drinking some wine. However, its purpose isn’t to result in millions of people staggering around bars after losing self-control or to leave participants facing the mother of all hangovers on Drink Wine Day +1. Wine should be enjoyed responsibly on this day more than any other.
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is an informal holiday celebrated in February when some people deliberately eat ice cream for breakfast. It is thought that the unofficial holiday was first created in the 1960s by Florence Rappaport in Rochester, New York as a way to entertain her children on a cold and snowy morning.
Battery Day is an unofficial holiday which is celebrated on February 18th and is used to pay homage to the little energy source that makes our lives much easier. Batteries are ubiquitous to our lives and can be found in everything from remote controls and smoke detectors to cell phones and digital cameras.
National Hate Florida Day. Happens annually on February 18th.
Every year, Pluto Day on February 18th celebrates the discovery of the former planet. Up until 2006, the dwarf planet was considered one of the nine planets in the solar system. Pluto was discovered in the year 1930, and it is considered as the ninth planet in the solar system for about 76 years, but after the year 1992, its position as a planet was doubted as many objects like Pluto with similar size was discovered in the Kuiper belt. On 24th August 2006, Pluto’s position as a planet was degraded by the (IAU) International Astronomical Union to a dwarf planet and this day is called as Pluto Demoted Day.
February 18 is Thumb Appreciation Day. On Thumb Appreciation Day, some people abstain from using their thumbs and instead just use their other fingers, which gives them a better appreciation for the thumb, which is considered to be one of the most important digits.
Shivaji Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the first Chhatrapati and founder of the Maratha Empire and is celebrated on 19 February every year. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is celebrated annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maratha emperor Shivaji Maharaj.
According to SpongeBob SquarePants, February 19 is “Best Friends Day.”
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday: February 19 is formally recognized as the birth of the Coast Guard Reserve while June 23 is recognized as birthday of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. It was set-up in the late 1930s as a “civilian reserve” operation.
Tug-of-war is a competitive sport that takes place around the world and has a long and ancient history. Two teams hold each end of a large rope and attempt to pull the other towards them in order to win. Dropped from the Olympic Games in 1920, Tug of War still remains a Worldwide sport and many nations have their own governing bodies.
Iwo Jima Day: The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 Feb 1945 – 26 Mar 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Battle of Iwo Jima, (February 19–March 16, 1945), World War II conflict between the United States and the Empire of Japan. Iwo Jima was considered strategically important: it provided an air base for Japanese fighter planes to intercept long-range B-29 Superfortress bombers. In addition, it was used by the Japanese to stage nuisance air attacks on the Mariana Islands from November 1944 through January 1945.
National Caregivers Day – February 19, 2021 (Third Friday in February)
National Caregivers Day on the third Friday in February honors the health care professionals across the country providing long-term and hospice care. Around the nation, dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care.
Recognized by the US National Confectioners Association, National Chocolate Mint Day is observed annually across the nation on February 19th. A fun fact – mint chocolate chip ice cream was invented in 1973 by culinary student Marilyn Ricketts while studying at South Devon College in England. She entered a competition to provide an ice cream dessert for Princess Anne’s wedding to Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abby.
National Lash Day is observed annually on February 19. This is a day to notice and appreciate both true and false eyelashes for the beauty they add to every look.
National Tartar Sauce Day is a holiday that falls on the Friday after Lent starts. This makes sense considering so many people give up meat and instead eat fish for Lent. And what’s better to put on fish, or any seafood for that matter, than tartar sauce? That’s why we feel that everyone who enjoys seafood as much as we do should take the time to observe this holiday. It doesn’t matter if you use it as a sauce or a dip, it’s just plain good.
Plagiarism Prevention Day, celebrated in the mid-February, should be one of the most important dates on the academic calendar for all students, professors, and academia overall. Unfortunately, plagiarism today is one the greatest threats to authenticity, authorship, and integrity, since it has become a commonplace reality for every university and K12 school.
Vet Girls RISE founded National Vet Girls RISE Day on February 19, 2019, to bring awareness to the contributions of women veterans to the United States military and to provide an opportunity for women veterans to celebrate the bonds they formed during their service.
On Clean Out Your Bookcase Day, avid readers and bibliophiles focus on getting their bookcases clean and in order. They dust or wipe down their bookcases.
On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day. This holiday focuses on giving extra attention to our pets. Pets can offer unconditional love and help to make a home feel more welcoming and inviting. It’s only appropriate that owners take the time to show appreciation for them by celebrating on Love Your Pet Day.
Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. America’s favorite pie is apple pie. As we wrote about in our blog on the history of apple pie, today’s apple pie is quite unlike the delicious dessert’s predecessor. In fact, the pies were once made with hard, inedible crusts that simply served to preserve the pie’s contents.
National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab and South Asian Immigrants is observed next on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. It has been observed annually on February 20th since 2002.
Handcuff Day marks the occasion back in 1912, on February 20th, when a patent was granted to George A. Carney for a revolutionary new style of handcuff. This new design became the de facto restraint of law enforcement agencies worldwide.
National Student Volunteer Day is an annual holiday celebrated on February 20th. A week of events, activities and campaigns that promote student volunteering – led by education providers, volunteer organisations and students across many countries.
Hoodie Hoo day is supposedly celebrated on the 20th of February in the northern hemisphere. On this winter day, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant “Hoodie-Hoo”. It is a day to chase away winter blahs, and bring in spring.
World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.
World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in February, and this year, the special day falls on February 20, 2021! Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. These amazing creature numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa due to poaching and illegal hunting.
World Whale Day provides an opportunity to voice concerns regarding the wellbeing of these marine mammals. World Whale Day will be celebrated on Saturday, 20 February 2021. Their weight ranges from 270 kg dwarf sperm whale to over 180,000 kg blue whale. Gray whales migrate over 10,000 miles a year.
Carnival typically involves public celebrations, including events such as parades, public street parties and other entertainments, combining some elements of a circus. Elaborate costumes and masks allow people to set aside their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity. For the carnival thousands of masqueraders flood the streets throughout the islands in bold, colourful costumes, dancing through the parade routes to the exhilarating sounds of soca, steelpan and calypso music.
International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and to promote multilingualism.
King Harald V’s Day: Harald V (born 21 February 1937) is King of Norway. He acceeded to the throne on 17 January 1991. Harald was the third child and only son of King Olav V and Princess Märtha of Sweden. He was second in the line of succession at the time of his birth, behind his father. In 1940, as a result of the German occupation during World War II, the royal family went into exile. Harald spent part of his childhood in Sweden and the United States. He returned to Norway in 1945, and subsequently studied for periods at the University of Oslo, the Norwegian Military Academy and Balliol College, Oxford.
Card Reading Day is celebrated on February 21, 2021. The day is a chance for sentimental people to get their saved cards out for reading them. A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment.
National Grain-Free Day on February 21 inspires families and friends to gather and enjoy each others’ company over grain-free meals.
February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day! This delightful confection, a Philadelphia specialty originally known as “Schnecken” are thought to have been brought to the United States by German settlers in the 18th century.
Celebrate Be Humble Day: Every year on February 22 we celebrate Be Humble Day, a day that promotes modesty, humility and the ability to put others before oneself.
22 February marks European Day for Victims of Crime. A day to remember those who have suffered at the hands of criminals – many millions every year –children and adults, women and men, poor and wealthy, residents and visitors to the EU.
Worldwide in nearly all Scout associations, Founders’ Day is celebrated on February 22, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (born in 1857), the founder of Scouting, and coincidentally also of his wife Olave Baden-Powell (born in 1889). It is a day to recognise the plight of victims everywhere and to give voice to their needs.
Across the United States, National Cook A Sweet Potato Day on February 22nd celebrates a root vegetable packed with flavor and a bit of history, too. The sweet potato is eaten and loved, each day, by millions of people across the nation.
National Cupcake Day is Monday, February 22nd, 2021. Happens each year on the Last Monday of February. National Cupcake Day is the most delicious way to show your support for animals in need of your help!
National Margarita Day is today, smack dab in the middle of winter. Many people think of Margaritas as a summer cooler. A date in February was selected, as Margaritas can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Play More Cards Day is observed next on Monday, February 22nd, 2021. It was observed on February 23rd in 2013. It has been observed annually on February 22nd since 2014.
Now every February 22 is both a celebration of NIRSA’s history as well as a reflection on the values that keep us moving forward. It’s not uncommon to hear universities refer to February 22 as either “NIRSA Day” or “Recreational Sports & Fitness Day” (Rec Day for short).
Single Tasking Day Try it on February 22, Single Tasking Day. Take on a single task and excel at it on Single Tasking Day. The made-up holiday clearly wants to encourage people to devote all their time and energy on accomplishing one task at a time.
Frederick Bean “Tex” Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator and director, known for producing and directing animated cartoons during the golden age of American animation. His most significant work was for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, where he was crucial in the creation and evolution of famous animated characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, George and Junior, and Chilly Willy.
February 22 is National Walking the Dog Day! This day combines two of the most happy-making things we have in this life: dogs and exercise.
Presidents Day got its beginnings with the celebration of Washington’s birthday every year on February 22. George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. Congress officially made the day a federal holiday in 1968, when it also moved it to the third Monday of February to make a three-day weekend.
Woolworth’s Day: February 22nd significant news events for this day include Woolworth Opens 5 Cent Store.
World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is also celebrated by Scout and Guide organizations around the world. It is a day when they think about their “sisters” (and “brothers”) in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.
Defender of the Fatherland Day is a Russian holiday on February 23 and focuses on the achievements of military forces and veterans.
The Emperor’s Birthday is a national holiday in the Japanese calendar celebrated on the birthday of the reigning Emperor, which is currently 23 February, as Emperor Naruhito was born on that day in 1960.
Curling is Cool Day – Curling is Cool Day is observed annually on February 23rd of every year. Curling is a team sport in which players slide stones using curling brooms on a rectangular sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles.
World Engine Day: A patent for the diesel engine, German Patent 67207—titled “Arbeitsverfahren und Ausführungsart für Verbrennungsmaschinen,” meaning “Working Methods and Techniques for Internal Combustion Engines”—was granted to him on February 23, 1893.
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day on February 23 is a day to appreciate dog biscuits and the joy they bring to your four legged canine friends.
February 23rd annually recognizes a well-known food holiday, National Banana Bread Day. Bakers know that to make sweet and delicious banana bread, they need to use fully ripe, mashed bananas.
National Rationalization Day is all about observing the fake reasons or false excuses are given for not finishing a particular work or doing it wrong. It is like a student saying “I failed because my mother didn’t prepare for exams” Yes, people can take this day to correct all the mistakes they did because of rationalization. It is the day for recognizing the loss due to rationalization or also some will take a break from regular works and give fake reasons to take rest. It has always been observed annually on February 23rd.
On February 23rd, National Tile Day recognizes a timeless element of architecture and design. Around the world, tile plays a variety of roles.
Pinocchio Day: And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: February 23rd, 1940, 74 years ago today . . . the day moviegoers viewed an animation landmark, no strings attached. For that was the day Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” opened nationwide.
Play Tennis Day is officially observed on February 23rd of every year. Tennis is a sport people usually play individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players.
Tootsie Roll Day: Tootsie Roll is a chocolate-flavored taffy-like candy that has been manufactured in the United States since 1907. The candy has qualities similar to both caramels and taffy without being exactly either confection.The manufacturer, Tootsie Roll Industries, is based in Chicago, Illinois. It was the first penny candy to be individually wrapped in America.
World Spay Day advocates spaying, or neutering, advocating it “as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.” It is an event held on the last Tuesday in February each year.
The month of February is very special in the Rotary calendar because it includes the anniversary of the first meeting of Rotary held on February 23, 1905, now designated as the World Understanding and Peace Day.
In fact, last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations. On February 24, 2021, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.
Earth God’s Birthday is a day dedicated to Lord Tudigong or Tudishen who is a tutelary deity of the locality in the Chinese fold religion. Earth God’s Birthday is a day for Tudigong who is the local earth god worshipped in China. He is worshipped by the Chinese fold religion worshipers and Taoists. The effects of god are believed to be effective. He can bring happiness, getaway disasters and have countless merits. On this day, people of China visit the shrine and pray to the Lord for wellness and countless merits.
Mexico Flag Day: Día de la Bandera is a national holiday in Mexico. Flag Day is celebrated every year on February 24 since its implementation in 1937.
Forget Me Not Day is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to try and reconnect with all those they may not be in touch with anymore. It is on February 24, 2021 (Fourth Wednesday in February). It is a day to honor family, friends, and loved ones. People celebrate this day by calling or emailing family, friends and loved ones.
Inconvenience Yourself Day is celebrated on fourth Wednesday of February of every year. This year February 24th, 2021 is Inconvenience Yourself Day. Inconvenience in general means causing difficulty to one’s requirements and comfort, like a need to change trains before reaching the workplace.
National Tortilla Chip Day, a day set aside for the crunchy snack loved by millions across the nation, is observed annually on February 24th. Tortilla chips were initially an afterthought, a simple snack made with leftover tortillas. But these crispy triangles of deliciousness soon became a nationwide sensation, and each February 24, we celebrate these salty snacks with National Tortilla Chip Day.
National Trading Card Day February 24 is “National Trading Card Day”. Made of paperboard or thick paper, trading cards include a picture of a person, place, or thing—either real or made up. The pictures are usually accompanied by a description and other text, such as statistics or trivia.
The date of Twin Peaks Day is February 24, when the FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper’s character arrives in the fictional town of Twin Peaks.
Every year on February 24th World Bartender Day celebrates the bartender, one of the world’s oldest professions. It’s also a day for bartenders to show off their unique talents and creations. While a bartender may seem like a modern profession, they have been around since the 1400s.
People Power Anniversary: Anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution 2021 in Philippines. People Power Anniversary is a nationwide observance and school holiday in the Philippines each year. This event holds a special place in the hearts of many Filipinos as they remember a revolution that restored democracy in the Philippines in 1986.
Digital Learning Day: Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning. It highlights that how important technology has become for learning in the classroom.
Discover Girl Day held on February 25, 2021 is a campaign to engage girls in engineering. Many people around the globe educate girls about how engineers change our world.
Let’s All Eat Right Day is February 25th. National Let’s All Eat Right Day is based around Adelle Davis’ work around nutrition. Her book Let’s Eat Right to Keep Fit was published in 1954. This day is also celebrated on her birthday which is February 25, 1904.
National Chili Day – It is usually the Last Thursday in February and this year falls on February 25, 2021. It honors one of America’s favorite winter dishes, i.e. chili. It’s also known as chili con carne (chili with meat).
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day on February 25th recognizes the delicious and crunchy snack covered in chocolate. There are many more recipes with so many different types of nuts and chocolate combinations.
National Clam Chowder Day: Each year on February 25th people across the nation participate in National Clam Chowder Day. A clam chowder is a soup or stew containing clams or fish. The chowder includes milk or cream or tomatoes.
National Pancake Day: On February 25th, people from around the country celebrate National Pancake Day. On this day many restaurants offer free pancakes, although guests are asked to consider leaving a donation.
Pistol Patent Day takes place on February 25, 2021. A pistol is a handgun with a chamber that is integral with the barrel, such as a pepperbox revolver, as opposed to a standard revolver, wherein the chamber is separate from the barrel as a revolving cylinder.
The National Toast Day: Few people would think that this food was important enough for a holiday, and yet it does. It is on Thursday 25 February 2021.
Quiet Day was established to remind us to slow down and give silence a chance. During this celebration, you are encouraged to simply not speak. It is a day set apart for special devotions, meditations, and instructions.
Rubber Ducky Day: Rubber Duckie first appeared on Sesame Street Episode 0078, on February 25, 1970.
Ta’ Anit Ester – February 25, 2021: The Fast of Esther (Ta’anit Ester) is observed by Jews on Purim eve on the 13th day of the month of Adar. Esther is the eponymous heroine of the Biblical Book of Esther. She was a Jewish wife of the Persian king Ahasuerus. When royal vizier Haman decided to murder all the Jews in the Persian empire, she fasted for three days before telling the King she was Jewish and asking him to save the lives of her people.
The Great American Spit Out – On February 25, 2021: Smokeless tobacco users are encouraged to make the Great American Spit Out on February 25 their designated quit date. Setting a quit date greatly improves a tobacco user’s chance at success.
The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. Usually falling in February or early March on the Gregorian calendar, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations.
Māgha Pūjā is the second most important Buddhist festival, celebrated on the full moon day of the third lunar month in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka and on the full moon day of Tabaung in Myanmar.
Yukon Heritage Day brings the history and culture of the smallest of Canada’s three territories to the forefront of public attention. It is celebrated on the Friday before the last Sunday in February. The day is designed as such
to coincide with The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, a festival in Yukon’s capital, Whitehorse.
Cheongwoldaeboreum is a Korean folk festival which is celebrated at the same time as the Lantern Festival in China, and it marks the culmination of the celebrations for Lunar New Year.
Carpe Diem Day: Carpe diem, (Latin: “pluck the day” or “seize the day”) phrase was used by the Roman poet Horace to express the idea that one should enjoy life while one can. Mostly, the phrase is used to refer to a swift, conclusive victory.
For Pete’s Sake Day: For Pete’s Sake Day is celebrated on February 26 of every year. For Pete’s Sake Day is dedicated to a oath -“Pete’s Sake”. It celebrates the odd expression of amazement or frustration. People use it in place of “for Christ’s sake” or “for God’s sake.”.
International STAND UP to Bullying Day takes place on February 26, 2021. This day was first observed in February 2008. It takes place in schools, workplaces, and organizations in many countries across the globe on the last Friday of February.
Levi Strauss Day is celebrated on February 26 of every year. Mr Levi Strauss is the man who created the jeans we use today. Levi Strauss & Co. created the 1st blue jean in the year 1873.
National Customized Wheel and Tire Day: This day is celebrated on February 26, 2021.
National Pistachio Day: February 26th recognizes all things pistachio and National Pistachio Day is the day to celebrate! Pistachio lovers rejoice as they eat their favorite nut all day long.
National Skip the Straw Day is celebrated on the fourth Friday in February, and this year it falls on February 26.
Tell a Fairy Tale Day is an informal observance which is held on February 26. It provides a perfect opportunity to read fairy tales and enjoy your favorite childhood tales yourself. A fairy tale is a short story that features fantasy characters and magic.
Thermos Bottle Day is observed on Friday, February 26th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on February 26th. A thermos is a bottle with a double-walled container inside of it.
Special Operations Forces Day: February 27 has been made a memorial day in Russia from 2015, known as Special Operations Forces Day.
World IA Day: 27th February 2021. As information architects, we develop strategies to understand what we are trying to structure. By giving information structure, we learn to understand. We do this to encourage others to explore and understand. By being curious, we recognize our own and others’ discovery strategies.
Guru Ravidass Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidas, celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh month. It is the annual focal point for the Ravidassia religion. People across countries celebrate this special occasion in India. The devotees take a holy dip in the river to perform rites. It will be celebrated on Saturday, February 27, to honour the birthday of Guru Ravidas. This year will mark his 644th birthday.
Anosmia Awareness Day is a day to spread awareness about Anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell, and it takes place each year on February 27.
International Polar Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of the polar bear.
International Sword Swallowers Day – This year it is on February 27, 2021. It has been observed the last Saturday in February since 2008.
International Tongue Twister Contest Day is observed next on Saturday, February 27th, 2021. It has always been observed the last Saturday in February.
National Kahlúa Day on February 27th recognizes the rich, cream coffee liqueur that also serves up a great many delicious desserts! This alcoholic beverage adds to cocktails and adult flavored desserts equally well.
National Protein Day: Our bodies crave protein. It’s a macronutrient. National Protein Day, on February 27, focuses on the health benefits of one of the body’s most basic building blocks.
National Retro Day: On February 27, this day takes us back to a time before smartphones and the internet. This celebration indulges our love for the good old days while remaining in the present.
National Strawberry Day is celebrated February 27 of every year. Strawberries are cultivated worldwide and it is most appreciated for their characteristic aroma, juicy texture, bright red color, and sweetness.
No Brainer Day is February 27th. It’s a no brainer. By definition it means something that requires little thought.
Open That Bottle Night: The concept of Open That Bottle Night (OTBN) was initiated by two reporters at The Wall Street Journal. They were Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher who wanted to encourage their readers to open a significant bottle, then to share their stories. The underlying premise of Open That Bottle Night is that wine is more than liquid in a bottle. With the opening of these wines comes memories of life milestones, births, deaths and marriages, long lost loved ones and treasured holidays. These memories are too precious and significant not to celebrate and share.
National Pokemon Day: The reason for National Pokemon Day on February 27 is to celebrate the popular franchise’s birthday, which began on that date in 1996 with Pokemon Red and Green.
World NGO Day is an international calendar day observed on 27 February. Officially recognized and declared by the 12-member countries of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010 and first time marked by the UN, EU leaders and international organizations in 2014.
National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
The Day of Andalucía (Día de Andalucía), also known as Andalucía Day: The Día de Andalucía is celebrated on February 28. It commemorates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, in which the Andalusian electorate voted for the statute that made Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain.
Linus Pauling Day: After his death in 1994, the governor of the state of Oregon declared February 28th as “Linus Pauling Day” to honor this great man and his achievements.
Peace Memorial Day: February 28 is an official public holiday called Peace Memorial Day. On this day the president of Taiwan gathers with other officials to ring a commemorative bell in memory of the victims. Monuments and memorial parks to the victims of 2/28 have been erected in a number of Taiwanese cities.
Car Keys and Small Change Day: is observed on February 28. Today we celebrate pockets and all they have done to make our lives easier throughout the years. Some claim that this day takes place on February 28 because pockets were invented on that day in 1590, but we are unable to substantiate this claim.
National Floral Design Day which falls on February 28th recognizes the art and history of floral design. For thousands of years, floral design has been an important cultural art form. It may be in a bouquet, painting, in textiles, a garden or a floral arrangement.
Global Scouse Day is an annual celebration of the city of Liverpool which is held every year on 28 February. It is primarily based around scouse, the meat stew synonymous with the city. It sees bars, cafes and restaurants in Liverpool and around the world put scouse on the menu for the day.
Golden Globe Awards will be celebrated on February 28, 2021 live from Beverly Hills. The ceremony will take place on February 28, 2021, nearly two months later than normal, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema and on television.
International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day is on Sunday, 28 February
2021. It was established by local injured worker activists on the initiative of Catherine Fenech, and is now commemorated internationally on February 29th in a leap year and February 28th in non-leap year.
National Chocolate Souffle Day: This day celebrates a delightfully delicious dessert on February 28th each year. The word souffle is the past participle of the French verb souffler, which means “to blow up” or “puff up” which describes a souffle perfectly.
National Public Sleeping Day: This day on February 28th encourages a mid-day nap right where you are. It is a day for anyone and everyone to take a nap on a blanket at the beach, at the park, in the movie theater, on a bus, train, or subway or any other public place.
National Tooth Fairy Day on February 28th encourages us to take a look back on the history of one of dental care’s little helpers. It’s one way our children develop good dental hygiene.
Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness about diseases that most people will not know of. It is also a day to improve access to treatment.