2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 1, include:
Barber Day - February 1, 2020 (First Saturday in February)
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
Decorating With Candy Day
G.I. Joe Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 1, 2020 (First Saturday in February)
International Day of Black Women in the Arts - February 1, 2020 (First Day of Black History Month)
International Face & Body Art Day
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
National Play Outside Day - February 1, 2020 - First Saturday of EVERY Month)
Robinson Crusoe Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 1, 2020 (First Saturday in February)
World Hijab Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 1, are:
African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
Catholic Schools Week - January 26, 2019 - February 1, 2020 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
Cordova Ice Worm Days - January 25 - February 1, 2020
National Meat Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
National Medical Group Practice Week - January 27 - Feb 1, 2020 (M-F week that starts on Fourth Monday in January )
National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
National School Choice Week - January 26 - February 1, 2020 (Last Week in January)
Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7, 2020
Tax Identity Theft Week - January 27 - February 2, 2020
US Snow Sculpting Week - January 29 - February 2, 2020
Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include February 1, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 17 - February 8, 2020 (Fort Worth, TX)
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 23 - February 2, 2020 (St. Paul, MN)
Sundance Film Festival - January 23 - February 2, 2020 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
Yukon Quest - Starts February 1, 2020 - February 15, 2020 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
The Astrological Sign for February 1 is an Aquarius.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:
Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1901 – Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960) (Gone With the Wind)
1948 – Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004) (funk music)
1965 – Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1968 – Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress, and only child of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley.
1968 – Pauly Shore, American comedian
1971 – Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter)
1994 - Harry Styles, English singer, songwriter and member of One Direction
1997 – Herb Caen, American columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years (b. 1916)
2003 – Michael P. Anderson, American Astronaut (b. 1959)
2003 – David Brown, American Astronaut (b. 1956)
2003 – Kalpana Chawla, American Astronaut (b. 1961)
2003 – Laurel Clark, American Astronaut (b. 1961)
2003 – Rick Husband, American Astronaut (b. 1957)
2003 – Willie McCool, American Astronaut (b. 1961)
2003 – Ilan Ramon, Israeli Astronaut (b. 1954)
2013 – Ed Koch, American lawyer and politician, 105th Mayor of New York City (b. 1924)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1986 - Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland
Quote of the Day
The quote above is from Herb Caen, who was born in 1916 and died on this day in 1997. He was a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years. We lived in San Francisco for a year at the Presidio, when it was still an Army base. I still adore San Francisco, and try to visit as often as I can.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
February is Great American Pies Month and Berry Fresh Month! The Holidays and Observances Recipe for February 1, is a Berry Crumble Pie, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1790 – The Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time in New York City
1861 – Texas secedes from the United States during the American Civil War
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (National Freedom Day)
1865 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
1893 - Thomas Edison completes the worlds 1st movie studio in West Orange New Jersey
1898 -1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
1906 - 1st federal penitentiary building is completed in Leavenworth, Kansas
1920 - 1st commercial armored car introduced
1920 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police form
1951 - 1st telecast of an atomic explosion
1958 - 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
1958 - Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
1968 - Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
1976 - Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1978 - Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
1979 – Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter. She was the granddaughter of William Randolph Heart, and at age 19, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)
1982 -Late Night With David Letterman, debuts on NBC-TV
2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-107 disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
2005 - Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage
2013 - The Shard, (formerly London Bridge Tower), located in London, the tallest building in the European Union is opened to the public
This Day in Music
1949 - RCA introduces the the 45 RPM record which become known as "singles". It's 7
inches wide and plays at a faster speed than the traditional albums,
providing better sound quality.
1964 - The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand hits #1, and stays on top for seven weeks
1969 - Tommy James & the Shondells' Crimson and Clover hits #1 (video below)
1969 - Joni Mitchell makes her Carnegie Hall debut.
1971- The Love Story soundtrack album is certified gold.
1979 - Blondie's Heart Of Glass is certified platinum in the UK
1984 - The musical drama Footloose opens in theaters. Footloose's soundtrack features Kenny Loggins, Deniece Williams, and Sammy Hagar, among others. Two #1 hits result: "Footloose" and "Let's Hear it For the Boy."
1985 - The Eagles' Glenn Frey makes his acting debut in an episode of NBC's Miami Vice.
1988 - The Cars disband.
This Day in Sports
1914 - NY Giants & Chicago White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
1970 - Ford Frick, Earle Combs & Jesse Haines elected to Hall of Fame
1992 - Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A small, round, hot variety of chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, which rattles when dry. 2. A knob at the end of a cannon, cast onto the gunbarrel, to which ropes are attached in order to control recoil.
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