2023 Daily Holidays that fall on February 11, include:
Be Electrific Day
Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Global Movie Day - February 11, 2023 (Second Saturday in February)
Grandmother Achievement Day
International Day of Women & Girls in Science
Make A Friend's Day
National Inventor's Day
National Make a Friend Day
National Shut-in Visitation Day
Peppermint Patty Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
Scout Sabbath - February 11, 2023 (Last Day of Boy Scout Week)
White T Shirt Day
World Day of the Sick
2023 Weekly Holidays that include February 11, are:
Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
Burn Awareness Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
Children's Mental Health Week (U.K.) - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 5-11, 2023 (Week Before Valentine's Day)
Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
Love a Mensch Week - February 7-14
Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
National Children's Mental Health Week - February 5-11, 2023, and May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week of February and May)
National Crime Prevention Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
National Date Week (Fruit) - February 11-20
National Entrepreneurship Week - February 11-18, 2023 (Third Week of February)
National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
Pay Your Bills Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
Tinnitus Awareness Week - February 6-12, 2023
Valentine's Week - February 7-14
2023 Monthly Holidays that include February 11, 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 (Date Order)
Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually 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! 2023 dates are December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - January 14 - March 5, 2023, Parade on February 4, 2023
Yukon Quest - Starting in Whitehorse on February 11, 2023, there will be 3 races - 100 mile, 250 miles and a 450 mile. The race typically runs for 10 to 16 days until the last team finishes.
The Astrological Sign for February 11 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.
1812 – Alexander Hamilton Stephens, American politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America and 50th Governor of Georgia (d. 1883)
1847 – Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, electric light bulb (d. 1931)
1917 – Sidney Sheldon, American author (d. 2007)
1926 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian actor (The Poseidon Adventure, Airplane, The Naked Gun) (d. 2010)
1936 – Burt Reynolds, American actor (Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights)
1962 – Sheryl Crow, American musician
1964 – Sarah Palin, American politician and 9th Governor of Alaska
1969 – Jennifer Aniston, American actress (Friends, Office Space, Bruce Almighty, The Break Up, Marley and Me)
1972 – Kelly Slater, American surfer
1979 – Brandy, American singer and actress
2006 – Peter Benchley, American author of Jaws, The Deep, and The Island (b. 1940)
2010 – Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer (b. 1969)
2012 – Whitney Houston, American singer, actress (The Bodyguard), model and producer (b. 1963)
R.I.P. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You, from the movie, The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1965 - Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox
2000 - Diana Ross officially divorces her husband, Norwegian businessman Arne Naess
Quote of the Day
Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847. He invented the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the electric light bulb. He has many great quotes.
He has another couple of great quotes relative to the one above: "I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work" and "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up". The word, Perseverance, comes to my mind!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 11, is a Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens in her website)
This Day in History
1752 – Pennsylvania Hospital, the first hospital in the United States, is opened by Benjamin Franklin
1794 – First session of United States Senate open to the public.
1809 - Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1854 - Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
1878 - The 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.
1936 - Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay
1942 - "Archie" comic book debuts
1943 – General Dwight Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe, during World War II
1963 - CIA Domestic Operations Division created
1963 - Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.