February 13

February 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 13, include:

  • Desperation Day
  • Employee Legal Awareness Day 
  • Get a Different Name Day 
  • International Condom Day 
  • Madly In Love With Me Day
  • National Tortellini Day 
  • Scout Sabbath - February 13, 2016 (Last Day of Boy Scout Week)
  • World Radio Day 
  • World Whale Day - February 13, 2016 (Third Saturday in February)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 13, are:

  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 7-13, 2016
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Week Before Valentines Day)
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Week of February)
  • Great Backyard Bird Count - February 12-15, 2016
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Friendship Week - February 10-14, 2016
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Jell-O Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • National Green Week - February 9-15, 2016
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14

2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 13, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 13 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1885 – Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States, wife of President Harry S. Truman (d. 1982)
  • 1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter plane test pilot
  • 1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
  • 1934 – George Segal, American actor
  • 1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress (original Poseidon Adventure)
  • 1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis)

Famous Deaths

  • 1980 – David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O) (b. 1931) 
  • 2002 – Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2014 - Ralph Waite, American actor (The Waltons, NCIS) (b. 1928)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1983 - Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis marries SanDee Pitnick

Quote of the Day

Chuck Yeager, an American fighter plane test pilot was born on this day in 1923.  He was the first pilot to travel faster than sound in 1947.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 13, is a Simple Ham Pasta Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 13, is a Simple Ham Pasta Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

This Day in History

  • 1832 - 1st appearance of cholera in London
  • 1861 - Abraham Lincoln is declared President of the United States
  • 1866 - Jesse James holds up his 1st bank in Liberty, Missouri and gets away with $15,000
  • 1920 - Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations, and they recognize the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
  • 1924 - King Tut's tomb is opened
  • 1943 - The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve (USMCWR) is created
  • 1945 - Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany and 135,000 die
  • 1955 - Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
  • 1959 - Barbie doll goes on sale
  • 1960 - France becomes the fourth country to possess nuclear weapons.
  • 1968 - US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
  • 1984 - 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
  • 1990 - US, England, France & England give Germany OK to reunify
  • 2000 – The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies. He did not want anyone else taking over the strip.

This Day in Music

  • 1969 - The Doors' Touch Me is certified gold
  • 1969 - Sly and the Family Stone's Everyday People is certified gold
  • 1971 - The Osmonds' One Bad Apple hits #1
  • 1981 - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon sets the record for most consecutive weeks on the charts - it debuted in March, 1973 and didn't leave until April, 1988, after 724 weeks.
  • 1983 - Marvin Gaye performs a very memorable National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles
  • 2011 - Switchfoot's Hello Hurricane is awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album.
  • 2004 - Led Zeppelin was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards
  • 2011 - Arcade Fire's The Suburbs wins Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards
  • 2012 - Adele won all six categories she was nominated in at the Grammy Awards

Above is one of my favorite Switchfoot songs...Dare You to Move!

This Day in Sports

  • 1920 - The National Negro Baseball League organizes
  • 1937 - NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC to become the Washington Redskins
  • 1952 - Heavyweight Champion Boxer, Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
  • 1965 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
    1965 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • 1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
  • 1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins the Olympic figure-skating gold medal in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1977 - Eric Heiden is the 1st American to win world speed skating championship
  • 1983 - World Boxing Council becomes the 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • 1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
  • 1990 - Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

troika (noun)

1. A Russian carriage drawn by a team of three horses abreast.
2. A party or group of three.

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