February 14

February 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on February 14, include:

  • Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 (First Day of Lent)
  • Frederick Douglass Day 
  • International Book Giving Day 
  • League of Women Voters Day 
  • Library Lovers Day 
  • National Condom Awareness Day 
  • National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
  • National Donor Day
  • National Ferris Wheel Day 
  • National Have a Heart Day 
  • National Pet Theft Awareness Day 
  • National Women's Heart Day 
  • Quirky Alone Day
  • Race Relations Day 
  • Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) (some celebrate this on the 13th or 15th, to get away from the commercialization of Valentine's Day). Also known as Singles Appreciation Day
  • Statehood Day in Arizona - February 14 (Local Observance in Arizona)
  • Valentine's Day 
  • World Cholangiocarcinoma Day - February 14, 2018
  • World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day 
  • World Sound Healing Day - February 14, 2018

2018 Weekly Holidays that include February 14, are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Flirting Week - February 11-17, 2018
  • International Friendship Week - February 11-17, 2018
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Jell-O Week - February 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 12-18, 2018
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Love Teaching Week - February 14-21, 2018
  • Love Your Data Week - February 12-16, 2018
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 11-17, 2018 - Second Week of February
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Green Week - February 12-18, 2018
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 11-17, 2018 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week in February)
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 11-17, 2018
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 11-17, 2018

2018 Monthly Holidays that include February 14, 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 moveable 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.

February 14 information from Holidays and Observances

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! 
  • Yukon Quest - Starts February 3, 2018 - February 16, 2018 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro) - February 9-14, 2018
  • Winter Olympics XXIII - February 9 - 25, 2018 (Held in PyeongChang, China)
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - February 10, 2018 - March 4, 2018 (San Francisco, CA)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 14 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

See our new GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1818 – Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
  • 1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor of the Ferris Wheel
  • 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress (Brady Bunch)
  • 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and Mayor of New York City
  • 1946 – Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (White Nights, Taps) (d. 2003)
  • 1956 - Ken Wahl, Chicago IL, actor (Wanderers, Wiseguy)
  • 1972 – Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

Famous Deaths

  • 270 – St. Valentine marking Valentine's Day
  • 1779 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
  • 1884 – Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, Wife of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
  • 1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • 2003 – Dolly, the sheep, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1974 - Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (Captain & Tenille) 
  • 2009 - Actress Salma Hayek weds French billionaire  Francois-Henri Pinault in Paris

Quote of the Day

Actions speak louder than words.....

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe(s) of the day for February 14th, (Valentine's Day), is a bunch of different options for Healthy Fruit Desserts from Kerry at Health Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe(s) of the day for February 14th, (Valentine's Day), is a bunch of different options for Healthy Fruit Desserts from Kerry at Health Diet Habits.  The ever famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Fruit Salad.

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.

This Day in History

  • 1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
  • 1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state
  • 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone
  • 1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections
  • 1903 – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established
  • 1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. State
  • 1919 - United Parcel Service forms
  • 1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • 1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House
  • 1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
  • 1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds Of Silence is certified gold
  • 1967 - Aretha Franklin, Respect is recorded
  • 1978 - Dire Straits begins recording its first album in London.
  • 1978 : Songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, appear on The Muppet Show to perform Song I Like to Sing from their first album of duets, Full Moon
  • 1983 - Patti Austin and James Ingram's Baby, Come To Me hits #1
  • 1998 - Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It is her first club performance in more than 10 years
  • 1998 - Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On set a new record for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.
  • 1999 - Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK #1 hit with Fly Away
  • 2000 - Kiss announces their farewell tour
  • 2001 - Fox debuts Barbra Streisand: Timeless, a film of her farewell concert.

This Day in Sports

  • 1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
  • 1952 - The 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
  • 1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
  • 1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1988 - Bobby Allison at age 50, becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

elope (verb)

1. (intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one's intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement.

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