February 15

February 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 15, include:

  • Angelman Syndrome Day 
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day - February 15, 2016 (Second Monday in February)
  • International Angelman Day
  • International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day 
  • Lupercalia 
  • National Gumdrop Day 
  • National Hippo Day 
  • Nirvana Day - February 15, 2016 (Buddhist)
  • President's Day - February 15, 2016 (Third Monday in February)
  • Remember the Maine Day 
  • Susan B. Anthony Day 
  • Washington's Birthday - February 15, 2016 (Third Monday in February). Some State and Local Governments refer to this day as President's Day. His Actual Birthday is on February 22.

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 15, are:

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • Great Backyard Bird Count - February 12-15, 2016
  • International Flirting Week - February 14-20
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 14-20, 2016
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 14-20, 2016 - Second Week of February
  • National Green Week - February 9-15, 2016
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 14-20, 2016

2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 15, 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)
  • Grammy Awards - February 15, 2016
  • Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February 15-16, 2016

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 15 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

  • 1564 - Galileo Galilei, astronomer/physicist
  • 1725 – Abraham Clark, American founding father, signed Declaration of Independence (d. 1794)
  • 1792 – Floride Calhoun, Second Lady of the United States (d. 1866)
  • 1812 – Charles Lewis Tiffany, American jeweler (Tiffany & Co.) (d. 1902)
  • 1820 – Susan B. Anthony, American suffragist (d. 1906)
  • 1877 – Louis Renault, French automotive executive (one of the founders of Renault) (d. 1944)
  • 1907 – Cesar Romero, American actor who played the Joker in the Batman T.V. show (d. 1994)
  • 1927 – Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (The Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles) (d. 2008)
  • 1951 – Jane Seymour, English actress
  • 1976 - Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)

Famous Deaths

  • 1820 - William Ellery, US attorney who signed the Declaration of Independence, dies at 92
  • 1965 – Nat King Cole, American singer and musician (Unforgettable) (b. 1919)
  • 1984 – Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908)
  • 1996 – McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H) (b. 1929)

Quote of the Day

Instead of a Quote today, above is a clip from the Old Carol Burnett Show.  To me, there was nothing funnier than the skits that Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, and Harvey Korman did in front of a live audience.  Tim Conway was famous for his "ad libs" after rehearsals and cracking his cast mates up.  In this scene, Harvey, who was born on this day in 1927, is at the dentist and was struggling with his urge to laugh through the scene.

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 15, is a Healthy Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 15, is a Healthy Chicken and Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1898 – The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana harbor in Cuba, killing more than 260. This event leads the United States to declare war on Spain.
  • 1903 - 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
  • 1917 - San Francisco Public Library Main Branch at Civic Center is dedicated
  • 1918 - 1st WW I US Army troop ship is torpedoed & sunk by the Germans off of Ireland
  • 1931 - 1st Dracula movie is released
  • 1932 - George Burns & Gracie Allen debuted as regulars on  the Guy Lombardo Show
  • 1933 - President Elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt
  • 1950 - Walt Disney's, Cinderella is released
  • 1965 - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
  • 2005 - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
  • 2013 – A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains, injured at least 950 people, as a shock wave blew out windows and rocked buildings.

This Day in Music

  • 1958 - Elvis Presley's Don't hits #1
  • 1964 - The Beatles', Meet the Beatles!, album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
  • 1965 - The Beatles, Eight Days A Week is released
  • 1969 - Sly and the Family Stone's Everyday People hits #1
  • 1972 - The US government's new anti-piracy laws are enacted, a response to widespread bootlegging of major artists.
  • 1975 - Linda Ronstadt's You're No Good hits #1
  • 1975 - Linda Ronstadt's album Heart Like a Wheel hits #1
  • 1977 - The Best Of George Harrison is certified gold.
  • 1978 - The Saturday Night Fever soundtrack wins Album of the year at The Grammys
  • 1978 - Billy Joel's  Just The Way You Are wins Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Grammys
  • 1979 - Donna Summer's Last Dance wins two Grammys - Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song.
  • 1986 - Whitney Houston's How Will I Know hits #1 
  • 1997 - U2's, Discotheque hits #1 in the UK

Nat King Cole died on this day in 1965.  His daughter Natalie Cole did an amazing duet with him of his song, Unforgettable.

This Day in Sports

  • 1916 - NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
  • 1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, NY
  • 1932 - US bobsled team member Eddie Eagan becomes the only athlete to win gold in both Summer & Winter Olympics (1920 boxing gold)
  • 1936 - Sonja Henie of Norway, wins her 3rd consecutive Olympic figure skating gold
  • 1958 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
    1958 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
  • 1961 - Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
  • 1964 - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
  • 1976 - 12th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1978 - Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1997 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
    1997 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

bridge the gap (verb)

1. (idiomatic) To serve as or create a connection between two disconnected or disparate things.

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