February 15

February 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)


2024 Daily Holidays that fall on February 15, include:

  • Angelman Syndrome Day 
  • Annoy Squidward Day (Sponge Bob Square Pants) 
  • International Angelman Day 
  • International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day 
  • Love Reset Day 
  • Lupercalia 
  • National Gumdrop Day 
  • National Hippo Day
  • National I Want Butterscotch Day 
  • Nirvana Day - (Buddhist)
  • Remember the Maine Day
  • St. Skeletor's Day 
  • Susan B. Anthony Day 
  • World Cholangiocarcinoma Day - February 15, 2024

2024 Weekly Holidays that include February 15, are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Week - February 15-17, 2024
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Week of February)
  • Great American Pizza Bake - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Heart Failure Awareness Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentine's Day)
  • Homes for Birds Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • International Flirting Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentines Day)
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Jell-O Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Lent - February 14 - March 26, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Love Data Week - February 12-16, 2024
  • Love Teaching Week - February 14-21
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 31, 2024)
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 11-17, 2024 - (Second Week of February, the Week of Valentines Day)
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 11-20
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 10-17, 2024 (Third Week of February)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Hero Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
  • National New Idea Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Pancake Week - February 11-17, 2024
  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • National Week of Chastity - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentine's Day)
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Pickle Time Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second or Third Full Week in February)
  • Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week - February 10-19, 2024
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 11-17, 2024

2024 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.

NOTE:

  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
(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! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - February 3 - March 3, 2024, Parade on February 24, 2024
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 9-17, 2024 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event
  • World AG Expo - February 13-15, 2024 (Held in Tulare, CA)
  • Simplot Games - February 15-17, 2024 - Held at Idaho State University's Holt Arena, it is one of the Nation's premier high school indoor track and field events.


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

Birthstone

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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