2015 Daily Holidays that fall on February 17, include:
Champion Crab Races Day
My Way Day
National Indian Pudding Day
National PTA Founders Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day
World Human Spirit Day
2015 Weekly Holidays that include February 17, are:
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 15-21, 2015 (Third Week in February)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
Make Mine Chocolate - February 15 - April 5, 2015 (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15th, and ends on Easter)
National Condom Week - February 14-21
National Justice for Animals Week - February 15-21, 2015
National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
National Pancake Week - February 15-21, 2015
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
2015 Monthly Holidays that include February 17, 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
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 13 - 18, 2015 - 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.
Carnival of Venice - February 7 - 17, 2015 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Westminister Dog Show - February 16 - 17, 2015 - Several locations in New York City, NY
Yukon Quest - Started February 7, 2015 - February 20, 2015 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long
The Astrological Sign for February 17 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.
1864 – Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, Australian poet (Waltzing Matilda, The Man from Snowy River) (d. 1941)
1925 – Hal Holbrook, American actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain)
1954 – Rene Russo, American actress
1962 – Lou Diamond Phillips, American actor
1963 – Michael Jordan, American basketball player
1972 - Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day)
1909 – Geronimo, Apache leader (b. 1829)
2013 - Mindy McCready - Country singer
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1906 - 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
Quote of the Day
Banjo Paterson, an Australian poet was born on this day in 1864. His poem, The Man from Snowy River was made into a movie. Above is his poem recited to scenes from the movie - the most amazing horse scenes! Having lived in Australia for four years growing up, I loved this movie and it's sequel.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 17, is a Broccoli Salad Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1801 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved when Jefferson is elected President of the US and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives.
1897 - National Organization of Mothers forms (Parent Teacher Association)
1911 - 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
1933 – The Blaine Act ends Prohibition in the United States
1933 - 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
1936 - The world's first superhero, The Phantom, makes his first appearance in comics. (by Lee Falk)
1957 - Suez Canal reopens
1958 - Comic strip "BC" debuts
1959 – The first weather satellite is launched to measure cloud-cover distribution.
1972 - Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model-T
1974 - Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter
1980 – Mount Everest, 1st Winter Ascent by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy.
This Day in Music
1965 - Tennessee Waltz is declared the state's official song.
1967 - The Beatles release Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields
1970 - Joni Mitchell's final concert at Royal Albert Hall
1976 - Eagles, Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) is released