February 17

February 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on February 17, include:

  • Analog to Digital TV Day 
  • Ash Wednesday (First Day of Lent) - February 17, 2021
  • Champion Crab Races Day 
  • My Way Day 
  • National Cabbage Day 
  • National Cafe Au Lait Day 
  • National Indian Pudding Day 
  • National PTA Founders Day 
  • National Public Science Day 
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day 
  • Who Shall I Be Day 
  • World Human Spirit Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include February 17, are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 15-20, 2021 (Third Week in February)
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Week of February)
  • Great American Pizza Bake - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Week of February)
  • Heart Failure Awareness Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Week of Valentine's Day)
  • Homes for Birds Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • International Flirting Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Week of Valentines Day)
  • Jell-O Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - February 15-18, 2021
  • Lent - February 17 - March 29, 2021
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 14-20, 2021
  • Love Teaching Week - February 14-21
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 4, 2021)
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 14-20, 2021 - (Second Week of February)
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 12-21, 2021
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 13-20, 2021
  • National FFA Week - February 13-20, 2021
  • National Green Week - February 7 - April 30, 2021
  • National Hero Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
  • National New Idea Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Pancake Week - February 14-20, 2021
  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 14-20, 2021 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week in February)
  • National Week of Chastity - February 14-20, 2021
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Pickle Time Week - February 14-20, 2021 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 14-21, 2021
  • World Irish Dancing Week - February 13-20, 2021

2021 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.

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)

  • Yukon Quest - Starts February 6-18, 2021. 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 in Brazil) - February 12-17, 2021 - 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

Astrological Sign

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

Birthstone

The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.


Famous Birthdays

  • 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)


Famous Deaths

  • 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.

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
  • 1987 - Bon Jovi's Livin' On a Prayer hits #1
  • 2007 - Norah Jones's album Not Too Late hits #1



Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer - Unplugged

This Day in Sports

  • 1924 - Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
  • 1941 - Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1943 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army
  • 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis
  • 1991 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • 1998 - USA Women's Ice Hockey Team beats Canada and wins the first Olympic Gold medal


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

bebother (verb)

1. To bring trouble upon.

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