NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Pickle Time Week - February 12-18, 2023 (Second Full Week of February)
Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 12-18, 2023 (Second or Third Full Week in February)
2023 Monthly Holidays that include February 18, 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 (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! 2023 dates are December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - January 14 - March 5, 2023, Parade on February 4, 2023
Yukon Quest - Starting in Whitehorse on February 11, 2023, there will be 3 races - 100 mile, 250 miles and a 450 mile. The race typically runs for 10 to 16 days until the last team finishes.
Simplot Games - February 16-18, 2023 - Held at Idaho State University's Holt Arena, it is one of the Nation's premier high school indoor track and field events.
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 17 - 25, 2023 - 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 17 - 25, 2023 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes
The Astrological Sign for February 18 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.
1745 – Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist who invented the battery (d. 1827)
1950 – Cybill Shepherd, American actress (The Last Picture Show, Moonlighting)
1952 – Juice Newton, American singer
1954 – John Travolta, American actor (Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Welcome Back Kotter)
1964 – Matt Dillon, American actor (Something about Mary)
1968 – Molly Ringwald, American actress (Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club)
1974 – Jillian Michaels, American fitness trainer (The Biggest Loser)
1564 – Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (b. 1475)
1902 – Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
1973 – Frank Costello, Italian-born gangster who was nicknamed "the Prime Minister of the Underworld." He became one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses in American history (b. 1891)
1981 – John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939. (b. 1895)
2001 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
2013 – Jerry Buss, Los Angeles Lakers owner (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2001 - James Taylor
marries Kim Smedvig in
Boston. It's his third wedding, and later in 2001 the couple have
twin boys through a surrogate mother.
Quote of the Day
Jillian Michaels, was born on this day in 1974. She is an American fitness trainer, best known for The Biggest Loser show. She is a fantastic motivator, and has some great quotes. We have a choice in what we eat, and if we exercise or not among other things!
I love her definition of Happiness! Happiness does take effort, as Life can be hard, but again, it is a choice that we make! We can decide to be happy, or we can decide to be miserable - each day we wake up, we can choose. If you don't like something in your life that is making you unhappy, whether it is a job, a relationship, where you live etc, you can take the time and effort to make changes!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 18, is a Refrigerator Crockpot Soup Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. Each week a
pot of this soup fixed from all the vegetables left over in your refrigerator, before you go shopping again, could be saving you time, money, and
providing healthy weekday lunches!
This Day in History
1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the provisional President of the Confederate States of America
1885 – Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published in the United States.
1901 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.
1908 - 1st US postage stamps in rolls issued
1929 - The first Academy Awards are announced
1930 – Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in an aircraft.
1930 - US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
1953 - Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film, Bwana Devil in New York City
1954 – The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
1977 – The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden flight on top of a Boeing 747.
1979 – Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history.
1991 – The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.
2001 – FBI agent Robert Hanssen is arrested for spying for the Soviet Union. He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.
This Day in Music
1972 - Neil Young's album Harvest is certified gold
1974 - Ringo Starr, Oh My My is released
1977 - Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Blinded By The Light hits #1
1977 - George Harrison releases "True Love"
2012 - Whitney Houston had an invitation only memorial at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey
Above is a blast from the past....Neil Young's Old Man song from his awesome Harvest Album that I still have!
This Day in Sports
1932 - Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
1960 - 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, in Olympic Valley, CA (Check out my Olympic Valley info. on my Truckee Travel Guide Website)
1965 - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
1978 – The first Ironman Triathlon competition (swim, bike ride, marathon) takes place on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, and is won by Gordon Haller.
1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43)
1995 - Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
2001 – Seven time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt dies in an accident during the Daytona 500.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Of or pertaining to artisans or the work of artisans. 2. Involving skilled work, with comparatively little reliance on machinery. 3. (of an item, especially a foodstuff) Made by an artisan (skilled worker).
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