2017 Daily Holidays that fall on February 19, include:
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - February 19, 2017 (Thursday in National Engineer's Week which is February 19-25, 2017)
Iwo Jima Day
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lashes Day
Single Tasking Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include February 19, are:
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
American Association For the Advancement of Science Week - February 16-20, 2017
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 19-25, 2017 (Third Week in February)
Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week in February)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
Great Backyard Bird Count - February 17-20, 2017
Learning Disabilities Week - February 16-19, 2017
Love a Mensch Week - February 13-19, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Condom Week - February 14-21
National Date Week (Fruit) - February 17-26, 2017
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 19-25, 2017 (Fourth Week in February)
National Engineer's Week - February 19-25, 2017 (Movable Week in February)
National Entrepreneurship Week - February 19-26, 2017
National FFA Week - February 19-25, 2017
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 19-26, 2017
National Justice for Animals Week - February 19-26, 2017
National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week in February)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include February 19, 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 moveable 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! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 21 - February 19, 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
Carnival of Venice - February 11-28, 2017 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
NBA All-Star 2017 - February 19, 2017
The Astrological Sign for February 19 is Pisces.
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.
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, The Dirty Dozen) (d. 1987)
1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer for The Miracles (Tears of a Clown)
Bob Hope got married on this day in 1934 to his second wife Dolores, and remained married to her for 69 years. He celebrated his 100th birthday on May 29, 2003 and passed away on July 27, 2003. He made 57 tours for the United Services Organization (USO) between 1942 and 1988 entertaining the troops. (see our Military Holidays page!)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 19 is a Healthy Waffle Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1807 - US Vice President Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason - he was later found innocent
1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party at Donner Summit / Donner Lake in Truckee, California
1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith
1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 – More than sixty tornadoes strike the South areas of the United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. 800 people were killed
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - FD Roosevelt orders detention & internment of all west coast Japanese-Americans
1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin, Germany
1945 – World War II - Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima.
1963 - USSR informs US President John F. Kennedy it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
2001 – The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.