2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 20, include:
Love Your Pet Day
National Cherry Pie Day
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
World Day for Social Justice
World Pangolin Day - February 20, 2016 (Third Saturday in February)
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 20, are:
International Flirting Week - February 14-20
Jewish Book Week - February 20-28, 2016
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
Love a Mensch Week - February 14-20, 2016
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 14-20, 2016 - Second Week of February
National Entrepreneurship Week - February 20-27, 2016
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 14-20, 2016
Women in Blue Jeans - February 19-20, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 20, 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
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! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
Simplot Games - February 18-20, 2016 - Held at Idaho State University's Holt Arena, it is one of the Nation's premier high school indoor track and field events.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
The Astrological Sign for February 20 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.
1726 – William Prescott, American Revolutionary War colonel (Battle of Bunker Hill) (d. 1795)
1924 – Gloria Vanderbilt, American socialite and clothing designer
1927 – Sidney Poitier, American actor (Lilies of the Field, To Sir With Love)
1929 – Amanda Blake, American actress (Gunsmoke) (d. 1989)
1934 – Bobby Unser, American racing driver
1946 – J. Geils, American guitarist (The J. Geils Band)
1947 – Peter Strauss, American actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1948 – Jennifer O'Neill, Brazilian-born actress
1949 – Ivana Trump, Czech-born American socialite
1954 – Patty Hearst, American socialite
1963 – Charles Barkley, American basketball player
1966 – Cindy Crawford, American model
1967 – Kurt Cobain, American musician (Nirvana) (d. 1994)
1988 – Rihanna, Barbadian singer
1862 – William Wallace Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (b. 1850)
1895 – Frederick Douglass, Escaped Slave and American abolitionist writer (b. 1818)
1920 - Robert E Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909)
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice of Disney's Donald Duck
1992 - Dick York, actor (Bewitched)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1980 - Actress Susan Dey (Partridge Family, LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
1998 - David Carradine (Kung Fu) weds actress Marina Benjamin
Clarence Nash, the voice of Disney's, Donald Duck for almost 50 years, in over 120 shorts and films passed away on this day in 1985. He also voiced Daisy Duck and Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie as well as some other voices.
I could really relate to this quote - I'm more of a night owl, and hated to wake up to an alarm clock. That was the best thing about retiring early, and working at home, was throwing out the alarm clock, and sleeping when I felt like it.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 20, is a Lightened Blueberry Breakfast Cake, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the US Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1872 - The toothpick was patented
1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens In New York City
1873 – The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California
1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
1931 – The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the State of California.
1933 – Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign.
1935 – Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
1942 – Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1944 - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1956 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy becomes a permanent Service Academy
1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
This Day in Music
1960 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first show
1971 - The soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar hit #1 on the US album chart
1978- Abba's Take a Chance on Me hit #1 on the UK singles chart
1988 - Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky hits #1 on the UK singles chart
1991 - Bob Dylan was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the 33rd annual Grammy' Awards
2009 - The White Stripes play the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien in New York City.
This Day in Sports
1877 - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
1953 - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business
1963 - SF Giants Willie Mays signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title
1988 - Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1997 - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
take a flyer (verb)
1. (idiomatic) To make a choice with an uncertain outcome; to take a chance.
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