February 23

February 23 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 23, include:

  • Curling is Cool Day 
  • Diesel Engine Day 
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day 
  • National Banana Bread Day 
  • National Dog Biscuit Day 
  • National Tile Day 
  • Orthodox Meatfare Sune - February 23, 2020
  • Pinocchio Day 
  • Play Tennis Day 
  • Single Tasking Day 
  • Tootsie Roll Day 

2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 23, are:

  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 14-23, 2020
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
  • National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 23 - March 1, 2020
  • Shrovetide - February 23-25, 2020 (Shrove Tuesday, and the Two Days Preceding it)
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 16-23, 2020
  • Whooping Crane Festival - February 20-23, 2020

2020 Monthly Holidays that include February 23, 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.


  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

  • Carnival of Venice - February 8-25, 2020 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 21-26, 2020 - 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 23 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1940 – Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider)
  • 1965 – Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell, Inc.
  • 1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1848 – John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States from 1825-1829 dies of a stroke (b. 1767)
  • 1995 – James Herriot, Veterinary Surgeon and English writer of All Creatures Great and Small (b. 1916)

Quote of the Day

Above is a James Herriot quote.  He was a beloved veterinary surgeon who wrote humorous books about being a country vet.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 23, is Healthy Banana Bread from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 23 being National Banana Bread Day.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 23, is Healthy Banana Bread  from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 23 being National Banana Bread Day.

This Day in History

  • 1822 - Boston is incorporated as a city
  • 1836 – The Battle of the Alamo begins in San Antonio, Texas where the entire garrison was all eventually killed
  • 1870 - Mississippi is readmitted to US
  • 1883 – Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law
  • 1886 - The London Times publishes the world's 1st classified ad
  • 1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented by Leo Hirshfield
  • 1904 - US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • 1905 - Rotary Club International formed by 4 men in Chicago
  • 1915 - Nevada enforces easy divorce law
  • 1940 - Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released
  • 1942 – Japanese submarines fire artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara
  • 1945 - US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo & statue
  • 1967 - 25th amendment (presidential succession) declared ratified
  • 1987 – Supernova 1987a is seen in the Large Magellanic Cloud
  • 1974 - Patty Hearst, daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by SLA
  • 1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - The Doors' Morrison Hotel is certified gold
  • 1993 - Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award
  • 2003 - Norah Jones wins all five Grammy Awards she is nominated for, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for Don't Know Why.
  • 2003 - Simon & Garfunkel receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, and sing together for the first time in ten years.

This Day in Sports

  • 1938 - Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1968 - Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points
  • 1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games close at Lake Placid, New York
  • 1980 - Eric Heiden wins all 5 speed skating golds at Lake Placid Olympics
  • 1992 - 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

petrology (noun)

1. (geology) The study of the origin, composition and structure of rock

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