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