February 24

February 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 24, include:

  • Inconvenience Yourself Day - February 24, 2016 (Fourth Wednesday in February)
  • National Tortilla Chip Day 
  • National Trading Card Day 
  • World Bartender Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 24, are:

  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Week in February)
  • Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Full Week in February)
  • Jewish Book Week - February 20-28, 2016
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Fourth Week in February)
  • National Engineer's Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Movable Week in February)
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 20-27, 2016
  • National FFA Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Pancake Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Full Week in February)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 24, 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

  • 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
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 24 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

  • 1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (The Godfather, Barney Miller)
  • 1938 – James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Barry Bostwick, American actor
  • 1947 – Edward James Olmos, American actor
  • 1955 – Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. (d. 2011)
  • 1956 – Paula Zahn, American journalist
  • 1965 - Kristin Davis, actress (Melrose Place and Sex and the City)
  • 1966 – Billy Zane, American actor (Titanic)

Famous Deaths

  • 1990 – Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Don Knotts, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company) (b. 1924)
  • 2006 – Dennis Weaver, American actor (Gunsmoke, McCloud) (b. 1924)

Don Knotts (left), who passed away on this day in 2006, was just one of those people to me, that didn't even have to open his mouth to be funny. His face was so expressive!  I especially loved him partnered in the films he did with Don Knotts, like The Private Eyes, and The Apple Dumpling Gang.

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1981 - Britain's Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

Quote of the Day

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

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 24, is a Stacked Enchilada Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 24, is a Stacked Enchilada Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits. National Tortilla Chip Day is on February 24, and this recipe gives instructions for baking your own tortillas in the oven.  With the stacked enchilada's, you'll want your tortilla's soft, but you can put another batch in the oven and leave them in a little longer, until they are harder and then break them up and use as tortilla chips. (without all the additives and chemicals that come in store bought tortilla chips!)

This Day in History

  • 1857 - 1st perforated US postage stamps delivered to government
  • 1863 – Arizona is organized as a United States territory.
  • 1868 – Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate.
  • 1868 - 1st US parade with floats - Mardi Gras in Mobile Alabama
  • 1986 - Texas Air buys Eastern Airlines for $676 million
  • 1996 - Cuba downs 2 US planes
  • 2008 – After nearly fifty years, Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba
  • 2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)

This Day in Music

  • 1940 - Frances Langford records When You Wish Upon a Star
  • 1973 - Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly With His Song hits #1
  • 1976 - The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) becomes the first platinum album that sells one million copies.
  • 1987 -  At the Grammy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Awards are given to Fats Domino, Ray Charles and B.B. King
  • 1987 - Bruce Hornsby and the Range win Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards
  • 1992 - The US Postal Service's Elvis stamps are unveiled
  • 1993 - Eric Clapton is a big winner at the Grammy Awards, taking 3 awards for Tears In Heaven, two for his album Unplugged, and the Best Rock Song award for his acoustic version of Layla.
  • 1998 - England's Queen Elizabeth II knights Elton John during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Eric Clapton was always one of my favorites.  I actually like the unplugged version of Layla (above) better than the original.

This Day in Sports

  • 1951 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
  • 1960 - US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
  • 1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team defeats Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.
  • 1987 - LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point
  • 2002 - XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

vulcanize (verb)

1. To treat rubber with heat and (usually) sulphur to harden it and make it more durable.

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