February 25

February 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 25, include:

  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - February 25, 2016 (Thursday in National Engineer's Week which is February 21-27, 2016
  • National Chili Day - February 25, 2016 (Last Thursday in February)
  • National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day 
  • National Clam Chowder Day
  • National Pistol Patent Day 
  • Quiet Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 25, 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 25, 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 25 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

  • 1901 – Zeppo Marx, American actor (youngest of the five Marx brothers) (d. 1979)
  • 1920 – Sun Myung Moon, Korean religious leader, founder of Unification Church (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
  • 1943 – George Harrison, English singer and guitarist, member of The Beatles (d. 2001)
  • 1966 – Nancy O'Dell, American television personality
  • 1973 – Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer
  • 1975 – Chelsea Handler, American comedian, author, and actress
  • 1976 – Rashida Jones, American actress (The Office, Parks & Recreation)

Famous Deaths

  • 1864 – Anna Harrison, American First Lady, wife of President William Henry Harrison (b. 1775)
  • 1983 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • 2006 - Darren McGavin, American actor (Mike Hammer, Murphy Brown) (b. 1922)

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 25 is a Salmon Cakes Recipe with Salmon Sauce.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 25 is a Salmon Cakes Recipe with Salmon Sauce. (Recipes open up a new browser on Kerry's Healthy Diet Habit website)

This Day in History

  • 1751 - 1st performing monkey exhibited in America in New York City (admission was 1 cent)
  • 1836 – Samuel Colt is granted a United States patent for the Colt revolver
  • 1859 - 1st use of "insanity plea" to prove innocence 
  • 1862 - Congress forms US Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • 1901 – J. P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation
  • 1913 - 16th Amendment ratified, authorizing income tax
  • 1919 - League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • 1919 – Oregon places a 1 cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax
  • 1925 - Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • 1932 – Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, which allows him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident. (President of the Reich)
  • 1933 – The USS Ranger is launched. It is the first US Navy ship to be built solely as an aircraft carrier
  • 1968 - 430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Buddy Holly & Crickets record That'll Be the Day
  • 1963 - Beatles release their 1st single in US Please Please Me
  • 1965 - The Seekers, a folk-pop group from Australia, hit #1 on the UK singles chart with I'll Never Find Another You
  • 1981 - Christopher Cross wins a Grammy for Best new artist and Best song for Sailing
  • 1982 - Final episode of The Lawrence Welk Show airs
  • 1992 - James Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
  • 1998 - Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammy Awards
  • 2003 - Switchfoot releases The Beautiful Letdown, their fourth album that was eventually certified double platinum.

The two most popular songs on Switchfoot's The Beautiful Letdown album are Meant to Live (above), and Dare You to Move.

This Day in Sports

  • 1951 – The first Pan American Games are held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1952 - 6th Winter Olympic games close at Oslo, Norway
  • 1964 - Muhammad Ali, TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987 - Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game
  • 1989 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1994 - Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

pipette (noun)

1. A small glass tube, often with an enlargement or bulb in the middle, and usually graduated, used for transferring or delivering measured quantities of a liquid.

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