2017 Daily Holidays that fall on February 26, include:
For Pete's Sake Day
Levi Strauss Day
National Bacon Day
National Personal Chef's Day
National Pistachio Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
World Pistachio Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include February 26, are:
Jewish Book Week - February 25 - March 5, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 24-26, 2017
National Date Week (Fruit) - February 17-26, 2017
National Entrepreneurship Week - February 19-26, 2017
National Justice for Animals Week - February 19-26, 2017
Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
US Snow Shoe Days - February 23-26, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include February 26, 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! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
Carnival of Venice - February 11-28, 2017 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 24 - March 1, 2017 - 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.
Academy Awards Ceremony (89th) - February 26, 2017
Daytona 500 - February 26, 2017
The Astrological Sign for February 26 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.
1829 – Levi Strauss, German-born Jewish clothing designer (d. 1902)
1846 – William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon and advocate (invented Kellogg's Corn Flakes with his brother) (d. 1943)
1866 - Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1920 – Tony Randall, American actor (The Odd Couple) (d. 2004)
1928 – Fats Domino, American musician (Blueberry Hill)
1932 - Johnny Cash, American singer/songwriter
1953 – Michael Bolton, American singer
1813 – Robert Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1746)
1903 – Richard Jordan Gatling, American inventor of the Gatling Gun (b. 1818)
1959 - Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen, weds NFL New England Patriots
quarterback Tom Brady
Quote of the Day
Lou Costello passed away on this day in 1959. He was famous for the Abbott and Costello show and their Who's on First?, skit above.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 26, is a Crockpot Chili Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of today being National Chili Day. You can also try these other Chili Recipes of Kerry's: (links open in her website)