2019 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
Spay Day USA - February 26, 2019 (Last Tuesday in February)
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
World Pistachio Day
World Spay Day - February 26, 2019 (Last Tuesday in February)
2019 Weekly Holidays that include February 26, are:
International Petroleum Week - February 26-28, 2019
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
Museum Advocacy Days - February 25-26, 2019 (Last Mon/Tues in February)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 25 - March 3, 2019
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019
National Justice for Animals Week - February 24 - March 2, 2019
Peace Corps Week - February 24, 2019 - March 2, 2019
Read Across America Week - February 25 - March 1, 2019 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 24 - March 2, 2019
2019 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!
Carnival of Venice - February 16, 2019 - March 5, 2019 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 25 - March 17, 2019 (Houston, TX)
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)