2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 26, include:
Ash Wednesday (First Day of Lent) - February 26, 2020
For Pete's Sake Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day - February 26, 2020 (Fourth Wednesday in February)
Levi Strauss Day
National Bacon Day
National Personal Chef's Day
National Pistachio Day
Pink Shirt Day - February 26, 2020 (Last Wednesday in February)
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
World Pistachio Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 26, are:
Bird Health Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
International Petroleum Week - February 24-27, 2020
Lent - February 26 - April 9, 2020
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 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
2020 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
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
Losar - February 24-26, 2020 - The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important.
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)