2016 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
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 26, 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 Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 26-28, 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
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week - February 26-27, 2016
Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Full Week in February)
2016 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! 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.
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)