2017 Daily Holidays that fall on February 27, include:
Anosomia Awareness Day
International Polar Bear Day
National Kahlua Day
National Polar Bear Day
National Strawberry Day
No Brainer Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include February 27, 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)
Museum Advocacy Days - February 27-28, 2017 (Last Mon/Tues in February)
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
Peace Corps Week - February 26, 2017 - March 4, 2017
Read Across America Week - February 27 - March 3, 2017 (M-F week of Dr. Seuss Birthday on March 2)
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 26 - March 4, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include February 27, 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.
Losar - February 27, 2017 - 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 27 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.
272 – Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
1902 – John Steinbeck, American writer of Grapes of Wrath, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
1913 - Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress and wif of Paul Newman
1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d. 2011)
1934 – Ralph Nader, American author, activist, and political figure
1962 – Grant Show, American actor (Melrose Place)
1981 - Josh Groban, American singer
1892 – Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)
2003 - Fred Rogers, host of TV's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, dies at age 74
2015 - Leonard Nimoy, actor, director, singer, songwriter (Spock in Star Trek) (b. 1931)
I like this quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who was born on this day in 1807. As someone with a wanna be perfectionist nature, I've always been harder on myself than others have, because I know my potential and capabilities.
I absolutely love his handwriting!! I recently heard from my niece Amanda, who just started high school that they no longer teach cursive in school anymore. What a shame! Cursive when done right is so beautiful. I love his "D's". When we lived in Australia, for every class that we had and every project that we did, we got a grade for our work, and then a grade for our penmanship and neatness. We had a sheet with slanted lines that went under our paper, and you had to put one letter on each line, so everything was slanted and properly spaced out.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the day is a Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens up to her website) This originally was a recipe from our Mom.
This Day in History
1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
1813 - Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
1900 – The British Labour Party is founded.
1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli President
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, that limits Presidents to two terms, is ratified.
1967 - Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1974 -People magazine debuts
1990 - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts for the Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska in 1989
1991 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated & Kuwait is re-taken by the US
2010 - Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
This Day in Music
1980 - Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, for Best R& B Performance for Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
1980 - Donna Summer wins the Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for Hot Stuff
1980 - Earth, Wind & Fire wins a the Grammy for Best R&B Group Vocal Performance for After the Love Has Gone
1980 - The Doobie Brothers' What A Fool Believes wins Grammy's for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
1981 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record Ebony & Ivory
1995 - Madonna's Take a Bow hits #1
Earth, Wind, and Fire win big at the Grammy's in 1980 for After The Love Has Gone
This Day in Sports
1874 - Baseball 1st played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds
1960 - US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 on their way to the gold medal
1963 - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees signs a baseball contract worth $100,000
1988 - Bonnie Blair wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1 for the US