February 27

February 27 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 27, include:

  • Anosomia Awareness Day 
  • International Polar Bear Day 
  • National Day of Action (Peace Corps) - February 27, 2016
  • National Kahlua Day 
  • National Polar Bear Day 
  • National Strawberry Day 
  • No Brainer Day 
  • Open that Bottle Night - February 27, 2016 (last Saturday of February)
  • World Sword Swallowers Day - February 27, 2016 (last Saturday of February)

2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 27, 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)
  • US Snow Shoe Days - February 27 - March 2, 2016

2016 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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)

Quote of the Day

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

Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe of the Day for February 27

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
  • 1988 - Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
  • 1992 - Tiger Woods, 16, becomes the youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
  • 1994 - 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

postremogeniture (noun)

1. Inheritance by the last-born child of the entirety of, or of a privileged position in, a parent’s wealth, estate, or office

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