2017 Daily Holidays that fall on February 28, include:
Floral Design Day
International Pancake Day - February 28, 2017
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Paczki Day - February 28, 2017 (always Shrove Tuesday)
Rare Disease Day - February 28, 2017 (Last Day of February)
Shrove Tuesday - February 28, 2017
Spay Day USA - February 28, 2017 (Last Tuesday in February)
World Spay Day - February 28, 2017 (Last Tuesday in February)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include February 28, are:
Bird Health Awareness Week - February 28 - March 4, 2017
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 28, 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.
Mardi Gras Carnival - February 28, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Astrological Sign for February 28 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.
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
1923 – Charles Durning, American actor (d. 2012)
1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor (McHales Navy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat)
1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
1961 – Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
1976 – Ali Larter, American actress and model (Heroes)
1984 – Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
1781 - Richard Stockton, US attorney and signor of the Declaration of Independence
1891 – George Hearst, American businessman and politician and father of William Randoph Hearst (Hearst Castle) (b. 1820)
1953 - Jim Thorpe, American athlete (Olympics gold medal in 1912)
1979 - Mr Ed, the talking horse, dies
2011 – Jane Russell, American actress (b. 1921)
2016 - George Kennedy, American actor (Airport movies, Cool Hand Luke) (b. 1925)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1993 - Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife
1998 - Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson divorces Motley Crue drummer, Tommy Lee after 3 years of marriage