2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 28, include:
Floral Design Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 28, are:
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 Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 26-28, 2016
Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 28 - March 5, 2016
US Snow Shoe Days - February 27 - March 2, 2016
2015 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! 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.
Academy Awards Ceremony - February 28, 2016
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)
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