2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 29, include:
Bachelor's Day - (Every 4 Years - 2016, 2020, 2024 etc)
International Sword Swallowers Day - February 29, 2020 (last Saturday of February)
International Tongue Twister Day - February 29, 2020
International Underlings Day - (Every 4 Years - 2016, 2020, 2024 etc)
Leap Year Day
Open that Bottle Night - February 29, 2020 (last Saturday of February)
Rare Disease Day - February 29, 2020 (Last Day of February)
Surf and Turf Day
Yellowstone Park Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 29, are:
Bird Health Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 28-29, 2020
Jewish Book Week - February 29 - March 8, 2020
Lent - February 26 - April 9, 2020
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 23-29, 2020
National Justice for Animals Week - February 23 - March 1, 2020
US Snow Shoe Day - February 28 - March 1, 2020
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my February Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.
NOTE: A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
World Festivals and Events
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 13, 2020 - March 14, 2020 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
The Astrological Sign for February 29 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.
I guess this would be one way to stay young....just have a birthday every 4 years!! People born on February 29, are often called leap year babies or a leapling. Some people choose to celebrate their birthdays on February 28, or March 1 in non-leap years.
Some Counties have specific rules to establish the date, like the U.S. will recognize February 28 as the birthday when turning 21 if it is a non-leap year. Other countries like England and Hong Kong recognize March 1 as the non-leap year birthday.
Here are some famous February 29 Birthdays:
1736 – Ann Lee, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784)
1812 – Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1880)
1904 – Jimmy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1957)
1916 – Dinah Shore, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
1880 – Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812) - He is the only person known to have been born and died on February 29!
2012 – Davy Jones, English singer, songwriter and actor (The Monkees) (b. 1945)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
In Greece, it is considered unlucky to marry on Leap Day
2012 - Actor Dick Van Dyke (86) weds make-up artist Arlene Silver (40) in Malibu
Quote of the Day
Don't let Yesterday use up too much of Today!
Don't live in the past - enjoy the present!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
This Day in History
1796 - Ten years of peaceful trade due to the Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain.
1892 - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated
1916 - The United Kingdom annexes Tokelau
1916 - South Carolina raises the minimum working age from twelve to fourteen years old for factory, mill, and mine workers
1940 - Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance as Mammy in Gone With The Wind
1960 - 12,000 dead and 12,000 injured when the 5.7 Mw Agadir earthquake hits coastal Morocco
1972 - South Korea withdraws 11,000 of its 48,000 troops from Vietnam
1996 - 123 passengers and crew perish when Faucett Flight 251 crashes in the Andes
2008 - Price Harry is removed from his tour of Afghanistan after the foreign media leaked his deployment
2012 - Tokyo Skytree construction is finished making it the tallest tower in the world
This Day in Music
1968 - Aretha Franklin wins the first ever Best Female R & B Vocal performance category for her song "Respect"
1992 - U2 premieres their Zoo TV tour in Lakeland, Florida
(above) U2 - Running to Stand Still - Where the Streets Have No Name - Zoo TV Sydney, Australia
This Day in Sports
1972 - Hank Aaron becomes the first player to earn $200,000 average annual salary when he signs a 3 year deal with the Atlanta Braves
1980 - Gordie Howe of the Hartford Whalers scores his 800th goal
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Disappearing, vanishing. 2. Barely there; almos imperceptible. 3. Ephemeral, fleeting, momentary (botany) Of plant parts: shed after a period.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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