2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 4, include:
Fat Thursday - February 4, 2016 (Catholic)
Homemade Soup Day
Medjoola Date Day
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
World Cancer Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 4, are:
Burn Awareness Week - February 1-7, 2016
Catholic Schools Week - January 31, 2016 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016
International Hoof Care Week - February 2-5, 2016
International Networking Week - February 1-5, 2016
National Meat Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
National School Counseling Week - February 1-5, 2016
Pride in Food Services Week - February 1-5, 2016 (First Full Workweek of February)
Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)
World Leprosy Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 4, 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
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 28 - February 7, 2016 (St. Paul, MN)
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
The Astrological Sign for February 4 is an Aquarius.
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.
1677 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
1902 – Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and activist (d. 1974)
1947 – Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States, serving with President George H. W. Bush (1989–1993).
1948 – Alice Cooper, American musician
1962 – Clint Black, American country music singer-songwriter
1975 - Natalie Imbruglia, singer
1983 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950) She died at age 32, from complications from anorexia.
1987 - Liberace
2006 – Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908) He worked on Betty Boop, Raggedy Ann, Gulliver's Travels, the animated adaptations of Superman, and Popeye, and the Casper the Friendly Ghost series.
2012 – Florence Green, British, last surviving veteran of World War I (b. 1901)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1924 - Musician Louis Armstrong marries his pianist Lillian Hardin
1939 - Actor and singler Frank Sinatra married Nancy Barbato
Today is World Cancer Day. Most people have been affected by Cancer, in one way or another....either as Cancer Survivors, one of the many who did not survive the fight, or you might currently have friends or family that are fighting cancer or have lost the fight. Childhood Cancer, is especially heartbreaking to me, as kids, or their families should not have to struggle with a disease such as Cancer. I can't even imagine! I loved this quote about focusing on the things that Cancer cannot take away from you!
I follow a lot of Kids on Facebook with Cancer, and other life threatening, or terminal illnesses. Everytime I am having a bad day, or something is not going right in my life, I will see a post from the families of one of these kids about their struggles, or the fight that was lost that day, and it is always a wake up call to me, that I really don't have anything to complain about!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 4th, is a Healthy Vegetarian Bean Soup from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. February 4th is Homemade Soup Day, and the month of February is National Fiber Focus Month, so this is a great choice for the day! Soups are also great during the winter months.
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1846 – The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah Territory.
1861 – During the American Civil War, in Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from six break-away U.S. states meet and form the Confederate States of America.
1866 - Mary Baker Eddy, Founder of Christian Science, cures her injuries by opening a bible
1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
1938 - Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts
1941 – The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
1957 - 1st electric portable typewriter is placed on sale in Syracuse, NY
1971 - British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California
1985 - 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
2002 – Cancer Research UK, the world's largest independent cancer research charity, is founded.
2004 – Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
This Day in Music
1966 - The Who play their first show as headliners, at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, England
1971 - The Osmonds' One Bad Apple is certified gold
1977 - ABC's American Bandstand rock show celebrates its 25th anniversary on the air with a prime time special
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's, "Rumours" is released 1977 - Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
1978 - The Bee Gees' Stayin' Alive hits #1
2008 - Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart resurrect Grateful Dead for a benefit concert in support of presidential hopeful Barack Obama in San Francisco.
2012 - Adele becomes the first female British artist to have 3 #1 songs from the same album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Set Fire to the Rain from the album 21. (Below is her Set Fire to the Rain video, sung live)
This Day in Sports
1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
1932 - 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
1976 – The 12th Winter Olympics opens in Innsbruck, Austria.
1983 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1991 - Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A small flaw which spoils the appearance of something, a stain, a spot. 2. A moral defect; a character flaw.
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