2020 Daily Holidays that fall on February 5, include:
Adlai Stevenson Day
Global School Play Day - February 5, 2020 (First Wednesday in February)
Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Girls & Women in Sports Day - February 5, 2020 (First Wednesday in February)
National Primrose Day
National Signing Day - February 5, 2020 (First Wednesday in February)
National Weatherperson's Day
Shower With a Friend Day
Western Monarch Day
World Animal Reiki Day
World Nutella Day
World Read Aloud Day - February 5, 2020
2020 Weekly Holidays that include February 5, are:
African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 2-8, 2020
Burn Awareness Week - February 2-8, 2020
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 2-8, 2020 (First Full Week in February)
Children's Mental Health Week - February 3-9, 2020 (First Full Week in February)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 2-8, 2020 (Week Before Valentines Day)
International Networking Week - February 3-7, 2020 (M-F of First Full Week of February)
National Crime Prevention Week - February 2-8, 2020
National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
National School Counseling Week - February 3-7, 2020
National Stationery Week - February 2-5, 2020
Pride in Food Services Week - February 3-7, 2020 (First Full Workweek of February)
Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7, 2020
Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)
2020 Monthly Holidays that include February 5, 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! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 17 - February 8, 2020 (Fort Worth, TX)
Yukon Quest - Starts February 1, 2020 - February 15, 2020 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
The Astrological Sign for February 5 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
See our new GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!
The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.
1855 – King C. Gillette, American businessman who founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932)
1864 – Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the Western League of Professional Baseball Clubs (d. 1931)
1914 – George Reeves, American actor, best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. (d. 1959)
1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress best known for Falcon Crest. She was also the first wife of Ronald Reagan, from 1940 to 1948. (d. 2007)
1928 – Walter Mondale, American politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States
1942 - Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
1946 – Diane Keaton, American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer (Annie Hall)
1953 – Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew and Dynasty)
1968 – Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer (Dancing with the Stars)
1969 - Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
1975 – Bradley Cooper, American actor
1978 – January Jones, American actress (Mad Men and X-Men)
1933 – Calvin Coolidge, American politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
1995 - Doug McClure, US rodeo rider/actor (Virginian) (b. 1935)
2004 – Tug McGraw, American baseball player (b. 1944)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1826 - 13th U.S. President Millard Fillmore married Abigail Powers
1971 - British Actress Judi Dench (Bond Movies) marries actor Michael Williams
Quote of the Day
"Nothing in this world can take the place of PERSISTENCE. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." ~ Calvin Coolidge
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 5, is a Cauliflower Pea Salad, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
Here is what happened on February 5 across the years.....
1631 - Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England
1781 – During the American Revolutionary War, Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
1817 - 1st US Gas Co incorporated in Baltimore (coal gas for street lights)
1870 - 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience in Philadelphia
1900 - The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
1904 - American occupation of Cuba ends
1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor.
1918 - 1st US pilot to down an enemy airplane is Stephen W Thompson
1919 – The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
1922 - Reader's Digest Magazine is 1st published
1925 – Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1931 - Maxine Dunlap, becomes the 1st US women to earn a glider pilot license
1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1936 - National Wildlife Federation forms
1937 - 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, Modern Times, is released
1944 – The Daily Mail, a British paper, becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 - US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
1949 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
This is an amazing photo of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge which began on February 5, 1933. The original picture was in black/white and it indicated it was taken sometime in 1935. It does not look to me, like this man has on any kind of safety harness or anything!! Yikes!
This Day in Music
1940 - The Federal Communications Commission hears the first demonstration of FM radio.
1940 - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record Tuxedo Junction
1955 -The Fontaine Sisters' Hearts of Stone hits #1
1966 -The Marketts' Batman Theme enters the pop charts
1966 - Petula Clark's My Love hits #1
1968 - The Beatles' album Yellow Submarine is certified gold
1973 - Elton John's Crocodile Rock is certified gold
1977 - Mary MacGregor's Torn Between Two Lovers hits #1
1979 - The Pointer Sisters' "Fire" is certified gold
1983 - Toto went to #1 on the US singles with Africa; a #3 hit in the UK
1991 - Joni Mitchel inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame
1997 - Johnny Cash plays Coyote, Homer Simpson's imaginary guru on The Simpsons. Coyote tells Homer to buy more material possessions.
1998 - Elton John and Stevie Wonder perform at the White House for US President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
2003 - Little Richard guest stars on the "Special Edna" episode of The Simpsons.
2006 - The Rolling Stones played three songs during the half-time show of The Super Bowl in Detroit
2012 - The Super Bowl XLVI halftime show becomes the
most-watched television event in history, at 118 million views.
Performing artists include Madonna, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green
Toto's Africa, reaches #1 in the US on February 5, 1983
This Day in Sports
1921 - The Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium
1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion