2019 Daily Holidays that fall on February 5, include:
Adlai Stevenson Day
African American Coaches Day - February 5, 2019 (First Tuesday in February)
Chinese New Year - February 5, 2019
Lunar New Year - February 5, 2019
Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Primrose Day
National Weatherperson's Day
Safer Internet Day - February 5, 2019
Shower With a Friend Day
Western Monarch Day
World Nutella Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include February 5, are:
African Heritage & Health Week - February 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week in February)
Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 3-9, 2019
Burn Awareness Week - February 3-9, 2019
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week in February)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 3-9, 2019 (Week Before Valentines Day)
National Crime Prevention Week - February 3-9, 2019
National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
Pride in Food Services Week - February 4-8, 2019 (First Full Workweek of February)
Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)
2019 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!
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 18 - February 9, 2019 (Fort Worth, TX)
Yukon Quest - Starts February 2, 2019 - February 10, 2019 (approx) This is a 1,000 mile International Sled Dog Race from Whitehorse, Yukon to Anchorage, Alaska. (Race is typically 10-14 days long)
Losar - February 5-7, 2019 - The Tibetan New Year, a three day festival that mixes sacred and secular practices that include prayers, ceremonies, hanging prayer flags, as well as sacred and folk dancing and partying. The first day is the most important.
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
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