2016 Daily Holidays that fall on February 9, include:
Extraterrestrial Culture Day - February 9, 2016 - Second Tuesday in February)
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day - February 9, 2016 (Second Tuesday in February)
International Pancake Day - February 9, 2016
National Bagels and Lox Day
National Kite Flying Day
National Stop Bullying Day
National Toothache Day
Paczki Day - February 9, 2016 (always Shrove Tuesday)
Pizza Pie Day
Read in the Bathtub Day
Safer Internet Day - February 9, 2016
Shrove Tuesday - February 9, 2016
2016 Weekly Holidays that include February 9, are:
American Camp Week - February 9-12, 2016
Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 7-13, 2016
Celebration of Love Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
Children of Alcoholics Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Week Before Valentines Day)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Week of February)
Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
International Petroleum Week - February 9-11, 2016
International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
Jell-O Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week of February)
Just Say No to Power Point Week - February 7-12, 2016
Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
National Green Week - February 9-15, 2016
National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
2016 Monthly Holidays that include February 9, 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
Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 5-10, 2016 - Carnival is the biggest festival in the world with two million people a day on the streets. Floats, Parades, Balls, Music and Dancing are all part of the Event.
Yukon Quest - Starts February 6, 2016 - February 20, 2016 (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 8-10, 2016 - 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.
Mardi Gras Carnival - February 9, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Astrological Sign for February 9 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.
1737 – Thomas Paine, English radical liberal philosopher, American revolutionary (d. 1809)
1773 – William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
1942 – Carole King, American singer
1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor (Home Alone, Lethal Weapon)
1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress
1949 - Judith Light, American actress (Who's the Boss, One Life to Live)
1963 - Travis Tritt, American Country Music Singer
2002 - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
2010 - Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1864 - Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon
1957 - Irish Actor Richard Harris marries Elizabeth Rees
1989 - NBA Basketball player Charles Barkley marries Maureen Blumhardt
Thomas Paine, of the American revolutionary was born on this day in 1737.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 9 is Zach's Gourmet Pizza Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 9 being Pizza Pie Day. (link goes to her website for recipe)
This Day in History
1775 – During the American Revolutionary War. the British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
1788 - Austria declares war on Russia
1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the U.S. House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
1863 - The Fire extinguisher is patented by Alanson Crane
1870 – President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau
1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
1904 - Japan declares war on Russia
1909 - 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
1909 - 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
1918 - U.S. Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
1942 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
1964 - GI Joe character created
1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
This Day in Music
1957 - Elvis Presley's Too Much hits #1
1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before an audience of 73 million viewers.
1970 - Sly and the Family Stone's Thank You is certified gold
1970 - Simon and Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water is certified gold
1974 - The Love Unlimited Orchestra's Love Theme hits #1
1974 - Hall and Oates' She's Gone enters the pop charts
1975 - The variety show Cher, meant to take the place of the old Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, debuts on CBS with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
1985 - Madonna's Like A Virgin hits #1 on the US album chart
Above, is Hall and Oates, She's Gone song, one of my favorites of theirs. They were one of my favorites through High School and College. I didn't realize this, but they are the world's best-selling musical duo!
This Day in Sports
1895 - Volleyball is invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established by Dwight Davis
1932 - America enters the Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
1940 - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
1974 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill 1974 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
1976 - Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
1991 - Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
1997 - Scotty Bowman, is the 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
set the Thames on fire (verb)
1. (idiomatic) To achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.
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