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When I think of all the February Holidays, or February in general, I think of Valentine's Day, a day set aside, where you can express your LOVE to your spouse, or your significant other, your family members and kids, and even your friends with a card, gift, or flowers.  It's a great day to get engaged, or married, and many people use the holiday as an excuse to take a mini-vacation and reconnect!

Below you will find our listing of February Holidays and Observances, that fall in the month of February.  

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
  3. We are in the process of starting to update to 2016 dates, and will list them here as sponsors update their websites.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!

Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids
  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
  • African American History Month
  • AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month 
  • American Heart Month
  • American History Month
  • Avocado and Banana Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Beans Month
  • Beat the Heat Month
  • Berry Fresh Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Celebration of Chocolate Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
  • February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • "From Africa to Virginia" Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • International Boost Self Esteem Month
  • International Expect Success Month
  • International Friendship Month
  • International Hoof Care Month
  • International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
  • Jobs in Golf Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • Love the Bus Month
  • Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Marijuana Awareness Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Black History Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • National Condom Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Fiber Focus Month
  • National Fondue Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Heart Healthy Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Laugh-Friendly Month
  • National Mend a Broken Heart Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Patient Recognition Month
  • National Pet Dental Health Care Month
  • National Prevent a Litter Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month
  • National Therapeutic Recreation Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • National Wild Bird-Feeding Month
  • National Wise Health Consumer Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Potato Lovers Month
  • Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Responsible Pet Owner Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Unchain a Dog Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
  • Youth Leadership Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • American Camp Week - February 9-12, 2016
  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 7-13, 2016
  • Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Week in February)
  • Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Full Week in February)
  • Burn Awareness Week - February 1-7, 2016
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro) - February 5-10, 2016
  • Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
  • Catholic Schools Week - January 31, 2016 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
  • 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)
  • Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016 (First Full Week in February)
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming - Late February - Early April
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • 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)
  • Great American Pizza Bake - Second Week of February
  • Great Backyard Bird Count - February 12-15, 2016
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • Homes for Birds Week - Second Week of February
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events
  • International Flirting Week - February 14-20
  • International Friendship Week - February 10-14, 2016
  • International Hoof Care Week - February 2-5, 2016
  • International Networking Week - February 1-5, 2016
  • 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)
  • Jewish Book Week - February 20-28, 2016
  • Just Say No to Power Point Week - February 7-12, 2016
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week - Second Week of February
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016
  • 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. (Buddhist)
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 14-20, 2016
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016)
  • Museum Advocacy Days - February 22-23, 2016 (Last Mon/Tues in February)
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 14-20, 2016 - Second Week of February
  • National Crime Prevention Week - Second Week of February
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Fourth Week in February)
  • National Engineer's Week - February 21-27, 2016 (Movable Week in February)
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 20-27, 2016
  • National FFA Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend - February 26-28, 2016
  • National Green Week - February 9-15, 2016
  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Justice for Animals Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National Meat Week - January 31 - February 6, 2016 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
  • National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
  • National Pancake Week - February 21-27, 2016
  • National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
  • National School Counseling Week - February 1-5, 2016
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 7-13, 2016 (Second Full Week in February)
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Pay Your Bills Week - Third Week of February
  • Pride in Food Services Week - February 1-5, 2016 (First Full Workweek of February)
  • Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 14-20, 2016
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 28 - February 7, 2016 (St. Paul, MN)
  • Shape Up With Pickles Time - First Week of February
  • Simplot Games - February 18-20, 2016
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 16-20, 2015
  • Telecommuter Appreciation Week - February 28 - March 5, 2016
  • Texas Cowboy Poetry Week - February 26-27, 2016
  • Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 21-27, 2016 (Third Full Week in February)
  • US Snow Shoe Days - February 27 - March 2, 2016
  • Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden - February 15-16, 2016
  • Women in Blue Jeans - February 19-20, 2016
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • Car Insurance Day - February 1
  • Change Your Password Day - February 1
  • Decorating With Candy Day - February 1
  • G.I. Joe Day - February 1
  • Hula in the Coola Day - February 1
  • International Face & Body Art Day - February 1
  • National Baked Alaska Day - February 1
  • National Freedom Day - February 1
  • Robinson Crusoe Day - February 1
  • Serpent Day - February 1
  • Spunky Old Broads Day - February 1
  • African American Coaches Day - February 2, 2016 (First Tuesday in February)
  • Ayn Rand Day - February 2
  • Bonza Bottler Day - February 2
  • Candlemas - February 2
  • Crepe Day - February 2
  • Groundhog Day - February 2
  • Heavenly Hash Day - February 2
  • Hedgehog Day - February 2
  • Imbolic - February 2 
  • Rheumatoid Awareness Day - February 2
  • Sled Dog Day - February 2
  • World Play Your Ukulele Day - February 2
  • World Wetlands Day - February 2
  • Cordova Ice Worm Day - February 3
  • Four Chaplains Day - February 3
  • National Carrot Cake Day - February 3
  • National Carrot Day - February 3
  • National Girls & Women in Sports Day - February 3, 2016
  • National Patient Recognition Day - February 3
  • National Signing Day - February 3, 2016 (First Wednesday in February)
  • The Day the Music Died - February 3
  • Facebook's Birthday - February 4
  • Fat Thursday - February 4, 2016 (Catholic)
  • Homemade Soup Day - February 4
  • Liberace Day - February 4
  • Medjoola Date Day - February 4
  • National Create a Vacuum Day - February 4
  • National Stuffed Mushroom Day - February 4
  • Quacker Day - February 4
  • USO Day - February 4
  • World Cancer Day - February 4
  • Adlai Stevenson Day - February 5
  • Bubble Gum Day - February 5, 2016 (First Friday in February)
  • Disaster Day - February 5
  • Girl Scout Cookie Day - February 5, 2016
  • Give Kids a Smile Day - February 5, 2016 (First Friday in February)
  • Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day - February 5
  • National Chocolate Fondue Day - February 5
  • National Doodle Day - February 5, 2016
  • National Primrose Day - February 5
  • National Wear Red Day - February 5, 2016 (First Friday in February)
  • National Weatherperson's Day - February 5
  • Shower With a Friend Day - February 5
  • World Nutella Day - February 5
  • Western Monarch Day - February 5
  • Working Naked Day - February 5, 2016 (First Friday in February)
  • Canadian Maple Syrup Day - February 6
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 6, 2016 (First Saturday in February)
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation - February 6
  • Lame Duck Day - February 6
  • National Chopsticks Day - February 6
  • Ronald Reagan Day (California only) - February 6
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 6, 2016 (First Saturday in February)
  • Ballet Day - February 7
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Day - February 7
  • E Day - February 7
  • International Day of Black Women in the Arts - February 7
  • Man Day - February 7, 2016 (Sunday before Valentines Day)
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7
  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day - February 7
  • Popcorn Day - February 7, 2016
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day - February 7
  • Scout Sunday - February 7, 2016 (First Day of Boy Scout Week)
  • Super Bowl Sunday - February 7, 2016 (First Sunday in February)
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day - February 7
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Day - February 8
  • Chinese New Year - February 8, 2016
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day - February 8
  • Lunar New Year - February 8, 2016
  • Molasses Bar Day - February 8
  • Oatmeal Monday - February 8, 2016 (Second Monday in February)
  • Opera Day - February 8
  • 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 - February 9
  • National Kite Flying Day - February 9
  • National Stop Bullying Day - February 9
  • National Toothache Day - February 9
  • Paczki Day - February 9, 2016 (always Shrove Tuesday)
  • Pizza Pie Day - February 9
  • Read in the Bathtub Day - February 9
  • Safer Internet Day - February 9, 2016
  • Shrove Tuesday - February 9, 2016
  • All the News That's Fit to Print Day - February 10
  • Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 (First Day of Lent)
  • Cream Cheese Brownie Day - February 10
  • Plimsoll Day - February 10
  • Umbrella Day - February 10
  • Be Electrific Day - February 11
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day - February 11
  • Get Out Your Guitar Day - February 11
  • Make A Friend's Day - February 11
  • National Inventor's Day - February 11
  • National Make a Friend Day - February 11
  • National Shut-in Visitation Day - February 11
  • Peppermint Patty Day - February 11
  • Pro Sports Wives Day - February 11
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day - February 11
  • The Day We Fight Back (Against Mass Surveillance) - February 11, 2014 
  • White T Shirt Day - February 11
  • World Day of the Sick - February 11
  • Darwin Day - February 12
  • Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
  • NAACP Day - February 12
  • National Lost Penny Day - February 12
  • National Plum Pudding Day - February 12
  • Oglethorpe Day - February 12
  • Safety Pup Day - February 12
  • Desperation Day - February 13
  • Employee Legal Awareness Day - February 13
  • Get a Different Name Day - February 13
  • International Condom Day - February 13
  • Madly In Love With Me Day - February 13
  • National Tortellini Day - February 13
  • Scout Sabbath - February 13, 2016 (Last Day of Boy Scout Week)
  • World Radio Day - February 13
  • World Whale Day - February 13, 2016 (Third Saturday in February)
  • Autism Sunday - also known as International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome - February 14, 2016 (Second Sunday in February)
  • Frederick Douglass Day - February 14
  • International Book Giving Day - February 14
  • League of Women Voters Day - February 14
  • Library Lovers Day - February 14
  • National Condom Awareness Day - February 14
  • National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day - February 14
  • National Donor Day - February 14
  • National Ferris Wheel Day - February 14
  • National Have a Heart Day - February 14
  • National Pet Theft Awareness Day - February 14
  • National Women's Heart Day - February 14
  • NBA All-Star 2016 - February 14
  • Quirky Alone Day - February 14
  • Race Relations Day - February 14, 2016
  • Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) February 14 (some celebrate this on the 13th or 15th, to get away from the commercialization of Valentine's Day). Also known as Singles Appreciation Day.
  • Valentine's Day - February 14
  • World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day - February 14
  • World Marriage Day - February 14, 2016 (Second Sunday in February)
  • Angelman Syndrome Day - February 15
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day - February 15, 2016 (Second Monday in February)
  • Grammy Awards - February 15, 2016
  • International Angelman Day - February 15
  • International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day - February 15
  • Lupercalia - February 15
  • National Gumdrop Day - February 15
  • National Hippo Day - February 15
  • Nirvana Day - February 15, 2016 (Buddhist)
  • President's Day - February 15, 2016 (Third Monday in February)
  • Remember the Maine Day - February 15
  • Susan B. Anthony Day - February 15
  • Washington's Birthday - February 15, 2016 (Third Monday in February). Some State and Local Governments refer to this day as President's Day. His Actual Birthday is on February 22.
  • Daytona Pole Day - February 16, 2016
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day - February 16
  • Innovation Day - February 16
  • Kyoto Protocol Day - February 16
  • National Almond Day - February 16
  • Champion Crab Races Day - February 17
  • Digital Learning Day - February 17, 2016
  • My Way Day - February 17
  • National Indian Pudding Day - February 17
  • National PTA Founders Day - February 17
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day - February 17
  • World Human Spirit Day - February 17
  • Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day - February 18
  • Daisy Gatson Bates Day - February 18
  • Drink Wine Day - February 18
  • Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 18
  • National Battery Day - February 18
  • National Hate Florida Day - February 18
  • Pluto Day - February 18
  • The Great American Spit Out - February 18, 2016 (Thursday of Through With the Chew Week)
  • Coast Guard Reserves Birthday - February 19
  • Iwo Jima Day - February 19
  • National Chocolate Mint Day - February 19
  • National Lashes Day - February 19
  • Single Tasking Day - February 19
  • Love Your Pet Day - February 20
  • National Cherry Pie Day - February 20
  • Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day - February 20
  • World Day for Social Justice - February 20
  • World Pangolin Day - February 20, 2016 (Third Saturday in February)
  • Card Reading Day - February 21
  • Daytona 500 - February 21, 2016
  • International Mother Language Day - February 21
  • National Sticky Bun Day - February 21
  • World Information Architecture Day - February 21, 2016 (Third Friday in February)
  • Be Humble Day - February 22
  • Founders Day - February 22 (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
  • National Margarita Day - February 22
  • Tex Avery Day - February 22
  • Walking the Dog Day - February 22
  • Washington's Birthday - February 22 (but observed as a U.S. Federal Holiday on the Third Monday in February (February 15, 2016)
  • Woolworth's Day - February 22
  • World Thinking Day - February 22
  • Curling is Cool Day - February 23
  • Diesel Engine Day - February 23
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day - February 23
  • National Banana Bread Day - February 23
  • National Dog Biscuit Day - February 23
  • Pinocchio Day - February 23
  • Play Tennis Day - February 23
  • Spay Day USA - February 23, 2016 (Last Tuesday in February)
  • World Spay Day - February 23, 2016 (Last Tuesday in February
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day - February 24, 2016 (Fourth Wednesday in February)
  • National Tortilla Chip Day - February 24
  • National Trading Card Day - February 24
  • World Bartender Day - February 24
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - February 25, 2016 (Thursday in National Engineer's Week which is February 21-27, 2016
  • National Chili Day - February 25, 2016 (Last Thursday in February)
  • National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day - February 25
  • National Clam Chowder Day - February 25
  • National Pistol Patent Day - February 25
  • Quiet Day - February 25
  • For Pete's Sake Day - February 26
  • Levi Strauss Day - February 26
  • National Bacon Day - February 26
  • National Personal Chef's Day - February 26
  • National Pistachio Day - February 26
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day - February 26
  • World Pistachio Day - February 26
  • Anosomia Awareness Day - February 27
  • International Polar Bear Day - February 27
  • National Day of Action (Peace Corps) - February 27, 2016
  • National Kahlua Day - February 27
  • National Polar Bear Day - February 27
  • National Strawberry Day - February 27
  • No Brainer Day - February 27
  • Open that Bottle Night - February 27, 2016 (last Saturday of February)
  • World Sword Swallowers Day - February 27, 2016 (last Saturday of February)
  • Academy Awards Ceremony - February 28, 2016
  • Floral Design Day - February 28
  • National Chocolate Souffle Day - February 28
  • National Public Sleeping Day - February 28
  • National Tooth Fairy Day - February 28
  • Bachelor's Day - February 29 (Every 4 Years - 2016, 2020, 2024 etc)
  • International Underlings Day - February 29 (Every 4 Years - 2016, 2020, 2024 etc)
  • Leap Year Day - February 29
  • Rare Disease Day - February 29, 2016 (Last Day of February)
  • Surf and Turf Day - February 29
  • Yellowstone Park Day - February 29


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