February 14

February 14 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on February 14, include: 

  • Ash Wednesday (First Day of Lent) - February 14, 2024
  • Frederick Douglass Day 
  • International Book Giving Day 
  • League of Women Voters Day 
  • Library Lovers Day 
  • National Call in Single Day 
  • National Condom Awareness Day 
  • National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
  • National Donor Day 
  • National Ferris Wheel Day 
  • National Have a Heart Day 
  • National Pet Theft Awareness Day 
  • National Women's Heart Day 
  • Pet Theft Awareness Day 
  • Quirky Alone Day 
  • Race Relations Day 
  • Read to Your Child Day 
  • Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.) (some celebrate this on the 13th or 15th, to get away from the commercialization of Valentine's Day). Also known as Singles Appreciation Day
  • Statehood Day in Arizona - (Local Observance in Arizona)
  • Statehood Day in Oregon 
  • Valentine's Day 
  • World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day 
  • World Sound Healing Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include February 14, are:

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Celebration of Love Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Children of Alcoholics Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week - February 13-19
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Week of February)
  • Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Great American Pizza Bake - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • Heart Failure Awareness Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentine's Day)
  • Homes for Birds Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • International Flirting Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentines Day)
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Jell-O Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Lent - February 14 - March 26, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 7-14
  • Love Data Week - February 12-16, 2024
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Love Teaching Week - February 14-21
  • National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week - February 11-17, 2024 - (Second Week of February, the Week of Valentines Day)
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 11-20
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 10-17, 2024 (Third Week of February)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Hero Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National Nestbox Week - February 14-21
  • National New Idea Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • National Pancake Week - February 11-17, 2024
  • National Salute to Veteran Patients - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of February 14 - Valentine's Day)
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week in February)
  • National Week of Chastity - February 11-17, 2024 (Week of Valentine's Day)
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Pickle Time Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second Full Week of February)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week - February 11-17, 2024 (Second or Third Full Week in February)
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week - February 10-19, 2024
  • Take Your Family to School Week - February 11-17, 2024
  • Valentine's Week - February 7-14

2024 Monthly Holidays that include February 14, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

February 14 information from Holidays and Observances

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually 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! 2024 dates are December 20, 2024 - Early March, 2024. 
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - February 3 - March 3, 2024, Parade on February 24, 2024
  • Carnival (Rio de Janeiro in Brazil) - February 9-17, 2024 - 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
  • World AG Expo - February 13-15, 2024 (Held in Tulare, CA)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 14 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1818 – Frederick Douglass, American abolitionist (d. 1895)
  • 1859 - George Washington Gale Ferris, engineer/inventor of the Ferris Wheel
  • 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress (Brady Bunch)
  • 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, American media mogul and Mayor of New York City
  • 1946 – Gregory Hines, American dancer and actor (White Nights, Taps) (d. 2003)
  • 1956 - Ken Wahl, Chicago IL, actor (Wanderers, Wiseguy)
  • 1972 – Rob Thomas, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

Famous Deaths

  • 270 – St. Valentine marking Valentine's Day
  • 1779 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (b. 1728)
  • 1884 – Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, Wife of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War General (b. 1820)
  • 1996 - Eva Hart, Titanic survivor, dies at 90
  • 2003 – Dolly, the sheep, first cloned mammal (b. 1996)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1974 - Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (Captain & Tenille) 
  • 2009 - Actress Salma Hayek weds French billionaire  Francois-Henri Pinault in Paris

Quote of the Day

Love quotes!

Actions speak louder than words.....

"Love is not about how much you say I Love You, but how much you prove it's true! ~ Unknown

"You are nothing short of my everything." ~ Unknown

"My six word love story: I can't imagine life without you." ~Anonymous

"Love is a friendship set to music." ~ Joseph Campbell

"You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had." ~ Nicolas Sparks

"The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love." ~Henry Miller

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

"I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

The Holidays and Observances Recipe(s) of the day for February 14th, (Valentine's Day), is a bunch of different options for Healthy Fruit Desserts from Kerry at Health Diet Habits.  The ever famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries and a Fruit Salad.

The Holidays and Observances Recipe(s) of the day for February 14th, (Valentine's Day), is a bunch of different options for Healthy Fruit Desserts from Kerry at Health 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

  • 1779 – James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii.
  • 1859 – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state
  • 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone
  • 1899 – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections
  • 1903 – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established
  • 1912 – Arizona is admitted as the 48th U.S. State
  • 1919 - United Parcel Service forms
  • 1920 – The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
  • 1959 - $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • 1962 – First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy takes television viewers on a tour of the White House
  • 1971 - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
  • 1989 - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Simon and Garfunkel's Sounds Of Silence is certified gold
  • 1967 - Aretha Franklin, Respect is recorded
  • 1978 - Dire Straits begins recording its first album in London.
  • 1978 : Songwriters Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, appear on The Muppet Show to perform Song I Like to Sing from their first album of duets, Full Moon
  • 1983 - Patti Austin and James Ingram's Baby, Come To Me hits #1
  • 1998 - Madonna performs at New York nightclub the Roxy. It is her first club performance in more than 10 years
  • 1998 - Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On set a new record for the most radio plays in the US with 116 million plays in one week.
  • 1999 - Lenny Kravitz scored his first UK #1 hit with Fly Away
  • 2000 - Kiss announces their farewell tour
  • 2001 - Fox debuts Barbra Streisand: Timeless, a film of her farewell concert.

This Day in Sports

  • 1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
  • 1952 - The 6th Olympic winter games open at Oslo, Norway
  • 1966 - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
  • 1980 - 13th Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1988 - Bobby Allison at age 50, becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

elope (verb)

1. (intransitive, of an unmarried person) To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one's intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement.

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