February 3

February 3 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on February 3, include:

  • American Painters Day 
  • Barber Day - February 3, 2024 (First Saturday in February)
  • Doggy Date Night 
  • Elmo's Birthday 
  • Feed the Birds Day 
  • Four Chaplains Day 
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day - February 3, 2024 (First Saturday in February)
  • International Golden Retriever Day 
  • International Pisco Sour Day - February 3, 2024 (First Saturday in February)
  • National Carrot Cake Day 
  • National Carrot Day 
  • National Cordova Ice Worm Day 
  • National Missing Person's Day
  • National Patient Recognition Day 
  • National Play Outside Day - February 3, 2024 - First Saturday of EVERY Month)
  • National Wedding Ring Day 
  • National Women Physicians Day 
  • Take a Cruise Day 
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day - February 3, 2024 (First Saturday in February)
  • The Day the Music Died 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include February 3, are:

  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
  • Catholic Schools Week - January 28, 2024 - February 3, 2024 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
  • Cordova Ice Worm Days - January 27 - February 3, 2024
  • International Hot Air Balloon Week - January 28 - February 3, 2024 (Fourth Full Week of January)
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 29 - February 3, 2024
  • National Meat Week - January 28 - February 4, 2024 (8 Days starting on the fourth Sunday)
  • National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
  • Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
  • US Snow Sculpting Week - January 31 - February 4, 2024
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7 (Annually for 7 days starting February 1)
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week - February 1-7 (First Week of February)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include February 3, 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.

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. 
  • Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 12 - February 3, 2024 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 25 - February 4, 2024 (St. Paul, MN)
  • Carnival of Venice - January 27 - February 13, 2024 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes
  • Yukon Quest - Starting in Whitehorse on February 3, 2024, there will be 3 races - 100 mile, 250 miles and a 450 mile. Awards on February 9, 2024
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - (San Francisco) - February 3 - March 3, 2024, Parade on February 24, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 3 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1747 – Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813) In 1812, he was elected the first president of the newly formed City Bank of New York, which later became Citibank.
  • 1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell, American physician (d. 1910) She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.
  • 1894 – Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1940 – Fran Tarkenton, American football player
  • 1943 – Blythe Danner, American actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1889 – Belle Starr, American outlaw (b. 1848)
  • 1924 – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
  • 1959 - Buddy Holly, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 1959 - Ritchie Valens, American singer (b. 1941) (La Bamba)
  • 1959 - J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, American singer (b. 1930) (Chantilly Lace)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1994 - Actor Jean-Claude van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier
  • 2006 - Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw

Quote of the Day

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the U.S. to receive a medical degree!

Elizabeth Blackwell was born in 1821 on this day. She was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. 

In reading a bit about her, she is a true inspiration, and brings a new meaning to the word Perseverance! She was rejected by 19+ medical schools, but was finally accepted by Geneva Medical College in NY.  It was even suggested that she disguise herself as a man to gain entrance, before she was finally accepted!  She had a dream, and she kept trying until she was successful in her goal to be a Doctor.

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

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 3, is a Citrus Salad from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances, Recipe of the Day for February 3, is a Citrus Salad from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.  February is National Fiber Focus Month and National Grapefruit Month, so this is a great recipe for anytime during the month of February! It is also an excellent choice to serve in the winter months, when fresh fruits are limited.

This Day in History

  • 1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America
  • 1809 – The Illinois Territory is created
  • 1815 - World's 1st commercial cheese factory is established, in Switzerland
  • 1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
  • 1882 - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
  • 1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
  • 1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet  long.
  • 1919 - League of Nations 1st meeting in Paris
  • 1944 - During World War II, the United States troops capture the Marshall Islands
  • 1973 - President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • 1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 is launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida
  • 2023 - A freight train in East Palestine, Ohio derails with vinyl chloride and other hazardous materials releasing hydrogen chloride and phosgene into the air and contaminating the Ohio River

This Day in Music

  • 1959 – A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson in an incident that becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
  • 1960 - Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records.
  • 1964 - The Beatles, Meet the Beatles album goes Gold
  • 1967 - Purple Haze, recorded by Jimi Hendrix
  • 1968 - The Lemon Pipers' Green Tambourine hits #1
  • 1969 - Beatles John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager, against the wishes of Paul McCartney
  • 1971 - Lynn Anderson's Rose Garden is certified gold.
  • 1973 - Elton John's Crocodile Rock hits #1
  • 1978 - Harry Chapin meets with US President Jimmy Carter to discuss the world hunger situation.
  • 1978 - The TV-movie Dead Man's Curve, the first to deal with the tragic Jan & Dean story, premieres on ABC.
  • 1979 - The Blues Brothers' album Briefcase Full of Blues hits #1
  • 1979 - YMCA, by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
  • 1989 - Wild Thing, by Tone Loc becomes the first rap single certified Platinum.
  • 2006 - Nick Lachey, What's Left Of Me, is released

 The Lemon Pipers' Green Tambourine

This Day in Sports

  • 1876 - Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football
  • 1942 - Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942
  • 1948 - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
  • 1951 - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • 1956 - Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
  • 1972 - 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 1975 - Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1979 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
    1979 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
  • 2002 - Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans. The  MVP is Tom Brady, New England, QB

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

proppant (noun)

1. Sand or similar particulate material suspended in water or other fluid and used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to keep fissures open.

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