February 6

February 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on February 6, include:

  • African American Coaches Day - February 6, 2024 (First Tuesday in February)
  • Canadian Maple Syrup Day 
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
  • International Frozen Yogurt Day 
  • Lame Duck Day 
  • National Chopsticks Day 
  • Pay a Compliment Day 
  • Ronald Reagan Day (California only) 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include February 6, are:

  • African Heritage & Health Week - February 1-7
  • American Camp Week - February 6-9, 2024
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • Burn Awareness Week - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • Children's Mental Health Week (U.K.) - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February) 
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 4-10, 2024 (Week Before Valentines Day)
  • International Networking Week - February 5-9, 2024 (M-F of First Full Week of February)
  • Isra and Mi'raj (Muslim Holiday) - Evening of February 6, 2024 to Evening of February 7, 2024
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - February 4-10, 2024 and May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week of February and May)
  • National Crime Prevention Week - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Patient Recognition Week - February 1-7
  • National School Counseling Week - February 5-9, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • Pay Your Bills Week - February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February)
  • Pride in Food Services Week - February 5-9, 2024 (First Full Workweek of February)
  • Publicity for Profit Week - February 2-8
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week - February 5-11, 2024
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7 (Annually for 7 days starting February 1)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include February 6, 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. 
  • 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 6 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

  • 1756 – Aaron Burr, American politician and 3rd Vice President of the United States between 1801-05 (d. 1836)
  • 1895 – George Herman, (Babe Ruth), American baseball player (d. 1948)
  • 1911 – Ronald Reagan, Actor and American politician, 33rd Governor of California, & 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler (d. 1945)
  • 1917 – Zsa Zsa Gábor, Hungarian-born actress
  • 1931 – Rip Torn, American actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1939 – Mike Farrell, American actor (M*A*S*H)
  • 1940 – Tom Brokaw, American news anchorman
  • 1945 - Bob Marley, Jamaican musician (d. 1981)
  • 1950 - Natalie Cole, American Singer and daughter of Nat King Cole

Famous Deaths

  • 1958 - 7 Manchester United soccer players die in an air crash near Munich
  • 1991 – Danny Thomas, American singer, comedian, and actor (b. 1914)
  • 1993 - Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975)
  • 1994 - Jack Kirby, cartoonist, best known for X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk
  • 1998 - Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys (b. 1946)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1995 - Brian Wilson, the Beach Boys, leader and chief songwriter weds former model Melinda Ledbetter 

Quote of the Day

Ronald Reagan Day is February 6th!

The problem is not that people are taxed too little,

the problem is that government spends too much. ~ Ronald Regan

On February 6, 2012, it was announced by California Governor, Jerry Brown, that in California this day will now be known as Ronald Reagan Day. Reagan served as Governor of California from 1967-1975, before going on to be elected the 40th President of the United States.

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

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 6 is a Yakisoba Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 6 being National Chopsticks Day

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 6 is a Yakisoba Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of today being National Chopsticks Day. Yakisoba is a type of Japanese noodle recipe that includes stir fried meat, vegetables and noodles.

This Day in History

  • 1778 - England declares war on France
  • 1788 – Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
  • 1832 - 1st appearance of cholera at Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1836 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reach Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • 1861 - English Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy issues 1st storm warnings for ships
  • 1918 – British women over the age of 30 get the right to vote.
  • 1942 – During World War II, the United Kingdom declares war on Thailand
  • 1959 – At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1862 - General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry in Tennessee
  • 1865 - Robert E Lee appointed Confederate General in Chief
  • 1891 - 1st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • 1911 - 1st retirement home opened in Prescott, Arizona
  • 1933 - Highest recorded sea wave in Pacific hurricane (112 feet)
  • 1935 - Monopoly board game goes on sale for 1st time
  • 1948 - 1st radio controlled airplane is flown
  • 1987 - Sonny Bono announces he is running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He would win the election and eventually win a seat in Congress.
  • 1987 - No smoking rules take effect in federal buildings
  • 1998 – Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • 2016 - Southern Taiwan has a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit that kills 38 people and injures 530.
  • 2023 - Two earthquakes 7.8 and 7.5 hit near the border between Turkey and Syria resulting in numerous aftershocks and 57,658 people killed

This Day in Music

  • 1943 - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's, Your Hit Parade
  • 1964 - Tickets for the first Beatles appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show sell out
  • 1965 - The Temptations' My Girl hits #1
  • 1965 - The Righteous Brothers' You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin' hits #1 
  • 1981- Paul McCartney records vocals for George Harrison's All Those Years Ago, which is a tribute to John Lennon. Ringo Starr also played on the song.
  • 1982 - The J Geils Band Centrefold started a six week run at #1 
  • 1982 - The J Geils Band's album Freeze- Frame started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart
  • 1988 - Tiffany's, Could've Been started a two week run at #1 (video below)
  • 2005 - Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the US album chart with Be As You Are

This Day in Sports

  • 1932 - 1st Olympic dog sled race occurs in Lake Placid, NY as a demonstration sport
  • 1936 - 4th Winter Olympic games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1958 - Ted Williams signs with the Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid at the time
  • 1967 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1968 - 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1968 - Former US President Dwight Eisenhower shot a hole-in-one
  • 1970 - NBA expands to 18 teams with Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston & Portland added
  • 1971 - 1st time a golf ball is hit on the Moon (by Alan Shepard)
  • 1987 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
  • 1990 - Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
  • 2005 - Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 vs the Philadelphia Eagles

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

galactagogue (noun)

1. A substance that induces lactation

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