February 7

February 7 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on February 7, include: 

  • Ballet Day 
  • E Day 
  • Global School Play Day - February 7, 2024 (First Wednesday in February)
  • Harry Potter Book Night 
  • International Clash Day 
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day 
  • National Girls & Women in Sports Day - February 7, 2024 (First Wednesday in February)
  • National Periodic Table Day 
  • National Signing Day - February 7, 2024 (First Wednesday in February)
  • Rose Day 
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day 
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day 
  • World Read Aloud Day - February 7, 2024 (First Wednesday in February)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include February 7, 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) 
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14 
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 4-10, 2024 (Week Before Valentines Day)
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Networking Week - February 5-9, 2024 (M-F of First Full Week of February)
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Isra and Mi'raj (Muslim Holiday) - Evening of February 6, 2024 to Evening of February 7, 2024
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 7-14
  • 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 Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • 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
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week - February 1-7
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week - February 5-11, 2024
  • Valentine's Week - February 7-14
  • Women's Heart Week - February 1-7 (Annually for 7 days starting February 1)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include February 7, 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 7 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

  • 1804 – John Deere, American manufacturer (Deere & Company) (d. 1886)
  • 1812 – Charles Dickens, English novelist (d. 1870) (Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carole, David Copperfield, and a Tale of Two Cities were some of his most popular works)
  • 1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author of the beloved Little House on the Prairie books (d. 1957)
  • 1873 – Thomas Andrews, Naval architect in charge of the plans for the ocean liner RMS Titanic. He was traveling on the maiden voyage, and was one of those that perished in the disaster when the ship hit ice and sunk.
  • 1962 - Garth Brooks, American Country Singer
  • 1965 – Chris Rock, American actor and comedian

Famous Deaths

  • 1938 - Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer (Firestone Tire and Rubber Company)
  • 1994 - Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay)
  • 1999 – King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • 2017 - Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica) (b. 1945)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1988 - Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens. 
  • 1993 - Pebbles Flintstone & Bamm Bamm Rubble wed
  • 2009 - Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson, weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler

Quote of the Day



"Nothing you wear is more important than your smile." ~ Connie Stevens

"A smile is the shortest distance between two people." ~ Unknown

"A simple smile. That's the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others." ~ Dalai Lama

"A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it." ~ Unknown

"There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all. ~ Unknown

"You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile." ~ Unknown

"All the statistics in the world can't measure the warmth of a smile." ~ Chris Hart

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

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 7 is a Seasonal Vegetable Pasta from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 7 is a Seasonal Vegetable Pasta from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. (link opens in a new browser)

Fixing seasonal vegetable pasta is a healthy diet habit and a quick dinner meal idea when time is short. This recipe has spinach, cabbage, peppers, zucchini, and cauliflower!

This Day in History

  • 1795 – The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution which deals with each state's sovereign immunity is ratified. 
  • 1900 - Labour Party forms in England
  • 1904 – A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours
  • 1907 – The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies
  • 1928 - 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1935 – The board game Monopoly is invented.
  • 1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres.
  • 1951 – Korean War - Sancheong-Hamyang massacre
  • 1962 – The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.
  • 1969 - Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
  • 1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since they were both discovered
  • 1983 - 1st female secretary of transportation is sworn in (Elizabeth Dole)
  • 1984 - Astronauts Bruce McCandless II, and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit during the STS-41-B Mission
  • 1990 - The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
  • 1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and a co-conspirator in the Bojinka plot  is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan


This Day in Music

  • 1964 - The Beatles arrive in the US for the first time, arriving at New York's JFK airport to 5,000 screaming Beatles fans
  • 1966 - The Beach Boys' album Summer Days is certified gold
  • 1966  - The Beatles, Nowhere Man is released
  • 1970 - Johnny Cash's album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is certified gold
  • 1970 - Shocking Blue's, Venus hits #1
  • 1974 - Barry White's Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up, and his album Stone Gon' are certified gold
  • 1974 -The Love Unlimited Orchestra's Love's Theme, and their album Under the Influence of Love Unlimited are certified gold
  • 1976 - Paul Simon's Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover hits #1
  • 1976 - Bob Dylan's album Desire hits #1
  • 1981 - Kool & The Gang's Celebration hits #1
  • 1981 - John Lennon hits #1 in the UK with Woman, inspired by his wife Yoko Ono
  • 1985 - Frank Sinatra's New York, New York becomes the official anthem of New York City.
  • 1987 - George Michael and Aretha Franklin hit #1 in the UK with I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
  • 1987 - Madonna hits #1 with Open Your Heart
  • 1999 - Blondie hits #1 in the UK with Maria

George Michael and Aretha Franklin's, I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) hit number 1 on February 7, in 1987 in the United Kingdom.  I am a huge fan of both of them, so I thought this was a fantastic duet pairing.

This Day in Sports

  • 1884 - Canadian Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1949 - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
  • 1958 - Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • 1959 - Dorothy Rigney sells White Sox to Bill Veeck for a reported $27M
  • 1969 - Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
  • 1976 – Darryl Sittler sets an NHL record for scoring 10 points in a single game.
  • 1987 - Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring America's Cup back to US
  • 1987 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • 1991 - Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame
  • 1998 - 18th Winter Olympic games open at Nagano Japan
  • 2010 - Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

conlanger (noun)

1. Someone who creates constructed languages (conlangs).

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