Little Known and Weird Holidays or Occasions in February
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The month of February is recognized as:
- American Heart Month
- An Affair to Remember Month
- Black History Month
- Canned Food Month
- Creative Romance Month
- Great American Pie Month
- National Cherry Month
- National Children's Dental Health Month
- National Grapefruit Month
- National Weddings Month
If that does not pique your interest, there are also daily observances for every day even the 29th which is Leap Day because it only occurs in Leap Years (once every four years).
Non-national quirky holidays in February:
- Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
- Bake for Family Fun Month
- Chocolate Lovers Month
- Library Lovers Month
- Marijuana Awareness Month
- Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
- Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
- Spunky Old Broads Month
Many more holidays for the month of February can be found at:
- Cultural Calendar - February is National Month Calendar
Women in business - diversity event calendars - February
- National "Months"
A yearly calendar from quamada.com
- BROWNIELOCKS and THE 3 BEARS - Holidays, Educational, Fun for EveryoneAges 12 On Up!
Brownielocks and The Three Bears where life seems bearable and where things are (almost) just right! Views life through the eyes of colorful cartoon teddy bears(some animated). 98% all original.
Daily Holidays in February
February 1 - National Freedom Day: President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1st, 1865 so this day was chosen as national freedom day. In 1948 President Truman signed a bill proclaiming this day as National Freedom Day.
February 2 - Ground Hog day, Candlemas, Feast of Purification: 'Nuf said! There are a couple of hubs about this one (Ground Hog day). Candlemas is a christian holiday; the annual blessing of the candles used during the year by the church. The Feast of Purification of the Virgin Mary (post child birth) she was blessed on Candlemas so it is now a celebrated festival on Candlemas.
February 3 - The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Richie Valens & the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959 on this day.
February 4 - Create a Vacuum Day and Hug (or Thank) a Mailman Day: Create a Vacuum - no data on this holiday therefore we can assume that the data was sucked into the void when created. This day is your chance to thank your mailman, i.e. big smile, thank you or hug (up to you)
February 5 - National Weatherman's Day: Although it is known as National, there is no documentation in congressional records to confirm this. (per holidayinsights.com)
February 6 - Lame Duck Day ??? Set aside to recognize all people in a position who's tenure is running out. On Feb 6, 1933 the 20th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect. It addresses presidential succession (a lame duck issue if ever there was one).
February 7 - Waive all your fingers at your neighbor day (???) whaaat? and - Send a card to a friend day - obviously instituted by a card company
- will also be the opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics
February 8 - Boy Scout Day and Kite Flying Day: Boy Scout Day - birth of boy scouting as it was incorporated on this day in 1910. Kite Flying Day - possible origin South America as many kite flying festivals are held around this time of year.
February 9 - Toothache Day: Apollonia is the patron saint of dentists, since this it the day of the Feast of St. Apollonia it can be assumed that this is the origin of the current name.
February 10 - Umbrella Day: My research did not find an origin to this day.
February 11 - Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, Make a Friend Day, White T-Shirt Day: Don't cry over spilled milk refers to a day to be positive, look on the bright side, or remember that s__t happens. Make a friend day - after you get that positive attitude, make a new friend. White t-shirt day honors the men and women who instituted a sit down strike at the Flint Michigan GM plant in 1937. The strike ended on this day.
- please do not confuse this with wet t-shirt day on which the color of the shirt does not need to be white. (presented with sarcastic droll here)
February 12 - President Lincoln's Birthday and Plum Pudding Day: President Lincoln was born on this day and it was celebrated separately as a national holiday until 1971. President Richard Nixon declared Presidents Day to be a national holiday on the third Monday of February. Plum Pudding Day, since there are no packaged plum puddings on the market you will have to make a recipe from scratch to celebrate this day.
February 13 - Get A Different Name Day - actually copyrighted by the folks at wellcat.com. If you don't like your given name then this is the day for you.
- also Clean Out Your Computer Day (2nd monday of the month of February so it varies per year) - for those of you who do not do this on a weekly, or monthly or even daily basis.
February 14 - Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day: celebrates the birth of the creator of the Ferris wheel, possible origin Austria. National organ donor day encourages people to become organ donors follow this link if you would like to do so.
- Oh! are you saying i forgot the obvious?? St. Valentines Day! Again, 'nuf said I have linked to my hubs on the subject here.
Amazon offerings about February holidays
My St Valentines Day hubs
- Unusual Valentines Day Ideas
Weird and unusual suggestions for what to do on Valentine's Day. Both non-restaurant and restaurant ideas for a memorable time, including one's you will both not soon forget.
- Valentines Day Gift IdeasTo Make For Couples, Girlfriend or Boyfriend ~ treats, gummy bears, cards a
Homemade Valentines Day gift ideas. Easy gifts to make and give to anyone on Valentines day, even a low-carb idea. Plus tips for gift packaging and multiple gifts in one.
- VALENTINES DAY - Making a Heart shaped cake - How to make a heart cake cut from a round shape pan wi
Instructions for making and decorating a heart shaped cake from a round shaped cake. Slide show and instructions from start to finish. Downloadable instructions included as a pdf file.
- Valentines Day - treat them to the gift of fudge; plus Rachael Ray's 5 minute easy recipe
Easy fudge recipe. Great for a Valentine's day treat. Just cut and put into treat bags mixed with heart candies or roll into balls and roll in colored sugar or corn starch and press in a candy. Directions on cooking the fudge with pictures and ingred