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Holidays and Celebrations in February

Updated on February 21, 2015

What to Celebrate in February

February is the Month of Love, Valentines, Mardi Gras, and Chocolate. And don't forget Black History and Heart Health Month! Learn more about this month and don't forget to leave your comments in the guestbook.

Stuffed Animal Love Monkey, valentine - Valentine Gift

Celebrations in February

  • Monthly Celebration

    Library Lovers' Month

    Pet Dental Health Month

    Boost Self Esteem Month

    National African American History Month

    National Black History Month

    National Bird Feeding Month

    Sweet Potato Month

    Wise Health Care Consumers Month

    American Heart Month

  • Weekly Celebration

    AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

    Children's Authors & Illustrators Week 1 - 7

    International Coaching Week 1 - 7

    Women's Heart Week 1 - 7

    International Networking Week 3 - 7

    Winter Olympics Week 7 - 16

    Celebration of Love Week 9 - 15

    International Friendship Week 16-22

    Read Me Week 22 - 27

  • Daily Celebration

    Imbolc 1

    Feast of St. Brigid 1

    Change Your Password Day 1

    Groundhog Day 2

    Candlemas 2

    World Play Your Ukulele Day 2

    Wear Red Day 7 (first Friday)

    Be Electrific Day 11

    Get Out Your Guitar Day 11

    Lincoln's Birthday 12

    Valentines Day 14

    Have a Heart Day 14

    League of Women Voters Day 14

    National Women's Heart Day 14

    Presidents Day 16

    Mardi Gras 17

    Shrove Tuesday 17

    Ash Wednesday 18

    Love Your Pet Day 20

    George Washington's Birthday 22

    Iwo Jima Day 23

    National Chili Day 26 (last Thursday)

    International Polar Bear Day 27

    Floral Design Day 28

Groundhog Day

On Grandhog Day,February 2, Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter.

We all watch to see whether this groundhog (also known as a woodchuck, marmot, or ground squirrel) casts a shadow. We all hope he doesn't see his shadow so that spring comes quickly!

According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month
Heart Health Month

Healthy Heart

How do you know if you have heart problems? How can you prevent them? How can you be heart healthy?

Mardi Gras Gifts at Tubbs Hardware

Mardi Gras Gifts at Tubbs Hardware
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Mardi Gras Essentials - CD Audio

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What Is Your Favorite Thing About February? - I love to hear from my readers

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      I like Chinese new year....

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      Joy Neasley 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I would say Chinese New Years...I am in China and we got the whole week off last week. The fireworks were beautiful.

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      patinkc 7 years ago from Midwest

      @anonymous: Yes there are!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Gosh, there sure are a lot of things to celebrate in February!

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      patinkc 7 years ago from Midwest

      @Virginia Allain: Thank you, Vallain!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I've featured this on my Library Book Displays. Librarians can get lots of display ideas from the topics you show here.

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      WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Valentine's Day is my favorite day in February. Happy Valentine's Day! :)

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      Aquavel 9 years ago


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      Aquavel 9 years ago

      Groundhog Day, of course. Be sure to watch for the Phil's forecast on Monday! And thank you so much for featuring my Groundhog Day lens!