February Awareness

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  • February 1: National Freedom Day, National Dark Chocolate Day, National Serpent Day, National Baked Alaska Day, National Get Up Day
  • February 2: Groundhog Day, National Hedgehog Day, National Tater Tot Day, National Ukulele Day
  • February 3: Four Chaplains Day, National Missing Persons Day, National Carrot Cake Day, National Golden Retriever Day
  • February 4: USO Day, World Cancer Day, National Homemade Soup Day
  • February 5: National Weatherperson’s Day, World Nutella Day
  • February 6: National Lame Duck Day, Pay a Compliment Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • February 7: National Send a Card to a Friend Day, Rose Day, National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, National Bubble Gum Day* (first Friday), National Wear Red Day* (first Friday), Give Kids a Smile Day* (first Friday)
  • February 8: Take Your Child to the Library Day* (), National Kite Flying Day, Opera Day, Read in the Bathtub Day
  • February 9, National Pizza Day, World Marriage Day* (second Sunday)
  • February 10: National Umbrella Day, Teddy Day, National Clean Out Your Computer Day* (second Monday)
  • February 11: National Inventors’ Day, National Make a Friend Day, National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, National Make a Friend Day, Get Out Your Guitar Day, International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, International Darwin Day
  • February 13: World Radio Day, Galentine’s Day, National Tortellini Day
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day, National Organ Donor Day
  • February 15: National Gumdrop Day, Susan B. Anthony Day, National Bagel Day, Singles Awareness Day
  • February 16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day, National Almond Day
  • February 17: Presidents’ Day* (third Monday)
  • February 18: National Battery Day, National Drink Wine Day
  • February 19: National Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 20: National Love Your Pet Day, National Muffin Day
  • February 21: International Mother Language Day, National Sticky Bun Day, National Caregivers Day* (third Friday)
  • February 22: George Washington’s Birthday, Be Humble Day, World Thinking Day, National Margarita Day
  • February 23: National Banana Bread Day
  • February 24: National Tortilla Chip Day
  • February 25: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day, Let’s All Eat Right Day, National Clam Chowder Day, National Pancake Day, World Spay Day* (last Tuesday)
  • February 26: Tell a Fairy Tale Day, National Pistachio Day
  • February 27: No Brainer Day, International Polar Bear Day, National Chili Day, Digital Learning Day* (last Thursday)
  • February 28: National Public Sleeping Day, National Chocolate Souffle Day, National Science Day
  • February 29: Leap Day (every four years), World Rare Disease Day* (either 28 or 29 depending on year)

February Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (first week)
  • National School Counseling Week (first week)
  • National Marriage Week (7-14)
  • Congenital Heart Failure Awareness Week (second week)
  • International Flirting Week (second week)
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week (second week)
  • Jell-O Week (second week)
  • Great American Pizza Bake (second week)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week (third week)
  • Engineers Week (third week, always encompasses George Washington’s Birthday on 22)
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (fourth week)


February Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Friendship Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • National Bake for Family Fun Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Cat Health Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Youth Leadership Month
  • Pet Dental Health Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

*Denotes that date changes each year.


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