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February 2015: Daily Holidays, Special Days, Including the Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, and Unknown Holidays & Observances


February 2015: Daily Holidays, Special Days, Including the Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, and Unknown Holidays & Observances

The start of February means the New Year is in full swing. You’re probably familiar with a few of the iconic February holidays, but there are many more to keep you in high spirits through this month. For being the shortest month of the year, February sure has a lot of great holidays and awareness. Perhaps the most popular holiday in February is Valentine’s Day which falls in the second week of February, which is during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Yes, February is full of ways to celebrate the heart. I’ve attempted to compile a list of  these daily holidays and special days, including the bizarre, crazy, silly, and unknown ones. Enjoy ❤

 February Weekly Observances

African Heritage & Health Week


Burn Awareness Week


(First Full Week)

Boy Scout Anniversary Week


Just Say No to PowerPoint Week


Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend


Women’s Heart Week


National School Counselling Week


International Networking Week


Publicity for Profit Week


Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week


Dump Your Significant Jerk Week


(Always Week Before Valentine’s Day)

Risk Awareness Week


Celebration of Love Week


(Second Full Week)

Children of Alcoholics Week


(Second Full Week)

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week


(Second Full Week)

National Second-hand Wardrobe Week


(Second Full Week)

Random Acts of Kindness Week


(Second Full Week)

International Flirting Week


(Week of Valentine’s Day)

International Friendship Week


National Green Week


National Condom Week


Alzheimer’s & Dementia Staff Education Week


National Date (fruit) Week


National Pancake Week


National Justice for Animals Week


National Entrepreneurship Week


Bird Health Awareness Week


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week:


National Invasive Species Awareness Week


International Friendship Day: Celebrating Friendship with Fun

 February Daily Observances


Car Insurance Day

Decorating With Candy Day

National Girls & Women in Sports Day (First Sunday)

Super Bowl XLIX

Change Your Password Day

International Face & Body Art Day

Popcorn Day

Serpent Day

National Freedom Day


Sled Dog Day

Marmot Day

World Play Your Ukulele Day

World Wetlands Day

Ground Hog Day



African American Coaches Day (First Tuesday)

Four Chaplains Memorial Day

The Day the Music Died


Facebook’s Birthday

National Signing Day (First Wednesday)

World Cancer Day

Create a Vacuum Day

Thank a Mailman Day


Shower With A Friend Day

Western Monarch Day

World Nutella Day

National Weatherman’s Day


Bubble Gum Day  (First Friday)

Wear Red Day (First Friday)

Girl Scout Cookie Day

Give Kids A Smile Day (First Friday)

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Working Naked Day (First Friday)

Lame Duck Day


Dump Your Significant Jerk Day (First day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week)

Take Your Child To The Library Day (First Saturday)

Ballet Day

“e” Day (math)

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day


Laugh and Get Rich Day

Opera Day

Man Day: 8 (Sunday before Valentine’s day)

Autism Sunday   (2nd Sunday)

World Marriage Day(2nd Sunday)

Kite Flying Day

Boy Scout Anniversary Day – celebrates the birthday of scouting


Read in the Bathtub Day

Toothache Day

National Stop Bullying Day

Clean out Your Computer Day – second Monday of Month


Umbrella Day

Extraterrestrial Visitor Day (2nd Tuesday)

Extraterrestrial Culture Day( 2nd Tuesday)


Be Electrific Day

Get Out Your Guitar Day

Pro Sports Wives Day

National Shut-in Visitation Day

Satisfied Staying Single Day

World Day of The Sick

Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

Make a Friend Day

White T-Shirt Day


Darwin Day

Safety Pup Day

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Plum Pudding Day


Employee Legal Awareness Day

Madly In Love With Me Day

Desperation Day

International Condom Day

World Radio Day

Blame Someone Else Day – first Friday the 13th of the year

Get a Different Name Day


Ferris Wheel Day

World Marriage Day

Library Lovers Day

National Have A Heart Day

Pet Theft Awareness Day

National Condom Day

(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

National Women’s Heart Day

Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day

Quirky Alone Day

World Whale Day  (Third Saturday)

Ferris Wheel Day

National Organ Donor Day

Valentine’s Day


Angelman Syndrome Day

National Hippo Day

Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar

National Gum Drop Day

Singles Awareness Day


NBA All Star Game

National Almond Day

Do a Grouch a Favor Day

President’s Day – third Monday of month


Westminster Dog Show

International Pancake Day

Mardi Gras

World Human Spirit Day

My Way Day

Champion Crab Races Day

National PTA Founders Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day


Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day

Pluto Day (Pluto is a Planet Day!)

National Battery Day

National Drink Wine Day


The Great American Spit Out
Chinese New Year’s Day (date varies)

National Chocolate Mint Day


Cherry Pie Day

Hoodie Hoo Day

Love Your Pet (Dog) Day

World Day for Social Justice


Women in Blue Jeans Days (20-21)

International Mother Language Day

World Information Architecture Day (Third Friday)


87th Academy Awards Ceremony

National Margarita Day

George Washington’s Birthday

Be Humble Day

Walking the Dog Day

International World Thinking Day


Curling is Cool Day

Diesel Engine Day

Museum Advocacy Day 23-24 (Last Monday & Tuesday)

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Tennis Day


Single Tasking Day

World Bartender Day

National Tortilla Chip Day

National Cupcake Day


Inconvenience Yourself Day ( 4th Wednesday)

Pistol Patent Day


For Pete’s Sake Day

Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day

Levi Strauss Day

National Chili Day

National Personal Chef’s Day

National Bacon Day

Carnival Day

National Pistachio Day – it’s a nutty day!

Tell a Fairy Tale Day


International Polar Bear Day

National Day of Action (Peace Corps)

Read Me Day

Polar Bear Day

No Brainer Day 


Open That Bottle Night (Last Saturday)

Rare Disease Day 

Floral Design Day

Public Sleeping Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

International Sword Swallowers Day Last Saturday)


Bachelor’s Day (On a Year With 29 days)

International Underlings Day (On a Year With 29 days)

Leap Day – not until 2016, once every four years

February Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
Dog Training Education Month
International Boost Self-Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Hoof-care Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Library Lovers Month
Love The Bus Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marijuana Awareness Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Condom Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Laugh-Friendly Month
National Mend A Broken Heart Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Prevent A Litter Month
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
National Therapeutic Recreation Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Women Inventors Month
Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owner’s Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month


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