Special Days in February, 2015

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The following post has been updated for 2017  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/02/03/resources-for-learning-in-february/

Here is the list of February 2015 holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures, composers and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more! Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

February Food Themes

  • Avocado
  • Bake for Family Fun
  • Banana
  • Beans
  • Berry Fresh
  • Canned Food
  • Celebration of Chocolate
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate Lovers
  • Exotic Vegetables
  • Great Pies
  • Hot Breakfast
  • Grapefruit
  • Potato Lover’s
  • Snack Food
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Potato

February Awareness and Observation Themes

  • African American History
  • American History
  • Bird Feeding
  • Black History
  • Boost Self Esteem
  • Dental Health
  • Dog Training/Education
  • Expect Success
  • Friendship
  • Heart
  • Haiku Writing
  • Hoof Care
  • Humpback Whale Awareness
  • Laugh Friendly
  • Library Lovers
  • Love the Bus
  • Low Vision
  • Mend a Broken Heart
  • Plant Seeds of Greatness
  • Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall
  • Responsible Pet Owner
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Time Management
  • Youth Leadership

February’s Daily Specials  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Feb. 1

  • Be an Encourager Day
  • Bureau of Forestry created 1905 (US)
  • Chidlren’s Authors and Illustrators Week begins
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Serpent Day
  • 1st Single rpm Record released 1949
  • Popcorn Day *(1st Sun.)
  • Reader’s Digest 1st published 1922
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Snow Sculpting Week began 1/28
  • Spunky Old Broads Day
  • Super Bowl *
  • 1st US Supreme Court 1790

Feb. 2

  • Candlemas
  • Green Week begins
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • Imbloc *
  • Marmot Day
  • Sled Dog Day

Feb.3

  • Carrot Cake Day
  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and their pilot died in an aviation accident 1959)
  • Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894
  • Tu B’Shevat begins at sunset *

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Artist Appreciation Day
  • Create a Vacuum Day
  • Girls and Women in Sports Day *
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Rosa Parks born 1913
  • Signing Day *(1st Wed,)
  • Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • Thank a Mailman Day
  • USO Day

Feb. 5

  • Baseball’s Hank Aaron born 1934
  • Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Loop-the-loop Centrifugal Railway patented 1901
  • Theologian Dwight L. Moody born 1837
  • Nutella Day
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • Western Monarch Day
  • Wildlife Federation founded 1936 (US)

Feb. 6

  • Baseball’s Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895
  • Bubble Gum Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Give Kids a Smile Day *(1st Fri)
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • Pay a Compliment Day
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911

Feb. 7

  • Ballet Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day *(1st Sat.)
  • Risk Awareness Week begins
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day (1st Sat.)
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867

Feb. 8

  • Autism Sunday *(2nd Sun.)
  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • Engineers Week begins *(2nd week)
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Jell-o Week begins
  • Kite Flying Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Man Day *(Sun. before Valentine’s Day)
  • Opera Day
  • Pizza Bake Week begins *(2nd week)
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828
  • World Marriage Day *(2nd Sun.)

Feb. 9

  • Bagels and Lox Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Family Day *(2nd Mon.)
  • Happy Chocolate Day
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Oatmeal Monday *(2nd Mon,)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins
  • Read in the Bathtub Day
  • Stop Bullying Day

Feb. 10

  • Reformer Samuel Plimsoll born 1824
  • French and Indian War Ends 1763
  • Umbrella Day

Feb. 11

  • Be Electrific Day
  • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • Thomas Edison born 1847
  • Inventor’s Day
  • Make a Friend Day
  • Nelson Mandela released 1990
  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Shut-in Visitation Day
  • White Shirt Day

Feb. 12

  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Scientist Charles Darwin born 1809
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day *(2nd Thurs.)
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Lost Penny Day
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb. 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day *(1st Fri.)
  • Great Backyard Bird Count (13-16)
  • Friday the 13th *
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Lupercalia
  • 1st Public School opened 1635 (US)
  • Radio Day
  • Stamp Collectors Day
  • Tortellini Day
  • Artist Grant Wood born 1892

Feb. 14

  • Arizona Statehood 1912
  • Comedian Jack Benny born 1894
  • Creme Filled Chocolates Day
  • Frederick Douglass Day
  • Ferris Wheel Day (Inventor George Ferris born 1859)
  • Have a Heart Day
  • League of Women Voters Day
  • Library Lovers Day
  • Oregon Statehood 1859
  • Pi Day
  • Race Relations Day
  • Quirkyalone Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • World Whale Day *

Feb. 15

  • Susan B Anthony born 1820
  • Author Norman Birdwell born 1928
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week *(week of the 3rd Mon.)
  • Flag Day – Canada
  • Scientist Galileo Galilei born 1564
  • Gum Drop Day
  • Hippo Day

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • Presidents Day *(3rd Mon.)
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

  • Fat Tuesday *
  • Human Spirit Day
  • Athlete Michael Jordan born 1963
  • Mardi Gras *
  • My Way Day
  • Newsweek Magazine 1st Published 1933
  • Pancake Day *
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb. 18

  • Ash Wednesday *
  • Battery Day (Inventor Volta born 1745)
  • Hernando Cortes sets sail for Mexico 1519
  • Kid Inventors Day
  • Lent begins *
  • Pluto discovered 1930

Feb. 19

  • Chinese New Year *
  • Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
  • Chocolate Mint Day
  • Iwo Jima Day (battle began 1945)
  • Phonograph patented 1878
  • Temporary Insanity Day

Feb. 20

  • Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902
  • Cherry Pie
  • Hoodie Hoo Day (Nothern Hemisphere)
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • Social Justice Day
  • Student Volunteer Day
  • Toothpick patented 1872
  • Women in Blue Jeans Day

Feb. 21

  • Card Reading Day
  • The Communist Manifesto  by Karl Marx first published 1848
  • Confederate Constitution 1862
  • Entrepreneurship Week begins
  • Mother Language Day
  • Polaroid Camera 1st demonstrated 1947
  • Single Taking Day
  • Sticky Bun Day
  • Washington Monument dedicated 1885

Feb. 22

  • Academy Awards *
  • Be Humble Day
  • Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • Daytona 500 *
  • Engineers Week begins
  • Future Farmers of America Week begins
  • International Friendship Week begins *(last full week)
  • Wildlife Expert Steve Irwin born 1962
  • Pancake Week begins *(4th week)
  • President George Washington born 1732
  • World Thinking Day

Feb. 23

  • Banana Bread Day
  • Curling is Cool Day
  • Diesel Engine Day
  • Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • Dolly the Sheep Cloned 1997
  • Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • Play Tennis Day
  • Polio Vaccine 1st used 1954

Feb. 24

  • Missionary Gladys Aylward born 1902
  • Gregorian Calendar introduced 1582
  • Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786
  • Artist Winslow Homer born 1836
  • Mexican Independence 1821
  • Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

  • Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
  • Clam Chowder Day
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day *(4th Wed.)
  • Let’s All Eat Right Day
  • Paper Currency introduced (US) 1862
  • Peace Corp Week begins
  • 1st Power Driven Vacuum Cleaner introduced 1902
  • Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841

Feb. 26

  • Buffalo Bill born 1846
  • Carnival Day
  • Chili Day *(last Thurs.)
  • Grand Canyon National Park established 1919
  • Author Victor Hugo born 1802
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day *
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • French Fry Friday *(4th Fri.)
  • Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807
  • Polar Bear Day
  • No Brainer Day
  • Author John Steinbeck born 1902
  • Strawberry Day
  • Texas Cowboy Poetry Week begins

Feb. 28

  • Chocolate Souffle Day
  • DNA discovered 1953
  • Floral Design Day
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Public Sleeping Day
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • Sword Swallowers Day *(last Sat.)
  • Tooth Fairy Day

Feb. 29

  • Leap Year – *2016

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online special days calendars.

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/february

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-february

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/february-2015.html

http://www.giftypedia.com/February_Holidays

http://giftedkids.about.com/od/Monthly-Special-Days-Calendars/a/Special-Days-And-Observances-In-February.htm

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2015/02/

Happy February!

betty jo

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