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Special Days in February, 2018

Here is the list of February 2018 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.

Resources for teaching throughout the month, including a PDF of February’s Special Days, can be found at the end of this list.

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 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

Free PDF and resources are available at the end of the list.

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)
  • Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week begins
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Imbolc
  • Oxford English Dictionary published 1884
  • Serpent Day
  • 1st Single rpm Record released 1949
  • Reader’s Digest 1st published 1922
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Spunky Old Broads Day
  • 1st US Supreme Court 1790

Feb. 2

  • Blame Someone Else Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Bubble Gum Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Candlemas
  • Green Week begins
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • Kiwi Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Sled Dog Day
  • World Wetlands Day

Feb.3

  • Bean Toss Day/Risshun
  • Carrot Cake Day
  • The Communist Party of Vietnam  established 1930
  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and their pilot died in an aviation accident 1959)
  • Feed the Birds Day
  • Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Artist Appreciation Day
  • Create a Vacuum Day
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Cilvil Rights Activist Rosa Parks born 1913
  • Sri Lanka Independence Day 1948
  • Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • Super Bowl LII *
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day
  • Thank a Mailman Day
  • USO Day
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • World Cancer 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
  • Robert Peel born 1788
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • Western Monarch Day
  • Wildlife Federation founded 1936 (US)

Feb. 6

  • Chopsticks Day
  • Baseball’s Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • Pay a Compliment Day
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911
  • Sami National Day
  • Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Feb. 7

  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • Grenada Independence Day 1974
  • Risk Awareness Week begins
  • Safer Internet Day
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867

Feb. 8

  • Bake Pizza Week begins
  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Kite Flying Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Opera Day
  • Propose Day
  • PyeongChang  2018 Winter Olympic Games begin *
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828

Feb. 9

  • Bagels and Lox Day
  • Happy Chocolate Day
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Pizza Pie Day
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins
  • Read in the Bathtub Day
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • Toothache 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
  • Inventor Thomas Edison born 1847
  • Inventor’s Day
  • Iran National Day
  • Jello Week begins (2nd full week)
  • Make a Friend Day
  • Nelson Mandela released 1990
  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Shut-in Visitation Day
  • White Shirt Day

Feb. 12

  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Scientist Charles Darwin born 1809
  • Family Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Lost Penny Day
  • Oatmeal Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb. 13

  • Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras *
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Lupercalia
  • Pancake Day
  • 1st Public School opened 1635 (US)
  • Radio Day
  • Stamp Collectors Day
  • Tortellini Day
  • Artist Grant Wood born 1892
  • World Radio Day

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
  • Lent begins *
  • Oregon Statehood 1859
  • Race Relations Day
  • Quirkyalone Day
  • Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15

  • Susan B Anthony born 1820
  • Author Norman Birdwell born 1928
  • Decimal Day
  • Flag Day – Canada
  • Scientist Galileo Galilei born 1564
  • Gum Drop Day
  • Hippo Day
  • Singles Awareness Day
  • Total Defense Day (Singapore)

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Chinese New Year *
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Lithuania Independence Reinstate 1918
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • Read Aloud Day
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

  • Human Spirit Day
  • Athlete Michael Jordan born 1963
  • My Way Day
  • Newsweek Magazine 1st Published 1933
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • World Cabbage Day

Feb. 18

  • Battery Day (Inventor Volta born 1745)
  • Hernando Cortes sets sail for Mexico 1519
  • Engineers’ Week begins *
  • Gambia Independence Day 1965
  • International Friendship Week * (last full week)
  • Kid Inventors Day
  • Queen Mary I born 1516
  • Pluto discovered 1930

Feb. 19

  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week * (3rd Mon.)
  • Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
  • Chocolate Mint Day
  • Iwo Jima Day (battle began 1945)
  • Phonograph patented 1878
  • Presidents’ Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • Temporary Insanity Day

Feb. 20

  • Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902
  • Cherry Pie
  • Hoodie Hoo Day (Northern 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

  • Be Humble Day
  • Chili Day * (last Thurs.)
  • Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • Future Farmers of America Week begins
  • Wildlife Expert Steve Irwin born 1962
  • Saint Lucia Independence Day 1979
  • Walking the Dog Day
  • 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
  • French Fry Friday  * (4th Fri.)
  • Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685
  • Writer Samuel Pepys born 1633
  • Play Tennis Day
  • Polio Vaccine 1st used 1954

Feb. 24

  • Missionary Gladys Aylward born 1902
  • Dia de la Bandera (Mexico)
  • Flying Scotsman begins service 1923
  • Gregorian Calendar introduced 1582
  • Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786
  • Artist Winslow Homer born 1836
  • Mexican Independence 1821
  • Sword Swallowers Day * (last Sat.)
  • Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

  • 1st Anderson Shelter 1939
  • Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
  • Clam Chowder Day
  • Let’s All Eat Right Day
  • Paper Currency introduced (US) 1862
  • Peace Corp Week begins
  • Pistol Patented 1836 (Samuel Colt)
  • 1st Power Driven Vacuum Cleaner introduced 1902
  • Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841

Feb. 26

  • Buffalo Bill born 1846
  • Carnival Day
  • Communist Manifesto  published 1848
  • Grand Canyon National Park established 1919
  • 1st Grand National Steeplechase 1839
  • Author Victor Hugo born 1802
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • Dominican Republic Independence Day 1844
  • Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807
  • Polar Bear Day
  • No Brainer Day
  • Author John Steinbeck born 1902
  • Strawberry Day
  • Texas Cowboy Poetry Week begins
  • World NGO Day

Feb. 28

  • Chocolate Souffle Day
  • DNA discovered 1953
  • Floral Design Day
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day * (4th Wed.)
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Public Sleeping Day
  • Rare Disease Day
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • Tooth Fairy Day

Free Printable – Special Days in February (1)

 February Resources    – Currently being updated and edited for 2018

Here’s my favorite resources for help with teaching special days each month   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

How I use Special Days lists in our homeschool blog series :

Special Days and the Evolution of Morning Calendar Time

Special Days and Biographies

Special Days and Geography

Special Days and Science

Special Days Archive    – Direct links to the most recent Special Days and Resource lists for each month

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web.  These are the best sites for finding special days resources online.

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

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

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2018/02/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

http://www.projectbritain.com/calendar/

http://aglobalworld.com/international-independence-days/country-independence-day.php

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 to the list.

Happy February!

betty jo

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February Resources

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There are fantastic opportunities to learn from the February Calendar.  Here’s a collection of free resources for teaching and learning this month!

The BIG list of February, 2018 holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures, composers and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries, and more!   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/01/27/special-days-in-february-2018/

Here’s my “go to” list for ideas, lesson plans, printables, book suggestions and art projects for calendar studies  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/07/31/learning-resources-for-special-days/

Presidents with February birthdays

  • Ronald Reagan – Feb. 6, 1911
  • William Harrison – Feb. 9, 1773
  • Abraham Lincoln – Feb. 12, 1809
  • Presidents Day –  * (3rd Mon.) ,
  • George Washington  – Feb. 22, 1732

We study and review the presidents this way –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=President%27s+Day

E-books, research projects, and family learning activities to go along with February themes such as Chocolate, Strawberries, Bird Watching, Library, Susan B. Anthony, Bubble Gum, Circles   –http://www.franw.com/

Black History Month  –  Biographies, interactives, and printable worksheets  http://gardenofpraise.com/blackhistory.htm

Free Resources for Specific Special Days in February  (Check back during the month, I’ll add to the resource list as more resources become available)

Feb. 1  –  Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week begins  –  Resources and Activities  –http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/celebrate-children-authors-illustrators-20675.html

Feb. 1 –  Robinson Crusoe Day  –  Activity Guide  –  http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/2011/01/free-resources-for-robinson-crusoe-day/

Feb. 1  –  Serpent Day  –  Notable Snakes  –  http://nerdist.com/national-serpent-day-the-snakest-snakes-to-ever-snake/

Feb. 1  –  1st US Supreme Court 1790  –  Lesson Plans, Interactives, and Discussion Guide  –  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/educators/

Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day  – The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club- livestream, teacher’s resources, history, and more –  http://www.groundhog.org/

Feb. 3 – Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894 – PDF Family Guide from the Norman Rockwell Museum –  http://www.nrm.org/pdfs/family-guide.pdf

Feb. 4 – Thank a Mailman Day – Printable Pack –  http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/thank-mail-carrier-day-printable-pack/

Feb. 4 – Artist Appreciation Day – This was unanimously our family’s favorite art study ever! –https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

Feb. 4 – Super Bowl 52 *  –  Cross Curriculum Learning Resources and Activities –https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/01/31/the-super-bowl/

Feb. 5 – Weatherman’s Day –  For anything weather related, this is the best “go to” site  –http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Feb. 6  –  Baseball’s Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895  –  Articles, Stats, and Photos  –  http://baseballhall.org/hof/ruth-babe

Feb. 7 –  Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867 –  –  Be sure to check out what’s available at the library.  Ours has her picture stories for younger kids as well as The Little House collection and the tv shows on dvd.  http://marinecorpsnomads.com/2013/02/complete-little-house-on-the-prairie-series-lapbook-set.html

Feb. 8 – Kite Flying Day (It’s February!  I do not see us out flying kites.)  NASA has a kite simulator and other kite information.  Scroll down for the category “Kites”  http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/guided.htm

Feb. 9 – Opening Ceremony of Winter Olympics –  Resources and Activities  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/02/09/south-korea-and-the-2018-winter-olympics/

Feb. 9 – Random Acts of Kindness Week begins – ideas for your family to make a difference –http://wearethatfamily.com/2011/06/100-ways-for-your-family-to-make-a-difference/

Feb. 10 – French and Indian War Ends 1763 – study resources –http://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/exploring-to-revolution/french-and-indian-war/

Feb. 11 – Inventor’s Day/Thomas Edison born 1847 –   Edison Unit Study  https://redheadmom8.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/thomas-edison-unit-study/

Feb. 13 – Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday Stories for kids –http://www.hellokids.com/c_19799/reading-and-learning/stories-for-children/fat-tuesday-stories/mardi-gras

Feb. 13  –  Stamp Collectors Day  –  Lesson Plans and Activities   http://stamps.org/Education

Feb. 13  –  Artist Grant Wood born 1892  –  Artist, Art, and Project Lesson Plan  http://harringtonharmonies.com/2013/10/how-i-teach-grant-wood.html

Feb. 14  –  Frederick Douglass Day  –  Biography and worksheet printables  http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdfdoug.htm

Feb. 14 – Huge list of Valentine’s Day Resources –http://www.thebettermom.com/blog/2013/01/30/free-valentines-day-resources

Feb. 15 – Galileo Galilei born 1564 –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/25/galileo/

Feb. 16 –  Chinese New Year  –  Resource List   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/01/25/resources-for-teaching-chinese-new-year/

Feb. 16 – King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923 –  Article, photos, and a quiz –  http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/king_tuts_tomb.php

Feb. 18  –  Engineers’ Week begins * –  Videos, hands on activities, teaching resources and downloads –  http://www.discovere.org/our-activities

Feb. 19  –  Presidents’ Day * (3rd Mon.)  –  Learning Resources  –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=President%27s+Day

Feb. 20  –  Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902  –  Gallery                               http://anseladams.com/

Feb. 21 – Washington Monument dedicated 1885 – Photos and history –http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

Feb. 23  –  Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685 – Biography and Music Audio Show   http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/shows.php?id=258

Feb. 24 – Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786 – Read Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales online in the language of your choice –  http://www.grimmstories.com/

Feb. 25 – Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841 Biography, lesson resources, and gallery –http://makingartfun.com/htm/f-maf-art-library/renoir-biography.htm

Feb. 26 – Grand Canyon National Park established 1919 – Explore online –http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Feb. 27 – Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807 – Tea Time Study –http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2014/02/tea-time-with-longfellow/

Feb. 28 – Smokey the Bear introduced 1944 –  Story, history, and fire prevention –http://www.smokeybear.com/kids/?js=1

Happy February Learning!

betty jo

 

Special Days in February, 2017

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Special Days in February has been updated for 2018   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/01/27/special-days-in-february-2018/

Here is the list of February 2017 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 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 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’s Daily Specials  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date each year)

Learning resources to go along with specific special days https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/01/29/february-resources/

Feb. 1

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

Feb. 2

  • Candlemas
  • Green Week begins
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • Kiwi Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Sled Dog Day

Feb.3

  • Blame Someone Else Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Bubble Gum Day * (1st Fri.)
  • Carrot Cake Day
  • The Communist Party of Vietnam  established 1930
  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and their pilot died in an aviation accident 1959)
  • Feed the Birds Day
  • Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Artist Appreciation Day
  • Create a Vacuum Day
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Cilvil Rights Activist Rosa Parks born 1913
  • Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day
  • Thank a Mailman Day
  • USO Day
  • Weatherman’s 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
  • Super Bowl 51*
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • Western Monarch Day
  • Wildlife Federation founded 1936 (US)

Feb. 6

  • Chopsticks Day
  • Baseball’s Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • Pay a Compliment Day
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911

Feb. 7

  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • Risk Awareness Week begins
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867

Feb. 8

  • Bake Pizza Week begins
  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Kite Flying Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Opera Day
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828

Feb. 9

  • Bagels and Lox Day
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Happy Chocolate Day
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins
  • Pizza Pie Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • Toothache 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
  • Inventor 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
  • Jello Week begins * (2nd full week)
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Lost Penny Day
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb. 13

  • Clean Out Your Computer Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Family Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Lupercalia
  • Oatmeal Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • 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
  • Race Relations Day
  • Quirkyalone Day
  • Valentine’s Day

Feb. 15

  • Susan B Anthony born 1820
  • Author Norman Birdwell born 1928
  • Flag Day – Canada
  • Scientist Galileo Galilei born 1564
  • Gum Drop Day
  • Hippo Day
  • Singles Awareness Day

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • Read Aloud Day
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

  • Great Back Yard Bird Count *
  • Human Spirit Day
  • Athlete Michael Jordan born 1963
  • My Way Day
  • Newsweek Magazine 1st Published 1933
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • World Cabbage Day

Feb. 18

  • Battery Day (Inventor Volta born 1745)
  • Hernando Cortes sets sail for Mexico 1519
  • Kid Inventors Day
  • Pluto discovered 1930
  • World Whale Day *

Feb. 19

  • Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
  • Chocolate Mint Day
  • Engineer’s Week begins *
  • Homes for Birds Week begins *
  • International Friendship Week begins * (last full week)
  • Iwo Jima Day (battle began 1945)
  • Phonograph patented 1878
  • Temporary Insanity Day

Feb. 20

  • Photographer Ansel Adams born 1902
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week begins * (3rd Mon.)
  • Cherry Pie
  • Hoodie Hoo Day (Northern Hemisphere)
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • Presidents’ Day * (3rd Mon.)
  • 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

  • Be Humble Day
  • Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • Future Farmers of America Week begins
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day * (4th Wed.)
  • Wildlife Expert Steve Irwin born 1962
  • Walking the Dog Day
  • President George Washington born 1732
  • World Thinking Day

Feb. 23

  • Banana Bread Day
  • Chili Day * (last Thurs.)
  • 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
  • Dia de la Bandera (Mexico)
  • French Fry Friday * (4th Fri.)
  • 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
  • Let’s All Eat Right Day
  • Paper Currency introduced (US) 1862
  • Peace Corp Week begins
  • Pistol Patented 1836 (Samuel Colt)
  • 1st Power Driven Vacuum Cleaner introduced 1902
  • Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841
  • Sword Swallowers Day * (last Sat.)

Feb. 26

  • 89th Academy Awards *
  • Buffalo Bill born 1846
  • Carnival Day
  • Communist Manifesto  published 1848
  • Daytona 500 *
  • Grand Canyon National Park established 1919
  • Author Victor Hugo born 1802
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • 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
  • Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras *
  • Floral Design Day
  • Pancake Day *
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Public Sleeping Day
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • Tooth Fairy Day

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web.  These are the best sites for finding special days resources online.

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

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

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2017/02/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

http://www.holidayinsights.com/

https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/animal-holidays-celebrations/

 

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 to the list.

Happy February!

betty jo

Special Days in February, 2016

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Special Days in February has been updated for 2018   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/01/27/special-days-in-february-2018/

Here is the list of February 2016 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)
  • Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week begins
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Serpent Day
  • 1st Single rpm Record released 1949
  • Reader’s Digest 1st published 1922
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Spunky Old Broads Day
  • 1st US Supreme Court 1790

Feb. 2

  • Candlemas
  • Green Week begins
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • 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

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Artist Appreciation Day
  • Create a Vacuum Day
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Rosa Parks born 1913
  • Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • Thank a Mailman Day
  • USO Day

Feb. 5

  • Baseball’s Hank Aaron born 1934
  • Blame Someone Else Day * (1st Fri.)
  • 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
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • Pay a Compliment Day
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911

Feb. 7

  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • Fettuccine Alfredo DayDay
  • Jello Week begins *
  • Risk Awareness Week begins
  • Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • Super Bowl *
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867

Feb. 8

  • Bake Pizza Week begins
  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • Chinese New Year *
  • Family Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Jell-o Week begins
  • Kite Flying Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Oatmeal Day * (2nd Mon.)
  • Opera Day
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828

Feb. 9

  • Bagels and Lox Day
  • Fat Tuesday *
  • Happy Chocolate Day
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins
  • Read in the Bathtub Day
  • Stop Bullying Day

Feb. 10

  • Ash Wednesday *
  • Lent begins *
  • 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
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day * (2nd Thurs.)
  • Inventor’s Day
  • Make a Friend Day
  • Nelson Mandela released 1990
  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Shut-in Visitation Day
  • White Shirt Day

Feb. 12

  • Great Backyard Bird Count begins *
  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Scientist Charles Darwin born 1809
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Lost Penny Day
  • Plum Pudding Day
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb. 13

  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Lupercalia
  • 1st Public School opened 1635 (US)
  • Radio Day
  • Stamp Collectors Day
  • Tortellini Day
  • Artist Grant Wood born 1892
  • World Whale Day *

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

Feb. 15

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

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

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

Feb. 18

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

Feb. 19

  • 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
  • Daytona 500 *
  • Engineer’s Week begins *
  • Entrepreneurship Week beginsbegins
  • International Friendship Week begins * (last full week)
  • Mother Language Day
  • Pancake Week begins * (4th week)
  • Polaroid Camera 1st demonstrated 1947
  • Single Taking Day
  • Sticky Bun Day
  • Washington Monument dedicated 1885

Feb. 22

  • Be Humble Day
  • Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • Engineers Week begins
  • Future Farmers of America Week begins
  • Wildlife Expert Steve Irwin born 1962
  • 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
  • Play Tennis Day
  • Polio Vaccine 1st used 1954

Feb. 24

  • Missionary Gladys Aylward born 1902
  • Dia de la Bandera (Mexico)
  • Gregorian Calendar introduced 1582
  • Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786
  • Artist Winslow Homer born 1836
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day * (4th Wed.)
  • Mexican Independence 1821
  • Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

  • Chili Day * (last Thurs.)
  • Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
  • Clam Chowder Day
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day *
  • 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 DayDay
  • French Fry Friday * (4th Fri.)
  • Grand Canyon National Park established 1919
  • Author Victor Hugo born 1802
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807
  • Polar Bear Day
  • No Brainer Day
  • Author John Steinbeck born 1902
  • Strawberry Day
  • Sword Swallowers Day * (last Sat.)
  • Texas Cowboy Poetry Week begins

Feb. 28

  • Academy Awards *
  • Chocolate Souffle Day
  • DNA discovered 1953
  • Floral Design Day
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Public Sleeping Day
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • 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 to the list.

Happy February!

betty jo

Special Days in February, 2015

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Special Days in February has been updated for 2018   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/01/27/special-days-in-february-2018/

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

Special Days in February, 2014

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Special Days in February has been updated for 2018   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2018/01/27/special-days-in-february-2018/

 

Here is my listing of February’s 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

  • American History
  • Bird Feeding
  • Black History
  • Boost Self Esteem
  • Dental Health
  • Dog Training/Education
  • Expect Success
  • Hoof Care
  • Humpback Whale Awareness
  • Laugh Friendly
  • Library Lovers
  • Low Vision
  • Mend a Broken Heart
  • Plant Seeds of Greatness
  • Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall
  • Responsible Pet Owner
  • Time Management

Feb. 1

  • Baked Alaska Day
  • Be An Encourager Day
  • Bureau of Forestry created 1905 (US)
  • Candle Mass
  • 1st Single rpm Record released 1949
  • 1st US Supreme Court 1790
  • Freedom Day
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
  • Reader’s Digest 1st published 1922
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • Spunky Old Broads Day

Feb. 2

  • Groundhog Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Super Bowl *

Feb. 3

  • The Day the Music Died (Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and their pilot died in an aviation accident 1959)
  • Elmo’s Day (Sesame Street)
  • Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894

Feb. 4

  • Apache Wars begin 1861
  • Homemade Soup Day
  • Income Tax established 1913 (US)
  • Liberace Day
  • Charles Lindbergh born 1902
  • Rosa Parks born 1913
  • USO Day

Feb. 5

  • Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • Hank Aaron born 1934
  • Loop-the-loop Centrifugal Railway patented 1901
  • Monarch Butterfly Day
  • Nutella Day
  • Babe Ruth (George Herman) born 1895
  • Weatherman’s Day
  • 1st Wiffle Ball sold 1954
  • Wildlife Federation founded 1936 (US)

Feb. 6

  • Ballet Day
  • Lame Duck Day
  • Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • Monopoly Game introduced  1935
  • President Ronald Reagan born 1911

Feb. 7

  • Bubble Gum Day
  • Author Charles Dickens born 1812
  • 1st Unattached Spacewalk 1984
  • Give Kids a Smile Day
  • Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
  • Wear Red Day *
  • 2014 Winter Olympics begin *

Feb. 8

  • Boy Scouts (US) founded 1910
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Opera Day
  • Pizza Bake Week begins *
  • Author Jules Verne born 1828

Feb. 9

  • Celebration of Love Week begins
  • President William Harrison born 1773
  • Hershey Chocolate Founded 1894
  • Stop Bullying Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day

Feb. 10

  • Be Electrific Day
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day *
  • Green Week begins
  • Family Day *
  • French and Indian War Ends 1763
  • Friendship Week begins *
  • Oatmeal Monday *
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week begins

Feb. 11

  • Thomas Edison born 1847
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day *
  • Inventors’ Day
  • President Abraham Lincoln born 1809
  • Nelson Mandela released 1990
  • Peppermint Patty Day
  • Shut-In Visitation Day
  • White T-Shirt Day

Feb. 12

  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Scientist Charles Darwin born 1809
  • Safety Pup Day

Feb.13

  • 1st Public School opened 1635 (US)
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Artist Grant Wood born 1892

Feb. 14

  • Arizona Statehood 1912
  • Backyard Bird Count begins
  • Book Giving Day
  • Creme Filled Chocolates Day
  • Ferris Wheel Day (Inventor George Ferris born 1859)
  • Frederick Douglass Day
  • Have a Heart Day
  • Lantern Festival (China) *
  • League of Women Voters Day
  • Library Lovers Day
  • Oregon Statehood 1859
  • Race Relations Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • World Marriage Day

Feb. 15

  • Susan B Anthony born 1820
  • Author Norman Birdwell born 1928
  • Flag Day (Canada)
  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • Gum Drop Day
  • Scientist Galileo Galilei born 1564

Feb. 16

  • Almond Day
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week begins
  • Engineers Week begins
  • Homes For Birds Week begins *
  • Nylon introduced 1937
  • King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923

Feb. 17

  • Human Spirit Day
  • Athlete Michael Jordan born 1963
  • Newsweek Magazine 1st Published 1933
  • President’s Day *
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

Feb. 18

  • Battery Day (Inventor Volta born 1745)
  • Chocolate Mint Day
  • Hernando Cortes sets sail for Mexico 1519
  • Pluto discovered 1930
  • World Whale Day

Feb. 19

  • Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus born 1473
  • Iwo Jima Day (battle began 1945)
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • Phonograph patented 1878

Feb. 20

  • Hoodie Hoo Day (Nothern Hemisphere)
  • Mother Language Day
  • Social Justice Day
  • Student Volunteer Day
  • Toothpick patented 1872

Feb. 21

  •  The Communist Manifesto  by Karl Marx first published 1848
  • Confederate Constitution 1862
  • Polaroid Camera 1st demonstrated 1947
  • Sticky Bun Day

Feb. 22

  • Be Humble Day
  • Curling is Cool Day
  • President George Washington born 1732
  • Sword Swallowers Day
  • World Thinking Day

Feb. 23

  • Diesel Engine Day
  • Dolly the Sheep Cloned 1997
  • Flag Day (Mexico)
  • Composer George Frederick Handel born 1685
  • Pancake Week begins
  • Polio Vaccine 1st used 1954

Feb. 24

  • Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
  • Gregorian Calendar introduced 1582
  • Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786
  • Artist Winslow Homer born 1836
  • Mexican Independence 1821
  • Tortilla Chip Day

Feb. 25

  • Paper Currency introduced (US) 1862
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • 1st Power Driven Vacuum Cleaner introduced 1902
  • Quiet Day
  • Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841

Feb. 26

  • Buffalo Bill born 1846
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day *
  • Pistachio Day
  • Levi Strauss born 1829
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Feb. 27

  • Chili Day
  • Floral Design Day
  • Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807
  • No Brainer Day
  • Polar Bear Day
  • Author John Steinbeck born 1902
  • Strawberry Day

Feb. 28

  • Chocolate Souffle Day
  • DNA discovered 1953
  • French Fry Friday *
  • Kalevala Day (Finland)
  • Scientist Linus Pauling born 1901
  • Smokey the Bear introduced 1944
  • Tooth Fairy Day

The cute February calendar at the top of this post is a free printable from iMOM and you can download here  http://www.imom.com/tools/get-organized/2014-printable-calendars/

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 calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

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

You can sign up for day in history e-mails at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11  and  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

An American history article for every day!
http://www.mikechurch.com/category/this-day-in-founders-history/

Happy February!

betty jo

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