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2018-February

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month
AMD/Low Vision Month
American Heart Month
American History Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Avocado and Banana Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Barley Month
Beans Month
Beat the Heat Month
Black History Month
Candy Month
Canned Foods Month
Cat Health Month
Chocolate Month
Creative Romance Month
Cricket World Cup
Declutter for a Cause Month
Dog Training Education Month
Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Feline Fix by Five Month
Friendship Month
Grapefruit Month
Great American Pie Month
International Boost Self-Esteem Month
International Embroidery Month
International Expect Success Month
International Friendship Month
International Hoof Care Month
International Month of Black Women in the Arts
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Jobs in Golf Month
Kids ENT Month
Library Lovers Month
Love the Bus Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marijuana Awareness Month
National African American History Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Condom Month
National Embroidery Month
National Haiku Writing Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Laugh Friendly Month
National Mend a Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
National Senior Independence Month
National Snack Food Month
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
National Therapeutic Recreation Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Wild Bird Feeding Month
National Wise Health Consumer Month
National Women Inventors Month
North American Inclusion Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Potato Lovers Month
Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Pet Owners’ Month
Return Shopping Carts to the
Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spiritual Teacher Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Sweet Potato Month
Umbrella Month
Wise Health Consumer Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month

WEEK 1 OBSERVANCES (February 1st-3rd)
African Heritage and Health Week
Boy Scout Anniversary Week
Consumer Protection Week
Cordova Ice Worm Days
International Hoof Care Week
International Snow Sculpting Month
National Patient Recognition Week
Pride in Food Services Week
Publicity for Profit Week
US Snow Sculpting Week
Women’s Heart Week

WEEK 2 OBSERVANCES (February 4th-10th)
American Camp Week
Celebration of Love Week
Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week
Children’s Authors/Illustrators Week
Children’s Mental Health Week
Children of Alcoholics Week
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week
Freelance Writer Appreciation Week
Getting Dizzy Week
Great Backyard Bird Count Week
Have a Heart for a Chained Dog Week
International Coaching Week
International Networking Week
Just Say No to Powerpoint Week
Love Makes the World Go Round, But Laughter
Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week
National Burn Awareness Week
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
National Marriage Week
National School Counseling Week
2018 Winter Olympics Starts
PTA Take Your Family to School Week
Risk Awareness Week
Solo Diners Eat Out Week

WEEK 3 OBSERVANCES (February 11th-17th)
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education Week
American Association for the Advancement of Science Week
American Toy Fair
Great Backyard Bird Count
International Flirting Week
International Friendship Week
Jell-O Week
Love a Mensch Week
Love Your Pet Week
National Condom Week
National Date (Fruit) Week
National Green Week
National Nest Box Week
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Westminster Dog Show
World AG Expo

WEEK 4 OBSERVANCES (February 18th-24th)
American Birkenbreiner Race
American Camp Week
American Crossword Puzzle Month
Bird Health Awareness Week
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
Build a Better Tradeshow Image Week
International Petroleum Week
Learning Disabilities Week
National Conference on Education
National Crossword Puzzle Week
National Eating Disorders Week
National Engineers Week
National Entrepreneurship Week
National Future Farmers of America Week
National Pancake Week
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
Peace Corps Week
Read to Me Week
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week
Through With the Chew Week

WEEK 5 OBSERVANCES (February 25th-28th)
National Invasive Specials Awareness Week
National Justice for Animals Week
Telecommuter Appreciation Week

February 1st
Candy Making Day
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
Clark Gable’s Birthday (1901)
Cordova Ice Worm Day
Decorating with Candy Day
Freedom Day
G.I. Joe Day
Healthy Heart Day
Hula in the Coola Day
International Face and Body Art Day
Jerry Spinelli’s Birthday (1941)
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Serpent Day
Spunky Old Broads Day

February 2nd
Ayn Rand’s Birthday (1905)
Bonza Bottler Day (2/2)
Bubble Gum Day
Candlemas Day
Crepes Day
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
Give Kids a Smile Day
Groundhog Day
Hedgehog Day
Ina Garten’s Birthday (1948)
James Joyce’s Birthday (1882)
Judith Viorst’s Birthday (1931)
Marmot Day
Purification Day
Sled Dog Day
Wear Red Day
Women Heart Health Day
Working Naked Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day
World Wetlands Day

February 3rd
Barber Day
Carrot Cake Day
Four Chaplains Day
Gertrude Stein’s Birthday (1874)
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
James Michener’s Birthday (1907)
Maura Tierney’s Birthday (1965)
National Missing Persons Day
National Women’s Physician Day
Norman Rockwell’s Birthday (1894)
Take a Cruise Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day
The Day Music Died (1959)
Plane Crash killed B Holly, R Valens, Big Bopper

February 4th
Barber Day
Charles Lindbergh’s Birthday (1902)
Create a Vacuum Day
Digital Learning Day
Facebook Birthday
Liberace Day
Medjoola Date Day
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
Quacker Day
Spoiled Cats Day
Superbowl 52
Thank a Mailman Day
USO Day
World Cancer Day

February 5th
Christopher Guest’s Birthday (1948)
Disaster Day
Dump Your Significant Other Day
Hank Aaron’s Birthday (1934)
Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day
National Doodle Day
National Wear Red Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
John Jeffries Birthday (1744) – First US Weatherman
Old Shoes Day
Shower With a Friend Day
Western Monarch Day
World Animal Reiki Day
World Nutella Day

February 6th
Babe Ruth’s Birthday (1895)
Bob Marley’s Birthday (1945)
Canadian Maple Syrup Day
Girl Scout Cookie Day
Great Pie Day
Lame Duck Day
Monopoly Board Game Invented (1935)
National Compliment Day
Ronald Reagan’s Birthday (1911)
Safer Internet Day

February 7th
Ballet Day
Charles Dickens’ Birthday (1812)
“e” Day
James Spader’s Birthday (1960)
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday (1867)
Man Day
National Periodic Tables Day
National Signing Day
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Sinclair Lewis’ Birthday (1885)
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

February 8th
Boy Scout Anniversary
Dry Bean Day
John Williams’ Birthday (1932)
Jules Verne’s Birthday (1828)
Kite-Flying Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Moo Cow Day
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Opera Day

February 9th
Alice Walker’s Birthday (1944)
Bad Poetry Day
Carole King’s Birthday (1942)
Charles Shaughnessy’s Birthday (1955)
Corvette Day
Hershey’s Chocolate Founded (1894)
National Bagel Day
National Pizza Day
National Stop Bullying Day
Read in the Bathtub Day
Toothache Day

February 10th
All The News That’s Fit to Print Day
Boris Pasternak’s Birthday (1890)
E.L. Konigsburg’s Birthday (1930)
Glenn Beck’s Birthday (1964)
National Home Warranty Day
Plimsoll Day
Umbrella Day

February 11th
Autism Sunday
Be Electrific Day
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Day
Leslie Nielsen’s Birthday (1926)
Make a Friend Day
National Inventor’s Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
Professional Sports Wives Day
Sarah Palin’s Birthday (1964)
Satisfied Being Single Day
Thomas Edison’s Birthday (1847)
White T-Shirt Day
World Day of the Sick
World Marriage Day

February 12th
Aaron Sanchez’ Birthday (1976)
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday (1809)
Clean Out Your Computer Day
Darwin Day
Extraterrestrial Culture Day
First Barbie Dolls for Sale
Judy Blume’s Birthday (1938)
Log Cabin Day
Michael McDonald’s Birthday (1952)
NAACP Day
National Plum Pudding Day
Oglethorpe Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Safety Pup Day

February 13th
Bess Truman’s Birthday (1885)
Blame Someone Else Day
Desperation Day
Dream of Your Sweetheart Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day
Galentine’s Day
Get a Different Name Day
Grant Wood’s Birthday (1892)
International Condom Day
I Value Your Friendship Day
L.L. Bean’s Birthday (1873)
Madly in Love With Me Day
Mardi Gras Day
National Wingman’s Day
Paczki Day
Pancake Day Races
Peter Gabriel’s Birthday (1950)
Read to Your Child Day
Stamp Collectors Day
Tennessee Ernie Ford’s Birthday (1919)
World Radio Day
World Whale Day

February 14th
Ferris Wheel Day
Florence Henderson’s Birthday (1934)
Frederick Douglass Day
International Book Giving Day
League of Women Voters Day
Library Lovers Day
National Call In Single Day
National Condom Day
National Have a Heart Day
National Organ Donor Day
National Women’s Heart Day
Pet Theft Awareness Day
Quirky Alone Day
Race Relations Day
Safer Internet Day
St. Valentine’s Day
Singles Awareness Day
World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
World Sound Healing Day

February 15th
Angelman Syndrome Day
Annoy Squidward Day (Spongebob)
Burger Lovers Day
Galileo Galilei’s Birthday (1564)
Jewelry Day
John Barrymore’s Birthday (1882)
Lupercalia
Matt Groening’s Birthday (1954)
National Gumdrop Day
National Hippo Day
Remember the Maine Day
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday (1820)

February 16th
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Hugh Beaumont’s Birthday (1909)
Innovation Day
National Almond Day
National Caregiver’s Day
Pistachio Nut Day
Tartar Sauce Day
World Information on Architecture Day

February 17th
Batman Sticker Day
Champion Crab Races Day
Human Spirit Day
Melba Toast Day
My Way Day
National PTA Founders Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Robert Newton Peck’s Birthday (1928)
World Human Spirit Day
World Whale Day

February 18th
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day
Daytona 500
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
John Hughes’ Birthday (1950)
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Birthday (1848)
Molly Ringwald’s Birthday (1968)
National Battery Day
National Drink Wine Day
National Hate Florida Day
Play Doh Day
Pluto Day
Toni Morrison’s Birthday (1931)
Wallace Stegner’s Birthday (1909)
Watch Casablanca Day

February 19th
Best Friends Day
Iwo Jima Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Jill Kremetz’ Birthday (1940)
Mike Hignite’s Birthday (My Son)
Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood debuted in 1968
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Lashes Day
Nicolas Copernicus’ Birthday (1473)
Presidents Day

February 20th
Ansel Adams’ Birthday (1902)
Bean Day
Cherry Pie Day
Clam Chowder Day
Gloria Vanderbilt’s Birthday (1924)
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
You are supposed to go outside to shout “Hoodie-hoo!” to scare away Winter and make way for Spring!
Hubert de Givenchy (1927)
Love Your Pet Day
Sidney Poitier’s Birthday (1927)
World Day for Social Justice
World Pangolin Day

February 21st
Alan Rickman’s Birthday (1946)
Anais Nin’s Birthday (1903)
Andres Segovia’s Birthday (1893)
Barley Pudding Day
Card Reading Day
Erma Bombeck’s Birthday (1927)
International Mother Language Day
Kelsey Grammar’s Birthday (1955)
Lidi Bstianich’s Birthday (1947)
Travel Africa Day

February 22nd
Be Humble Day
Clinton Kelly’s Birthday (1969)
Discover Girl Day
Frederic Chopin’s Birthday (1810)
George Washington’s Birthday (1732)
Great American Spit Out
Inconvenience Day
International Tongue Twister Day
International Tug of War Day
International World Thinking Day
Iwo Jima Day
Lady Olave Baden Powell’s Birthday (1889)
Lord Robert Baden Powell’s Birthday (1857)
National Chili Day
National Margarita Day
Pink Shirt Day
Recreational Sports & Fitness Day
Robert Young’s Birthday (1907)
Sheldon Leonard’s Birthday (1907)
Tex Avery Day
Walking the Dog Day
Woolworth’s Day
World Thinking Day

February 23rd
Banana Bread Day
Curling is Cool Day
Diesel Engine Day
Digital Learning Day
George Handel’s Birthday (1685)
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Howard Jones’ Birthday (1955)
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Little Lulu Day
National Tile Day
Single Tasking Day
Skip the Straw Day
Spay Day USA
Tennis Day
Women in Blue Jeans Day

February 24th
Dinosaur Lovers Day
Forget Me Not Day
International Sword Swallowers Day
National Dance Day
National Tortilla Chip Day
Steven Jobs’ Birthday (1955)
Willhelm Grimm’s Birthday (1786)
World Bartender Day

February 25th
American Birkenbeider Race
Go Bowling Day
Open That Bottle Night
Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Birthday (1841)
Pistol Patent Day

February 26th
For Pete Sake’s Day
Johnny Cash’s Birthday (1932)
Levi Strauss’ Birthday (1829)
Mark Dacascos’ (Iron Chef Chairman) Birthday (1964)
Museum Advocacy Day
National Bacon Day
National Personal Chef Day
Ring Finger Day
Shrovetide
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Victor Hugo’s Birthday (1802)
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Birthday (1846)
William Frawley’s Birthday (1887)
World Pistachio Day

February 27th
Anosomia Awareness Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Birthday (1807)
Howard Hesseman’s Birthday (1940)
International Polar Bear Day
John Steinbeck’s Birthday (1902)
Josh Groban’s Birthday (1981)
National Day of Action
No Brainer Day
Pancake Day
Read to Me Day
Spay Day USA
US Snow Shoe Days

February 28th
Floral Design Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Pink Shirt Day
Public Sleeping Day
Rare Disease Day