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2020 February

FEBRUARY 2020
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
Fasting February
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Feline Fix by Five Month
Free and Open Source Software Month
Friendship Month
From Africa to Virginia 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 Enrolled Agents Month
National Goat Yoga 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 Self-Check 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 Care Consumer Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month

WEEK 1 OBSERVANCES (February 1st-8th)
African Heritage and Health Week
Boy Scout Anniversary Week
Children’s Authors/Illustrators Week
Children’s Mental Health Week
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Month
Consumer Protection Week
Cordova Ice Worm Days
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week
International Hoof Care Week
International Networking Week
International Snow Sculpting Month
National Burn Awareness Week
National Patient Recognition Week
National School Counseling Week
National Stationery Week
Pride in Food Services Week
Publicity for Profit Week
US Snow Sculpting Week
Women’s Heart Week

WEEK 2 OBSERVANCES (February 9th-15th)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Week
American Camp Week
Celebration of Love Week
Child Passenger Safety Awareness 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 Flirting Week
Jell-O Week
Just Say No to Powerpoint Week
Love a Mensch Week
Love Makes the World Go Round, But Laughter
Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
National Condom Week
National Date (Fruit) Week
National Marriage Week
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
PTA Take Your Family to School Week
Risk Awareness Week
Solo Diners Eat Out Week
Westminster Dog Show
World AG Expo

WEEK 3 OBSERVANCES (February 16th-22nd)
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Staff Education Week
American Toy Fair
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
Build a Better Tradeshow Image Week
Children of Alcoholics Week
Great Backyard Bird Count
International Friendship Week
Learning Disabilities Week
Love Your Pet Week
National Engineers Week
National Green Week
National Nest Box Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week
Through With the Chew Week

WEEK 4 OBSERVANCES (February 23rd-29th)
American Camp Week
American Crossword Puzzle Month
Bird Health Awareness Week
International Petroleum Week
Kitchen & Bath Show Week
Lent Begins
National Conference on Education
National Crossword Puzzle Week
National Eating Disorders Week
National Entrepreneurship Week
National Future Farmers of America Week
National Invasive Specials Awareness Week
National Justice for Animals Week
National Money Show
National Pancake Week
National Pasty Week
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
Peace Corps Week
Read to Me Week
Telecommuter Appreciation Week

February 1st
Barber Day
Bubble Gum Day
Candy Making Day
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
Clark Gable’s Birthday (1901)
Decorating with Candy Day
Freedom Day
G.I. Joe Day
Healthy Heart Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
International Face and Body Art Day
Jerry Spinelli’s Birthday (1941)
Meg Cabot’s Birthday (1967)
National Baked Alaska Day
National Dark Chocolate Day
National Freedom Day
National Get Up Day
National Play Outside Day (every first Saturday of the month)
National Texas Day
No Politics Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Serpent Day
Space Shuttle Columbia Disintegrates (2003)
Spunky Old Broads Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day

February 2nd
Ayn Rand’s Birthday (1905)
Bonza Bottler Day (2/2)
Candlemas Day
Crepes Day
Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday (1821)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
Graham Nash’s Birthday (1942)
Groundhog Day
Hedgehog Day
Howard Johnson’s Birthday (1897)
Ina Garten’s Birthday (1948)
James Joyce’s Birthday (1882)
Judith Viorst’s Birthday (1931)
Marmot Day
National Heavenly Hash Day
National Tater Tot Day
Popcorn Day
Purification Day
Sled Dog Day
Solomon Guggenheim’s Birthday (1949)
Superbowl Sunday
Women Heart Health Day
Working Naked Day
World Wetlands Day

February 3rd
Federal Income Tax Ratified (1913)
Feed the Birds Day
Felix Mendelssohn’s Birthday (1809)
Ferdinand Magellan’s Birthday (1480)
Football Hangover Day
Four Chaplains Memorial Day
Gertrude Stein’s Birthday (1874)
James Michener’s Birthday (1907)
John Fiedler’s Birthday (1925)
Maura Tierney’s Birthday (1965)
National Carrot Cake Day
National Missing Persons Day
National Women’s Physician Day
Norman Rockwell’s Birthday (1894)
Take a Cruise Day
The Day Music Died (1959)
Plane Crash killed B Holly, R Valens, Big Bopper

February 4th
Alice Cooper’s Birthday (1948)
Barber Day
Charles Lindbergh’s Birthday (1902)
Create a Vacuum Day
Digital Learning Day
Facebook Birthday (2004)
Johann Ludwig Bach’s Birthday (1677)
Liberace Day
Medjoola Date Day
NASDAQ Founded in 1971
National Hemp Day
National Homemade Soup Day
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
Quacker Day
Rosa Parks’ Birthday (1913)
Spoiled Cats Day
Thank a Mailman Day
USO Day
UW-Wisconsin Opens in 1849
World Cancer Day
Yalta Conference 1945

February 5th
Chinese New Year
Christopher Guest’s Birthday (1948)
Disaster Day
Dump Your Significant Other Day
Global School Play Day
Hank Aaron’s Birthday (1934)
International Frozen Yogurt Day
Laura Linney’s Birthday (1964)
Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Doodle Day
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
National Signing Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
John Jeffries Birthday (1744) – First US Weatherman
National Wildlife Federation Formed in 1936
Old Shoes Day
Peter Pan Premieres in 1953
Safer Internet Day
Shower With a Friend Day
Western Monarch Day
World Animal Reiki Day
World Nutella Day
World Read Aloud Day

February 6th
2011 Superbowl XLV Win by Green Bay Packers
Babe Ruth’s Birthday (1895)
Bob Marley’s Birthday (1945)
Canadian Maple Syrup Day
Dry Bean Day
Girl Scout Cookie Day
Great Pie Day
Lame Duck Day
Monopoly Board Game Invented (1935)
Natalie Cole’s Birthday (1950)
National Chopsticks Day
National Compliment Day
National Sweater Day
Queen Elizabeth II Crowned in 1952
Ronald Reagan’s Birthday (1911)

February 7th
Ashton Kutcher’s Birthday (1978)
Ballet Day
Bubble Gum Day
Charles Dickens’ Birthday (1812)
“e” Day
Give Kids a Smile Day
Harry Potter Book Night
James Spader’s Birthday (1960)
John Deere’s Birthday (1804)
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday (1867)
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
National Periodic Table Day
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Sinclair Lewis’ Birthday (1885)
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
Wear Red Day

February 8th
Boy Scout Anniversary (1910)
Dmitri Mendeleev’s Birthday (1834) Devised Periodic Table
Jack Lemmon’s Birthday (1925)
James Dean’s Birthday (1931)
John Grisham’s Birthday (1955)
John Williams’ Birthday (1932)
Jules Verne’s Birthday (1828)
Kite-Flying Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Moo Cow Day
National Iowa Day
No One Eats Alone Day
Opera Day
Stars & Stripes Published in 1918
William Tecumseh Sherman’s Birthday (1820)

February 9th
Alice Walker’s Birthday (1944)
Autism Sunday
Bad Poetry Day
Carole King’s Birthday (1942)
Charles Shaughnessy’s Birthday (1955)
Corvette Day
G I Joe Created in 1964
Hershey’s Chocolate Founded (1894)
Man Day
National Pizza Day
National Stop Bullying Day
Read in the Bathtub Day
Toothache Day
Volleyball Invented in 1895
World Marriage Day

February 10th
All The News That’s Fit to Print Day
Boris Pasternak’s Birthday (1890)
Clean Out Your Computer Day
E.L. Konigsburg’s Birthday (1930)
Glenn Beck’s Birthday (1964)
Meal Monday
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
National Home Warranty Day
Plimsoll Day
Umbrella Day
World Pulses Day

February 11th
Be Electrific Day
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Extraterrestrial Culture 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 Peppermint Patty 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

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

February 13th
Bess Truman’s Birthday (1885)
Blame Someone Else Day
Break Up With Your Carrier 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
National Break Up With Your Carrier Day
National Cheddar Day
National Giving Hearts Day
National Tortellini Day
National Wingman’s Day
Pancake Day Races
Peter Gabriel’s Birthday (1950)
Read to Your Child Day
Self Love 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 Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
National Have a Heart Day
National Organ Donor Day
National Women’s Heart Day
No One Eats Alone Day
Pet Theft Awareness Day
Quirky Alone Day
Race Relations Day
Safer Internet Day
Singles Awareness Day
St. Valentine’s 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)
Love Reset Day
Lupercalia
Matt Groening’s Birthday (1954)
National Caregivers Day
National Gum Drop Day
National Hippo Day
National Wisconsin Day
Norman Bridwell’s Birthday (1928)
Remember the Maine Day
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday (1820)
World Pangolin Day

February 16th
Daytona 500
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Hugh Beaumont’s Birthday (1909)
Innovation Day
National Almond Day
National Caregiver’s Day
Reading Rainbow Day
World Whale Day

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

February 18th
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day
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 Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day
National Drink Wine Day
National Hate Florida Day
Play Doh Day
Pluto Day
Toni Morrison’s Birthday (1931)
Travel Africa Day
Wallace Stegner’s Birthday (1909)
Watch Casablanca Day

February 19th
Best Friends Day
Chocolate Mint Day
Iwo Jima Day
Jill Kremetz’ Birthday (1940)
Mike Hignite’s Birthday (My Son)
Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood debuted in 1968
Chocolate Mint Day
National Lashes Day
National Vet Girls ROCK Day
Nicolas Copernicus’ Birthday (1473)

February 20th
Ansel Adams’ Birthday (1902)
Cherry Pie Day
Clam Chowder Day
Discover Girl Day
Gloria Vanderbilt’s Birthday (1924)
Great American Spit Out
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
National Muffin Day
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

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)
National Caregivers Day
National Grain Free Day
National Sticky Bun Day
Women in Blue Jeans Day
World Information Architecture Day

February 22nd
Be Humble Day
Clinton Kelly’s Birthday (1969)
Frederic Chopin’s Birthday (1810)
George Washington’s Birthday (1732)
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
Great American Spit Out
Inconvenience Day
International Tug of War Day
International World Thinking Day
Lady Olave Baden Powell’s Birthday (1889)
Lord Robert Baden Powell’s Birthday (1857)
National California Day
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
National Margarita Day
National Wildlife 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
International Sword Swallowers Day
International Toast Day
International Tongue Twister Day
Iwo Jima Day
Little Lulu Day
National Tile Day
Open That Bottle Night
Orthodox Meatfare Sunday
Shrovetide
Single Tasking Day
Tennis Day
Tootsie Roll Day

February 24th
Dinosaur Lovers Day
Forget Me Not Day
National Cupcake Day (Canada)
National Dance Day
National Tortilla Chip Day
Play ore Cards Day
Shrove Monday
Steven Jobs’ Birthday (1955)
Willhelm Grimm’s Birthday (1786)
World Bartender Day

February 25th
American Birkenbeider Race
Go Bowling Day
IHOP National Pancake Day
Mardi Gras
Museum Advocacy Day
National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day
National Clam Chowder Day
Paczki Day
Pancake Day Race
Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Birthday (1841)
Pistol Patent Day
World Spay Day

February 26th
Ash Wednesday
For Pete Sake’s Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day
Johnny Cash’s Birthday (1932)
Levi Strauss’ Birthday (1829)
Mark Dacascos’ (Iron Chef Chairman) Birthday (1964)
National Personal Chef Day
Pink Shirt Day
Ring Finger Day
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
Digital Learning 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 Chili Day
National Day of Action
National Kahlua Day4
National Protein Day
National Retro Day
National Strawberry Day
No Brainer Day
Read to Me Day
World Retrospective Day

February 28th
Floral Design Day
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend
International Toast Day
Megan McDonald’s Birthday (1959)
National Chili Day
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
National Customized Wheel and Tire Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Public Sleeping Day
Skip the Straw Day
Tartar Sauce Day
US Snow Shoe Days

February 29th
Bachelor’s Day
International Underlings Day
International Sword Swallowers Day
International Tongue Twister Day
Leap Year Day
Open That Bottle Night
Rare Disease Day
Superman’s Birthday