February Holidays


Dates for 2018
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts
  • Traditional birthstone: amethyst
  • Mystical birthstone: bloodstone
  • Ayurvedic birthstone: amethyst
  • Flower: blue violet
  • Chinese Floral Emblem: peach blossom
  • Sun Signs: Aquarius / Pisces
Weekly Observances
~Week 1~
  • African Heritage & Health Week
  • Agricultural Week
  • National Green Week
  • National Pay Your Bills Week
 ~Week 2~
  • Big Brothers/Sisters Week
  • Celebration of Love Week
  • Great American Pizza Bake
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week
  • National Cardiopulmonary Week
  • National Jell-O Week
  • National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week
~Week 3~
  • Health Education Week
  • International Friendship Week
  • National Engineers Week
~Week 4~
  • Pancake Week
  • National Engineers Week
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Monthly Observances
  • American Heart Month
  • African American History Month
  • American Music Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Celebration of Chocolate Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • International Embroidery Month
  • International Friendship Month
  • National Cancer Prevention Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Macadamia Nut Month
  • National Scottish Culture Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • Potato Lover’s Month
  • Sweet Potato Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Teen Dating violence Awareness Month
  • Wise Health Consumer Month
  • Vegetation Month
Daily Observances
1 National Baked Alaska Day
St. Brigid’s Day
2 Candlemas
Dia de la Candelaria, Mexico
Feast of Torches
Go Redtealdot
Groundhog Day, US
Imbolc, Pagan
Inventor’s Day, Thailand
La Fête de la Chandeleur, France, Canada
National Heavenly Hash Day
3 National Carrot Day
National Carrot Cake Day
National Homemade Soup Day
Setsubun, Japan
St. Anskar’s Day
St. Blaise’s Day
4 Feast of St. John de Brito
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
Sri Lanka Independence Day
5 Mexico Constitution Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
Primrose Day
Wyrd’s Day
6 Mid-Winter’s Day
St. Dorothy’s Day
Waitangi, Maori, New Zealand
National Frozen Yogurt Day
7 Ballet Day
Grenada Independence Day
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
8 Hari Kuyo, Japan
Narvik Sun Pageant Day, Norway
National Molasses Bar Day
9 Feast of Apollo
St. Apollonia’s Day
National Bagels and Lox Day
10 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
St. Scholastica’s Day
Umbrella Day
11 Anthesteria, Feast of Flowers
National Inventor’s Day, USA
National Peppermint Patty Day
St. Caedmon’s Day
White Shirt Day, Flint, Michigan
National Shut-In Visitation Daytealdot
12 Borrowed Days, Scottish Highlands
Bun Day, Icelandtealdot
Burgsonndeg, Luxembourg
Clean Out Your Computer Daytealdot
Feast of Diana/Artemis
Great American Chocolate Festival begins
National Plum Pudding Day
St. Meletius’ Day
13 Borrowed Days, Scottish Highlands
Clean Out Your Computer Day
National Tortoni Day
St. Augustine’s Day
St. Priscilla’s Day
Brazilian Carnaval, beginstealdot
Mardi Grastealdot
Paczki Daytealdot
14 Borrowed Days, Scottish Highlands
Cat Festival
Juno Februa’s Day
Lent begins
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Read To Your Child Day
Valentine’s Day
15 Kamakura Day, Japan
National Gumdrop Day
Remember the Maine Day
St. Sigfrid’s Day
16 Lithuania Independence Day
National Almond Day
Chinese New Yeartealdot
Tet Nguyen Dantealdot
17 Bonten Festival, Japan
Feast of Shesmu
Fornacalia (Old Roman Bread Festival)
National Cafe Au Lait Day
World Human Spirit Day
18 Battery Day
Gambia Independence Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
St. Bernadette’s Day
St. Fra Angelico’s Day
Tribhuvan Jayanti, Nepal
19 Butter Festival begins, China
Feast of Pusiuraura
National Chocolate Mint Day
President’s Daytealdot
St. Conrad’s Day
20 National Cherry Pie Day
St. Wulfric’s Day
21 Feast of Peace and Love, Old Roman
National Sticky Bun Day
Shaheel Day, Bangladesh
St. Peter Damian’s Day
22 Concordia
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
World Thinking Day
National Margarita Day
Unity Day, Egypt
23 Ember Day
Feast of the Incappucciati, Italy
Guyana Republic Day
National Banana Bread Day
St. Polycarp’s Day
Victoria Daffodil Bonspiel
24 Estonia Independence Day
Flag Day, Mexico
Gregorian Calendar Day
National Tortilla Chip Day
St. Matthias’ Day
Swamp Cabbage Festival
25 Coronado Day
International Clam Chowder Festival
Kuwait National Day
National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
St. Tarasius’ Day
St. Walburga’s Day
Wear Red Day
26 National Pistachio Day
St. Alexander’s Day
St. Porphyrius’ Day
Tournament of Hearts, Scotland
27 Feast of St. Gabriel Possenti
International Polar Bear Day
National Kahlua Day
St. Galmier’s Day
28 Burgsonnieg, Luxembourg
Floral Design Day
Kalevala Day, Finland
Magha Puja
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
29 This is a not leap year!
Dark Day
Leap Year Day
National Surf and Turf Day
St. Tib’s Day
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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