If you thought Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day were the only things to celebrate in February, think again! There’s lots of food, science, history, literature and more to enjoy. I didn’t make any of them up (and I didn’t include everything either!)
February may be a short month, but its jam packed with holidays, birthdays and fun days to celebrate.
There’s NO WAY you can celebrate, remember, mark or acknowledge all of these dates!
Find your favorites and have fun. Links will take you to more information about some of the events or people. Scroll all the way to the end for information on a fascinating new calendar!
Simple ways to commemorate or celebrate:
- Look up information online
- Check out a biography from the library
- Read a story or poem
- Make and/or eat a special treat
- Do a craft, project or activity together
February Holidays, Birthdays and Fun Days
1 – Freedom (from slavery) Day
2 – Groundhog Day
3 – Birthday of Norman Rockwell
3 – Birthday of Elizabeth Blackwell
3 – Carrot Cake Day
4 – Birthday of Charles Lindbergh
4 – Thank a Mailman Day
5 – Birthday of John Jeffries, America’s 1st weatherman – Weatherman’s Day!
6 – Birthday of Ronald Reagan
7 – Birthday of Charles Dickens
7 – Birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder
8 – Birthday of Jules Verne, known as the “Father of Science Fiction”
8 – Kite Flying Day
9 – Clean Out Your Computer Day – organize those files!
10 – Umbrella Day
10 – Cream Cheese Brownie Day – YUM!
11 – Birthday of Thomas Alva Edison
11 – Make A Friend Day (I have a list of kids’ books about friendship here.)
11 – Peppermint Patty Day
12 – Birthday of Abraham Lincoln
13 – Birthday of L.L. Bean (yes, the founder of the outdoor clothing company)
13 – Birthday of Grant Wood – most well known for his painting American Gothic
13 – Tortellini Day
14 – Valentine’s Day – check out our Painted Newspaper Valentine’s Day Cards
14 – Organ Donor Day
14 – Birthday of George Washington Gale Ferris – Ferris Wheel Day!
15 – Birthday of Galileo Galilei
15 – Birthday of Susan B. Anthony
16 – President’s Day
16 – Almond Day
17 – Random Act of Kindness Day
18 – Ash Wednesday
18 – Battery Day – a reminder to test your smoke alarms!
19 – Birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus
19 – Chinese New Year – The Year of the Goat
20 – Cherry Pie Day
21 – Sticky Bun Day
22 – Birthday of George Washington
23 – Banana Bread Day
24 – Tortilla Chip Day
25 – Clam Chowder Day
26 – Birthday of Buffalo Bill Cody
26 – Pistachio Day
26 – Tell A Fairy Tale Day
26 – Chili Day
27 – Birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 – Strawberry Day
27 – Polar Bear Day
28 – Chocolate Souffle Day
How about biblical and church history?
This calendar is unlike any other you’ve ever seen! It combines the Gregorian calendar (the one we’re all familiar with) and the biblical calendar.
Days are marked with the Gregorian date as well as the biblical date. Stick figures are used throughout the months to indicate notable events from biblical history and church tradition. I found the whole thing quite fascinating! Maybe on Adar 7 (February 26) we’ll sing the Song of Moses.
A companion booklet of calendar notes is also available to explain dates and give further information and references. Both calendar and companion book are available pre-printed and shipped to you or as an automatic download that you can print yourself.
Observances for the Month of February
International Friendship Month
American Heart Month
Black History Month
Children’s Dental Health Month
Which days will your family celebrate?
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