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February Holidays, Birthdays and Fun Days 2015

February Celebrations

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 – Four Chaplains Remembrance

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

7 – Fettucini Alfredo Day

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

22 – Birthday of George Frederick Handel – our family enjoys the Classical Kids CDs, music and stories of famous composers

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?

If literature, art, American history and food aren’t your thing, you can check out some biblical history! Grapevine Studies (which I reviewed here) has a new calendar available:

Biblical Calendar

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

Cherry Month

Grapefruit Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

 

Which days will your family celebrate?

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Shared at: Savoring Saturdays, Family Fun Friday, Homemaking Mondays, Modest Monday, Tuesday Talk, Coffee and Conversation, Women with Intention, and Candle in the Night.

Comments

  1. Abi, I think I could plan my meal plan based on these days but I’m quite bummed I missed Carrot Cake Day! 😉 Thank you for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! Looking forward to seeing what you have this week! 🙂

    • My kids wish I would plan meals around all those desserts! I’m supposed to “catch up” today for Cream Cheese Brownie day yesterday :).

  2. This is great! I see quite a few days I’m going to study (fettuccini day, sticky bun day…) and I know my girls will love knowing when Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday is. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing this over at Savoring Saturdays, Abi! I hope you’ll come back again this weekend!

    (That biblical calendar sounds pretty cool too; I’m definitely pinning this for future reference…)

    • My kids are looking forward to Cream Cheese Brownie Day! Just don’t tell them they’ll be gluten free and I’m using yogurt cheese. 😉

  3. That’s quite a calendar! Lots of fun holidays. 🙂

  4. I love these random holidays – especially the food ones 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  5. I really love the month series you are doing. It is a lot of fun! Looks like some great authors were born in February… My husband was too! Thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

  6. I love that you share these ideas! Love the Thank a Mailman day, lol!

  7. Brittany at EquippingGodlyWomen.com says:

    Great list! I doubt I’ll celebrate very many of them, but a good reminder that there is always something to celebrate if you take the time to look 🙂

    • Yes, that list was a little staggering for a short month! I’ll show it to the kids on Sunday and let them pick a couple.

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