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February

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the shortest month of the year as it is the only month to have a length of less than 30 days. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the “leap day.”

February is the third month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, February is the last month of summer (the seasonal equivalent of August in the Northern Hemisphere, in meteorological reckoning).

Observances

This list does not necessarily imply either official status nor general observance.

Month-long observances

Non-Gregorian observances, 2018

This list does not necessarily imply either official status or general observance.Please note that all Baha’i, Islamic, and Jewish observances begin on sundown prior to the date listed, and end on the sundown of the date in question unless otherwise noted.

Movable observances, 2018 dates

First Friday: February 2

First Saturday: February 3

First Sunday: February 4

Second Sunday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 4

9th Sunday before Pascha (Eastern Christianity): February 4

Monday to Sunday following the 9th Sunday before Pascha (Eastern Christianity): February 4–10

Saturday of Meatfare Week (Eastern Christianity): February 10

Sunday of Meatfare week (Eastern Christianity): February 11

First Week of February (first Monday, ending on Sunday): February 5–11

First Monday: February 5

Second Day of the second week: February 6

Last Thursday before Lent (Western Christianity): February 8

Saturday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 10

Second Saturday: February 10

Second Sunday: February 11

Sunday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 11

Monday to Sunday following Meatfare week (Eastern Christianity): February 12–18

Monday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 12

Second Monday: February 12

Second Tuesday: February 13

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 13

46 days before Easter (Western Christianity): February 14

Third Thursday: February 15

Friday after Ash Wednesday (Western Christianity): February 15

Thursday of the 8th week before Pascha (Eastern Christianity): February 15

Third Friday: February 16

First Sunday of Lent in (Western Christianity): February 18

Sunday of Cheesefare week (Eastern Christianity): February 18

Week of February 22: February 18–24

Monday after Sunday of Forgiveness (Eastern Christianity): February 19

Third Monday: February 19

Last Friday: February 23

First Saturday of Great Lent (Eastern Christianity): February 24

Last Saturday: February 24

First Sunday of Great Lent (Eastern Christianity): February 25

Last Tuesday: February 27

Last day of February: February 28

Fixed observances

Monthly Observances

February is “National Month” Calendar Events

February is full of romance and food, and many of the days celebrated in national month events during February are food oriented.  This is a great opportunity to tie in all sorts of things to your business — food and family events go hand-in-hand and in addition to foodie celebrations, there are also many historical topics to acknowledge during February (women’s history and black history are just two of the better known awareness days.)

The following events are observed calendar month-long (unless otherwise indicated):

  • Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
  • African-American History Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • American History Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Berry Fresh in the Sunshine State Month
  • Black History/Heritage Month (Canada)
  • Chocolate Lover’s Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Deaf History Month
  • Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • Festival of Camellias Month
  • From Africa to Virginia Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Human Relations Month
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Marijuana Awareness Month
  • Mental Retardation Awareness Month
  • National African American History Month (Black History)
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Black History Month (African American)
  • National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month
  • National Canned Food Month
  • National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
  • National Cherry Pie Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Condom Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Dental Month
  • National Get To Know and Independent Real Estate Broker Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Laugh-Friendly Month
  • National Mend A Broken Heart Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Pet Dental Health Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • National Women’s History Month
  • North Carolina Sweet Potato Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Sweet Potato Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month

February, 2018 Daily Bizarre and Unique Holidays

Month:

  • American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month

Weekly Celebrations:

3rd Week International Flirting Week

February 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

National Freedom Day

1. No Politics Day

Bubble Gum Day – first Friday of the month

Candlemas

Ground Hog Day

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month

Feed the Birds Day

The Day the Music Died – Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

Create a Vacuum Day

Stuffed Mushroom Day

Superbowl Sunday – Superbowl 52, date varies

Thank a Mailman Day

National Weatherman’s Day

Lame Duck Day

National Chopsticks Day

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day – obviously created by a card company

Boy Scout Day – celebrates the birthday of scouting

Kite Flying Day – in the middle of winter!?!

National Pizza Day

Toothache Day

10 Umbrella Day

11 Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

11 National Inventors Day

11 White T-Shirt Day

12 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

12 Clean out Your Computer Day – second Monday of Month

12 National Lost Penny Day

12 Plum Pudding Day

13 Get a Different Name Day

13 Mardi Gras  / Fat Tuesday

14 Ash Wednesday – date varies

14 Ferris Wheel Day

14 National Organ Donor Day

14 Valentine’s Day

15 Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar

15 National Gum Drop Day

15 Singles Awareness Day

15 Susan B Anthony Day

16 Chinese New Years – date varies

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day

18 National Drink Wine Day

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

19 President’s Day – third Monday of month

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Hoodie Hoo Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 Card Reading Day

22 George Washington’s Birthday

22 Be Humble Day

22 International World Thinking Day

22 National Margarita Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 Tennis Day

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

24 Open That Bottle Night – last Saturday of month

25 Pistol Patent Day

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day – it’s a nutty day!

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day – this day is for me!

28 Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday – date varies

28 Floral Design Day

28 Public Sleeping Day

28 National Tooth Fairy Day – and/or August 22

Leap Day – not this year, not until 2020, once every four years

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