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Unusual February Holidays: Strange & VERY Weird February Observances!

Weird February Holidays 2013

Unusual February Holidays:

Strange & VERY Weird February Observances!

February is best known for Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and President’s Week. However, I was able to find many [MANY] more holidays and observances that are…. interesting [to say the least!]. This list includes some of the wackiest and craziest February holidays that are celebrated monthly, weekly, and daily. You’ll find the strangest holidays, such as Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month, Love a Mench Week, and Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day

*Looking for a list of strange holidays observed in a different month? Check out my list of other posts published on MamaNYC (bottom of this post) for every single month of the year. Jump to the bottom of the page for a complete list of strange holidays available on MamaNYC!

February Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

American Heart Month

Avocado and Banana Month

Avocado and Banana Month February

Bake for Family Fun Month

Beans (Dried and Fresh) Month

Dog Training Education Month 

Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month 

February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month

From Africa to Virginia Month

Grapefruit Month 

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

International Expect Success Month

International Hoof-care Month

Jobs in Golf Month 

Library Lovers Month

Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month

Marijuana Awareness Month 

National African American History Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Black History MonthNational Cherry Month February

National Care About Your Indoor Air Month

National Cherry Month

National Condom Month 

National Children’s Dental Health 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 Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

National Therapeutic Recreation Month 

National Time Management Month

National Weddings Month

Pet Dental Health Month

Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month

Relationship Wellness Month

Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month

Return Shopping Carts Supermarket Day

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Spunky Old Broads Month

Sweet Potato Month 

Wise Health Care Consumer Month

Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month

Youth Leadership Month

Lent: 13-3/30


February Weekly Observances

Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 1-7

Women Heart Week February Health

Women’s Heart Week: 1-7

Boy Scout Anniversary Week: 3-9

Children’s Authors & Illustrators Week: 3-9 (First Full Week)

Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 3-9 (Always Week Before Valentines Day)

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: 3-9

International Coaching Week: 3-9

Just Say No to PowerPoint Week: 3-9

Publicity for Profit Week: 3-9

Intimate Apparel Week: 4-8 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)

International Networking Week: 4-8International Friendship Week February

International Friendship Week: 4-8 

National School Counseling Week: 4-8

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: 7-14

Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week: 7-14

Risk Awareness Week: 7-14

Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14

Celebration of Love Week: 10-16   (Second Full Week)

Children of Alcoholics Week: 10-16  (Second Full Week)

Jell-O Week: 10-16 (Second Full Week)

Love a Mench Week: 10-16

National Pancake Week: 10-16

Random Acts of Kindness Week: 10-16

International Flirting Week: 10-16 (Week of Valentines Day)

National Green Week: 11-17

World AG Expo: 12-14

World Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week: 13-19

National Condom Week: 14-21

Jell-O Week February

National Nestbox Week: 14-21

NCCDP Alzheimer’s & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21

Great Backyard Bird Count: 15-17

National Date (fruit) Week: 15-24

National Entrepreneurship Week: 16-23

National FFA Week: 16-23  (Week of G.Washington’s Birthday from Sat. to Sat)

Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week: 17-23 (Always 3rd Week)  

Build A Better Trade Show Image Week: 17-23 (3rd  Full Week)

National Engineers Week: 17-23 (Week Incl. G.Washington’s Birthday)

National Justice for Animals Week: 17-23 

National Conference on Education: 21-23

Read Me Week: 21-25

Texas Cowboy Poetry Week: 22-24

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 24-3/2

National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 24-3/2 

Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 24-3/2

Peace Corps Week: 25-3/3

Telecommuter Appreciation Week

February Daily Observances

Bubble Gum Day: 1  (First Friday)

Car Insurance Day: 1

G.I. Joe Day: 1

Hula in The Coola Day: 1

Give Kids A Smile Day: 1   (First Friday) 

Freedom Day: 1

Robinson Crusoe Day: 1

Spunky Old Broads Day: 1  

Wear Red Day: 1 (First Friday)

Working Naked Day: 1 

Candelmas: 2

Crepe Day: 2

Crepe Day or La Chandeleur: 2

Groundhog Day: 2

Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 2  (First Saturday)

Marmot Day: 2

Groundhog Job Shadow Day: 2Happy Hedgehog Day February 2

Hedgehog Day: 2

Imbolic: 2

Sled Dog Day: 2

Take Your Child To The Library Day: 2 (First Saturday)

World Play Your Ukulele Day: 2 (Used to be 5/2) 

World Wetlands Day: 2

Four Chaplains Memorial Day: 3

The Day The Music Died: 3

Dump Your Significant Jerk Day: 3 (First day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week)

Super Bowl XLVII: 3

Liberace Day: 4

Quacker Day: 4

USO Day: 4

World Cancer Day: 4

Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day: 5

National Pancake Day (IHOP) : 5 

Weatherman’s [Weatherperson’s] Day: 5

Western Monarch Day: 5

World Nutella Day: 5

African American Coaches Day: 5 (First Tuesday)

Digital Learning Day: 6

Lame Duck Day: 6

National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 6 (First Sunday)

Ballet Day: 7

"e" Day (math):Girl Scout Cookie Day February

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 7

Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor’s Day: 7

Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8 

Girl Scout Cookie Day: 8

Laugh and Get Rich Day: 8

Opera Day: 8

Tu B’Shvat: 8

National Stop Bullying Day: 9 

Read in the Bathtub Day: 9

Autism Sunday: 10 (2nd Sunday) 

Chinese New Year: 10

Losar: 10

Plimsoll Day: 10

Shrovetide: 10-12

World Marriage Day: 10   (2nd Sunday) 

Be Electrific Day: 11

Pro Sports Wives Day: 11

National Shut-in Visitation Day: 11

Satisfied Staying Single Day: 11

White Shirt Day: 11

Clean Out Your Computer Day: 11 (Always 2nd Monday)

Westminster Dog Show: 11-12

Extraterrestrial Culture Day: 12  (2nd Tuesday)

Charles Darwin Day February12

Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 12  (2nd Tuesday)

Darwin Day: 12

Pancake Day (aka Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday  or Fastnacht Day): 12

Mardi Gras: 12

Paczki Day: 12

Shrove Tuesday: 12

Lincoln’s Birthday: 12

Man Day:  10 (Sunday before Valentines)

NAACP Day: 12

Oglethorpe Day: 12

Paul Bunyan Day: 12 (Born Feb. 12, 1834 in Bangor, ME)

Safety Pup Day: 12

Ash Wednesday: 13

Employee Legal Awareness Day: 13

Get a Different Name Day: 13

Madly In Love With Me Day: 13

Ferris Wheel Day: 14

Frederick Douglass Day: 14 

Pet Theft Awareness Day: 14

Library Lovers Day: 14

National Have A Heart Day: 14

National Condom Day: 14

(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day: 14 

League of Women Voters Day: 14

National Women’s Heart Day: 14

National Call In Single Day: 14 

Race Relations Day: 14

National Donor Day: 14

Quirky Alone Day: 14 

Valentines Day: 14

World Marriage Day: 14

Angelman Syndrome Day: 15 

Lupercalia: 15

National Hippo Day: 15 

Remember The Maine Day: 15

Susan B. Anthony Day: 15

Susan B. Anthony Day February Quote

National Gum Drop Day: 15

Innovation Day: 16

Kyoto Protocol Day: 16 

Daytona Pole Day: 17

My Way Day: 17

National PTA Founders Day: 17 

World Human Spirit Day: 17

Battery Day: 18 (Volta’s birthday)

Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day: 18

Pluto Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh): 18 

Presidents Day: 18

Chocolate Mint Day: 19

Iwo Jima Day (Landing): 19

Single Tasking Day: 19

Love Your Pet Day: 20  (or Love Your Dog Day)

Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 20

World Day for Social Justice: 20

International Mother Language Day: 21

Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day: 21

National Margarita Day February 22Ta’Anit Esther: 21

National Margarita Day: 22 

Be Humble Day: 22

George Washington’s Birthday: 22


Woolworth’s Day: 22

World Thinking Day: 22


Curling is Cool Day: 23

Diesel Engine Day: 23

Open That Bottle Night: 23 (Last Saturday)

Iwo Jima Day (flag raised): 23

International Sword Swallowers Day: 23 (Last Saturday)


Purim: 23

Academy Awards Night: 24

Daytona 500: 24

National Personal Chef’s Day: 26

For Pete’s Sake Day: 26

Levi Strauss Day: 26

Spay Day USA: 26 (Last Tuesday)

 Inconvenience Yourself Day: 27 (4th Wednesday) 

Floral Design Day: 28

Floral Design Day February

National Chili Day: 28 (Last Thursday)

National Tooth Fairy Day: 28

Rare Disease Day: 28


Bachelor’s Day: 29 (On a Year With 29 days)

International Underlings Day: 29 (On a Year With 29 days)



My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

7 thoughts on “Unusual February Holidays: Strange & VERY Weird February Observances!

  1. this is crazy. i had no idea i could have been doing more celebrating all this time. lol. i wonder how many of these have been suggested as a ‘federal’ holiday. we could all use a few extra paid holidays off from work.

  2. Other than Valentine’s Day, I had no idea people celebrated any of these other things. Thanks so much for posting these. I have bookmarked them for February 2014 … and beyond!!!

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