February 2020 Holidays

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February is derived from the Latin word "februs" meaning "to cleanse."  The month was named after the Roman Festival, Februalia, a month long festival of purification and atonement.
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February 2020 Monthly Holidays

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month Link
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
An Affair To Remember Month  Link
Bake for Family Fun Month Link
Barley Month Link
Beat The Heat Month
Cricket World Cup (2/13-3/29)
Declutter For A Cause Month
Dog Training Education Month Link  Link
Fasting February  Link
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Feline Fix By Five Month
Free and Open Source Software Month  Link
From Africa to Virginia Month
Great American Pies Month  Link
International Boost Self-Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Hoof-care Month
International Month of Black Women in The Arts  Link
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month Link
Jobs in Golf Month Link
Library Lovers Month
Love The Bus Month Link
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Marijuana Awareness Month Link
National African American History Month Link
National African American Read-In  Link
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Canned Food Month Link
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cherry Month
National Condom Month  Link
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Embroidery Month Link
National Enrolled Agents Month Link
National Goat Yogu Month
National Green Week (Starts first week in Feb. and
Thus to me it's a monthly observance although they say "week.")   

National Haiku Writing Month Link
National Hot Breakfast Month Link  Link
National Mend A Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Prevent A Litter Month Link
National Self Check Month Link
National Snack Food Month  Link
National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Link
National Therapeutic Recreation Month Link
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Women Inventors Month
North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) Link
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  Link
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
 Sweet Potato Month (see also November)
Wise Health Care Consumer Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
Youth Leadership Month

February 2020 Weekly Holidays

*Women's Heart Week: 1-7
National Stationery Week: 2-5 Link (Also in April)
*Publicity for Profit Week: 2-8
African Heritage & Health Week: 2-8 (First Full Week)
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 2-8 (Always Week Before Valentines Day)
Burn Awareness Week: 2-8 Link  (First Full Week)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: 2-8 (First Full Week)
Children's Mental Health Week: 3-9 Link (First Full Week)
National School Counseling Week: 3-7 Link
International Networking Week: 3-7 (M-F of First Full Week)
Pride in Foodservice Week: 3-7 Link
*Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: 7-14 Link
*Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week: 7-14  Link
*National Marriage Week: 7-14  Link  Link
*Risk Awareness Week: 7-14
*Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 7-12
*Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14
Children of Alcoholics Week: 9-15 Link (Second Full Week)
International Flirting Week: 9-15 (Week of Valentines Day)
Jell-O Week: 9-15 (Second Full Week)
Love a Mensch Week: 9-15
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 9-15 (Second Full Week)
Freelance Writer Appreciation Week: 10-15 (2nd Week)
Westminster Dog Show: 10-11
American Camp Week: 11-14 Link
World AG Expo: 11-13
American Association For The Advancement of Science Week: 13-16  Link
Date (Fruit) Week: 14-23
Great Backyard Bird Count: 14-17 Link
*National Condom Week: 14-21 Link
*National Nestbox Week: 14-21
*NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21
National Entrepreneurship Week: 15-22 Link
National FFA Week: 15-22 Link (Week of G.Washington's Birthday from Sat. to Sat)
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week: 16-23 (3rd  Full Week)
National Engineers Week: 16-22 (Week Incl. G.Washington's Birthday)
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week: 16-22 (Always 3rd Week) Link
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 16-23 Link (Second or Third Full Week)  Note: See daily listings for RAK Day.
Learning Disabilities Week: 17-20
Through With The Chew: 17-21 (3rd  Full Week) Link

American Birkenbreiner Race: 20-23
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering: 21-22
Bird Health Awareness Week: 23-29 Link  (Last Full Week)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 23-29(Last Week)
National Invasive Species Awareness Week: 23-29 Link
National Justice for Animals Week: 23-29 Link  Link
National Pasty Week: 23-29 (Closest to St. Piran's Day 3/5)  Link
Cordova Ice Worm Days: 25-2/1 Link (First Full Weekend)
International Petroleum Week: 25-27 Link
Lent: 26-4/11
National Money Show: 27-29

February 2020 Daily Holidays


*Barber Day: 1  (First Saturday)
Candy-Making Day: 1
*Car Insurance Day: 1
*CBC Day: 1  Link
*Change Your Password Day: 1 Link
*Decorating With Candy Day: 1
*G.I. Joe Day: 1
*Hula in The Coola Day: 1
*International Day of Black Women in The Arts: 1  (First day of Black History Month.)
*International Face & Body Art Day: 1 
* Freedom Day: 1
*National Get Up Day: 1  (About Perserverance. Not Getting Out Of Bed.)
National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 1 (First Saturday): Link (Different than International observance on Feb. 18. Thus we have it listed twice.)
National Play Outside Day: 1 Link (First Saturday)
*Robinson Crusoe Day: 1
*Spunky Old Broads Day: 1 (Also all month)
Take Your Child To The Library Day: 1 (First Saturday)
*World Hijab Day: 1  Link
World Play Your Ukulele Day: 1 (Used to be 5/2) Link

*Ayn Rand Day: 2  Link
*Candelmas: 2
*Crepe Day: 2
*Crepe Day or La Chandeleur: 2  Link
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Day: 2 (First Day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week)
*Groundhog Day: 2
*Groundhog Job Shadow Day: 2
*Hedgehog Day: 2
*Imbolc: 2

*Marmot Day: 2 Link
Popcorn Day: 2  Link (Super Bowl Sunday is Primary Observance)
Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day: 2 Link
*Sled Dog Day: 2
Super Bowl LIV (54): 2
*"The Record of a Sneeze" Day: 2
*World Wetlands Day: 2 Link

*Feed The Birds Day: 3 Link
*Four Chaplains Memorial Day: 3
National Football Hangover Day: 3 Link
(Always day after the Super Bowl)

*National Missing Person's Day: 3  Link
*National Women's Physicians Day: 3  Link
*The Day The Music Died: 3


African American Coaches Day: 4 (First Tuesday)
*Facebook's Birthday: 4
*Liberace Day: 4
*Medjoola Date Day: 4
*National Hemp Day: 4 Link
*Quacker Day: 4
*USO Day: 4
*World Cancer Day: 4 Link


*Adlai Stevenson Day: 5 Link
Global School Play Day: 5 Link (First Wednesday)

*Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day: 5
National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 5 (First Wednesday)
National Signing Day: 5 Link (First Wednesday)
*Shower With A Friend Day: 5 Link
*Weatherman's [Weatherperson's] Day: 5
*Western Monarch Day: 5 Link
*World Nutella Day: 5 Link
*World Animal Reiki Day: 5  Link

*Canadian Maple Syrup Day: 6 Link
Dry Bean Day: 6-8 Link
*International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: 6 Link
*International Frozen Yogurt Day: 6 Link
*Lame Duck Day: 6
National Sweater Day: 6 (First Thursday) Link
*Play Monopoly Day: 6  Link (See also January 5)

*Ballet Day: 7
*Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 7
Bubble Gum Day: 7 Link  (First Friday)
* "e" Day (math): 7 Link
Give Kids A Smile Day: 7 Link (First Friday)
Harry Potter Book Night: 7  Link
*Laura Ingalls Wilder Day: 7
*National Periodic Table Day: 7  Link
*Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor's Day: 7
Wear Red Day: 7 (First Friday)
Working Naked Day: 7 (First Friday)

*Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8 Link
*Laugh and Get Rich Day: 8
*Opera Day: 8


Academy Awards: 9
Autism Sunday: 9 Link   (2nd Sunday)
*Gwyl Mabsant: 9 Link
Man Day: 9 (Sunday before Valentines)
*National Pizza Day: 9 Link
*Read in the Bathtub Day: 9
*Toothache Day: 9 Link
World Marriage Day: 9 (2nd Sunday) Link

*All The News That's Fit To Print Day: 10
Clean Out Your Computer Day: 10 Link (2nd Monday)
Meal Monday: 10 (2nd Monday) Link
*National Home Warranty Day: 10  Link
*Plimsoll Day: 10
Tu B'Shvat: 10
*World Pulses Day: 10

*Be Electrific Day: 11
*Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 11
Extraterrestrial Culture Day: 11 ( 2nd Tuesday)
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 11 (2nd Tuesday)
*International Day of Women and Girls in Science: 11
*Get Out Your Guitar Day: 11
*Pro Sports Wives Day: 11
*National Inventors Day: 11  Link
*National Shut-in Visitation Day: 11
Safer Internet Day: 11 Link  (2nd Tuesday)
*Satisfied Staying Single Day: 11
*White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day : 11 Link
*World Day of The Sick: 11 Link


*Darwin Day: 12
*Lincoln's Birthday: 12
*Lost Penny Day: 12  (Note: Lincoln's birthday and he's on the penny)
*NAACP Day: 12
*Oglethorpe Day: 12
*Paul Bunyan Day: 12 (Born Feb. 12, 1834 in Bangor, ME) Link   Link  or Link or Link  (Note: Also August 10)
*Safety Pup Day: 12

*Desperation Day: 13 Link
*Employee Legal Awareness Day: 13
*Galentine's Day: 13  Link
*Get a Different Name Day: 13
*International Condom Day: 13 Link
*Madly In Love With Me Day: 13
*National Break Up With Your Carrier Day: 13 Link
*National Cheddar Day: 13 Link
National Giving Hearts Day: 13 (2nd Thursday)
*National Wingman's Day: 13
*Self-Love Day: 13
*World Radio Day: 13 Link

*Ferris Wheel Day: 14
*Frederick Douglass Day: 14  Link
*International Book Giving Day: 14 Link
*League of Women Voters Day: 14
*Library Lovers Day: 14
*National Have A Heart Day: 14
*National Donor Day: 14
*National Women's Heart Day: 14 Link
No One Eats Alone Day: 14  Link  (2nd Friday)
*Pet Theft Awareness Day: 14  Link
*Quirky Alone Day: 14 Link
*Race Relations Day: 14
*Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day: 14 Link
*Valentines Day: 14
*(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day: 14 Link
*World Sound Healing Day: 14 Link


*Angelman Syndrome Day: 15 Link
*Annoy Squidward Day (aka Your Boss): 15 Link (Sponge Bob Squarepants)
*Love Reset Day: 15
*Lupercalia: 15
*National Gum Drop Day: 15  Link
*National Hippo Day: 15 Link
*Remember The Maine Day: 15
*Singles Awareness Day: 15 Link
*Susan B. Anthony Day: 15
World Pangolin Day: 15  Link  (Third Saturday)
World Whale Day: 15 Link  (Third Saturday)


Daytona 500: 16
*Kyoto Protocol Day: 16 Link
*National Almond Day: 16  Link
*National Buna Day: 16 Link

*Analog to Digital TV Day: 17
*My Way Day: 17
*National PTA Founders Day: 17 Link
Presidents Day: 17
*Random Acts of Kindness Day: 17  Link  (Note: Also on September 1.  Also, RAK Friday is Nov. 27.) 
*World Human Spirit Day: 17

*Battery Day: 18 (Volta's birthday)
*Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day: 18
*International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day: 18 Link (Different than National observance always on first Saturday. So we have it twice listed.)
*National Drink Wine Day: 18 Link
*National Hate Florida Day: 18 Link
*Pluto  Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh) : 18 
Travel Africa Day: 18 (3rd or 4th Tuesday)


*Best Friends Day: 19  Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Chocolate Mint Day: 19 Link
*National Lashes Day: 19 Link
*Iwo Jima Day (Landing) : 19
*Vet Girls RISE Day: 19  Link  Link

Discover Girl Day: 20 (Thursday of Nat'l Engineers Wk.)
*International PechaKucha Day: 20  Link
Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day: 20 (Thursday of Engineering Week)
*Love Your Pet Day: 20 Link Link   (or Love Your Dog Day)  
*Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 20

The Great American Spit Out: 20 (Thursday of "Through With The Chew Week") Link
*World Day for Social Justice: 20


*International Mother Language Day: 21
National Caregivers Day: 21 Link (Third Friday)
*National Grain Free Day: 21 Link
World Information Architecture Day: 21 Link  Link (Third Friday)

*George Washington's Birthday: 22
*National Margarita Day: 22 Link
*National Wildlife Day: 22 Link  (To honor Steve Irwin's birthday + it's on Sept. 4)
*Tex Avery Day: 22 Link
Women in Blue Jeans Days: 21-22 Link
*Woolworth's Day: 22
*World Thinking Day: 22

*Curling is Cool Day: 23
*Diesel Engine Day: 23
*Iwo Jima Day (flag raised): 23
*National Dog Biscuit Day: 23 Link
Orthodox Meatfare Sunday: 23
*National Tile Day: 23  Link
Shrovetide: 23-25
*Single Tasking Day: 23
*Tootsie Roll Day: 23  Link

Fasching: 24-25
*Forget Me Not Day: 24  Link  (First Observance)
Losar: 24-26 Link
Museum Advocacy Day: 24-25  Link (Last Monday & Tuesday)
National Cupcake Day (Canada): 24 Link  (Last Monday)
*National Dance Day: 24
Play More Cards Day: 24 Link (Last Monday)
Shrove Monday: 24
*World Bartender Day: 24 Link

IHOP National Pancake Day: 25?  Link
International Pancake Day: 25 (aka Shrove Tuesday) 
Mardi Gras: 25
Pancake Day Race: 25 (Between US and England)  Link (Always Shrove Tuesday) 
Paczki Day: 25 (always Shrove Tuesday)
*Rubber Ducky Day: 25 Link (Note: Some also say January 13.)
World Spay Day USA: 25 (Last Tuesday )


Ash Wednesday: 26
*For Pete's Sake Day: 26
Inconvenience Yourself Day: 26 ( 4th Wednesday) 
*Levi Strauss Day: 26
*National Personal Chef's Day: 26 Link (Note: Different Sponsor than one on 7/16)
Pink Shirt Day: 26 Link  (Last Wednesday)
*World Pistachio Day: 26  Link


*Anosomia Awareness Day: 27 Link
Digital Learning Day: 27 Link
*International Polar Bear Day: 27 Link
International Toast Day: 27 Link  (Orig. in UK, has spread worldwide)  (Last Thursday)
National Chili Day: 27  (Last Thursday)  Link
*National Retro Day: 27 Link
*World NGO Day: 27  Link


*Floral Design Day: 28  Link
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: 28-3/1 Link  (Note: Used to be a Day event on First Friday in Feb.)
National Customized Wheel and Tire Day: 28
*National Tooth Fairy Day: 28  Link   Link  (Not August 22)
Shabbat Across America/Canada: 28  Link
Skip The Straw Day: 28  Link (4th Friday)
Tartar Sauce Day: 28  Link (First Friday after Lent Begins)
US Snow Shoe Days: 28-3/1 Link


International Sword Swallowers Day: 29 (Last Saturday)
International Tongue Twister Day: 29 Link  (Last Saturday)
Open That Bottle Night: 29 (Last Saturday)

Rare Disease Day: 29 Link  (Last day of the month)

And...2020 Is Leap Year!!!  So we celebrate the following:
(Only on a Year With 29 days)

Bachelor's Day: 29
*International Underlings Day: 29
Leap Year Day: 29
*National Time Refund Day: 29  Link
*Saliolum: 29  Link
*Superman's Birthday: 29 (Per Action Comics @149)  Link
(See also June 18 and Dec. 1)

February 2020 Moon Phases

Current Moon View
as of today

First Qtr

8:42 pm

Full Moon
2:33 am


Last Qtr.
 5:17 pm

New Moon
10:32 am


The Full Moon on the 9th is called "Snow Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of the year experiences heavy snowfalls. It's also called "The Hunger Moon" because of the meager hunting during this time of year too.

Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
Special thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about Marijuana Month and Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week
Special thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanks to Elaine Carter for telling me about International Friendship Week & Celebration of Love Week
Thanks to Alesha for letting me know about Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
Thanks to Lauren Larson for letting me know about World Nutella Day.
Thanks to Cassie Neuman for letting me know about World Cancer Day.
Thanks to Christina Campbell for letting me know about National Entrepreneurship Week.
Thanks to Ari Clark for letting me know about World Thinking Day.
Thanks to Ronnie Foreman for letting me know about Crepe Day.
Thanks to Delores Feinberg for letting me know about Rare Disease Day.
Thanks to Brenda Simmons for letting me know about Peace Corps Week.
Thanks to Mary Migalla for letting me know about Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
Thanks to Beth Stamps for letting me know about FFA Week.
Thanks to Terri Dale for letting me know about Margarita Day.
Thanks to Kathleen Heikkila for letting me know about National Justice for Animals Week.
Thanks to Joyce Baker for letting me know about Marmot Day.
Thanks to Roger W. Hancock for letting me know about Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week, and Frederick Douglass Day.
Thanks to Stephanie Bolin for letting me know about National Hippo Day.
Thanks to Julie Hutton for letting me know about National Therapeutic Recreation Month
Thanks to Megan Hansen for letting me know about Angelman Syndrome Day.
Thanks to Liz Bennett for letting me know about Girl Scout Cookie Day.
Thanks to Chipper Miller for letting me know about Love The Bus Month.
Thanks to Paul Graf for letting me know about Change Your Password Day.
Thanks to Dr. Tom Stevens for letting me know about Ayn Rand Day.
Thanks to Virginia Rice for letting me know about Canadian Maple Syrup Day.
Thanks to Tom Achtenburg for letting me know about World  Play Your Ukulele Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Through With The Chew Week , The Great American Spit Out, International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month,
National Prevent A Litter Month, Bird Health Awareness Week, National Dog Biscuit Day,  International Polar Bear Day, Safer Internet Day and
International Book Giving Day.
Adlai Stevenson Day, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genitalia, World Day of The Sick, World Radio Day, National Signing Day, Desperation Day.
Thanks to Kate Jordan for letting me know about North American Inclusion Month (NAIM).
Thanks to Judy Kleinberg for letting me know about National Haiku Writing Month.
Thanks to Kimberleigh A. Murray for letting me know about Give Kids A Smile Day. 
Thanks to John Chadwick for letting me know about Tex Avery Day.
Thanks to Dave Griffith for letting me know about The Simplot Games.
Thanks to Jennifer Newton for letting me know about National Bacon Day.
Thanks to Sandy Dominik for letting me know about Burn Awareness Week.
Thanks to Jack Follman for letting me know about Clean Out Your Computer Day.
Thanks to Lori Cline for letting me know about Shower With A Friend Day.
Thanks to Cassendre Xavier for letting me know about International Day, Week, and Month of Black Women in the Arts
Thanks To Josh & Jess Pacheco for letting me know about Pizza Day.
Thanks to Michelle Hannas for letting me know about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
Thanks to Jamie Dannen for letting me know about Galentine's Day..
Thanks to Celeste Williams for letting me know about Tootsie Roll Day.
Thanks to Debra Freisleben for letting me know about Harry Potter Book Night.
Thanks to Alexandra Corro for letting me know about International PechaKucha Day.

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