February 2022 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.
Stone = Amethyst      Flower = Iris or Violets

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February 2022 Monthly Holidays


Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month Link
African-American Cultural Heritage Month
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 (2/6-3/7)
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  Link
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 Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cherry Month
National Condom Month  
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Embroidery Month Link
National Enrolled Agents Month Link
National Goat Yoga Month
National Green Week (Starts first week in Feb. and
Thus to me it's a monthly observance although they say "week.")   
Link

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 
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 2022 Weekly Holidays

 

African Heritage & Health Week: 1-7 (First Week)
*Women's Heart Week: 1-7
World Interfaith Harmony Week: 1-7
(First Week)
*Publicity for Profit Week: 2-8
US Nationals Snow Sculpting Days: 2-6
Winter Olympics XXIV: 4-20
Burn Awareness Week: 6-12 Link  
(First Full Week)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: 6-12
(First Full Week)
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 6-13 (Always Week Before Valentines Day)
Freelance Writer Appreciation Week: 6-13  (2nd Week Begins on Sunday)
Tinnitus Awareness Week: 6-12 Link  (First Full Week)
Children's Mental Health Week: 7-13 Link (First Full Week)
*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
International Networking Week: 7-11 (M-F of First Full Week)
National School Counseling Week: 7-11 Link
*
Risk Awareness Week: 7-14
*Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 7-12

Pride in Foodservice Week: 7-11 Link
Tax Identity Theft Week: 7-11 Link (M-F of First Full Week)
*Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14
Kitchen and Bath Show Week: 8-10 Link 
World AG Expo: 8-10

Date (Fruit) Week: 11-20
National Entrepreneurship Week: 12-19 Link
Children of Alcoholics Week: 13-19 Link (Second Full Week)
*International Flirting Week: 13-19 (Week of Valentines Day)
Jell-O Week: 13-19 (Second Full Week)
Love A Mench Week: 13-19
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 13-19 (Second Full Week)
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 13-19 Link (Second or Third Full Week)  Note: See daily listings for RAK Day.
*National Condom Week: 14-21
*National Nestbox Week: 14-21
*NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21
American Association For The Advancement of Science Week: 17-20  Link
Great Backyard Bird Count: 18-21 Link
Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering: 18-19
National FFA Week: 19-26  Link (Week of G.Washington's Birthday from Sat. to Sat)
National Sauna Week: 20-26  Link   (Last Full Week)
Bird Health Awareness Week: 20-26 Link  (Last Full Week)
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week: 20-26  (3rd  Full Week)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 20-26  (Last Week)
National Engineers Week: 20-26 (Week Incl. G.Washington's Birthday 22nd)
National Justice for Animals Week: 20-26 Link  Link
Through With The Chew: 20-26 (3rd  Full Week) Link
International Petroleum Week: 22-24 Link
American Birkenbreiner Race: 23-26
Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 27 - 3/5 (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday 3/2)
Isra Al Mi'Raj: 28 - 3/1
National Invasive Species Awareness Week: 28-3/4 Link

Carnival: 28-3/1


February 2022 Daily Holidays

 

African American Coaches Day: 1 (First Tuesday)
*
Candy-Making Day: 1
*Car Insurance Day: 1
*CBC Day: 1  Link
*Change Your Password Day: 1 Link
Chinese New Year 2022: 1
*Decorating With Candy Day: 1
*G.I. Joe Day: 1
*Hula in The Coola Day: 1
International Brownie Camera Day 2022: 1  Link  (Contest goes all month)
*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.)
*Robinson Crusoe Day: 1
*Spunky Old Broads Day: 1 (Also all month)
*World Hijab Day: 1  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
Global School Play Day: 2 Link (First Wednesday)
National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 2 (First Wednesday)
National Signing Day for College Football: 2 Link (First Wednesday)

*Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day: 2 Link
*Sled Dog Day: 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 Missing Person's Day: 3  Link
National Sweater Day: 3 (First Thursday) Link
*National Women's Physicians Day: 3  Link
Optimist Day: 3 (First Thursday)  Link
*The Day The Music Died: 3
*Veterinary Pharmacists Day: 3

 

Bubble Gum Day: 4 Link  (First Friday)
Give Kids A Smile Day: 4
Link  (First Friday)
*Facebook's Birthday: 4
*International Day of Human Fraternity: 4

*Liberace Day: 4
*Medjoola Date Day: 4
*National Hemp Day: 4 Link
*Quacker Day: 4
*USO Day: 4
Wear Red Day: 4 (First Friday)
Working Naked Day: 4 (First Friday)

*World Cancer Day: 4 Link

 


*Adlai Stevenson Day: 5 Link
Barber Day: 5  (First Saturday)
*Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day: 5
National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 5  (First Saturday): Link (Different than International observance on Feb. 18. Thus we have it listed twice.)
National Play Outside Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)

*Shower With A Friend Day: 5 Link
Take Your Child To The Library Day: 5 (First Saturday)
*Weatherman's [Weatherperson's] Day: 5
*Western Monarch Day: 5 Link
*World Nutella Day: 5 Link
*World Animal Reiki Day: 5  Link
World Play Your Ukulele Day: 5 (First Saturday) Link 


*Canadian Maple Syrup Day: 6 Link
*International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: 6 Link
*International Frozen Yogurt Day: 6 Link
*Lame Duck Day: 6
*Play Monopoly Day: 6  Link (See also January 5)



*Ballet Day: 7
*Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 7
* "e" Day (math): 7 Link
*Laura Ingalls Wilder Day: 7
Man Day: 13 (Sunday before Valentines)
*National Periodic Table Day: 7  Link
*Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor's Day: 7
*Who Shall I Be Day: 7



*Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8 Link
Extraterrestrial Culture Day: 8 ( 2nd Tuesday)
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 8 (2nd Tuesday)

*Laugh and Get Rich Day: 8
*Opera Day: 8
Safer Internet Day: 8 Link  (2nd Tuesday)
Orange Day: 8  Link  (2nd Tuesday)

 

*Cut The Cord Day: 9  Link
*Gwyl Mabsant: 9 Link
*National Pizza Day: 9 Link
*Read in the Bathtub Day: 9
*Toothache Day: 9 Link


*All The News That's Fit To Print Day: 10
National Giving Hearts Day: 10 (2nd Thursday)
*National Home Warranty Day: 10  Link
*Plimsoll Day: 10
*World Pulses Day: 10


*Be Electrific Day: 11
*Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 11
*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
No One Eats Alone Day: 11  Link  (2nd Friday)
*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
*Flip Flop Day: 12  Link (Also June 18 different sponsor)
Global Movie Day: 12  Link (Second Saturday)
*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

 

Autism Sunday: 13 Link (2nd Sunday)
*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
*International Kissing Day: 13  Link  (also July 6)
*Madly In Love With Me Day: 13
Man Day: 13 (Sunday before Valentine's Day)
*National Break Up With Your Carrier Day: 13 Link
*National Cheddar Day: 13 Link
National Pork Rind Day: 13 (Always on Super Bowl Day)  Link
*National Wingman's Day: 13
Popcorn Day: 13  Link (Super Bowl Sunday is Primary Observance)
Super Bowl LVI (56): 13

*Self-Love Day: 13
World Marriage Day: 13 (2nd Sunday) Link
*World Radio Day: 13 Link

 

 

Clean Out Your Computer Day: 14 Link (2nd Monday)
*Ferris Wheel Day: 14
*Frederick Douglass Day: 14  Link
*International Book Giving Day: 14 Link
*International Epilepsy Awareness Day: 14  Link
*League of Women Voters Day: 14
*Library Lovers Day: 14
Meal Monday: 14 (2nd Monday) Link
*National Donor Day: 14
National Football Hangover Day: 14 Link (Always day after the Super Bowl)
*National Have A Heart Day: 14
*National Women's Heart Day: 14 Link
*Pet Theft Awareness Day: 14  Link
*Quirky Alone Day: 14 Link
*Race Relations Day: 14
*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
*Susan B. Anthony Day: 15
Travel Africa Day: 15 (3rd or 4th Tuesday)



*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
*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
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: 18-20  Link 
*International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day: 18 Link (Different than National observance always on first Saturday. So we have it twice listed.)
National Caregivers Day: 18 Link (Third Friday)
*National Drink Wine Day: 18 Link
*National Hate Florida Day: 18 Link
No One Eats Alone Day: 18  Link
*Pluto  Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh) : 18 
World Information Architecture Day: 18 Link  (Third Friday)


*Best Friends Day: 19  Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Chocolate Mint Day: 19 Link
National Airboat Day: 19
*National Arabian Horse Day: 19  Link
*National Lashes Day: 19 Link
*Iwo Jima Day (Landing) : 19
*Skate Shop Day: 19
*Vet Girls RISE Day: 19  Link  Link
Women in Blue Jeans Days:19-20 Link
World Pangolin Day: 19  Link  (Third Saturday)
World Whale Day: 19 Link  (Third Saturday)


Daytona 500: 20
*International PechaKucha Day: 20  Link
*Love Your Pet Day: 20 Link Link   (or Love Your Dog Day)  
*National Comfy Day: 20  Link
*Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 20

*World Day for Social Justice: 20

 

*International Mother Language Day: 21
*National Grain Free Day: 21 Link
Presidents Day: 21

 

*Digital Learning Day: 22
*For The Love of Mike Day; 22
*George Washington's Birthday: 22
Digital Learning Day: 22 Link  (4thTuesday) 

*National Margarita Day: 22 Link
*National Supermarket Employee Day: 22  Link
*National Wildlife Day: 22 Link  (To honor Steve Irwin's birthday + it's on Sept. 4)
*Tex Avery Day: 22 Link
The Great American Spit Out: 22 (Thursday of "Through With The Chew Week") Link

*Woolworth's Day: 22
World Spay Day USA: 22 (Last Tuesday )
*World Thinking Day: 22
Link


*Curling is Cool Day: 23
*Diesel Engine Day: 23
Inconvenience Yourself Day: 23 ( 4th Wednesday) 

*Iwo Jima Day (Flag Raised): 23
*National Dog Biscuit Day: 23 Link
*National Tile Day: 23  Link
Pink Shirt Day: 23 Link  (Last Wednesday)
*Single Tasking Day: 23
*Tootsie Roll Day: 23  Link


Discover Girl Day: 24 (Thursday of Nat'l Engineers Wk.)
*Forget Me Not Day: 24  Link  (First Observance)
Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day: 24 (Thursday of Engineering Week)
National Chili Day: 24  (Last Thursday)  Link

*National Dance Day: 24
*World Bartender Day: 24 Link
International Toast Day: 24 Link  (Orig. in UK, has spread worldwide)  (Last Thursday)
Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day: 24
(Thursday of Engineering Week.)



*Rubber Ducky Day: 25 Link (Note: Some also say January 13.)
Skip The Straw Day: 25  Link (4th Friday)

*Carpe Diem Day: 26
*For Pete's Sake Day: 26
International Sword Swallowers Day: 26 (Last Saturday)
*Levi Strauss Day: 26
*National Customized Wheel and Tire Day: 26
*National Personal Chef's Day: 26 Link (Note: Different Sponsor than one on 7/16)
Open That Bottle Night: 26 (Last Saturday)

*World Pistachio Day: 26  Link

 


*Anosomia Awareness Day: 27 Link
*International Polar Bear Day: 27 Link
*National Retro Day: 27 Link

Shrovetide: 27 (3 days before Ash Wednesday)
*World NGO Day: 27  Link

 

Fasching: 28
*Floral Design Day: 28  Link
National Cupcake Day (Canada): 28 Link  (Last Monday)
Museum Advocacy Day: 28 - 3/1  Link (Last Monday & Tuesday)

*National Tooth Fairy Day: 28  Link   Link  ( Also August 22)
Play More Cards Day: 28 Link
(Last Monday)
Rare Disease Day: 28 Link  (Last day of the month)
Shrove Monday: 28

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Leap Year Only..._____________________
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 2022 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

41
New Moon

12:49 am
EST

8
First Qtr.
8:51 am
EST

 

16
Full Moon
 11:59 am
EST


 
23
Last Qtr.
5:34 pm
EST

 

The Full Moon on the 16th 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.



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