All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history;
or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.



Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Amethyst        Flower= Iris or Violets

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

The History of Super Bowl Sunday
Paul Bunyan Day History + Paul Bunyan Trivia Fun!
Indianapolis 500 & Daytona 500 History + Cartoon
Valentine's Day Fun

History of Mardi Gras (Carnival) + Cartoon  (February 9, 2016)
History of Leap Year + Cartoon
History of The Westminster Dog Show + Cartoon
History of Kwakiutl Midwinter Ceremony + Cartoon
History of Groundhog Day (or Candlemas) + Cartoon
President's Day History (Washington & Lincoln Birthdays)
History of the Academy Awards (Oscars) + Cartoon
  and Oscar Trivia Fun!

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

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.


February Monthly Observances

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month Link
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Barley Month Link
Beat The Heat Month
Cricket World Cup (2/13-3/29)
Dog Training Education Month Link
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
From Africa to Virginia Month
Grapefruit 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 Care About Your Indoor Air Month
National Cherry Month
National Condom Month  Link
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Haiku Writing Month Link
National Hot Breakfast Month Link
National Laugh-Friendly Month Link
National Mend A Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Pet Dental Health Month
National Prevent A Litter 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 Weekly Observances

*African Heritage & Health Week: 1-7
Burn Awareness Week: 7-12 Link
 (First Full Week)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: 7-12 (First Full Week)
International Coaching Week: 7-12
Just Say No to PowerPoint Week: 7-12
*Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 7-12
*Women's Heart Week: 1-7
National School Counseling Week: 1-5 Link
International Networking Week: 1-5
International Hoof-Care Week: 2-5

*Publicity for Profit Week: 2-8
Celebration of Love Week: 7-13 Link 
(Second Full Week)
Children of Alcoholics Week: 7-13 Link
(Second Full Week)
*Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: 7-14 Link
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 7-13 (Always Week Before Valentines Day)
*Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week: 7-14  Link
*Risk Awareness Week: 7-14
*International Week of Black Women in The Arts: 7-15  Link

Jell-O Week: 7-13  (Second Full Week)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: 7-13  (Second Full Week)
*National Marriage Week: 7-14  Link  Link

National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 7-13 Link (Second Full Week)
*Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14
American Camp Week: 9-12
International Petroleum Week: 9-11  Link

National Green Week: 9-15  Link
World AG Expo: 9-11
International Friendship Week: 10-14 Link

Great Backyard Bird Count: 12-15
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 14-20  Link (Second Full Week)
*International Flirting Week: 14-20 (Week of Valentines Day)
Love a Mensch Week: 14-20
*National Condom Week: 14-21 Link
*National Nestbox Week: 14-21
*NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21
The Simplot Games: 18-20 Link
American Birkenbreiner Race: 18-21
National Entrepreneurship Week: 20-27 Link

Bird Health Awareness Week: 21-27 Link
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week: 21-27 (Always 3rd Week) Link
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week:21-27 (3rd  Full Week)
National Date (fruit) Week: 21-27
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week:
National Engineers Week: 21-27 (Week Incl. G.Washington's Birthday)
National FFA Week:21-27 Link (Week of G.Washington's Birthday from Sat. to Sat)
National Invasive Species Awareness Week: 21-27 Link

National Justice for Animals Week: 21-27 Link
National Pancake Week: 21-27 (Bisquick)
Through With The Chew: 21-27 (3rd  Full Week) Link
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week: 26-27
Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 28-3/5
  (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday 3/2)

 February Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Car Insurance Day: 1
*Change Your Password Day: 1 Link
*Decorating With Candy Day: 1
*G.I. Joe Day: 1
*Hula in The Coola Day: 1
*International Face & Body Art Day: 1  Link
* Freedom Day: 1
*Robinson Crusoe Day: 1
*Serpent Day: 1 Link
*Spunky Old Broads Day: 1 (also all month)
*Ayn Rand Day: 2  Link
*Candelmas: 2
* Crepe Day: 2
*Crepe Day or La Chandeleur: 2  Link
*Groundhog Day: 2
*Groundhog Job Shadow Day: 2
*Hedgehog Day: 2
*Imbolc: 2
*Marmot Day: 2 Link
*Sled Dog Day: 2
*World Play Your Ukulele Day: 2 (Used to be 5/2) Link
*World Wetlands Day: 2 Link
African American Coaches Day: 2 (First Tuesday)
*Four Chaplains Memorial Day: 3
*The Day The Music Died: 3
National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 3
(First Sunday)
*Facebook's Birthday: 4
*Liberace Day: 4
*Medjoola Date Day: 4
National Signing Day: 3 Link (First Wednesday)
*Quacker Day: 4
*USO Day: 4
*World Cancer Day: 4 Link
*Adlai Stevenson Day: 5 Link
* Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day: 5
*Shower With A Friend Day: 5 Link

*Weatherman's [Weatherperson's] Day: 5
*Western Monarch Day: 5 Link
*World Nutella Day: 5 Link
*Canadian Maple Syrup Day: 6 Link
*Lame Duck Day: 6
National Doodle Day: 5 Link (Moved from March 7)
Bubble Gum Day: 5 Link  (First Friday)
Cordova Ice Worm Day: 5-7 Link (First Full Weekend)
Girl Scout Cookie Day: 6 Link
Give Kids A Smile Day: 5 Link (First Friday)
*International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: 6 Link
Wear Red Day: 5 (First Friday)
Working Naked Day: 5 Link (First Friday)
Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 6 (First Saturday): Link

Take Your Child To The Library Day: 6 (First Saturday)
*World Animal Reiki Day: 5  Link
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Day: 7 (First Day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week)
* "e" Day (math): 7 Link
*Ballet Day: 7
*Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 7 Link
*International Day of Black Women in The Arts: 7  Link
*National Periodic Table Day: 7  Link :)
Popcorn Day: 7  Link
(Super Bowl Sunday is Primary Observance)
Super Bowl 50: 7

*Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor's Day: 7
*Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8 Link
*Laugh and Get Rich Day: 8
Losar: 8 Link
Man Day: 7
(Sunday before Valentines)
Chinese New Year: 8

*Opera Day: 8
Mardi Gras: 9

*National Stop Bullying Day: 9 Link
*National Pizza Day: 9 Link
Paczki Day: 9 (always Shrove Tuesday)
*Read in the Bathtub Day: 9
Safer Internet Day: 9  Link  
(2nd Tuesday)
*Toothache Day: 9 Link
Extraterrestrial Culture Day: 9 ( 2nd Tuesday)
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 9 Link (2nd Tuesday)
International Pancake Day: 9 (aka Shrove Tuesday)
Pancake Day Race: 9 (Between US and England)  Link (Always Shrove Tuesday) 

*Plimsoll Day: 10
*All The News That's Fit To Print Day: 10

*Be Electrific Day: 11
*Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 11 Link
*Get Out Your Guitar Day: 11
*Make A Friend's Day: 11 Link
*Pro Sports Wives Day: 11
*National Shut-in Visitation Day: 11
*Satisfied Staying Single Day: 11
Stress Awareness Day: 11  Link

*White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day : 11 Link
*World Day of The Sick: 11 Link
*Darwin Day: 12
*Lincoln's Birthday: 12
*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
*World Radio Day: 13 Link
World Whale Day: 13 Link  (Third Saturday)
Autism Sunday: 14 Link   (2nd Sunday)
*Batman Sticker Day: 14 Link

*Ferris Wheel Day: 14
*International Book Giving Day: 14 Link

*Frederick Douglass Day: 14  Link
*Pet Theft Awareness Day: 14  Link
*Library Lovers Day: 14
*National Have A Heart Day: 14
*National Condom Day: 14 Link
*(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day: 14 Link
*League of Women Voters Day: 14
*National Women's Heart Day: 14 Link
*Race Relations Day: 14
*Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day: 14 Link
*National Donor Day: 14
*Quirky Alone Day: 14 Link
*Valentines Day: 14
World Marriage Day: 14 (2nd Sunday) Link
Clean Out Your Computer Day: 15 Link
(2nd Monday)
*Angelman Syndrome Day: 15 Link5
Grammy Awards: 15
*Lupercalia: 15
*National Gum Drop Day: 15  Link
*National Hippo Day: 15 Link
Presidents Day: 15
*Remember The Maine Day: 15
*Susan B. Anthony Day: 15
Westminster Dog Show: 15-16

*Kyoto Protocol Day: 16 Link
*National Almond Day: 16  Link
*Champion Crab Races Day: 17 Link
*My Way Day: 17
*National PTA Founders Day: 17 Link

Random Acts of Kindness Day: 17  Link (Wednesday of Second Full Week) (Note: Also on September 1.)
*World Human Spirit Day: 17
*Battery Day: 18 (Volta's birthday)
*Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day: 18
*Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day: 18 Link

The Great American Spit Out: 18 (Thursday of "Through With The Chew Week") Link
*National Drink Wine Day: 18 Link
*National Hate Florida Day: 18 Link
*Pluto  Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh) : 18 
(Note: New Mexico has declared  March 13 as, Pluto is a Planet Day!)
*Best Friends Day: 19  Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Chocolate Mint Day: 19 Link
*National Lashes Day: 19 Link
Women in Blue Jeans Days: 19-20 Link (Moved from Jan.)
*Iwo Jima Day (Landing) : 19
*Love Your Pet Day: 20 Link  (or Love Your Dog Day)
*Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 20
*World Day for Social Justice: 20
*International Mother Language Day: 21
World Information Architecture Day: 21 Link  Link (Third Friday)
Daytona 500: 21
Museum Advocacy Day: 22-23  Link (Last Monday & Tuesday)
*National Margarita Day: 22 Link or  Link
*Woolworth's Day: 22
*World Thinking Day: 22 Link
*George Washington's Birthday: 22
*Tex Avery Day: 22 Link
*Curling is Cool Day: 23
*Diesel Engine Day: 23
*Iwo Jima Day (flag raised): 23
*National Dog Biscuit Day: 23 Link
Spay Day USA: 23 (Last Tuesday )
Single Tasking Day: 23
*World Bartender Day: 24 Link

Inconvenience Yourself Day: 24 ( 4th Wednesday) 
Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day: 25
(Thursday of Engineering Week)
National Chili Day: 25 (Last Thursday)  Link
*National Personal Chef's Day: 26 Link (Note: Different Sponsor than one on 7/16)
*For Pete's Sake Day: 26
*Levi Strauss Day: 26
*National Bacon Day: 26 Link or Link
*World Pistachio Day: 26  Link
*Anosomia Awareness Day: 27 Link
*International Polar Bear Day: 27 Link
National Day of Action (Peace Corps): 27 Link
International Sword Swallowers Day: 27 (Last Saturday)
Open That Bottle Night: 27 (Last Saturday)
US Snow Shoe Days: 27-3/2 Link

 88th Academy Awards Ceremony: 28 Link
*Floral Design Day: 28
*National Tooth Fairy Day: 28
*Rare Disease Day: 28 Link
National Cupcake Day (Canada): 29 Link
 (On a Year With 29 days)
Bachelor's Day: 29
*International Underlings Day: 29
Leap Year Day: 29
Rare Diseases Day: 29 Link

February 2016
Moon Phases

New Moon
9:39 am

First Qtr.
2:46 am


NFull Moon
 1:20 pm



Full Moon on  the 22nd 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.

Moon Animation Credit


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