February 2017 Holidays

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February 2017 Monthly Holidays

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  Link
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Free and Open Source Software Month  Link
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  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 2017 Weekly Holidays

US Snow Sculpting Week: 1-5  
*African Heritage & Health Week: 1-7
*Women's Heart Week: 1-7
*Publicity for Profit Week: 2-8
Burn Awareness Week: 5-11 Link  (First Full Week)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Week: 5-11 (Always Week Before Valentines Day)
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week: 5-11 
International Coaching Week: 5-11
Just Say No to PowerPoint Week: 5-11
Children's Mental Health Week: 6-12 Link (First Full Week)
National School Counseling Week: 6-10 Link
International Networking Week: 6-10
*Solo Diners Eat Out Weekend: 7-12
*Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week: 7-14 Link
*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
*National Marriage Week: 7-14  Link  Link
*Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week: 8-14
Celebration of Love Week: 12-18 Link  (Second Full Week)
Children of Alcoholics Week: 12-18 Link (Second Full Week)
International Friendship Week: 12-17 Link
Jell-O Week: 12-18  (Second Full Week)
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week: 12-18 (Second Full Week)
Random Acts of Kindness Week: 12-18 Link (Second Full Week)  Note: See daily listings for RAK Day.
International Flirting Week: 12-18 (Week of Valentines Day)
National Green Week: 13-19  Link
Love a Mensch Week: 13-19
*National Condom Week: 14-21 Link
*National Nestbox Week: 14-21
*NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week: 14-21
World AG Expo: 14-16
American Association For The Advancement of Science Week: 16-20
Learning Disabilities Week: 16-19
Date (Fruit) Week: 17-26
Great Backyard Bird Count: 17-20 Link
National Entrepreneurship Week: 18-25 Link
National FFA Week:18-25 Link (Week of G.Washington's Birthday from Sat. to Sat)
Bird Health Awareness Week: 19-25 Link  (Last Full Week)
Build A Better Trade Show Image Week: 19-25 (3rd  Full Week)
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: 19-25
National Engineers Week: 19-25 (Week Incl. G.Washington's Birthday)
National Justice for Animals Week: 19-26 Link  Link
Through With The Chew: 19-25 (3rd  Full Week) Link
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week: 20-25 (Always 3rd Week) Link
American Camp Week: 21-24  Link
International Petroleum Week: 21-23  Link
American Birkenbreiner Race: 23-26
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week: 24-25
Telecommuter Appreciation Week: 26-3/4   (Always Week that has Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday 3/2)
National Invasive Species Awareness Week: 27-3/3 Link

February 2017 Daily Holidays

*Candy-Making Day: 1
*Car Insurance Day: 1
*Change Your Password Day: 1 Link
Cordova Ice Worm Day: 1-5 Link (First Full Weekend)
*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
*National Get Up Day: 1  (About Perserverance. Not Getting Out Of Bed.)
National Signing Day: 1 Link (First Wednesday)
*Robinson Crusoe Day: 1
*Serpent Day: 1 Link
*Spunky Old Broads Day: 1 (also all month)
National Girls & Women in Sports Day: 1 (First Wednesday)
*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
Bubble Gum Day: 3 Link  (First Friday)
Give Kids A Smile Day: 3 Link (First Friday)
*Four Chaplains Memorial Day: 3
*National Women's Physicians Day: 3  Link
*The Day The Music Died: 3
Wear Red Day: 3 (First Friday)
Working Naked Day: 3 Link (First Friday)
Barber Day: 4  (First Saturday)
*Facebook's Birthday: 4
Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: 4 (First Saturday): Link
Take Your Child To The Library Day: 4 (First Saturday)
*Liberace Day: 4
*Medjoola Date Day: 4
*Quacker Day: 4
*USO Day: 4
*World Cancer Day: 4 Link
*Adlai Stevenson Day: 5 Link
*Dump Your Significant Jerk Day: 5 (First Day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week)
* Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day: 5
Popcorn Day: 5  Link (Super Bowl Sunday is Primary Observance)
*Shower With A Friend Day: 5 Link
Super Bowl 51: 5
*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
*Lame Duck Day: 6
*International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation: 6 Link
African American Coaches Day: 7 (First Tuesday)
*Ballet Day: 7
Dry Bean Day: 7 Link 
*Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 7 Link
* "e" Day (math): 7 Link
*Laura Ingalls Wilder Day: 7
Man Day: 7 (Sunday before Valentines)
*National Periodic Table Day: 7  Link
*Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor's Day: 7
*Boy Scout Anniversary Day: 8 Link
*Laugh and Get Rich Day: 8
*Opera Day: 8
*National Bagel Day: 9  Link  (Note: Bagelfest Day is July 26)
*National Pizza Day: 9 Link
*Read in the Bathtub Day: 9
*Toothache Day: 9 Link
*National Home Warranty Day: 10  Link
*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
*Pro Sports Wives Day: 11
*National Inventors Day: 11  Link
*National Shut-in Visitation Day: 11
*Satisfied Staying Single Day: 11
Stress Awareness Day: 11  Link
Tu B'Shvat: 11
*White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day : 11 Link
*World Day of The Sick: 11 Link
Autism Sunday: 12 Link   (2nd Sunday)
*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
World Marriage Day: 12 (2nd Sunday) Link
Clean Out Your Computer Day: 13 Link (2nd Monday)
*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 Wingman's Day: 13
*World Radio Day: 13 Link
Extraterrestrial Culture Day: 14 ( 2nd Tuesday)
Extraterrestrial Visitor Day: 14 (2nd Tuesday)
*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
*National Donor Day: 14
*(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
Safer Internet Day: 14  Link  (2nd Tuesday)
*Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day: 14 Link
*National Donor Day: 14
*Quirky Alone Day: 14 Link
*Valentines Day: 14
World Sound Healing Day: 14 Link
*Angelman Syndrome Day: 15 Link
*Lupercalia: 15
*National Gum Drop Day: 15  Link
*National Hippo Day: 15 Link
*Remember The Maine Day: 15
*Susan B. Anthony Day: 15
Westminster Dog Show: 15-16  Link
*Kyoto Protocol Day: 16 Link
*National Almond Day: 16  Link
*Champion Crab Races Day: 17 Link
*My Way Day: 17
National Caregivers Day: 17 Link (Third Friday)
*National PTA Founders Day: 17 Link
Random Acts of Kindness Day: 17  Link (Thursday of Second Full Week) (Note: Also on September 1.)  Also, RAK Friday is Nov. 24.  NOTE: Chases Calendar of Events lists this on the 17th. But, the description says it's on the "Thursday" of Random Acts of Kindness Week. That would make it on the 16th.  But, it's on the 17th in the book, which is a Friday. Confused?  So, I'm listing it on the 17th this year because  it's on that page in the book and the website isn't specific.  My gut feeling is that it's  really on Thursday, 16th,  because they do have a Random Acts of Kindness Friday Day on Nov. 24.
World Information Architecture Day: 17 Link  Link (Third Friday)
*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
*National Drink Wine Day: 18 Link
*National Hate Florida Day: 18 Link
*Pluto  Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh) : 18 
World Whale Day: 18 Link  (Third Saturday)
*Best Friends Day: 19  Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Chocolate Mint Day: 19 Link
Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day: 19 (Thursday of Engineering Week)
*National Lashes Day: 19 Link
*Iwo Jima Day (Landing) : 19
Bean Day: 20  Link
*Love Your Pet Day: 20 Link Link   (or Love Your Dog Day)  
*Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 20
Presidents Day: 20
*World Day for Social Justice: 20
*International Mother Language Day: 21
Travel Africa Day: 21 (3rd or 4th Tuesday)
*National Margarita Day: 22 Link or  Link
Pink Shirt Day: 22 Link
*Woolworth's Day: 22
*World Thinking Day: 22 Link
*George Washington's Birthday: 22
*Tex Avery Day: 22 Link
Inconvenience Yourself Day: 22 ( 4th Wednesday) 
*Curling is Cool Day: 23
Digital Learning Day: 23 Link {From March}
*Diesel Engine Day: 23
Discover Girl Day: 23
The Great American Spit Out: 23 (Thursday of "Through With The Chew Week") Link
*Iwo Jima Day (flag raised): 23
*National Dog Biscuit Day: 23 Link
National Chili Day: 23  (Last Thursday)  Link
*National Tile Day: 23  Link
*Single Tasking Day: 23
*Forget Me Not Day: 24  Link  (First Observance)
Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: 24-26 Link  (Note: Used to be a Day event on First Friday in Feb.)
Skip The Straw Day: 24  Link (4th Friday)
Women in Blue Jeans Days: 24-25 Link (Moved from Jan.)
*World Bartender Day: 24 Link
International Sword Swallowers Day: 25 (Last Saturday)
Open That Bottle Night: 25 (Last Saturday)
 89th Academy Awards Ceremony: 26 Link
Daytona 500: 26
*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
Oscars: 26
Shrovetide: 26-28
*World Pistachio Day: 26  Link
*Anosomia Awareness Day: 27 Link
*International Polar Bear Day: 27 Link
Losar: 27 Link
Museum Advocacy Day: 27-28  Link (Last Monday & Tuesday)
National Cupcake Day (Canada): 27 Link
*World NGO Day: 27  Link
International Pancake Day: 28 (aka Shrove Tuesday)
Pancake Day Race: 28 (Between US and England)  Link (Always Shrove Tuesday) 
*Floral Design Day: 28  Link
Mardi Gras: 28
Paczki Day: 28 (always Shrove Tuesday)
*National Tooth Fairy Day: 28  Link   Link  (Not August 22)
*Rare Disease Day: 28 Link
Spay Day USA: 28 (Last Tuesday )
 (On a Year With 29 days)
Bachelor's Day: 29
*International Underlings Day: 29
Leap Year Day: 29
Rare Diseases Day: 29 Link
*Superman's Birthday: 29 (Per Action Comics @149)  Link
(See also June 18 and Dec. 1)

February 2017
Moon Phases

First Qtr.
11:19 pm

Full Moon
7:33 pm


Last Qtr.
 2:33 pm

New Moon
 9:58 am

Full Moon on  the 10th 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.

Lunar Eclipse Feb. 10-11
Penumbral eclipse of the moon. Visible in Europe, most of Asia, Africa, the Americas, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Arctic.

Solar Eclipse February 26
Annular eclipse of the sun.  Visible in the Pacific, South America, southern and western Africa, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Chases Calendar of Events 2017, Bernan Press
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..

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