There are 168 February National Days to celebrate during the year’s second month. In the northern hemisphere, February is the third month of winter. Februa, the Roman festival of purification, is what February is named after.
Presidents Day (Third Monday of February)
February has 28 days (29 days on a leap year)
February Birthstone: Amethyst
February Colors: Purple, Light Blue, Yellow.
February Birth flower: Violet & Primrose
The full moon in February is called the Snow Moon.
Historical Events in February:
Feb 1st, 1982 – Late Night with David Letterman premieres
Feb 2nd, 1992 – Cold War Ends
Feb 3rd, 1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment Ratified
Feb 4th, 2004 – Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook
Feb 5th, 1917 – Immigration Act of 1917 is passed
Feb 6th, 1926 – First Donut Machine Introduced
Feb 7th, 1984 – First Space Walk
Feb 8th, 1920 – Boy Scouts of America founded
Feb 9th, 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on Tv
Feb 10th, 1942 – First Gold Record Awarded
Feb 11th, 1929 – Vatican City becomes an independent state.
February 12, 1909 – NAACP formed
Feb 13th, 2000 – The last Peanuts comic strip published
Feb 14th, 1991 – Silence of the Lambs debut
Feb 15th, 2001: The Human Genome is published.
Feb 16th, 1923 – Archaeologist explores tomb of King Tutankhamen
Feb 17th, 1867 – The first ship passes through the Suez Canal
Feb 18th, 1920 – Pluto Discovered
Feb 19th, 2002 – NASA spacecraft begins mapping mars
Feb 20th, 1962 – first American to orbit Earth
Feb 21st, 1804 – The first self-propelled steam locomotive
Feb 22nd, 1959 – The first Daytona 500
Feb 23rd, 1836 – Mexican army attacks the Alamo.
Feb 24th, 1582 – Gregorian Calendar instituted by Pope Gregory XIII
Feb 25th, 1836 – Samuel Colt granted patent
Feb 26th, 1919 – Grand Canyon National Park Established
Feb 27th, 1594 – Henry IV is crowned King of France.
Feb 28th, 1983 – Final episode of MASH
Feb 29th, 1940 – Hattie McDaniel wins Academy Award
Notable February National Days:
February is Black History Month. It originally commemorated the accomplishments and struggles of African-Americans in the U.S.. Canada and the U.K. have joined the U.S. in honoring Black History Month.
Presidents Day is the only Federal holiday observed during February.
Valentine’s Day is February’s most popular day. However, a few days have been created as alternatives for Valentine’s Day, like Galentine’s Day and Singles Awareness Day. Valentine’s day is a day of romance, but it’s also a day of stress; consider Madly In Love With Me Day for a fun alternative.
Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent and is observed six weeks before Easter Sunday. Therefore, It can fall on either a day in February or in March. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday and runs from Jan 6th to the day before Ash Wednesday.
On Feb 2nd, the world will be watching on Ground Hogs Day to see if our furry friend will predict six more weeks of winter by seeing its shadow.
There are many fun food days like National Pizza Day, National Margarita Day, National Chili Day, National Drink Wine Day, National Strawberry Day, National Bagel Day, Ice Cream For Breakfast Day, Tater Tot Day, Crepe Day, National Carrot Cake Day, World Nutella Day, and National Frozen Yogurt Day.
Celebrities Born in February:
Harry Styles, Michael B. Jordan, Jennifer Aniston, The Weeknd, Elizabeth Olsen, Buffalo Bill, Lisa Marie Presley, Brandon Lee, Lauren Conrad, Clark Gable, Pauly Shore, Michael C. Hall, Langston Hughes, Shakira, Gemma Arterton, Christie Brinkley, Farrah Fawcett, Isla Fisher, Daddy Yankee, Amal Clooney, Maitland Ward, Rosa Parks, Oscar De La Hoya, Lawrence Taylor, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar.
List of February National Days:
National Shower With A Friend Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
World Nutella Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
Western Monarch Day
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
Yorkshire Pudding Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Lame Duck Day
National Inventor’s Day
National Make A Friend Day
National Peppermint Patty Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
National White Shirt Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Get Out Your Guitar And Play Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day