February 2019

Our library likes to display a list of “national” events which occur during the month. This list includes monthly recognitions, weekly celebrations, wacky and crazy daily celebrations, as well as the birthdays of famous people and authors/illustrators. For our display, I also include the birthdays of our students and faculty.

Feel free to adapt the list below to meet your needs. If you want to look at other lists, I have used Holiday Insights and National Day Calendar as well as calendars I receive from publishers.

It is always fun to plan special events around some of the crazy/wacky days. I’d love to hear how you celebrate some of these days. Like this post and comment below.

February’s Month-long observances:

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Canned Food Month

Creative Romance Month

Great American Pie Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Cherry Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Weddings Month

National Fasting February

Free and Open Source Software Month

National Bake for Family Fun Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

National Library Lover’s Month

National Snack Food Month

National Embroidery Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Weekly Celebrations:

Cordova Ice Worm Festival Week – January 26-February 2, 2019

US Snow Sculpting Week – January 30-February 2, 2019

African Heritage and Health Week – February 1-7

National Patient Recognition Week – February 1-7

Solo Diners Eat Out Week – February 1-7

Burn Awareness Week – February 3-9, 2019 (First Full Week)

Freelance Writers Appreciation Week – Second Week of February

Boy Scout Anniversary Week – February 4-10 Annually

National School Counseling Week – February 4-8, 2019

Feeding Tube Awareness Week – February 4-8, 2019

International Networking Week – Week of February 4, 2019

Kraut and Frankfurter Week – Second Week of February

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week – February 7-14, 2019

Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week – February 7-14

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week – February 10-16, 2019

National Secondhand Wardrobe Week – February 10-16, 2019

Take Your Family to School Week – February 10-17, 2019

Homes for Birds Week – Seven Days Beginning Second Sunday of February

Great American Pizza Bake – Second Week of February

Children of Alcoholics Week – February 10-16, 2019

Jell-O Week – Second week of February

Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 18-22, 2019

Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden – February 11-12, 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week – February 14-21

American Association for the Advancement of Science Week – February 15-19, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 15-18, 2019

Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week – February 18-24, 2019

National Engineers Week – Feb. 19-26

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – February 25-March 3, 2019

National FFA Week – Feb. 19-26

American Camp Week – February 19-22, 2019

Peace Corps Week – February 24 – March 2, 2019

February 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Bubble Gum Day 

1 No Politics Day

1 National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)

1 National Get Up Day

1 National Baked Alaska Day

1 National Serpent Day

1 National Texas Day

1 National Wear Red Day

1 World Read Aloud Day

1 Langston Hughes, author

1 Jerry Spinelli, author

2 Judith Viorst, author

2 National Groundhog Day

2 National Tater Tot Day


Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Feed the Birds Day

Superbowl Sunday

The Day the Music Died – Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash in 1959.

3 National Carrot Cake Day

3 National Missing Persons Day

3 National Women Physicians Day

3 Joan Lowery Nixon, author

3 Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor

4 Russell Hoban, author

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

4 National Homemade Soup Day

4 National Create a Vacuum day

Stuffed Mushroom Day

Thank a Mailman Day

Chinese New Years 

National Weatherman’s Day

5 World Nutella Day

5 Safer Internet Day U.S.

5 David Wiesner, author

6 National Lame Duck Day

6 National Frozen Yogurt Day

6 National Girls and Women in Sports Day

National Chopsticks Day

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day

7 National Periodic Table Day

7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

7 Charles Dickens, author

7 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author

7 Fred Gipson, author

8 National Boy Scouts Day

8 National Kite Flying Day

8 National Iowa Day

8 Jules Vern, author

National Pizza Day

Toothache Day

9 Matt de la Pena, author

9 National Bagel Day

10 National Home Warranty Day

10 National Umbrella Day

10 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

10 E. L. Konigsburg, author

10 Mark Teague, author

11 Clean out Your Computer Day

11 Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

11 National Inventors Day

11 White T-Shirt Day

11 National Shut-In Visitation Day

11 National Peppermint Patty Day

11 Mo Willems, author

11 Jane Yolan, author

11 Thomas Alva Edison, scientist

12 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

12 National Lost Penny Day

12 Plum Pudding Day

12 Judy Blume, author

12 Jacqueline Woodson, author

13 Get a Different Name Day

13 National Cheddar Day

13 National Tortellini Day

13 Janet Taylor Lisle, author

14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

14 Ferris Wheel Day

14 National Organ Donor Day

14 Valentine’s Day

14 Paul O. Zelinsky, author

15 Norman Bridwell, author

15 National Gum Drop Day

15 Singles Awareness Day

15 Susan B Anthony Day

15 National Wisconsin Day

15 National Caregivers Day

15 No One Eats Alone Day

15 Galileo Galilei, scientist

16 National Almond Day

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

17 National Cabbage Day

18 National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

18 President’s Day

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

19 Nicolaus Copernicus, scientist

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 National Grain-Free Day*

21 National Sticky Bun Day

21 Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, author

22 National California Day

22 National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

22 Skip the Straw Day

22 George Washington’s Birthday

22 Be Humble Day

22 International World Thinking Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

23 Tennis Day

23 National Banana Bread Day

23 National Tile Day

23 National Toast Day

23 C. S. Adler, author

24 Wilhelm Grimm, author

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

24 Steve Jobs, birthday

25 Pistol Patent Day

25 National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

25 National Clam Chowder Day

25 Cynthia Voight, author

26 Spay Day USA

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day 

27 National Strawberry Day

27 National Retro Day

27 Florence Parry Heide, author

28 National Chocolate Souffle Day

28 National Chili Day

28 Rare Disease Day USA 

28 Floral Design Day

28 Public Sleeping Day

28 National Tooth Fairy Day