February might be the shortest month of the year, but it’s chock-full of fun holidays, and we aren’t just talking about Valentine’s Day! If you’d like to add some extra cheer to your life, pick a few of these fun holidays to celebrate this month!

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February is the second month of the year and the only month with 28 days (unless its a leap year).

Valentines day is the biggest celebration in February but there’s also Groundhog Day and Super Bowl and Mardi gras, and many more fun days to celebrate!

So grab your friends and family and get ready, as there are plenty of fun things to do this month. Check out some of the highlights below.

Holidays to Celebrate in February

Test your cocktail making skills for world bartender day on the 24th, and enjoy your pancakes on pancake day (also named Fat Tuesday and Shrove Tuesday), the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. 

February Symbols

  • February Birthstone: Amethyst.
  • February Flower of the month: Violets and Primrose
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb 20) & Pisces (Feb. 21 – Mar. 20)

Monthly Observances

  • National Cherry Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • Library Lovers Month

Unique February Holidays!

FEB 1National Dark Chocolate Day
National Freedom Day
National Baked Alaska Day
FEB 2Groundhog Day
National Hedgehog Day
National Tater Tot Day
National Ukulele Day
Crepe Day
FEB 3Doggy Date Night
National Carrot Cake Day
National Golden Retriever Day
FEB 4National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
World Cancer Day
National Homemade Soup Day
FEB 5National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Shower a Friend Day
National Signing Day
World Nutella Day
FEB 6National Frozen Yogurt Day
Time to Talk Day
FEB 7National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
FEB 8National Boy Scout Day
National Kite-Flying Day
National Potato Lover’s Day
FEB 9National Pizza Day
National Toothache Day
FEB 10National Umbrella Day
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
FEB 11International Day of Women and Girls in Science
National Guitar Day
National Inventors’ Day
National Make-a-Friend Day
FEB 12National Plum Pudding Day
FEB 13Galentine’s Day
National Crab Rangoon Day
National Cheddar Day
National Italian Food Day
National Tortellini Day
World Radio Day
FEB 14National Donor Day
Valentine’s Day
National Cream Filled Chocolates Day
FEB 15National Gumdrop Day
Singles Awareness Day
FEB 16National Almond Day
FEB 17National Cafe Au Lait Day
Presidents Day
Random Act of Kindness Day
FEB 18National Drink Wine Day
FEB 19Tug of War Day
National Chocolate Mint Day
FEB 20National Love Your Pet Day
National Muffin Day
National Cherry Pie Day
FEB 21National Sticky Bun Day
FEB 22National Margarita Day
National Walking the Dog Day
FEB 23National Dog Biscuit Day
National Banana Bread Day
FEB 24National Tortilla Chip Day
World Bartender Day
FEB 25National Clam Chowder Day
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
FEB 26Tell a Fairy Tale Day
National Pistachio Day
FEB 27International Polar Bear Day
National Pokemon Day
National Strawberry Day
FEB 28National Tooth Fairy Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day
FEB 29Leap Year (every 4 years)

Moving National Days of February

  • Give Kids a Smile Day (1st Friday)
  • National Bubblegum Day (1st Friday)
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (1st Saturday)
  • Chinese New Year (follows the movement of the moon and sun and falls between January 21 and February 21 each year. January 22 in 2023)
  • Super Bowl Sunday (2nd Sunday)
  • Oatmeal Monday (2nd Monday)
  • Mardi Gras (The Tuesday before the start of Lent. February 21 in 2023)
  • Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day  (The day before Ash Wednesday. February 21 in 2023)
  • Ash Wednesday (46 days before Easter. February 22 in 2023)
  • National President’s Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Caregiver’s Day (3rd Friday)
  • National Woman’s Heart Day (3rd Friday)
  • National Chili Day (4th Thursday)
  • International Tongue Twister Day (Last Saturday)

February Printables & Activities

We have lots of crafts, printables, and word search pages perfect for the month of February. Great for anyone who needs some me-time, and the kids will enjoy them too.

So there you have it! You now have lots of reasons to celebrate in Feb. Which February holidays will you celebrate?

Monthly Holidays and Observances Lists

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