February 2023 Observances for Your

Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for February
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February 2023 Monthly Observances

  • African-American Cultural Heritage Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Declutter for a Cause Month
  • Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • Library Lovers’ Month
  • National Bird-Feeding Month
  • National Black History Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Goat Yoga Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Mend a Broken Heart Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Pet Dental Health Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • National Wedding Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month
  • Youth Leadership Month

February 2023 Weekly Observances

  • African Heritage and Health Week (February 1-7)
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1-7)
  • Love May Make the World Go ‘Round, But Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week (February 8-14)
  • Build a Better Trade Show Image Week (February 12-18)
  • International Flirting Week (February 12-18)
  • Take Your Family to School Week (February 13-17)
  • National Engineers Week (February 19-25)

February 2023 Daily Observances

February 1

  • Decorating With Candy Day
  • National Baked Alaska Day
  • National Dark Chocolate Day
  • National Freedom Day, commemorating President Lincoln’s approval of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery
  • National Girl and Women in Sports Day
  • National Signing Day (college football)
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • St. Brigid Feast Day
  • World Read Aloud Day

February 2

  • Candlemas Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • National Tator Tot Day
  • World Wetlands Day

February 3

  • Carrot Cake Day
  • National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart disease in women

February 4

  • Bubble Gum Day
  • Medjool Date Day, honoring the type of fruit
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day
  • World Cancer Day

February 5

  • Dump Your “Significant Jerk” Day
  • Full Snow Moon
  • Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Day
  • Weatherperson’s Day
  • World Nutella Day

February 6

  • National Frozen Yogurt Day
  • Tu B’Shvat, Jewish Arbor Day known as the “New Year of the Trees” (begins at sundown on February 5)

February 7

  • African-American Coaches Day
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day

February 8

  • National Boy Scouts Day

February 9

  • National Bagels and Lox Day
  • National Pizza Pie Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day

February 10

  • World Pulses Day, recognizing the edible seeds of plants

February 11

  • Get Out Your Guitar Day
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • National Peppermint Patty Day
  • National Shut-in Visitation Day
  • Pro Sports Wives Day
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • White Shirt Day, honoring the union strike by blue-collar workers at General Motors factories in 1937

February 12

  • International Darwin Day
  • National Plum Pudding Day
  • Oglethorpe Day, honoring England’s General James Edward Oglethorpe who discovered the colony of Georgia in 1733
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • World Marriage Day

February 13

  • Employee Legal Awareness Day
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Internet Friends Day
  • National Cheddar Day
  • Valentine’s Eve
  • World Radio Day

February 14

  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
  • National Donor Day
  • Race Relations Day
  • Valentine’s Day

February 15

  • Love Reset Day
  • National Gumdrop Day

February 16

  • National Almond Day

February 17

  • My Way Day
  • National PTA Founders’ Day
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18

  • National Drink Wine Day
  • World Pangolin Day, honoring the endangered scaly anteater

February 19

  • Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • National Airboat Day
  • National Chocolate Mint Day
  • NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Shrovetide, the three days before Ash Wednesday (February 19-21)
  • Skate Shop Day

February 20

  • Family Day in Canada
  • National Cherry Pie Day
  • National Love Your Pet Day
  • Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Shrove Monday
  • World Day for Social Justice

February 21

  • International Mother Language Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • National Sticky Bun Day
  • Shrove Tuesday

February 22

  • Ash Wednesday
  • National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • National Margarita Day
  • Single-Tasking Day

February 23

  • Curling Is Cool Day
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • National Banana Bread Day
  • National Chili Day
  • National Tile Day

February 24

  • National Tortilla Chip Day
  • World Bartender Day

February 25

  • National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
  • National Clam Chowder Day
  • Open That Bottle Night, to encourage wine drinkers to open wine that has been saved for a special occasion
  • World Sword Swallowers Day

February 26

  • Carpe Diem Day, encouraging people to “seize the day” and live life fully
  • For Pete’s Sake Day
  • National Pistachio Day

February 27

  • International Polar Bear Day
  • National Kahlúa Day
  • National Strawberry Day

February 28

  • Floral Design Day
  • National Chocolate Souffle Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day (also celebrated on August 22)
  • World Spay Day
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