February 2024 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 2024 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 Children’s Dental Health 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 Sweet Potato 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

February 2024 Weekly Observances

  • African Heritage and Health Week (February 1-7)
  • World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1-7)
  • Dump Your “Significant Jerk” Week (February 4-10)
  • 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 11-17)
  • International Flirting Week (February 11-17)
  • Take Your Family to School Week (February 12-16)
  • National Engineers Week (February 18-24)
  • National Invasive Species Week (February 26 – March 3)

February 2024 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
  • Robinson Crusoe Day
  • St. Brigid Feast Day

February 2

  • Bubble Gum Day
  • Candlemas Day
  • Groundhog Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • National Tator Tot Day
  • National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart disease in women
  • World Wetlands Day

February 3

  • Carrot Cake Day
  • Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 4

  • Dump Your “Significant Jerk” Day
  • Medjool Date Day, honoring the type of fruit
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
  • World Cancer Day

February 5

  • Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Day
  • Weatherperson’s Day
  • World Nutella Day

February 6

  • African-American Coaches Day
  • National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • National Girls & Women in Sports Day
  • National Signing Day — College Football
  • Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
  • World Read Aloud Day

February 8

  • National Boy Scouts Day

February 9

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

February 10

  • Chinese New Year (Year of the Dragon)
  • World Pulses Day, recognizing the edible seeds of plants

February 11

  • Be Electrific Day, honoring the birthday of inventor Thomas Edison
  • Get Out Your Guitar Day
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Man Day
  • National Peppermint Patty Day
  • National Shut-in Visitation Day
  • Pro Sports Wives Day
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • White Shirt Day, honoring the union strike by blue-collar workers at General Motors factories in 1937
  • World Marriage Day

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
  • Shrove Monday, the last Monday before Ash Wednesday

February 13

  • Employee Legal Awareness Day
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day
  • Galentine’s Day, a day honoring female friendships
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Internet Friends Day
  • Mardi Gras
  • National Cheddar Day
  • Pączki Day, celebrating the Polish pastry
  • Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday
  • Valentine’s Eve
  • World Radio Day

February 14

  • Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • Lent begins (February 14 - March 28)
  • National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
  • National Donor Day
  • Valentine’s Day

February 15

  • Digital Learning Day
  • Love Reset Day
  • National Gumdrop Day

February 16

  • National Almond Day
  • National Caregivers Day

February 17

  • My Way Day
  • National PTA Founders’ Day
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • Skate Shop Day
  • World Pangolin Day, honoring the endangered scaly anteater

February 18

  • Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • National Drink Wine Day
  • NBA All-Star Game in Indianapolis, Indiana

February 19

  • Family Day in Canada
  • National Airboat Day
  • National Chocolate Mint Day
  • Presidents’ Day

February 20

  • National Cherry Pie Day
  • National Love Your Pet Day
  • Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day, a day to recognize that spring is only a month away
  • World Day for Social Justice

February 21

  • International Mother Language Day
  • National Sticky Bun Day

    February 22

    • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
    • National Chili Day
    • National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
    • National Margarita Day
    • Single-Tasking Day

    February 23

    • Curling Is Cool Day
    • National Banana Bread Day
    • National Tile Day

    February 24

    • Full Snow Moon
    • National Tortilla Chip Day
    • Open That Bottle Night, a night to encourage people to drink the bottle of wine that they have been saving
    • World Bartender Day
    • World Sword Swallowers Day

    February 25

    • National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
    • National Clam Chowder Day

    February 26

    • Carpe Diem Day, encouraging people to “seize the day” and live life fully
    • For Pete’s Sake Day
    • Letter to an Elder Day, a day to embrace elders after the holiday season
    • National Pistachio Day

    February 27

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

    February 28

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

    February 29

    • Bachelors Day
    • International Underlings Day, a special day for those who are not a boss or professional assistant that already have special days
    • Leap Day
    • Rare Disease Day
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