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22 Unique Holidays for February

Can you believe it’s February already? It seems like we just celebrated New Year’s and Valentine’s Day candy is out.

Speaking of holidays, we all know about some February holidays, but I find researching unique holidays is a great way to teach children and engage them in learning. Sometimes holidays give you an excuse to teach a historical event, or just be silly. I’ve compiled a list of some holidays that you can observe with your child or students. Throughout the month, I’ll include more information on some of them.


The 3rd week of February is National Engineer’s Week…a great time to introduce STEM projects to your preschooler


January was a fun month to discuss Arctic topics, but February’s calendar offers a whole new list of ideas!

I included some day, week, and monthly observances. I chose the ones that I thought were most kid-friendly, but you can find even more suggestions here.

Have fun searching through this list and happy planning!


February Monthly Observances

  1. Black History Month
  2. American Heart Month
  3. National Bake for Family Fun Month
  4. Children’s Dental Health Month
  5. Macadamia Nut Month
  6. Library Lovers Month
  7. Bird Feeding Month

    February is Bird Feeding Month and the 2nd week of February is Homes for Birds Week Photo by Tina Nord from Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/photography-of-small-blue-and-brown-bird-792416/

February Weekly Observances

  1. Homes for Birds Week (Week 2)
  2. National Engineers Week (Week 3)

February Daily Observances

  1. Groundhog Day (February 2nd)
  2. Homemade Soup Day (February 4th)
  3. Nutella Day (February 5th)
  4. Periodic Table Day (February 7th)
  5. Pizza Day (February 9th)
  6. Cream Cheese Brownie Day (February 10th)
  7. Valentine’s Day (February 14th)
  8. Chinese New Year (February 16th)
  9. President’s Day (February 19th)
  10. Love Your Pet Day (February 20th)
  11. Chili Day (4th Thursday)
  12. Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26th)
  13. World Anthropology Day (3rd Thursday)

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