Beyond Valentine’s and Dead Presidents

February is the month best known for Valentine’s Day, President’s Day (sales), and Black History Month. Whether your lesson planning or just looking for something fun to do with the kids outside of those common holidays when they’re home from school or looking to learn something new. Here is this month’s list of February kid-friendly holidays. Of course, this list is only a selection of February’s holidays. Look for more at National Today and National Day Calendar. 

February International Holidays:

February 2: Candlemas Day

    • This day is commemorated in different parts of the world. Some Christians observe this day by removing their Christmas decorations. Other Christians bring candles to be blessed for them to use throughout the year. Study the history of this holiday and hold your own celebration.

February 4: World Cancer Day

February 5: Chinese New Year

February 6: World Nutella Day

February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 13: World Radio Day

    • Try banning digital and spend the whole day on old fashioned analog radios. Or you can dig up some old radio shows for entertainment.

February 15: National Flag of Canada Day

February 16: World Anthropology Day

February 23: International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

February 27: International Polar Bear Day

February Monthly Observances:

American Heart Month

Black History Month

National Bake for Family Fun Month

Responsible Pet Owners Month

National Bird Feeding Month

National Library Lovers Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

    • Schedule those cleanings!

February Weekly Observances:

February 4-10: Burn Awareness Week

February 4-10: Boy Scout Anniversary Week

February 7-14: Have A Heart for Chained Dogs Week

February 11-17: Take Your Family To School Week

Second Week of February: Homes for Birds Week

February National Days

February 1: Give a Smile Day

February 1: National Bubble Gum Day

February 2: Groundhog Day

February 3: Doggie Date Night

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

February 3: Super Bowl Sunday

February 4: National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

February 8: National Boy Scout Day

February 8: National Kite Flying Day

February 8: National Pizza Day

February 11: National Guitar Day

February 11: National Inventors Day

February 11: National Make A Friend Day

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 18: Presidents’ Day

February 20: National Love Your Pet Day

February 27: National Pokemon Day

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