It’s not all about Valentines Day

Ansa Thomas, Editor-in-Cheif

Let’s be honest; when we think of February, the holiday that comes to mind is Valentines Day; now, there is nothing wrong with that; however, let’s give some of the other holidays some recognition.


February 1


Change Your Password Day: if your password is still “Iamacatlover_24,” this is your sign to change it to something more protective.


National Freedom Day: The United States observes National Freedom Day on February 1 to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of a joint House and Senate motion that eventually became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


February 2


Groundhog Day: is a well-known North American custom celebrated on February 2 in the U.S. and Canada. The belief is that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day and sees its shadow because of clear weather, it will withdraw to its burrow, and winter will last another six weeks; if it does not see its shadow due to cloudiness, spring will come early. Oh, and watch the movie while you are at it!


National Tater Tot Day: Potatoes… come in all kinds of forms. Look up a fun recipe and get your fix.


February 3


Elmo’s Birthday: Happy Birthday, Elmo. Our childhood would not be the same without you!


National Wear Red Day: Maybe don’t wear red to school, so don’t get dress coded; however, maybe a headband.


February 4


Facebook’s Birthday: Happy 19th birthday


World Cancer Day: Here is more information about Cancer awareness. 


February 5


Floating Lanterns Festival: where do they go after they land?


National Pork Rind Day

National Chocolate Fondue Day

World Nutella Day


Which one are you going to join in on? You could even try a new combination.


February 6


National Chopsticks Day: Maybe I should learn how to use a pair of Chopsticks.


National Valentine Shopping Reminder Day: It’s not about Valentine’s day, but have you got a gift yet? It could get delead, and some feelings could get hurt.


February 7


National Periodic Table Day: How many elements can you recite from memory?


Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day: We have to live next to them, so you should be nice; it makes life easier.


February 8


Laugh and Get Rich Day: If only we could get rich from laughing, it would be nice.


National Iowa Day: Here are some crazy traditions from Iowa. Are these true? If you are from Iowa, let me know.


February 9


Chocolate Day: every day should be a chocolate day; if you don’t like chocolate, I am so sorry.


National Toothache Day: If you have not had a check-up on your teeth in a while, today is a good day too.


February 10


National Flannel Day: dress down day option!


Valentismas: The holiday, a combination of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, is celebrated on a day between the two celebrations. On Valentine’s Day, families and friends are supposed to gather together to celebrate their love stress-free. More Information


February 11


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: the small things matter; however, it’s just milk, and you will be okay.


National Make a Friend Day: Today would be a good day to talk to someone new in a class or even at lunch.


February 12


Georgia Day: Here are some traditions from Georgia. Are these true? If you are from Georgia, let me know.


NAACP Day: The NAACP is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 by W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, and Ida B. Wells. Its mission is to eliminate race-based discrimination. Want to learn more about the NAACP?


February 13


National Cheddar Day: Is Cheddar the best cheese? Want to find out? Read Alex Fowler’s article about the Top 10 Cheeses.


National Clean Out Your Computer Day: When was the last time you went through all those files on your computer? They can pile up.


February 14


National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day: are the cream-filled ones the best, jelly-filled, or maybe even plain chocolate?


National Pet Theft Awareness Day: Watch your pets every day, but definitely today.


February 15


National Wisconsin Day: Here are some traditions from Wisconsin. Are these true? If you are from Wisconsin, let me know.


Susan B Anthony Day: Susan B. Anthony was a part of the women’s suffrage movement. It opened the way for women’s rights by advocating for equal pay for equal labor and the ability of women to vote in the early 20th century—info about Susan.


February 16


Do a Grouch a Favor Day: Your kindness could turn their frown upside down!


Tim Tam Day: I have never had one but heard there divine.


February 17


Random Act of Kindness Day: It does not have to be big; opening the door could change someone’s day.


No One Eats Alone Day: If you eat alone, today is the day to change.


February 18


Pluto Day: Everyone loves Pluto, so why are we still saying it is less than all the other planets?


Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day: Who knew this was a thing? More Info.


February 19


National Lash Day: Could you imagine if we did not have lashes?


World Whale Day: an elephant weighs about the same as a blue whale’s tongue.


February 20


National Leadership Day: If you are a follower, time for you to be a leader, even for a day.


Presidents’ Day: Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Initially established in recognition of President George Washington, it is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all presidents.


February 21


Mardi Gras Day: Mardi Gras in New Orleans begins on Twelfth Night, January 6, and ends on Mardi Gras Day, February 21, 2023.


National Pancake Day: If you don’t have time to make pancakes go out and grab some.


February 22


Be Humble Day: “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C. S. Lewis.


Inconvenience Yourself Day: Today, go out of your way to make someone else day.


February 23


National Dog Biscuit Day: does not mean giving your dog a bellyache.


National Banana Bread Day: I love some good banana bread but without nuts and chocolate chips; how do you like yours?


February 24


Friday Fish Fry Day: Fried fish on a Friday. Does it get better than that?


National Skip the Straw Day: Save the turtles!


February 25


Let’s All Eat Right Day: This does not mean let’s all eat salad, but maybe skip the drive-through.


National Chocolate Covered Nut Day: They are better when covered in chocolate, but it defeats the purpose.


February 26


International Tongue Twister Contest Day: Come up with your best tongue twister and challenge your friends.


Tell a Fairy Tale Day: If you can’t come up with a tongue twister, you can settle for a good story.


February 27

International Polar Bear Day: You know their skin is black.


National Strawberry Day: Learn something new about the well know red fruit.


February 28


National Public Sleeping Day: Your teacher may let you sleep in class, but it’s not my fault if you try and get in trouble.


National Essay Day: I am sorry if all your teachers give you an essay.


Month of…


Black History Month: Learn more in Ellie Garzony’s article.

African American Heritage Month

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

American Heart Month

Bike To Work Month

Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month

International Expect Success Month

LGBT+ History Month

National Arts Month Arts & Entertainment

National Avocado and Banana Month

National Bake For Family Fun Month

National Embroidery Month

National Snack Food Month

National Weddings Month

Pet Dental Health Month

Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Potato Lovers Month

Vegan Cuisine Month

Wise Health Care Consumer Month

Women’s Role in History Month

Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month

Youth Leadership Month


If you made it to the end, pat yourself on the back!


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