Special Days and Observances in February

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February is Black History Month. It's also the month with Valentine's Day, one of America's favorite holidays. But there are plenty of other holidays and observances that gifted children and their families can enjoy.  Some of them, like Jello Week and Read in the Bathtub Day, are just plain fun. Others, like Digital Learning Day, are special days that promote learning about ideas and people. 

(See holidays and observances for each month.)

Month-Long Observances

Week-Long Observances

  • Children's Author's and Illustrators Week:  February 1 - 5
  • National School Counseling Week: February 1 -5
  • International Snow Sculpting Week: February 1 - 5
  • Jello Week: February 14 - 20 (Second full week)
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 14 - 20
  • National Engineers Week: February 20-27

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

  • February   1  National Freedom Day
  • February   2  Groundhog Day
  • February   3  USO Day
  • February   4  Artist Appreciation Day
  • February   5  National Weatherman's Day
  • February   6  Take your child to the library day ( first Saturday)

Second Week

  • February   8  Kite Flying Day
  • February   9  National Stop Bullying Day
  • February   9  Weather Day
  • February   9  Read in the Bathtub Day
  • February 11  Make a Friend Day
  • February 11  Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • February 12  Lincoln's Birthday
  • February 12  Darwin Day
  • February 13  Get a Different Name Day
  • February 14  Valentine's Day
  • February 14  Read to Your Child Day

Third Week

  • February 15  Presidents Day
  • February 16  Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • February 17  Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 17  Digital Learning Day
  • February 18  Kid Inventors Day
  • February 18  Pluto Day
  • February 20  Clean Out Your Bookcase Day
  • February 21  International Mother Language Day

Fourth Week

  • February 22  Washington's Birthday
  • February 22  Be Humble Day
  • February 22  World Thinking Day
  • February 26  Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  • February 26  Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
  • February 27  No Brainer Day

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