Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Calendar Days—February's Crazy Holidays & Special Occasions to use for Idea Starters

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

It's easy to come up dry when searching for blogging and article ideas. To help, I've decided to return to my monthly post on Holidays and Special Occasions. 

Now onto some really fun holidays in February!

It's that time again—Calendar Days. I sure hope you all are enjoying this column as much as me. It's funny, as I research these each month, I think of so many of you.
And I can't help but giggle at the holidays that fall on or near the same date, like February 4—Thank a mailman day and Facebook's Birthday—hasn't FB pretty much replaced a lot of messages that used to be sent in an envelope with a stamp? Or what about International Sword Swallowers Day and International Tongue Twister Day on February 22.

Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 

Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

February Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

February is:
Bake for Family Fun Month!
Bake for Family Fun Month
National Black History Month
National Time Management Month
Library Lovers Month
International Boost Self-esteem month
Grapefruit Month
National Haiku Writing Month
Bird Feeding Month
Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month
Sweet Potato Month
Hot Breakfast Month
Cherry Month
American Heart Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
Women’s Heart Week
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week
Just Say No to PowerPoint Week
International Networking Week
International Friendship Week

It's Jell-O Week!
Week 2:
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
Have a Heart for a Chained Dog Week
Risk Awareness Week
Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps us From Getting Dizzy Week
Jell-O Week

Week 3:
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
Build a Better Trade Show Image Week
National Engineers Week
National Justice for Animals Week
National Entrepreneurship Week
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week

Week 4:
National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
Peace Corps Week
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Daily Celebrations
February 1
February is Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.
Car Insurance Day
Change Your Password Day
G.I. Joe Day
International Face & Body Art Day
Freedom Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
Decorating with Candy Day
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day

February 2
Groundhog Day
Popcorn Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day
Ayn Rand Day
Hedgehog Day

February 4 is Facebook's Birthday.
February 3
Carrot Cake Day
Four Chaplains Memorial Day
The Day the Music Died

February 4
Homemade Soup Day
Facebook’s Birthday
Liberace Day
Quacker Day
World Cancer Day
Thank a Mailman Day

February 5
Nutella Day
Adlai Stevenson Day
Pancake Day
Digital Learning Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
Weatherman’s Day

February 6
Lame Duck Day
Canadian Maple Syrup Day

February 7
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Bubble Gum Day
Wear Red Day
Girl Scout Cookie Day
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
Ballet Day

February 8
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Boy Scout Anniversary Day
Opera Day
Kite Flying Day

February 9 is Read in a Bathtub Day.
February 9
Toothache Day
Autism Sunday (Second Sunday in February)
Man Day
Read in the Bathtub Day
Stop bullying Day

February 10
Umbrella Day
Clean Out Your Computer Day
Plimsoll Day

February 11
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
White Shirt Day or White T-shirt Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day
Extraterrestrial Culture Day
Make a Friend Day

February 12
Lincoln’s Birthday
Oglethorpe Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Plum Pudding Day

February 13
World Radio Day
Madly in Love with me Day
Get a Different Name Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day

February 14 is also Library Lovers Day!
February 14
Library Lovers Day
National Have a Heart Day
Frederick Douglass Day
Valentines Day
Donor Day
Ferris Wheel Day

February 15
Susan B. Anthony Day
World Whale Day
Gumdrop Day
National Hippo Day

February 16
National Almond Day
Innovation Day

February 17
Presidents Day
On My Way Day
Champion Crab Races Day
National PTA Founders Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18
Pluto Day
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day
Single Tasking Day
Battery Day

February 19 is International Tug-of-War day.
February 19
Iwo Jima Day
International Tug-of-War Day
Single Tasking Day
Chocolate Mint Day

February 20
Cherry Pie Day
World Day for Social Justice
Love Your Pet Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 21
Sticky Bun Day
International Mother Language Day

February 22
George Washington’s Birthday
International Sword Swallowers Day
International Tongue Twister Day
Open that Bottle Night
Banana Bread Day
Walking the Dog Day
Margarita Day
World Thinking Day

February 23 is Curling is Cool Day!
February 23
National Dog Biscuit Day
Curling is Cool Day
Diesel Engine Day
Melba Toast Day

February 24
Tortilla Chip Day
National Cupcake Day (Canada)
Museum Advocacy Day

February 25
Clam Chowder Day
Spay Day USA
Chocolate-covered Peanuts Day

February 26
Inconvenience Yourself Day
World Pistachio Day
For Pete’s Sake Day
National Personal Chef Day
Levi Strauss Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 28 is Read To Me Day!
February 27
National Chili Day
International Polar Bear Day
Strawberry Day

February 28
Chocolate Soufflé Day
Read To Me Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Rare Disease Day
Floral Design Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!


  1. Feb. 17th "On My way day and also Random acts of kindness day Put them together. On My Way doing Random Acts of Kindness day. There are so many there. My son will love Nutella day. But every day is Nutella day in our home. ON Feb. 28th we could make a chocolate soufflé for the Tooth Fairy.
    All joking aside My blog comes out on Thursdays. Feb. 26th I just may take your good advice, I won't be Inconvenienced by it either.

    1. Cherrilynn, GREAT ideas!!! Thanks for sharing, Blessings, E

  2. So many holidays! So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I think I'll use some for blogging--and some in my classroom.

    1. Desiree, we all need a little help for blogging ideas! Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

  3. Great ideas, Edie. I need February 10th to last for about a week ... in order to clean out my computer. :) Thanks for sharing these.

    1. Andrea, I'm right there with you! Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

  4. Best calendar I have ever seen. Thanks, Edie.

  5. Who comes up with this stuff? I love it, though. On February 7, I'll get some cards out in the mail, one of them will go to a soldier in Afghanistan and another to a young man who just finished boot camp. While I'm at it, I'll send a card to my BFF who referred me to these two warriors.