Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Idea Starters for Writers—February Calendar Days

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

It’s time again for Calendar Days. These are just fun to read. They’re also a great way to jumpstart our creativity when looking for ideas for articles and blog posts. They’re also a fun writing prompt idea. 

In addition, calendar days are great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, especially when two contrasting holidays fall on the same date. 

February Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

February is:
Bake for Family Fun Month
National Snack Food Month
National Embroidery Month
National Black History Month
National Library Lovers Month
Canned Food Month
National Weddings Month
Creative Romance Month
An Affair to Remember Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Cherry Month
National Heart Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
Women’s Heart Week
African Heritage & Health Week
US Snow Sculpting Week
Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week

Week 2:
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week (always the week before Valentine’s Day
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week
Have a Heart for a Chained Dog Week

Week 3:
Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
Great Backyard Bird Count
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week
American Association for the Advancement of Science Week
International Flirting Week
Learning Disabilities Week
Build a Better Trade Show Image Week
National Engineers Week
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week

Week 4:
Telecommuter Appreciation Week
Peace Corps Week
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Daily Celebrations
February 1
Car Insurance Day
National Serpent Day
National Get Up Day
Change Your Password Day
G.I. Joe Day
No Politics Day
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day
Robinson Crusoe Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
Decorating with Candy Day

February 2
National Groundhog Day
Sled Dog Day
Marmot Day
Hedgehog Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day
Crepe Day

February 3
National Carrot Cake Day
Elmo’s Birthday
National Women Physicians Day
Bubblegum Day
National Wedding Ring Day
Feed the Birds Day
National Wear Read Day
National Day the Music Died

February 4
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
National Homemade Soup Day
Lace Day
Wear Red Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Stuffed Mushroom Day
Facebook’s Birthday
Liberace Day
World Cancer Day

February 5
World Nutella Day
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
Give Kids a Smile Day
Four Chaplains Memorial Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
National Weatherman’s Day
Western Monarch Butterfly Day

February 6
National Lame Duck Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day

February 7
National Periodic Table Day
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day
Ballet Day

February 8
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Molasses Bar Day
Clean Out Your Computer Day
National Boy Scouts Day
Opera Day
National Kite Flying Day

February 9
National Toothache Day
Safer Internet Day
National Pizza Day
National Bagel Day
Read in the Bathtub Day

February 10
National Umbrella Day
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Plimsoll Day

February 11
National Peppermint Patty Day
National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Make a Friend Day
National Shut-In Visitation Day
National Inventors Day
National White Shirt Day
Get Out Your Guitar Day
Pro Sports Wives Day
Satisfied Staying Single Day

February 12
Lincoln’s Birthday
World Marriage Day
Lost Penny Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Safety Pup Day
Darwin Day
National Plum Pudding Day

February 13
National Clean Out Your Computer Day
National Tortellini Day
World Radio Day
World Radio Day
Madly in Love with me Day
Get a Different Name Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day

February 14
Library Lovers Day
Extraterrestrial Culture Day
Safer Internet Day
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
International Book Giving Day
Cream-filled Chocolates Day
Pet Theft Awareness Day
Valentine’s Day
National Organ Donor Day
National Ferris Wheel Day

February 15
Susan B. Anthony Day
Singles Awareness Day
National Gumdrop Day
Hippo Day
Remember the Maine Day

February 16
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
National Almond Day
Innovation Day

February 17
My Way Day
National Cabbage Day
National Caregivers Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18
Pluto Day
World Whale Day
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
National Battery Day

February 19
National Chocolate Mint Day
Prevent Plagiarism Day
Iwo Jima Day

International Tug-of-War Day
National Lashes Day

February 20
National Cherry Pie Day
Presidents Day
National Hoodie Hoo Day
Play More Cards Day
Clean Out Your Bookcase Day
World Day for Social Justice
National Love Your Pet Day

February 21
National Sticky Bun Day
Card Reading Day
International Mother Language Day

February 22
Inconvenience Yourself Day
George Washington’s Birthday
Be humble Day
Single Tasking Day
Walking the Dog Day
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
International World Thinking Day

February 23
National Dog Biscuit Day
National Chili Day
Digital Learning Day
Play Tennis Day
National Toast Day
National Banana Bread Day
Curling is Cool Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day
National Skip the Straw Day
Stand Up to Bullying Day

February 25
National Clam Chowder Day
World Sword Swallower’s Day
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

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

February 27
International Polar Bear Day
International Tongue Twister Contest Day
National Strawberry Day

February 28
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Rare Disease Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National 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!


Need an original article or#blog post topic - Calendar Days is the answer - @EdieMelson (Click toTweet)

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