Tuesday, January 30, 2018

February Idea Starters for Writers—Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy 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
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day (Freedom from Slavery)
Robinson Crusoe Day
Decorating with Candy Day

February 2
National Groundhog Day
National Heavenly Hash Day
World Wetlands Day
Tater Tot Day
Bubblegum Day (1st Friday in February)
Sled Dog Day
Give Kids a Smile Day (1st Friday in February)
Candlemas Day
Lung Leavin Day
Working Naked Day (1st Friday in February)
National Wear Red Day (1st Friday in February)
Bubble Gum Day (1st Friday in February)
Marmot Day
Hedgehog Day
Crepe Day

February 3
Take Your Child to the Library Day
National Carrot Cake Day
Golden Retriever Day
Lace Day (1st Saturday in February)
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (1st Saturday in February)
Elmo’s Birthday
Four Chaplains Memorial Day (changes annually)
National Missing Person Day
Yorkshire Pudding Day
National Women Physicians Day
National Wedding Ring Day
Feed the Birds Day
National Day the Music Died

February 4
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
National Homemade Soup Day
Sweater Day
USO Birthday
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day (1st Sunday in February)
Stuffed Mushroom Day
Facebook’s Birthday
Liberace Day
World Cancer Day

February 5
World Nutella Day
National shower with a Friend Day
Weatherman’s Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
National Weatherperson’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
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 Home Warranty Day
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
World Marriage Day (2nd Sunday of February)
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
National Clean Out Your Computer Day (2nd Monday in February)
Lost Penny Day
Safety Pup Day
Darwin Day
National Plum Pudding Day

February 13
Extraterrestrial Culture Day (2nd Tuesday of February)
National Tortellini Day
Radio Day
Fat Tuesday (date changes yearly)
Madly in Love with me Day
Safer Internet Day U.S. (2nd Tuesday in February)
Get a Different Name Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day

February 14
Library Lovers Day
Ash Wednesday (date changes yearly)
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
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (3rd Thursday in February)
National Gumdrop Day
Hippo Day
Remember the Maine Day

February 16
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
National Tartar Sauce Day (Friday following Ash Wednesday)
National Caregivers Day (3rd Friday in February)
National Almond Day
Innovation Day

February 17
My Way Day
National Cabbage Day
World Whale Day
World Pangolin Day (3rd Saturday in February)
Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18
Pluto Day
National Drink Wine Day
George Washington’s Birthday
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
National Battery Day

February 19
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
National Chocolate Mint Day
Prevent Plagiarism Day
President’s Day (3rd Monday in February)
National Lash Day
Iwo Jima Day
International Tug-of-War Day

February 20
National Cherry Pie Day
National Hoodie Hoo Day
Handcuff 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
Digital Learning Day
World Yoga Day
National Chili Day (4th Thursday in February)
Be humble Day
Digital Learning Day (changes annually)
Single Tasking Day
Margarita Day
Walking the Dog Day
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
World Thinking Day

February 23
National Dog Biscuit Day
National Tile Day
Play Tennis Day
National Toast Day
National Banana Bread Day
Curling is Cool Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day
World Sword Swallower’s Day (Last Saturday of February)
National Skip the Straw Day
World Bartender Day

February 25
National Clam Chowder Day
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

February 26
World Pistachio Day
Personal Chef Day
Play More Cards Day (Last Monday in February)
For Pete’s Sake Day
Levi Strauss Day
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27
International Polar Bear Day
Spay Day USA (Last Tuesday in February)

Pokémon Day

Kahlua Day
National Strawberry Day

February 28
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day (4th Wednesday of February)
Pink Day (Last Wednesday in February)
Rare Disease Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Floral Design Day

Now it's time to brainstorm. What holidays would you like to write about this month? Don't forget to join the conversation!



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  1. Edie, One of my favorite posts. I love that Library lovers day is on Valentines day. Chocolate and a book! A dream day. Especially shared with the one you love.

    1. Cherrilynn, isn't that awesome! Thanks for pointing that out. Blessings, E

  2. Edie, Great detailed information. Thanks again for all of your helpful hints for us! You Rock!

    1. Jayme, I'm so glad that I'm able to provide stuff & info that's valuable! Thanks for stopping by, Blessings, E

  3. Plum Pudding Day is on my birthday - hmmm... (then again so is clean out your computer day! :-O )

  4. Edie: I plan by blog themes to run a month at a time, except when that month has Ash Wednesday. So, I always seem to have to choose carefully my theme for that month, usually February. The first part of February is always about Christian love, this year, I chose God's love. But the blog entries seem to be pointing to Lent theme.