Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Blog and Article Ideas from the Calendar!

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

Today I've decided to sneak in a post about holidays. 

So often we search for blogging and article ideas in all the wrong places. We make it way too complicated. So one of the best places to look is the calendar. But don't just assume or pick the most obvious holiday, instead, look a little deeper and discover all the fun things you could write about. 

To help get you started, I've listed a lot of crazy and fun holidays for the month of February. 

In addition to writing ideas, calendar days are great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

So take a look at the list below and come up with some creative blog posts or article ideas based on a holiday. Share what you come up with in the comments below!

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
World Read Aloud Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Lace Day(1st Saturday in February)
Car Insurance Day
National Serpent Day
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (1st Saturday in February)
National Get Up Day
National Texas Day
Hula in the Coola Day
Change Your Password Day
Spunky Old Broads Day
No Politics 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
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Superbowl Sunday
National Heavenly Hash Day
Yorkshire Pudding Day
World Play Your Ukulele Day
World Wetlands Day
Tater Tot Day
Dump Your Significant Jerk Day
Sled Dog Day
Candlemas Day
Lung Leavin’ Day
Marmot Day
Hedgehog Day
Crepe Day

February 3
National Carrot Cake Day
Golden Retriever Day
National Day the Music Died Day
National Football Hangover Day (the Day After the Big Game)
Elmo’s Birthday
Four Chaplains Memorial Day 
National Missing Person Day
National Women Physicians Day
National Wedding Ring Day
Feed the Birds Day

February 4
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
National Homemade Soup Day
National Hemp Day
Safer Internet Day (1st  Tuesday of February)
Sweater Day
USO Birthday
Stuffed Mushroom Day
Liberace Day
Facebook’s Birthday (Facebook is 14 years old)
Liberace Day
World Cancer Day

February 5
World Nutella Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day (1st Wednesday in February)
National shower with a Friend Day
National Weatherman’s Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
Western Monarch Butterfly Day

February 6
National Lame Duck Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Chopsticks Day

February 7
National Periodic Table Day
National Wear Red Day (1st Friday in February)
Bubblegum Day (1st Friday in February)
Give Kids a Smile Day (1st Friday in February)
Working Naked Day (1st Friday in February)
National Send a Card to a Friend Day
Bubble Gum Day (1st Friday in February)
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 Iowa Day
National Boy Scouts Day
Opera Day
National Kite Flying Day

February 9
National Toothache Day
National Pizza Day
Oscar Night
National Cut the Cord Day
National Bagel and Lox Day
National Read in the Bathtub Day

February 10
National Home Warranty Day
National Clean Out Your Computer Day (2nd Monday in February)
National Umbrella Day
National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Plimsoll Day

February 11
National Peppermint Patty Day
Extraterrestrial Culture Day (2nd Tuesday of February)
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
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
National Lost Penny Day
Safety Pup Day
Darwin Day
National Plum Pudding Day

February 13
National Tortellini Day
National Giving Hearts Day (2nd Thursday in February) 
Radio Day
National Break Up with Your Carrier Day
National Cheddar Day
Madly in Love with me Day
Get a Different Name Day
Employee Legal Awareness Day

February 14
Library Lovers Day
National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
International Book Giving Day
Pet Theft Awareness Day
Valentine’s Day
National Organ Donor Day
No One Eats Alone Day (Changes Annually)
National Ferris Wheel Day

February 15
Susan B. Anthony Day
World Whale Day
World Pangolin Day (3rd Saturday in February)
Singles Awareness Day
National Wisconsin Day
National Gumdrop Day
Hippo Day
Remember the Maine Day

February 16
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
National Almond Day
Tim Tam Day
Innovation Day

February 17
My Way Day
President’s Day (3rd Monday in February)
World Human Spirit Day
National Cabbage Day
Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18
Pluto Day
National Drink Wine Day
National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
National Battery Day

February 19
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
National Chocolate Mint Day
National Vet Girls ROCK Day
Prevent Plagiarism Day
National Lash Day
International Tug-of-War Day

February 20
National Cherry Pie Day
Fat Thursday
Muffin Day
National Hoodie Hoo Day
Handcuff Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (3rd Thursday in February)
Clean Out Your Bookcase Day
National Love Your Pet Day

February 21
National Sticky Bun Day
National Grain-Free Day
National Caregivers Day (3rd Friday in February)
Card Reading Day
International Mother Language Day

February 22
International World Thinking Day
National California Day
George Washington’s Birthday
World Yoga Day
Be humble Day
Single Tasking Day
National 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 Banana Bread Day
Curling is Cool Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day
Play More Cards Day (Last Monday in February)
World Bartender Day

February 25
National Clam Chowder Day
Fat Tuesday (date changes yearly)
Pistol Patent Day
Spay Day USA (Last Tuesday in February)
Paczki Day (Day Before Ash Wednesday)
Fastnacht Day (Day Before Ash Wednesday)
National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

February 26
World Pistachio Day
Ash Wednesday
Inconvenience Yourself Day (4th Wednesday of February)
Pink Day (Last Wednesday in February)
Personal Chef Day
For Pete’s Sake Day
Levi Strauss Day
National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27
International Polar Bear Day
No Brainer Day
National Retro Day
Anosmia Awareness Day
Digital Learning Day
National Chili Day (4th Thursday in February)
World NGO Day
National Toast Day (Last Thursday in February)
Pok√©mon Day
National Kahlua Day
National Strawberry Day

February 28
National Chocolate Soufflé Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Scouse Day
National Skip the Straw Day (4th Friday in February)
Tartar Sauce Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Floral Design Day

February 29
Leap Year Day
National Time Refund Day
World Sword Swallower’s Day (Last Saturday of February)
International Underlings Day
Rare Disease Day
Bachelor’s Day
Open that Bottle Night

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


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