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What are the National Days in February? – Get the List to Find Out!

This list of national days in February will give you an easy way to look over the month to find out which national days we will celebrate with food, drink or crafts. 

This month we turn to thoughts of love, memories of our presidents, Black History Month, and even a peek at Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog!

February is home to Valentine’s Day, but that’s not the only day that’s special this month. If you are interested in learning about Valentine’s Day, make sure you check out our guides to the symbols of Valentine’s Day, and the colors of Valentine’s Day.

If you’re here for some more obscure days to celebrate, keep reading! February is home to many fascinating national days.

Groundhog and carrot cake with words reading February national days.

Learning about the month of February and its national days

February is the second month of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the third month of winter, and in the Southern Hemisphere it is the last month of summer.

February is also the shortest month with only 28 days, unless it is a leap year. Every four years, a leap year occurs, giving February an extra day, meaning the month has 29 days total on leap years.

The name of the month comes from the Latin word “februum” which means purification. Along with January, it was one of the last two months added to the Roman calendar.Wooden heart on a sting in front of blue wool with words "Hello February."

The birthstone of February is amethyst and the birth flowers are violets and primroses. The zodiac sign from February 1-19 is Aquarius and the sign changes to Pisces beyond those dates.

The list below features the national days of February, day by day. Some of the days have links to pages on the site where you can find more information about that fun national day.

All of the national days are shown below, and we are gradually adding pages with more information to the site. We update this page often with new links and fun facts about your favorite national day so be sure to check back soon.

National days in February

It’s great to look ahead on the current month’s list, to make meal planning and fun activity planning based on what national day is coming up that month.Girl drawing a heart in a calendar of February and words "Save the date."

For many of us, the month of February is all about love, since St. Valentine’s Day is right in the middle of the month. 

However, there are so many more thing to focus on, from Groundhog Day, which tells us when to expect the long awaited spring, to World Bartender Day, when we can really test our cocktail making skills.

February national day list

Here is a day by day list for the national days for the first half of the month of February:Tree covered in snow in the sunlight with words reading National Days of February.

February 1

  • National Baked Alaska Day
  • National Freedom Day
  • National Serpent Day
  • National Get Up Day
  • National Texas Day
  • International Furmint Day
  • Decorating With Candy Day
  • Car Insurance Day
  • Change your Password Day
  • G.I. Joe Day
  • Hula in the Coola Day
  • Spunky Old Broad’s Day
  • Robinson Crusoe Day

February 2

  • National Heavenly Hash Day
  • National Groundhog Day
  • National Tater Tot Day
  • Crepe Day
  • California Kiwifruit Day
  • Hedgehog Day
  • Marmot Day
  • Self Renewal Day
  • Sled Dog Day
  • World Ukulele Day
  • World Wetlands Day

February 3

February 4

  • National Hemp Day
  • National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
  • National Homemade Soup Day
  • National Create a Vacuum Day
  • National Stuffed Mushroom Day
  • National Quacker Day
  • Liberace Day
  • Torture Abolition Day
  • World Cancer Day

February 5

  • National Weather Person’s Day
  • World Nutella Day
  • National Shower a Friend Day
  • National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • Disaster Day
  • Western Monarch Day

February 6

February 7

  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • National Periodic Table Day
  • National Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • Ballet Day
  • Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • International Clash Day
  • Wave all your Fingers at your Neighbors Day
  • Rose Day

February 8

  • National Boy Scouts Day
  • National Kite Flying Day
  • National Potato Lover’s Day
  • National Iowa Day
  • National Molasses Bar Day
  • Laugh and Get Rich Day
  • Opera Day

Collage with a ballerina, kite flying and pizza.

February 9

  • National Toothache Day
  • National Pizza Day
  • National Bagel Day
  • Pizza Pie Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day

February 10

  • National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
  • National Have a Brownie Day
  • National Umbrella Day
  • National Home Warranty Day
  • Plimsoll Day
  • Flannel Day
  • Teddy Day

February 11

  • National Inventors’ Day
  • National White Shirt Day
  • National Make a Friend Day
  • National Peppermint Patty Day
  • National Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day
  • National Shut in Visitation Day
  • Be Electrified Day
  • Get Out Your Guitar Day
  • Grandmother Achievement Day
  • Pro Sports Wives Day
  • Promise Day
  • Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 12

  • National Plum Pudding Day
  • National Lost Penny Day
  • NAACP Day
  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Safety Pup Day
  • International Darwin Day
  • Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Freedom to Marry Day

February 13

  • National Break up with Your Carrier Day
  • National Crab Rangoon Day
  • National Cheddar Day
  • National Tortellini Day
  • National Italian Food Day
  • World Radio Day
  • Palentine’s Day
  • Employee Legal Awareness Day
  • Dream Your Sweet Day
  • Galentine’s Day
  • Kiss Day
  • Get a Different Name Day
  • Madly in Love with Me Day

February 14

  • Valentine’s Day
  • National Cream Filled Chocolates Day
  • National Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Call in Single Day
  • National Have a Heart Day
  • National Organ Donor Day
  • Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • International Book Giving Day
  • League of Women Voters Day
  • Library Lovers Day
  • Race Relations Day
  • Read to your Child Day

February 15

  • National Gumdrop Day
  • National Singles Awareness Day
  • National Wisconsin Day
  • National Hippo Day
  • National I Want Butterscotch Day
  • Susan B. Anthony Day
  • St. Skeletor’s Day
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Additional national days of February that change each year

Some days of the year don’t have an exact date that they fall on in any given year. These days depend on the calendar for the current year.Wine glasses, food on a meat cleaver, rosemary sprig, chili and tomatoes with words reading "Let's celebrate February."

First half of February

  • Dump your Significant Jerk Day (1st Sunday)
  • National Safer Internet Day (1st Tuesday)
  • African American Coaches Day (1st Tuesday)
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day (1st Wednesday)
  • National Wear Red Day (1st Friday)
  • National Bubblegum Day (1st Friday)
  • Give Kids a Smile Day (1st Friday)
  • Wear Red Day (1st Friday)
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – (1st Saturday)
  • Chinese New Year (January 22)Date changes each year
  • Man Day (Sunday before February 14)
  • World Marriage Day (2nd Sunday)
  • Super Bowl Sunday (2nd Sunday)
  • Super Chicken Wing Day (observed on Super Bowl Sunday)
  • National Pork Rind Appreciation Day (observed on Super Bowl Sunday)
  • National Football Hangover Day (day after Super Bowl Sunday)
  • National Clean Out Your Computer Day (2nd Monday)
  • Oatmeal Monday (2nd Monday)
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day (2nd Tuesday)
  • International Winter Bike to Work Day (2nd Friday)
  • National No One Eats Alone Day (2nd Friday)
  • The Inbox Day (2nd Friday)

Second half of February

  • Mardi Gras – Date changes each year – Always the Tuesday before Lent – February 21 in 2o23
  • Fat Tuesday – Date changes each year – Always the day before Ash Wednesday – February 21 in 2o23
  • Ash Wednesday – Date changes each year – Always 46 days before Easter – February 22 in 2023
  • National Tartar Sauce – Date changes each year Friday after Ash Wednesday – February 24 in 2023
  • World Whale Day (3rd Sunday)
  • National President’s Day (3rd Monday)
  • National Caregiver’s Day (3rd Friday)
  • National Woman’s Heart Day (3rd Friday)
  • Inconvenience Yourself Day (4th Wednesday)
  • National Chili Day (4th Thursday)
  • National Skip the Straw Day (4th Friday)
  • National Spay Day (last Tuesday)
  • National Toast Day (last Thursday)
  • International Sword Swallower’s Day (last Saturday)
  • International Tongue Twister Day (last Saturday)
  • Open that Bottle Night (last Saturday)
  • National Rare Disease Day USA (last day of February)

More national days in the month of February

The month is over half way done. Have we mentioned your favorite national day? If not, keep reading. There are many more special days to come this month.

Whether you want to love your pet, or celebrate with some chocolate covered nuts, we’ve got you covered!Dog with kisses and peanut clusters and words reading "national days of February."

February 16

  • National Almond Day
  • National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • National Innovation Day
  • International Syrah Day

February 17

  • National Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • National Cabbage Day
  • National Public Science Day
  • National PTA Founders Day
  • National Cafe Au Lait Day
  • My Way Day
  • Who Shall I be Day
  • World Human Spirit Day
  • National Indian Pudding Day (the official date is November 13 but it is also celebrated by some on June 27 and February 17)

February 18

  • National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
  • National Battery Day
  • National Drink Wine Day
  • Thumb Appreciation Day

February 19

  • National Chocolate Mint Day
  • National Lash Day
  • National Vet Girls ROCK Day
  • Prevent Plagiarism Day
  • International Tug of War Day
  • Iwo Jima Day

February 20

February 21

  • National Sticky Bun Day
  • National Grain Free Day
  • Card Reading Day
  • Single Tasking Day
  • International Mother Language Day

February 22

  • National Margarita Day
  • National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • National California Day
  • National Wildlife Day
  • Scouts Founders Day
  • George Washington’s Birthday
  • Walking the Dog Day
  • World Thinking Day
  • Be Humble Day
  • European Day for Victims of Crime

Playing tennis, handcuffs, bartender and dog walking photos in a collage.

February 23

  • National Banana Bread Day
  • National Dog Biscuit Day
  • National Tile Day
  • National Rationalization Day
  • Curling is Cook Day
  • Play Tennis Day
  • Diesel Engine Day
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day
  • World Understanding and Peace Day

February 24

February 25

  • National Chocolate Covered Nut Day
  • National Clam Chowder Day
  • Let’s All Eat Right Day
  • Quiet Day
  • Pistol Patent Day

February 26

  • National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  • National Pistachio Day
  • National Personal Chef Day (also July 16)
  • Carnival Day
  • Thermos Bottle Day
  • For Pete’s Sake Day

February 27

  • National Kahlua Day
  • National Strawberry Day
  • National Polar Bear Day
  • National Retro Day
  • National Anosmia Awareness Day
  • No Brainer Day
  • Pokemon Day
  • International Polar Bear Day

February 28

  • National Chocolate Souffle Day
  • National Floral Design Day
  • National Public Sleeping Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • National Science Day
  • Digital Learning Day
  • Car Keys and Small Change Day

February 29 (leap year!)

  • National Frog’s Legs Day (only occurs in a leap year)

We hope you have enjoyed this February special days list. As you can see, no matter where your interests lie, there is a national day for you to celebrate.

National days just for the foodies

If you are a foodie, below are some special national day pages just for you.Knife and fork with red napkin and words "February Food Holiday's 0 a month of fabulous food."

Each month has its own list of foodie national days and each month celebrates different food holidays. Here are some other national day food lists that feature only food holidays to honor with your favorite recipes:

Do you celebrate the national days? Which day in February is your favorite day to honor?

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National day word search printables

If you need some me-time, be sure to check out my monthly printable puzzles. Each one features several national days hidden in a word search puzzle.

Red background with words loading...word search printable for national days.

For the national days word search printables for the other months, check out these pages:

We even have holiday themed word puzzles for the month, like this Valentine’s Day word search and Valentine’s Day word scramble.

Other word search puzzles to be updated soon. Stay tuned!

Monthly national day lists

There are over 2000 national days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate. Get all the monthly lists here:

Pin this list of national days in February for later

Would you like a reminder of the special days for February? Just pin this image to one of your celebration boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

You can also watch our video about the national days of February on YouTube.
Block calendar of February with pink ribbon and words reading "National Days."

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February National Days Planner Printable

February National Days Planner Printable

Print out this planner to accompany the February list of national days, and fill it in with your favorite national days in February. It's a great way to keep track and plan for the whole month.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or printer paper


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print out and use the to do list to plan your activities for the month.


Heart background with a planner calendar for February.

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Friday 31st of January 2020

Love the printables. I do appreciate the time and effort you put into each of them. Let us not forget Washington's birthday on February 22, Father of our Country. Did not see it listed.


Friday 31st of January 2020

Hi Carol. Glad you like it. I have it listed on the larger list of National Days for the month.

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