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HOLIDAYS: FEBRUARY 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

 A list of holidays, designations, special occasions and events for the month of February.

 

FEBRUARY 2011:

 

MONTH:

African-American/Black History

AMD/Low Vision Awareness

American Heart

Bake for Family Fun

Bird Feeding

Blah Buster

Boost Self-Esteem

Cancer Prevention

Canned Food

Care About your Indoor Air

Cherry

Children's Dental Health

Chocolate Lover's

Creative Romance

Embroidery

Expect Success

Fabulous Florida Strawberry

Get to Know an Independent Real Estate Broker

Grapefruit

Laugh-Friendly

Library Lovers'

Marfan Syndrome Awareness

Mend a Broken Heart

National Condom

National Snack Food

Parent Leadership

Pet Dental Health

Plant the Seeds of Greatness

Prenatal Infection Prevention

Pull your Sofa Off the Wall

Relationship Wellness

Responsible Pet Owners

Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket

Senior Independence

Spunky Old Broads

Sweet Potato

Time Management

Weddings

Wise Health Care Consumer

Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart

Youth Leadership

 

 

WEEK:

 

Jan. 30-5:

Catholic Schools

 

Jan.30-6:

Meat

 

1-7:

Patient Recognition

Solo Diners Eat Out

Women's Heart

 

5-11:

Dump Your Significant Jerk

 

6-12:

Burn Awareness

Children's Authors and Illustrators

Freelance Writers Appreciation

International Coaching

Jell-O

National Family Career and Community Leaders of America

 

7-11:

International Networking

Just Say No to PowerPoint

National School Counseling

 

7-13:

Publicity for Profit

 

7-14:

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

Risk Awareness

 

8-14:

Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us from Getting Dizzy

 

13-19:

Children of Alcoholics

Heart Failure Awareness

International Flirting

National Secondhand Wardrobe

PTA Take your Family to School

Sexual Responsibility

 

14-16:

Shrovetide

 

14-20:

Love a Mensch

 

14-21:

Alzheimer's and Dementia Staff Education

National Condom

Nestbox

Pancake

 

18-21:

Great Backyard Bird Count

 

20-26:

Build a Better Trade Show Image

National Eating Disorders Awareness

National Engineers

Through with Chew

 

21-25:

Read Me

 

27-Mar. 5:

Telecommuter Appreciation

 

 

 

DAY:

 

1(Tu):

African-American Coaches

Freedom

Robinson Crusoe

Working Naked (Working from home)

 

2(W):

Groundhog

Bonza Bottler

Candlemas

Groundhog Job Shadow

Hedgehog

National Girls and Women in Sports

 

3(Th):

Carrot Cake

Chinese New Year (Year of the Rabbit)

 

4(F):

American Dental Association Give Kids a Smile

Bubble Gum

National Wear Red

 

5(Sa):

Weatherperson's

 

6(Su):

Pay a Compliment

President Ronald Reagan 100th Birthday anniversary

Super Bowl XLV

 

7(M):

 

8(Tu):

Boy Scouts Founders

Laugh and Get Rich

 

9(W):

National Bullying

Read in the Bathtub

 

10(Th):

All the News That's Fit to Print

Unbrella

 

11(F):

Be Electrific (Inventors)

Pro Sports Wives

Shut-in Visitation

White Shirt

 

12(Sa):

Lincoln's Birthday

Darwin

Lost Penny

Plum Pudding

 

13(Su):

Black Love

Employee Legal Awareness

Grammy Awards

Madly in Love with Me

Man

World Marriage

 

14(M):

Valentine's

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness

Ferris Wheel

National Donor

National Have a Heart

Pet Theft Awareness

Race Relations

 

15(Tu):

Get to Know an Independent Real Estate Broker

Gum Drop

Lupercalia

Susan B. Anthony

 

16(W):

 

17(Th):

PTA Founders

World Human Spirit (Two minutes of silent meditation at 3 p.m.)

 

18(F):

Full (Snow) Moon (approx. 3:36 a.m.)

Pluto

 

19(Sa):

Chocolate Mint

 

20(Su):

Daytona 500

Love your Pet

NBA All-Star Game

Pisces (through 3/20)

World Day for Social Justice

 

21(M):

Presidents'

International Mother Language

 

22(Tu):

Washington's Birthday

Girl Scout World Thinking

Recreational Sports and Fitness

Single-Tasking

 

23(W):

Banana Bread

Inconvenience Yourself

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation

Iwo Jima

Spay Day USA

 

24(Th):

Chili

Great American Spit Out

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Personal Chef

Tortilla Chip

 

25(F):

 

26(Sa):

Fats Domino

International Sword Swallowers

Open That Bottle Night

Pistachio Nut

 

27(Su):

Academy Awards

Polar Bear

 

28(M):

Floral Design

Public Sleeping

Tooth Fairy

 

29(2012):

Leap