Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: February


Thursday
February
1
2018

National Freedom Day

National Freedom Day is an observance in the United States that honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolut …

national freedom day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: February


Friday
February
2
2018

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day falls on February 2 in the United States, coinciding with Candlemas. It is a part of popular culture among many Americans and it centers on the idea of the groundhog coming out of its home to “predict” the weather.

happy groundhog day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: February


Friday
February
2
2018

National Wear Red Day in 2018

The first Friday of February has been designated by the awareness campaign, Heart Truth, as National Wear Red Day ® in the United States. On this day, men and women are encouraged to wear red as a symbol of their support of women’s heart health.

wear red day 2018
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: California, Ohio

 

Month: February


Sunday
February
4
2018

Rosa Parks Day

Rosa Parks Day is an American observance to honor civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who was known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. It is a legal observance in California on February 4 and Ohio on December 1.

Rosa Parks Day 2018
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: February


Sunday
February
4
2018

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year.

Super bowl Observance
 

Holiday Type: Local observance, State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York

 

Month: February


Monday
February
12
2018

Lincoln’s Birthday

Lincoln’s Birthday celebrates the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most popular presidents in United States history. It is a state holiday in some states on or around February 12. It’s also known as Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Da …

Lincoln Birthday
 

Holiday Type: Hindu Holiday

  

Month: February


Tuesday
February
13
2018

Maha Shivaratri Day

Shivaratri Celebrations in India are marked with devotion and religious fervor. Joy is writ large on the faces of millions of Lord Shiva devotees as they start preparing for the biggest Lord Shiva festival in advance. Celebrations of Shivaratri began w …

 

Holiday Type: Local observance, Observance, State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana

 

Month: February


Tuesday
February
13
2018

Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a holiday in some parts of the United States and often serves as a festive occasion featuring large celebrations. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, as it is the last day before the long fast for Lent in many Christian churches.

mardi gras
 

Holiday Type: Christian

  

Month: February


Wednesday
February
14
2018

Ash Wednesday

Many Christian Americans mark Ash Wednesday as the first day of Lent. It follows Shrove Tuesday, which features Mardi Gras celebrations.

Ash Wednesday 2018
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: February


Wednesday
February
14
2018

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. It is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel. Common symbo …

valentines day cards meme
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Arizona

 

Month: February


Wednesday
February
14
2018

Statehood Day

One-hundred-and-five years later, Arizona is stronger than ever. There’s so much to celebrate on Arizona Statehood Day. Trailblazers leading the nation, we’ve had more women governors than any other state in the U.S. We continue to welcome outsiders an …

Statehood Day 2018
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: California, Florida, New York, Wisconsin

 

Month: February


Thursday
February
15
2018

Susan B Anthony’s Birthday

Celebrated on February 15, Susan B Anthony Day marks the birthday of one of the United States’ most prominent female civil rights leaders. It is a legal observance in some states.

Susan B Anthony's Birthday 2018
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: China

 

Month: February


Friday
February
16
2018

Chinese New Year

Many people in countries such as the United States celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. It marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.

Happy Chinese New Year
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Alaska

 

Month: February


Friday
February
16
2018

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Every year on February 16, Alaskans honor Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich (1911—1958) “for her courageous, unceasing efforts to eliminate discrimination and bring about equal rights in Alaska” (Alaska Statutes 44.12.065).

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
 

Holiday Type: Federal Holiday

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: February


Monday
February
19
2018

Presidents’ Day

Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president. (Observed in All state except DE, G …

Presidents' Day 2018
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Arkansas

 

Month: February


Monday
February
19
2018

Daisy Gatson Bates Day

Daisy Gatson Bates Day honors the life of Daisy Gatson Bates, a civil rights activist who played a key role in an integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Daisy Gatson Bates Day is a state holiday in Arkansas, the United States, o …

Daisy Gatson Bates Day 2018