February 2018 Calendar with Holidays

Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Thursday
1
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Friday
2
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Friday
2
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California, Ohio

California, Ohio

2018
Sunday
4
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Sunday
4
February

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.

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Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York

2018
Monday
12
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:Hindu Holiday


2018
Tuesday
13
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:Local observance, Observance, State holiday

Where It is Observed:Alabama, Florida, Louisiana

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana

2018
Tuesday
13
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Christian


2018
Wednesday
14
February

Ash Wednesday

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

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Wednesday
14
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Arizona

Arizona

2018
Wednesday
14
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:Local observance

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

California, Florida, New York, Wisconsin

2018
Thursday
15
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:China

China

2018
Friday
16
February

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Alaska

Alaska

2018
Friday
16
February

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).

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Holiday Type:Federal Holiday

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Monday
19
February

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 …

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Arkansas

Arkansas

2018
Monday
19
February

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 …

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