Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day

29th February (Last day of February)

Rare Disease Day is an observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness about diseases that most people will not know of, as well as to improve access to treatment. EURORDIS (The European...

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    Baked Alaska Day

    Baked Alaska Day

    Every February 1st

    Thank you, American physicist Mr. Benjamin Thompson, for discovering how to make meringue back in the early 1800's! For meringue is a key component of Baked Alaska, the spotlighted dish being celebrated on Baked Alaska...

    Hedgehog Day

    Hedgehog Day

    Every February 2nd

    Ouch! Hedgehog Day highlights these loveable creatures but heed this word of warning, don’t get too close. As we all know hedgehogs are covered in spines but what you may not have known is that...

    Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

    Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

    3rd February (First Saturday in February)

    Eating ice cream for breakfast is basically every little kid's dream. Well, that and being able to have pizza for dinner every single day. But even if you aren't 8 years old, you have to...

    Thank A Letter Carrier Day

    Thank A Letter Carrier Day

    Every February 4th

    "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" - Motto on James Farley Post Office We know these intrepid adventurers, and adventurers they...

    World Nutella Day

    World Nutella Day

    Every February 5th

    Happiness is a warm taste of hazelnut spread on a warm flaky pastry! That hazelnut spread is known across the world as Nutella. It can be spread on toast or put into the center of...

    Frozen Yogurt Day

    Frozen Yogurt Day

    Every February 6th

    "Frozen yogurt is tastier than ice cream,” - Richelle E. Goodrich You know what makes every day better? A big old scoop of ice cream, you know what’s even better than that? If you said Frogurt, you’re...

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    Ballet Day

    Ballet Day

    Every February 7th

    When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward. - Andrea Thompson There’s something magical about going to ballet. The music...

    Kite Flying Day

    Kite Flying Day

    Every February 8th

    When you hear about flying kites, do you automatically hear the Mary Poppins song in your head? If you don’t then you obviously haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying that lovely movie! Take the time...

    Read In The Bathtub Day

    Read In The Bathtub Day

    Every February 9th

    When you think about reading in the bathtub, does it bring back memories of childhood soaks with your favorite comic books? Perhaps you think about the scolding by the Librarian when you tried to return...

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    Umbrella Day

    Umbrella Day

    Every February 10th

    ”I didn’t invent the rainy day. I just own the best umbrella.” Jimmy Fallon Everyone is familiar with the sight of an umbrella, they’re present whether you live in the hottest of climates or the coldest. They’re...

    World Marriage Day

    World Marriage Day

    11th February (Second Sunday of February)

    Marriage is a hugely important institution in many parts of the world, and symbolises the formalisation of a relationship between a loving couple. Marriage Day celebrates everything about marriage, and is a great day to propose...

    Clean Out Your Computer Day

    Clean Out Your Computer Day

    12th February

    I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the...

    Radio Day

    Radio Day

    Every February 13th

    The world used to be a much bigger place, at least when you consider the difficulty involved with transmitting information from place to place. In the beginning we simply had to walk and talk to...

    Ferris Wheel Day

    Ferris Wheel Day

    Every February 14th

    Ride high, high in the sky (within the constraints of a Perspex box attached to a giant wheel); what better way to celebrate Ferris Wheel Day?

    Hippo Day

    Hippo Day

    Every February 15th

    Bet you didn't know that Hippo loosely translates to River Horse in ancient Greek. Hippo Day, then, celebrates the third largest land mammal on Earth. Why not take some time to waddle in a mud bath...

    Innovation Day

    Innovation Day

    Every February 16th

    Spot a problem, think of a solution, and before you know it you're innovating! Innovation Day is all about imagining new, better ways of doing things. How will you be innovative?

    Random Acts Of Kindness Day

    Random Acts Of Kindness Day

    Every February 17th

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a...

    Drink Wine Day

    Drink Wine Day

    Every February 18th

    A glass of wine a day keeps the cardiologist away, or so they say. That may be the reason there is such a thing as Drink Wine Day, but who’s to say we needed a...

    Chocolate Mint Day

    Chocolate Mint Day

    Every February 19th

    There's something special about the combination of smooth, rich, luxurious chocolate and cool, refreshing, sharp mint. Celebrate this incredible combination on Chocolate Mint Day by indulging in your favourite minty, chocolate treat!

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    Love Your Pet Day

    Love Your Pet Day

    Every February 20th

    How's your relationship with your favourite furry friend? Love Your Pet Day is a chance to show your cat, dog, tortoise or [insert other] how you really feel. Treats, pampering and all the the attention...

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    Sticky Bun Day

    Sticky Bun Day

    Every February 21st

    Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer a carbohydrate filled treat, the sticky bun is the ideal gastronomic delight to fill the brief. Fortunately for those who enjoy a good sticky bun, an entire...

    Single Tasking Day

    Single Tasking Day

    Every February 22nd

    The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi Today...

    Curling Is Cool Day

    Curling Is Cool Day

    Every February 23rd

    Curling is Cool Day is not dedicated to those of us naturally or otherwise endowed with glistening spiralling locks of hair. Oh, no, no! This is the day George Clooney and Bruce Springsteen get to...

    Tortilla Chip Day

    Tortilla Chip Day

    Every February 24th

    Tortilla Chip Day is best celebrated on a comfy sofa and a favourite film with a selection of tasty dips! Why not go all out and add some cheese into the mix, grilling or melting...

    Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day

    Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day

    Every February 25th

    When it comes to the crunch, Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day is a great reason to celebrate a popular sweet treat. Dipping nuts and fruit into chocolate became popular from the 19th century onwards. However, the first...

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    Tell A Fairy Tale Day

    Tell A Fairy Tale Day

    Every February 26th

    Gather round the fire, and make yourselves comfortable... Tell A Fairy Tale Day is all about exploring myths and stories, old and new. From grim(m) tales to urban legends, tap the dark corners of your...

    Pokémon Day

    Pokémon Day

    Every February 27th

    This marks 20 years of Pokémon

    Pink Day

    Pink Day

    28th February (Last Wednesday in February)

    Bullying is a growing problem in the world today, and every year we hear more and more incidents coming up of bullying in schools everywhere. Bullying doesn’t stop in school, though, it extends out into...

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    Library Lovers’ Month

    Library Lovers’ Month

    Every February

    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. - Marcus Tullius Cicero Stop hugging that library. No wait, my mistake, I forgot that it’s Library Lovers Month- and it seems to have...

    Hot Breakfast Month

    Hot Breakfast Month

    Every February

    What nicer thing can you do for somebody than make them breakfast? - Anthony Bourdain Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, and that’s why so many of us make...

    Bird-Feeding Month

    Bird-Feeding Month

    Every February

    "Come feed the little birds, show them you care And you'll be glad if you do Their young ones are hungry, their nests are so bare All it takes is tuppence from you" - Tuppence – Mary Poppins It’s...

    Bake For Family Fun Month

    Bake For Family Fun Month

    Every February

    If baking is any labor at all, it's a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation. - Regina Brett There’s something about the smell of baked goods cooking in the oven...

    Cherry Month

    Cherry Month

    Every February

    “In the cherry blossom’s shade there’s no such thing as a stranger.” - Issa Because cherries are so… very. Cherries are an amazing fruit, little jewels dangling from branches that not long ago painted the sky...

    North American Inclusion Month

    North American Inclusion Month

    Every February

    North American Inclusion Month (NAIM) was created by the Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities. Now some five years old, the North American Inclusion Month was established as a way of recognising the need for more...