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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    World Whale Day

    World Whale Day

    18th February

    Giants of the ocean are celebrated on World Whale Day, which aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures. The annual holiday was founded in Maui, Hawaii, in 1980, to honour humpback whales, which swim...

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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...

      Blame Someone Else Day

      Blame Someone Else Day

      13th April

      Blame Someone Else Day is the compulsive liar’s dream day; a whole 24-hours’ worth of constant finger pointing at unsuspecting victims, a day which would make your nagging mother-in-law think twice about badgering anyone ever...

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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...