Strange, Wierd, Funny and Wonderful Days of the Year – February 2016

There are new celebrated days springing up all the time so We thought for a bit of fun, we’d kick start our February with a new regular feature on the Mybadges Blog. Days of the Year.

Days of the Year – February

Traditionally February is the month of love and chocolate worldwide – although if you are cynical and jaded – you may just feel it is a month to sell unnecessary cards and make boyfriends, husbands, wives and girlfriends feel guilty for a few days :-)

This year as a leap year we have one extra day to be punished by our better halves if we forget to buy them roses :-)

With the birthstone of Amethyst, and the birth signs of Aquarius and Pisces reigning supreme, February is often the real start of the year as we recover from holiday excess and hope that payday comes soon!


Holidays in February

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Groundhog Day
  • Chocolate Lover’s Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Cherry Month
  • National Freedom Day
  • Library Lovers Month
  • North American Inclusion Month
  • Bake for Family Month
  • President’s Day
  • National Dental Month
  • Mardi Gras
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Black History Month

Strange Days in February


dump-your-significant-jerk-day-black-heart Dump Your Significant Jerk Day! 1st Feb

1st Feb
WOW this actually exists! If you are feeling anything other than undying love for your partner this season – maybe you should think about this!

baked-alaska-day-martha-stewart-recipe Baked Alaska Day! (USA) 1st Feb

Rumour has it that this sweet meringue and ice-cream dessert was served to celebrate USA gaining a new territory in 1876. If you want to try it at home – look no further than Americas own Martha Stewart for her classic recipe:

abraham-lincoln-national-freedom-day National Freedom Day (USA) 1st Feb

National Freedom Day 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 resolution to outlaw slavery.

abraham-lincoln-national-freedom-day Groundhog Day 2nd Feb

Not only a famous film but a day a folklore festival – who knew? For more info go here

abraham-lincoln-national-freedom-day World Play your ukelele Day 2nd Feb

Oh yes – at last – the day we have been waiting for… nooooo

Carrot Cake Day 3rd Feb

Yummy Yummy Yum Yum

Whats Coming up..

Working Naked Day 5th Feb
Read in the Bathtub Day 9th Feb
Darwin Day 12th Feb
World Whale Day 13th Feb
Random Acts Of Kindness Day 17th Feb
Drink Wine Day 18th Feb
World Thinking Day 19th Feb
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day 23rd Feb
Tortilla Chip Day 24th Feb
Clam Chowder Day 25th Feb
Pistachio Day 26th Feb
World Sword Swallower’s Day 27th Feb
Leap Year Day 29th Feb

This Month in History

Here are just some of the many events that happened this month in history

    • Grand Central Station was first opened  (1st Feb 1901)
    • The Steamboat was invented  (1st Feb 1788)
    • The French declared war on the British!  (1st Feb 1793)
    • Argentina was founded (2nd Feb)
    • Start of Major league baseball (2nd Feb)
    • US starts the Income Tax (3rd Feb 1913 )
    • Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash (3rd Feb 1959 )
    • The first Talkie movie is released. (4th Feb 1927)
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is release (4th Feb 1938)
    • The movie Peter Pan is released (5th Feb 1953)
    • Apollo 14 lands on the moon (5th Feb 1971)
    • The movie Pinocchio is released (7th Feb 1940)
    • The Beatles first come to the United States (7th Feb 1964)
    • The Boy Scouts of America begins (8th Feb 1910)
    • Disney’s California Adventure park opens (8th Feb 2001)
    • Volleyball is invented (9th Feb 1895)
    • Hollywood Walk of Fame begins (9th Feb 1960)
    • First US troops sent to Vietnam (9th Feb 1965)
    • The fire extinguisher is invented by Alanson Crane (10th Feb 1863)
    • Computer wins chess match over Garry Kasparov (10th Feb 1996)
    • 1st hospital in the US opens in Pennsylvania (11th Feb 1752)
    • Thomas Edison discovers the Edison effect. (13th Feb 1880)
    • Last Peanuts comic strip (13th Feb 2000)
    • Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone (14th Feb 1876)
    • The movie Tarzan of the Apes is released (14th Feb 1918)
    • IBM corporation founded (14th Feb 1924)
    • The first Teddy Bear is made (15th Feb 1903)
    • Nylon is invented (16th Feb 1937)
    • 9-1-1 emergency telephone system goes into service (16th Feb 1968)
    • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published (18th Feb 1885)
    • First Academy Awards are announced. (18th Feb 1929)
    • Pluto is discovered (18th Feb 1930)
    • The first 3D movie opens (18th Feb 1953)
    • The United State Postal Service is established (20th Feb 1792)
    • The sewing machine is invented by John Greenough (21st Feb 1842)
    • Malcolm X is assassinated (21st Feb 1965)
    • Samuel Colt invents the Colt Revolver (25th Feb 1836)
    • J.P. Morgan incorporates the United States Steel Corporation. (25th Feb 1901)
    • Robert-Watson Watt first demonstrates RADAR (26th Feb 1935)
    • The first Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans, Louisiana. (27th Feb 1827)
    • The artificial sweetener saccharin is discovered (27th Feb 1879)

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