Special Days in February (and Last Days of Our Contest)

Wow, there are a LOT of special days in February.

We started off the month with National Dark Chocolate Day on the 1st. Did you know that chocolate was first served as a food in 350 BC?

And we had Groundhog Day on the 2nd. Sorry, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter.

special days in February -- Valentine's Day
photo by Amanda, CC-BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons

Friday, the 5th, was National Wear Red Day, to raise awareness about women’s heart health. And today is both National Pizza Day and National Toothache Day (do toothaches really need a day?)

This Sunday is Valentine’s Day, of course. But it is also International Book-Giving Day. Yay!!

Monday is not only Presidents’ Day in the US, but it’s National Gumdrop Day and Family Day in Canada.

And both the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras fall in February.

And my favorite of the special days this month…

The 17th is International Random Acts of Kindness Day!! Go forth and be randomly kind.

special days in February -- Love Your Pet Day

The following Saturday, the 20th, is Love Your Pet Day. As if we need a special day to remind us to do that!

Then we round out the month with National Chili Day on the 25th, International Polar Bear Day on the 27th, and National Chocolate Souffle Day on the 28th. Yum!!

(For more special days and some delightful information about them, check out this site.)

What’s your favorite of the Special Days in February?


Last Days of our Winter Wonderland Contest!

Ends this Saturday, the 13th. ~ Winner will be picked randomly.

Prizes are this fun mug, “literary” tea bags, and 5 Free ebooks, winner’s choice!

To see more details and ENTER, click HERE.


winter contest 2021

Posted by Kassandra Lamb. Kassandra is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer. She is the author of the Kate Huntington psychological mysteries, set in her native Maryland, and the Marcia Banks and Buddy cozy mysteries, set in Central Florida. She also writes romantic suspense under the pen name of Jessica Dale.

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  • Reply
    Karen W Johnston
    February 9, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    February 15th is also Lundy Gras. It is another celebration on the day before Mardi Gras. Since three members of my family have birthdays in Feb. including one that will fall on Mardi Gras Day periodically, the entire month of Feb. is my favorite.

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    Kassandra Lamb
    February 9, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    It is such a fun month! We have a couple of family birthdays as well!

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    Kara Marks
    February 9, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Sounds fun!

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      Kassandra Lamb
      February 10, 2021 at 12:23 am

      I love checking out the special days in a month. It always cheers me up, especially the truly goofy ones.

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    Pernette Wells
    March 25, 2021 at 8:50 am

    My favorite day in February is my birthday! I like all the chocolate and candy days, too!.

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