Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Almanac of Holidays

Strange, Funny, Little Known & Religious Holidays for February, 2012

February's Celebrations (mostly USA):

Full-Month Celebrations
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Great American Pie Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Weddings Month

February Weekly Celebrations
3rd Week International Flirting Week

Daily Holidays
1-Feb National Freedom Day
2-Feb Ground Hog Day
2-Feb Candlemas
2-Feb National Change your Windshield Wipers Day
3-Feb The Day the Music Died - Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper
3-Feb Patient Recognition Day
4-Feb Create a Vacuum Day
4-Feb Thank a Mailman Day
5-Feb National Weatherman's Day
6-Feb Lame Duck Day
7-Feb Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
7-Feb Send a Card to a Friend Day
7-Feb National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
8-Feb Boy Scout Day - celebrates the birthday of scouting
8-Feb Kite Flying Day - in the middle of winter!?!
9-Feb Toothache Day
10-Feb Umbrella Day
11-Feb Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day
11-Feb Make a Friend Day
11-Feb White T-Shirt Day
12-Feb Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
12-Feb Plum Pudding Day
13-Feb Clean out Your Computer Day - second Monday of Month
13-Feb Get a Different Name Day
14-Feb Ferris Wheel Day
14-Feb National Organ Donor Day
14-Feb Valentine's Day
15-Feb Candlemas - on the Julian Calendar
15-Feb National Gum Drop Day
15-Feb Singles Awareness Day
16-Feb Do a Grouch a Favor Day
17-Feb Random Acts of Kindness Day
17-Feb National Public Science Day
18-Feb National Battery Day
19-Feb National Chocolate Mint Day
20-Feb Cherry Pie Day
20-Feb Hoodie Hoo Day
20-Feb Love Your Pet Day
20-Feb President's Day - third Monday of month
21-Feb Card Reading Day
21-Feb Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday / Shrove Tuesday
22-Feb George Washington's Birthday
22-Feb Be Humble Day
22-Feb Walking the Dog Day
22-Feb International World Thinking Day
23-Feb International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
23-Feb Tennis Day
24-Feb National Tortilla Chip Day
25-Feb Pistol Patent Day
26-Feb Carnival Day
26-Feb National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day!
26-Feb Tell a Fairy Tale Day
27-Feb Polar Bear Day
27-Feb No Brainer Day - this day is for me!
28-Feb Floral Design Day
28-Feb Public Sleeping Day
28-Feb National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or August 22
29-Feb Leap Day - 2012, once every four years; also Sadie Hawkins Day (if I remember correctly)

Some Religious Celebrations

Anglican/Episcopal Celebrations and Remembrances
(Names in brackets indicate for trial use)

1  Brigid (Bride), 523
2  The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple
3  [The Dorchester Chaplains: Lieutenant George Fox, Lieutenant Alexander D.
Goode, Lieutenant Clark V. Poling and Lieutenant John P. Washington, 1943]
4  Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 (new date)
5  [Roger Williams, 1683, and Anne Hutchinson, 1643, Prophetic Witnesses]
6  The Martyrs of Japan, 1597 (new date)
7  Cornelius the Centurion (new date)
11  [Frances Jane (Fanny) Van Alstyne Crosby, Hymnwriter, 1915]
12  [Charles Freer Andrews, Priest and “Friend of the Poor” in India, 1940]
13  Absalom Jones, Priest, 1818
14  Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop, Missionaries to the Slavs, 869, 885
15  Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, 1730
16  [Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, 1898]
17  Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda & Martyr, 1977
18  Martin Luther, 1546
20  [Frederick Douglass, Prophetic Witness, 1895]
21  [John Henry Newman, Priest and Theologian, 1890]
22  [Eric Liddell, Missionary to China, 1945] Ash Wednesday
23  Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156
24  Saint Matthias the Apostle
25  [John Roberts, Priest, 1949]
26  [Emily Malbone Morgan, Prophetic Witness, 1937]
27  George Herbert, Priest, 1633
28  [Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, 1964, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1904,
29  [John Cassian, Abbot at Marseilles, 433]

Catholic Calendar
February 2012
2: Feast of Presentation of the Lord.
3: Optional memorial of Blase, bishop and martyr. Optional memorial of Ansgar, bishop.
5: Psalter I, Ordinary Time Week 5. (Memorial of Agatha, virgin and martyr.)
6: Memorial of Paul Miki and companions, martyrs.
8: Optional memorial of Jerome Emiliani.
10: Memorial of Scholastica, virgin.
11: Optional memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes.
12: Psalter II, Ordinary Time Week 6.
14: Optional memorial of Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop.
17: Optional memorial of Seven founders of the order of Servites.
19: Psalter III, Ordinary Time Week 7.
21: Optional memorial of Peter Damian, bishop and doctor.
22: Ash Wednesday; Beginning of Lent. Feast of Chair of St. Peter, apostle.
23: (Memorial of Polycarp, bishop and martyr.)
26: Psalter I, Lent Week 1.

Feb 08, 2012  Tu B'Shevat

Islamic Holidays

Feb 05, 2012       Sunday       Milad Un Nabi (birthday Of The Prophet Muhammad)
Feb 09, 2012       Thursday   Milad Un Nabi (shia)

Hindu Holiday
Feb 20, 2012 Maha Shivaratri

Buddhist Holiday
15 Feb   Parinirvana (Mahayana)

Celtic Holiday
01 Feb  Imbolic (or Oimelc)

Shinto Holiday
03 Feb  Setsubun

Other Holidays
Feb 06   Waitangi Day (New Zealand)     
Feb 11   National Foundation Day (Japan)                        
Feb 14   Flag Day (Canada)          
Feb 18   Carnival (Brazil)               
Feb 21   Mardi Gras (Louisiana)

Tags: Holidays, Almanac, USA, International, Religious, Secular