A complete list of February Holidays 2021 and simple recipes, traditions, and activities to celebrate them.
Did you know there are a lot of holidays in February besides Valentine’s Day?
February is full of fun holidays and we aren’t just talking Valentine’s Day! If you’d like to add some extra festiveness to your life, pick a few of these fun holidays to celebrate this month!
You can click the link below the holiday for simple ways to celebrate that February holiday, including recipes, traditions, games, and more!
FEBRUARY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
Before we get to the list of national holidays in February 2021, February is national what month you ask?
- American Heart Month
- Black History Month
- Canned Food Month
- Dog Training Education Month
- Friendship Month
- Great American Pie Month
- Library Lovers Month
- National Bake for Family Fun Month
- National Bird Feeding Month
- National Cat Health Month
- National Cherry Month
- National Children’s Dental Health Month
- National Embroidery Month
- National Grapefruit Month
- National Hot Breakfast Month
- National Snack Food Month
- National Youth Leadership Month
- Pet Dental Health Month
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
February 1- 14 Days of Love Starts
- Start the 14 Days of Love– directions and printables here
February 2- Groundhog Day
- Celebrate with this unique groundhog day pancake tradition – from reader Heather!
- Watch Groundhog’s Day, the movie
- Read Groundhog Day
February 3-National Carrot Cake Day
February 4-National Homemade Soup Day
February 4-National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
- Leave a simple thank-you note or small gift for your mail carrier today
February 5- World Nutella Day
- Make some of these delicious looking Lava Nutella Cookies
February 6- National Frozen Yogurt Day
- Go out for Frozen Yogurt
February 7-National Fettucine Alfredo Day
February 8-National Kite Flying Day
- Fly a kite!
- Dance to Let’s Go Fly a Kite
February 9- National Pizza and Bagel Day
- Eat pizza for dinner
February 10- National Umbrella day
- Do you have a good umbrella? If not, buy one!
- Play in the rain!
February 11- National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
- Have cookies and milk. And don’t cry if the milk gets spilled.
February 13- National Tortellini Day
- Make this hearty and comforting Tortellini Soup
- Or for a cooler dish, try this amazing Spinach Tortellini Pasta Salad
February 14-Valentine’s Day
February 16- Mardi Gras 2021/ Shrove Tuesday
- Wear Masks for dinner!
- Make Cafe du Monde’s beignets for dinner
- Watch Princess and the Frog
- Make a King Cake
February 17-National Random Acts of Kindness Day
- See how many random acts of kindness you can do today!
February 21-President’s Day (3rd Monday)
- Learn about some of the past USA presidents
February 21-National Sticky Bun Day
- Make yummy and SUPER easy Sticky Buns – hint: prepare them the night before and have an easy breakfast!
February 22- George Washington’s Birthday
February 23-National Banana Bread Day
- Make your favorite banana bread recipe
February 24-National Tortilla Chip Day
- Make nachos or taco salad for dinner
- Easy 7-Layer Dip recipe
February 25-National Clam Chowder Day
- Make clam chowder for dinner
February 27- International Polar Bear Day
- Do a Polar Bear Plunge – i.e.- go swimming!
February 28-National Tooth Fairy Day
- Read The Tooth Fairy Book– a favorite from my childhood!
February 29-Leap Day (every 4 years- next Leap Day is February 29, 2024)
- Eat Haribo gummy frogs
- Play the Leap Frog game
- Make a Leap Year time capsule
WHICH FEBRUARY HOLIDAYS WILL YOU CELEBRATE?
Here’s a February holidays calendar you can print off so you don’t miss any!