K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: February
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February Is...
  Age-related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Health Month
Black History Month
Kids E.N.T. (Ears, Nose, Throat) Health Month
Library Lovers' Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cherry Month
National Children's Dental Health Month
National Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
Workplace Eye Safety Month
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This Week Is...
Children's Authors and Illustrators Week (First week of February)
Catholic Schools Week (Begins the last Sunday in January)
Severe Weather Awareness Week (FL) (First week of February)
Women's Heart Week (February 1-7)
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Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe Day Naval History
(Observed annually on this date)


Ireland: St. Bridget's Day Ireland Diocese of Limerick
(Pagan fertility (Brid's Day) and spring rite that evolved into a Catholic holiday observed annually on February 1)
Malaysia: Federal Territory Day Malaysia Virtual Malaysia
(Observed annually on February 1)
United States: National Women's Heart Health Day Women's Health The Heart Women's Heart Foundation
(Observed annually on February 1)

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Groundhog Day Icon 2 Groundhog Day Groundhog Day Icon 2
(Observed annually on this date)


Christianity: Candlemas Religion Cathlic Encyclopedia
(Traditional Christian festival commemorating the ritual purification of Mary 40 days after the birth of her son)
California: Kiwi Fruit Day California Holidays for Everyday
(Observed annually on February 2)

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Korea: Solleal (Korean New Year). Korea Korea Korean Tourism Organization
(Celebration coinciding with the lunar new year)
Mauritius: Chinese Spring Festival Mauritius Republic of Mauritus
(Celebration coinciding with the lunar new year)
Mongolia: Tsagaan Sar Mongolia Mongolia Today
(Celebration coinciding with the lunar new year)
Mozambique: Heroes' Day Eduardo Mondlane Death Mozambique News Agency
(Observance of the anniversary of the assassination of President Eduardo Mondlane 2/3/1969)
São Tomé e Príncipe: Martyrs' Day São Tomé e Príncipe
(Observed annually on February 3)

Vietnam: Tet Nguyen Dan Vietnam Kansas University Medical Center
(Celebration coinciding with the lunar new year)

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United Nations World Cancer Day United Nations
(Annual observance on this date marking the anniversary of the first World Summit Against Cancer held in Paris on 4 February 2000)

Give Kids a Smile Day
(Observed annually the first Friday in February)

Wear Red Day
(Observed annually the first Friday in February)

Physics: Create a Vacuum Day Physics Null Hypothesis
(Observed annually on this date)
Angola: Inicio de Luta Armada (Commencement of the Armed Struggle) Angola U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date)
China: Birthday of Che Kung China Discover Hong Kong
(Celebration of the Sung Dynasty general who became an immortal and was elevated to a Taoist deity: second day of the first lunar month)

Sri Lanka: National/Independence Day Sri Lanka Library of Congress
(Celebration of freedom from British rule: 02/04/1948)

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African American Read-In
(Observed the first Sunday in February)

Islam: Milad-Un-Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad) Islam BBC
(Observed Rabi `al-Awwal 12)

Burundi: Unity Day Burundi Canadian Ministry of Immigration
(Observed annually on this date)
Finland: Johan Ludvig Runeberg's Birthday Finland Author's Calendar
(Annual celebration of the poet's birthday, 02/05/1804)
Japan: Martyr Day Japan Catholic Saints Catholic Encyclopedia
(Memorializes Saint Peter Baptist and others who were crucified by Emperor Tagosama 02/05/1597)
San Marino: Sant' Agata San Marino
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate of liberation from the Cardinal Giuio Alberoni Occupation in 1740)

This Week Is...
Cardiac Rehabilitation Week (Second week of February)
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (February 7-14)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week (Second week of February)
Heart Failure Awareness Week (Second week of February)
National Burn Awareness Week (Second week of February)
National School Counseling Week (First full school week of February)
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Jamaica: Bob Marley Day Bob Marley Music BBC
(Celebration of the birthday of singer Bob Marley: 02/06/1945)

Mexico: Día de la Constitución (Constitution Day) Mexico U.S. Department of State GuideMexico
(Observed the first Monday of February to Commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the present constitution: 02/05/1917)
New Zealand: Waitangi Day, New Zealand Day New Zealand U.S. Department of State New Zealand History Online
(Observed annually on this date)

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Grenada: Independence Day Grenada Great Britain
(Celebration of independence from Great Britain: 02/07/1974)

South Korea: Daeboreum (The First Full Moon Day) South Korea Korean Tourism Organization
(Celebrated on the full moon (local time) of the new lunar year)

Taiwan: Lantern Festival The Latern Festival
(Celebrated on the full moon (local time) of the new lunar year)

United States: Ballet Day New York City Ballet
(Commemorates the first performance of ballet in America at New York's Bowery Theater: 02/07/1827)

Full Moon

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United States: Boy Scout Day
(Celebration of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America by William D. Boyce: 02/08/1910)

Judaism: Tu B'Shevat Judaism Trees The Jewish Calendar
(15 Shevat: The New Year of Trees)

Iraq: Anniversary of the Ramadan Revolution Iraq The BBC AME Info
(Commemoration of the coup led by Arab Socialist Baath Party (ASBP) which ousted Prime Minister Abd-al-Karim Qasim: 02/08/1963)
Slovenia: Preseren Day, Slovene Culture Day France Prešeren Poetry U.S. Department of State Preseren.net
(Commemoration of the death of France Prešeren, Slovenia's national poet: 02/08/1849)

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Lebanon: St. Maron's Day Lebanon Catholicism
(Observed annually on February 9)

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Umbrella Day
Umbrella Day

Malta: Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck Malta Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State Malta Media
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate the arrival of St. Paul to Malta in 60 A.D.)

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Inventors & Invention National Inventors' Day Inventors & Invention
(Observed in honor of the birth date of Thomas Edison: 02/11/1847)

Cameroon: National Youth Day Cameroon Child Advocacy
(Observed each year on 02/11)
Iran: Revolution Day 1979 Iranian Revolution Islam BBC AME Info
(Commemoration of the founding of the Islam Republic of Iran: 02/11/1979)
Japan: Kigen-setsu/National Foundation Day Japan U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the enthronement of Emperor Jinmu, the first Japanese emperor: 02/11/1873)
Liberia: Armed Forces Day Liberia
(Observed annually on this date)

Vatican City: Day of Conciliation The Vatican Religion European History Wyoming Education Gateway
(Anniversary of Lateran Treaty Recognizing International Sovereignty of Vatican City: 02/11/1929)

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Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Day Abraham Lincoln
(Observed to commemorate the birth date of Abraham Lincoln: 02/12/1809)

Darwin Day: Charles Darwin Evolution Darwin Day Web Site
(Commemoration of the birth date of Charles Darwin: 02/12/1809)

Myanmar: Day of Union `Myanmar
(Celebration of Panglong Agreement which created the Nation of Burma: 02/12/1947)
Venezuela: Youth Day Venezuela `Child Advocacy Agenzia Fides
(Observed annually since 2003 on the Sunday following February 12th)
Georgia: Georgia Day James Oglethorpe Georgia Day `Colonial Georgia
(Observed annually on this date to celebrate the founding of the Georgia colony by James Oglethorpe: 02/12/1733)

This Week Is...
National Engineers Week (Third week of February)
Severe Weather Awareness Week (AL)
Random Acts of Kindness Week (Second full week of February)
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African-American Studies National African-American Parent Involvement Day African-American Studies
(Observed annually the second Monday of February)
World Radio Day: World Radio Day UNESCO
(Observed annually on this date to commemorate the birth of UN radio in 1946)

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Last Quarter Moon
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day National Donor Day
(Observed annually on February 14)

Ferris Wheel Day: George Washington Gale Ferris Inventors & Inventions MathNews
(Commemorates the birth date of ferris wheel inventor George Washington Gale Ferris: 02/14/1859)
Bulgaria: Trifon Zarezan/Vinegrowers' Day Bulgaria
(Observed annually on February 14)

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Gumdrops National Gumdrop Day Gumdrops

Canada: National Flag Day Flag Day
(Annual commemoration of the first flying of Canada's red and white maple leaf flag: 02/15/1965)
New York: Susan B. Anthony Day New York Susan B. Anthony Women Women's Suffrage Teacher Link
(Annual commemoration of the birth of Susan B. Anthony: 02/15/1820)

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Brazil: Carnival (Day 1 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

Lithuania: Day of Restoration of the State of Lithuania Lithuania
(Commemorates the Lithuanian declaration of independence: 02/16/1918)

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National Women's Heart Day
(Observed annually on the third Friday of February)

Hermit Crab Championship Crab Races Day Hermit Crab


Brazil: Carnival (Day 2 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

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Brazil: Carnival (Day 3 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

Gambia: Independence Day `Gambia `Great Britain `U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of independence from United Kingdom as constitutional monarchy: 02/18/1965)

Nepal: Rastriya Prajatantra Divas/National Democracy Day `Nepal `Google
(Commemorates establishment of Nepal's constitutional monarchy: 02/18/1951)

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Brazil: Carnival (Day 4 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

Turkmenistan: National Flag Day. Turkmenistan `U.S. Department of State
(Celebrated since 02/19/1995: coincides with birthdate of President Saparmurad Niyazov)

This Week Is...
International Friendship Week (Last full week of February)
National FFA Week (The week of George Washington's birthday: February 22nd)
Severe Weather Awareness Week (AL, AR, LA, MS, OK, TN)
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Ash Wednesday Shrove Monday Ash Wednesday
(Monday before Ash Wednesday)
Hinduism: Mahashivratri (The Night of the Great Shiv) Hinduism BBC.org
(Commemorates on the 14th day of Magh the appearance of Shiv-Lingum to make mankind aware of eternal time)

Brazil: Carnival (Day 5 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

Canada: Alberta Family Day Canada Family Resources Legislative Assembly of Alberta
(Observed annually the third Monday of February)

Germany: Rosenmontag Germany Ash Wednesday `Answers.com
(Celebration on the Monday before Ash Wednesday)
Greece: Kathará Dheftéra (Clean Monday) `Greece Ash Wednesday CBC news
(Ash Monday)
Iceland: Bolludagur (Buns Day) Buns Day Iceland Chronicles
(Tradition celebrated on Shrove Monday)

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Presidents' Day
Presidential Seal
George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson Jamres Madison James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren William Henry Harrison John Tyler James K. Polk Zachary Taylor Millard Fillmore Franklin Pierce James Buchanan Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson Ulysses S. Grant Rutherford B. Hayes James Garfield Chester Arthur Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison Grover Clevelandr William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson Warren G. Harding Calvin Coolidge Herbert Hoover Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Dwight Eisenhower John F. Kennedy Lyndon Johnson Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush Bill Clinton George W. Bush Barack Obama
New Moon
United Nations United Nations World Languages

Pancakes Pancake Day Pancakes
(Observed on Shrove Tuesday)

Catholicism: Shrove Tuesday Ash Wednesday `Catholic Encyclopedia
(Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)
Bangladesh: Martyrs' Day (Shaheed Dibosh) `Bangladesh `U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates five students killed marching for Bangla as a Bangladesh state language: 02/21/1952)

Brazil: Carnival (Day 6 of 6) `Brazil Ash Wednesday Rio Carnival
(Six-day celebration beginning on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday)

Germany: Fasnacht (Karneval/Mardi Gras) Germany Ash Wednesday Answers.com
(Fat Tuesday celebration before Ash Wednesday)

United States (New Orleans): Mardi Gras Mardi Gras Ash Wednesday
(Fat Tuesday celebration before Ash Wednesday)

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Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday
China: Spring Lantern Festival China Discover Hong Kong
(Final festival of the New Year's celebrations: 15th day of the first lunar month)

The Philippines: EDSA Revolution Day (People's Power Day) The EDSA Revolution University of Alberta
(Commemorates the start of the bloodless revolution that deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos: 02/22/1986)

St. Lucia: Independence Day St. Lucia
(Celebration of independence from the United Kingdom: 02/22/1979)

Tibet: Chunga Choepa (The Butter Lamp Festival) Tibet Buddhism Tibet Family Tours
(Observed on the 15th day of the first lunar month to commemorate the death of religious leader Tsong Khapa)

United States: George Washington's Birthday `George Washington The American Presidency
(Commemorates the birth date of George Washington: 02/22/1732)

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Chinese New Year Chinese New Year Chinese New Year
(First day of the first lunar month)

Belarus: Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland and of Armed Forces of Belarus `Belarus My Belarus
(Originally celebrated the Soviet Red Army, now observed annually on this date to commemorate all military persons and men in general.)
Guyana: Republic Day (Mashramani) `Guyana `U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates formation of the Guyana Republic: 02/23/1970)

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Estonia: Independence Day `Estonia `U.S. Department of State Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(Celebration of 02/24/1918 declaration of independence & 02/24/1989 independence from USSR)
México: Flag Day `México `Spain University of Birmingham
(Celebration of the Plan of Iguala declaring Mexico's independence from Spain: 02/24/1821)

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Kuwait: National Day `Kuwait `AME Info
(Observance of the anniversary of the accession of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem to power: 02/25/1950 )

Tibet: The Great Prayer Festival (Gelugpa Monlam Chenmo) Tibet Buddhism A View on Buddhism Windhorse Tours
(Day 1 of 7: Days 4-11 of the Tibetan New Year (Losar)

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Kuwait: Liberation Day `Kuwait `1991 Gulf War `AME Info
(Celebration of the Gulf War liberation of Kuwait: 02/26/1991)

Luxembourg: Burgsonndeg. Luxembourg Web Holidays
(Burning of the hills: observed the first Sunday of Lent)

This Week Is...
National Invvasive Species Awareness Week

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Cyprus: Green Monday `Cryprus Ash Wednesday
(The first Monday of Lent)

Dominican Republic: Independence Day `The Dominican Republic `Haiti
(Celebration of independence from Haiti: 02/27/1844)

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Finland: Kalevala Day (Finnish Day of Culture) Kalevala Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden
(Celebration of the anniversary of the preface of the first edition of the Kalevala epic: 02/28/1835)
Taiwan: Peace Memorial Day February 28 Holocaust
(Remembrance of the February 28 Holocaust: 1947)

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