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February Holidays in 2013
Long list of February holidays and special days celebrated in 2013.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in February 2013. If you prefer, you can explore February's special days by date. If you are interested in free, printable calendars, you can find them on this page. If you want to be one of the first to know when more holidays and other craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter.

Month Long Observances

February 1st

February 2nd

  • Bottle Cap Patented

  • Dia de la Candelaria
    Celebrated in Mexico.

  • Groundhog Day
    Check out my page for this special day!

February 3rd

  • Elmo's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character. Check out my page for this special day!

  • The Day the Music Died
    On this day in 1959, the plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson.

  • National Carrot Day

  • Super Bowl XLVII

February 4th

  • Charles Lindbergh's Birthday
    Born in 1902.

  • Create a Vacuum Day

  • Rosa Park's Birthday
    Born in 1913.

February 5th

February 6th

  • Babe Ruth's Birthday
    Born in 1895.

  • Lame Duck Day

  • Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores
    In 1935.

  • Waitangi Day
    Celebrate in New Zealand.

February 7th

February 8th

February 9th

  • Hershey's Chocolate Founded
    In 1894.

  • Toothache Day

February 10th

  • Chinese New Year
    The beginning of the Year of the Dragon is on February 10th in 2013. Check out my page for this special day!

  • Umbrella Day

February 11th

February 12th

  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
    Born in 1809. Check out my page for this special day!

  • Mardi Gras
    Always 46 days before Easter; also known as Fat Tuesday. Check out my page for this special day!

  • National Lost Penny Day

February 13th

  • Ash Wednesday

  • Get a Different Name Day

February 14th

February 15th

February 16th

  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day

  • Nylon Patented
    By DuPont in 1937.

February 17th

February 18th

February 19th

February 20th

  • Hoodie-Hoo Day
    You are supposed to go outside to shout "Hoodie-hoo!" to scare away Winter and make way for Spring!

  • John Glenn Orbits the Earth
    He was the first American to orbit the Earth on this date in 1962 in the Friendship 7 space capsule.

  • Toothpick Patented
    In 1872.

February 21st

  • Love your Pet Day

  • Polaroid 'Land' Camera First Introduced
    By Edwin Land in 1947.

February 22nd

February 23rd

  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

  • Pinocchio Day

  • Purim
    Begins at sundown. Purim takes place on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar, the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar.

February 24th

  • Chinese Lantern Festival
    The Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao Jie is a traditional Chinese festival, which marks the last day of the Chinese New Year season and the date changes every year.

  • Dia de la Bandera
    Flag Day in Mexico.

  • Gordon's Birthday
    Sesame Street Personality.

  • National Trading Card Day

February 25th

February 26th

  • Carnival Day

  • Levi Strauss' Birthday
    Born in 1829.

February 27th

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday
    Born in 1807.

  • No-Brainer Day

  • Polar Bear Day

February 28th

February 29th
Please note, there is only a February 29th every four years... In 2012, 2016, 2020, etc.

  • Leap Day
    February 29th only occurs once every 4 years, known as the leap year.

  • Yellowstone Park Day
    IN 1872, Yellowstone became the world's first National Park.

| February Special Days By Date | Printable Calendars | Main Special Days Page |

This information is correct to the best of my knowledge. These dates are collected from many online and offline resources. Please do not email me asking me for more info about a date - All the information I have is posted here.

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