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February 2018 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for February 2018!

Holiday links will bring you to either a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com or another website that offers more information about the holiday. Being creative in your teaching makes learning fun.

Some holidays have nothing to do with teaching. We just think they're crazy and fun. That's because we realize our teachers need a life too - so celebrate !

For Apples4theTeacher.com links, you may find the following teacher resources: information about the holiday or occasion, thematic book lists, short stories, poetry, worksheets and other printables, craft ideas, recipes, articles of interest, songs and plays. Holiday kid activities include: interactive coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, scramblers and interactive games. Use the children's activities to integrate literacy. Coloring pages can be used as story starters or journal pages. Word search games can be used to introduce vocabulary and dictionary skills.

Below you will find events and holidays for February 2018 broken down by day. Weekly and monthly observances can be found toward the bottom of the page.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, links will be updated.

The One Hundredth Day of School (This day floats depending on individual school calendars.)

February 1, 2018 - Thursday

02/01 Change Your Password Day Link *
02/01 G.I. Joe Day Link *
02/01 Hula in the Coola Day Link *
02/01 National Freedom Day 1865 Link *
02/01 Robinson Crusoe Day Link *
02/01 Spunky Old Broads Day Link *

February 2, 2018 - Friday

02/02 Bubble Gum Day  Link 1st Friday
02/02 Candlemas Link *
02/02 Crepe Day or La Chandeleur Link *
02/02 Dia de la Candelaria (Candle Mass Day in Mexico) Link *
02/02 Give Kids a Smile Day Link 1st Friday
02/02 Groundhog Day Link *
02/02 Groundhog Job Shadow Day Link *
02/02 Hedgehog Day Link *
02/02 Imbolc Link varies
02/02 Marmot Day Link *
02/02 Wear Red Day Link 1st Friday

February 3, 2018 - Saturday

02/03 Four Chaplains Memorial Day Link *
02/03 Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Link 1st Saturday
02/03 National Women's Heart Health Day Link *
02/03 The Day The Music Died Link *

February 4, 2018 - Sunday

02/04 Charles Linbergh 1902 Link *
02/04 Dump Your Significant Jerk Day Link 1st Day of Dump Your Significant Jerk Week (always the mon-sun before Valentines Day)
02/04 Liberace Day Link *
02/04 Popcorn Day Link 1st Sunday or 01/19
02/04 Quacker Day Link *
02/04 Rosa Parks 1913 Link *
02/04 Super Bowl Link 1st Sunday
02/04 Thank a Mailman Day Link *
02/04 USO Day Link *
02/04 World Cancer Day Link *

February 5, 2018 - Monday

02/05 Hank Aaron 1934 Link *
02/05 Move Hollywood and Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day Link *
02/05 National Chocolate Fondue Day Link *
02/05 Weatherman's (Weatherperson's) Day Link *
02/05 World Nutella Day Link *

February 6, 2018 - Tuesday

02/06 African American Coaches Day Link 1st Tuesday
02/06 Babe Ruth 1895 Link *
02/06 Lame Duck Day Link *
02/06 Massachusetts 1788 Link *
02/06 Ronald Reagan 1911 Link *
02/06 Shabbot Across America/Canada Link varies

February 7, 2018 - Wednesday

02/07 Ballet Day Link *
02/07 Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Link *
02/07 Charles Dickens 1812 Link *
02/07 National Signing Day Link 1st Wednesday
02/07 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
02/07 Send a Card to a Friend Day Link *
02/07 Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day Link *

February 8, 2018 - Thursday

02/08 Boy Scouts Anniversary Day Link *
02/08 Extraterrestrial Culture Day Link 2nd Thursday
02/08 Jules Verne 1828 Link *
02/08 Laugh and Get Rich Day Link *
02/08 Opera Day Link *

February 9, 2018 - Friday

02/09 Hershey Chocolate founded Link *
02/09 Read in the Bathtub Day Link *
02/09 Toothache Day Link *
02/09 William Harrison 1773 Link *

February 10, 2018 - Saturday

02/10 Plimsoll Day (Samuel Plimsoll 1824) Link *

February 11, 2018 - Sunday

02/11 Autism Sunday Link 2nd Sunday   
02/11 Be Electrific Day Link *
02/11 National Inventors' Day Link *
02/11 National Peppermint Patty Day Link *
02/11 National Shut-in Visitation Day Link *
02/11 Pro Sports Wives Day Link *
02/11 Satisfied Staying Single Day Link *
02/11 Thomas Edison 1847 Link *
02/11 Westminister Dog Show (12-13) Link varies
02/11 White T-shirt Day Link *
02/11 World Day of the Sick Link *
02/11 World Marriage Day Link 2nd Sunday in Februay

February 12, 2018 - Monday

02/12 Abraham Lincoln 1809 Link *
02/12 Clean Out Your Computer Day Link 2nd Monday
02/12 Darwin Day Link *
02/12 Family Day (BC) Link 2nd Monday
02/12 Paul Bunyan Day 1834 Link *
02/12 Safety Pup Day Link *

February 13, 2018 - Tuesday

02/13 Employee Legal Awareness Day Link *
02/13 Fat Tuesday Link Day before Lent
02/13 Get a Different Name Day Link *
02/13 International Pancake Day (IHop)) Link Day before Lent
02/13 International Pancake Day (Race) Link Day before Lent
02/13 Library Lovers Day Link *
02/13 Madly in Love with Me Day Link *
02/13 Mardi Gras Link Day before Lent
02/13 Pancake Day  Link Day before Lent
02/13 Shrove Tuesday Link Day before Lent

February 14, 2018 - Wednesday

02/14 Arizona 1912 Link *
02/14 Ash Wednesday Link varies
02/14 Ferris Wheel Day Link *
02/14 Frederick Douglass Day Link *
02/14 League of Women Voters Day Link *
02/14 Lent Begins Link varies
02/14 National Call in Single Day Link *
02/14 National Crème Filled Chocolates Day Link *
02/14 National Have a Heart Day Link *
02/14 National Organ Donor Day Link *
02/14 Oregon 1859 Link *
02/14 Pet Theft Awareness Day Link *
02/14 Quirkyalone Day Link *
02/14 Race Relations Day Link *
02/14 Valentines Day Link *
02/14 World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day Link *

February 15, 2018 - Thursday

02/15 Galileo Day  Link *
02/15 Lupercalia (02/13-02/14) *
02/15 National Flag of Canada Day Link *
02/15 National Gum Drop Day Link *
02/15 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies
02/15 Susan B Anthony Day Link *

February 16, 2018 - Friday

02/16 Chinese New Year Link varies
02/16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day Link *
02/16 Kyoto Protocol Day Link *

February 17, 2018 - Saturday

02/17 My Way Day Link *
02/17 National PTA Founders Day 1897 Link *
02/17 Random Acts of Kindness Day Link *
02/17 World Human Spirit Day Link *

February 18, 2018 - Sunday

02/18 Battery Day (Volta's birthday) Link *
02/18 Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day Link *
02/18 Daytona 500 Link varies
02/18 National Drink Wine Day Link *
02/18 Pluto Day (discovered by Clyde Tombaugh) Link *

February 19, 2018 - Monday

02/19 Chocolate Mint Day Link *
02/19 Family Day (Canada) Link 3rd Monday 
02/19 Iwo Jima Day (Landing) Link *
02/19 Presidents Day Link 3rd Monday

February 20, 2018 - Tuesday

02/20 Love Your Pet Day Link *
02/20 Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day Link *
02/20 World Day for Social Justice Link *

February 21, 2018 - Wednesday

02/21 International Mother Language Day Link *

February 22, 2018 - Thursday

02/22 Be Humble Day Link *
02/22 George Washington 1732 Link *
02/22 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Link 4th Thursday
02/22 National Chili Day Link 4th Thursday
02/22 National Margarita Day Link *
02/22 World Thinking Day Link *

February 23, 2018 - Friday

02/23 Curling is Cool Day Link *
02/23 Diesel Engine Day 1892 Link *
02/23 Iwo Jima Day (flag raised) Link *
02/23 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies

February 24, 2018 - Saturday

02/24 Dia de la Bandera (Flag Day in Mexico) Link *
02/24 International Sword Swallowers Day Link last Saturday
02/24 National Tortilla chip Day Link *
02/24 Open That Bottle Night Link last Saturday
02/24 Spay Day USA Link last Tuesday
02/24 Women in Blue Jeans Day 23-24x Link varies

February 25, 2018 - Sunday

02/25 National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day Link *
02/25 Oscar Night Link 4th Sunday
02/25 Paper Currency Introduced in U.S. 1862 Link *

February 26, 2018 - Monday

02/26 For Pete's Sake Day Link *
02/26 Levi Strauss Day 1829 Link *
02/26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day Link *

February 27, 2018 - Tuesday

02/27 Henry Longfellow 1807 Link *
02/27 International Polar Bear Day Link *
02/27 No Brainer Day Link *

February 28, 2018 - Wednesday

02/28 Floral Design Day Link *
02/28 Inconvenience Yourself Day Link 4th Wednesday
02/28 National Chocolate Souffle Day Link *
02/28 National Tooth Fairy Day Link *
02/28 Purim (at sundown) 02/28 - 03/01 Link varies
02/28 Rare Disease Day Link varies
02/28 Smokey The Bear 1807 Link *
02/28 Ta'Anit Esther (begins at dawn) Link varies

* The holiday is celebrated on the same day each year.

Weekly Holidays and Observances

International Snow Sculpting Week Link
Dump Your Significant Jerk Week
International Networking Week Link
National Green Week Link
National School Counseling Week Link
Women's Heart Week
Publicity for Profit Week
Carnival Season Link
Boy Scout Anniversary Week Link
Celebration of Love Week
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week Link
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week Link
Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
Have A Heart for A Chained Dog Week Link
Jell-o Week Link
Just Say No to PowerPoint Week
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Link
Risk Awareness Week
Solo Diners Eat Out Week
Love Makes the World Go Round; But, Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week
World AG Expo Link
National Conference on Education Link
Great Backyard Bird Count Link
Children of Alcoholics Week Link
International Flirting Week Link
Love a Mensch Week
National Nestbox Week Link
NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week Link
Random Acts of Kindness Week Link
National Entrepreneurship Week Link
National Future Farmers of America Week Link
Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week Link
International Friendship Week Link
National Engineers Week Link
National Justice for Animals Week Link
Texas Cowboy Poetry Week Link
Peace Corps Week Link
Telecommuter Appreciation Week Link

Monthly Holidays and Observances

Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month Link
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Link
American Heart Month Link
Avocado and Banana Month Link
Bake for Family Fun Month Link
Beans (Dried and Fresh) Month Link
Dog Training Education Month Link
Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month Link
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month Link
From Africa to Virginia Month Link
Grapefruit Month Link
International Boost Self-Esteem Month Link
International Expect Success Month Link
International Hoof-care Month Link
Jobs in Golf Month Link
Library Lovers Month Link
Love the Bus Month Link
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month Link
National African American History Month Link
National African American Read In Month Link
National Bird Feeding Month Link
National Black History Month Link
National Care About Your Indoor Air Month Link
National Cherry Month Link
National Children's Dental Health Month Link
National Chocolate Lover's Month Link
National Dental Health Month Link
National Haiku Writing Month Link
National Hot Breakfast Month Link
National Laugh-Friendly Month Link
National Mend A Broken Heart Month Link
National Parent Leadership Month Link
National Pet Dental Health Month Link
National Time Management Month Link
National Weddings Month Link
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month Link
Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month Link
Relationship Wellness Month Link
Responsible Pet Owner's Month Link
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month Link
Spunky Old Broads Month Link
Sweet Potato Month Link
Wise Health Care Consumer Month Link
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month  Link
Youth Leadership Month Link
 

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