• February Observances

    All Month
    Black Heritage Month – honors the history, legacy, and culture of Black Americans

    World Hijab Day (February 1 ) – recognizes millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab and live a life of modesty

    National Wear Red Day (February 3) – on this day, people are encouraged to wear red clothing to show their support for those who suffer from heart disease

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11) – In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015

    Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12) (observed on February 13th) – honors the birth, life, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US President

    Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20) – a time to intentionally perform random acts of kindness and advance the idea of “paying it forward”. How will you show kindness?

    Presidents’ Day (February 20) – originally identified to honor the birth, life, and legacy of George Washington, the 1st US President; then combined to honor both Washington and Lincoln, and finally, to honor all presidents, past and present

    World Day of Social Justice (February 20) – UN international day that highlights the need to promote social justice, tackling issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections.

    International Mother Language Day (February 21) – This year’s observance is a call on policymakers, educators and teachers, parents and families to scale up their commitment to multilingual education, and inclusion in education to advance education recovery in the context of COVID-19