Monday, February 19, 2018

List of February 19 Holidays and Observances

Holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations. 




FEBRUARY 19 DAYS:
  • Clean Monday - February 19 (Public Holiday in Greece)
  • Coast Guard Reserves Birthday 
  • Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria)
  • Daisy Gatson Bates Day - February 19 (State Holiday in Arkansas)
  • Flag Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Iwo Jima Day 
  • International Tug-of-War Day - February 19
  • National Chocolate Mint Day 
  • National Lashes Day 
  • President's Day - February 19, 2018 (Third Monday in February)
  • Prevent Plagiarism Day - February 19
  • Single Tasking Day 
  • Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)
  • Washington's Birthday - February 19, 2018 (Third Monday in February). Some State and Local Governments refer to this day as President's Day. 
2018 Holidays by WEEK:
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • American Association For the Advancement of Science Week - February 15-19, 2018
  • Bird Health Awareness Week - February 18-24, 2018
  • Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week - February 18-24, 2018 (Third Week in February)
  • Build a Better Trade Show Image Week - February 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in February)
  • Great Backyard Bird Count - February 16-19, 2018
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
  • Love Teaching Week - February 14-21, 2018
  • National Condom Week - February 14-21
  • National Date Week (Fruit) - February 16-25, 2018
  • National Engineer's Week - February 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in February)
  • National Entrepreneurship Week - February 17-24, 2018
  • National FFA Week - February 17-24, 2018
  • NCCDP Alzheimer's & Dementia Staff Education Week - February 14-21
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Through with the Chew (Chewing Tobacco) - February 18-24, 2018 (Third Full Week in February)

February Food

  • National Bird-Feeding Month
  • National Donut Month

Christian feast day:
  • Bassianus of Lodi
  • Henry of Uppsala
  • Marius, Martha, Audifax, and Abachum
  • Mark of Ephesus (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • Pontianus of Spoleto
  • Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester


Positive Historical Events:
  • 356 – Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.
  • 1878 – Thomas Edison patents the phonograph.
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Washington's Birthday: Did you know.... A food traditionally associated with the holiday is cherry pie, based on the legendary chopping down of a cherry tree in Washington‘s youth. Yep it's true! Cherry Pie is the traditional dessert to eat for today so don't forget to bake one for the family.

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Today is President's Day (Federal Holiday) so I know many of you have the day off. It is so wonderful for a holiday to fall on a Monday isn't it! Hard working people don't get very many long weekends off ya know. So Big Hug! Thank you for visiting and Happy Day to you all!

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