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FEBRUARY IS:

VARIABLE DATE EVENTS

DAYS

  • Bubble Gum Day (Feb 5, 2016 - 1st Friday)
  • Fritter Thursday: (Feb 11, 2016 -Thurs after Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
  • International Pancake Day - (Feb 9, 2016 -  Annually on Shrove Tuesday - Feb or March)
  • National 30 Hour Famine (Feb 26-27, 2016 and April 29-30, 2016) Students in the U.S. and around the world unite to learn about hunger, raise funds to help the hungry, and then go hungry themselves for 30 hours!
  • National Chili Day (Feb 25, 2016 - 4th Thurs)
  • National Frozen Yogurt Day (Feb 6, 2016)
  • Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (Feb 6, 2016 -1st Sat)
    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Cream_for_Breakfast_Day]
    (Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is Feb 18)
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend: Girl Scouts of America (Feb 26-28, 2016)
  • Paczki Day (Shrove Tuesday - Feb 9, 2016 - can be Feb or March) A day to enjoy these rich, sugar coated Polish pre-lenten pastries
  • Pork Rind Appreciation Day (Feb 7, 2016 - Super Bowl Sunday)
  • Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday observed - Feb 15, 2016 - 3rd Monday in Feb)
  • Shrove Tuesday (Feb 9, 2016 - February or March)
  • World Sword Swallower's Day (Feb 27, 2016 - last Sat) [Sword Swallowers Assoc. Int'l]
  • Iceland: Bursting Day (Feb 9, 2016 - On Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March) Feast on mutton and pea soup.
  • Iceland: Bun Day (Feb 8, 2016 - Mon before Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or Mar) Children invade homes in the morning with colorful sticks and recieve gifts of whipped cream buns.
  • UK: British Yorkshire Pudding Day (Feb 7, 2016 - 1st Sunday)
  • UK: East Anglia Potato Day (Feb 13, 2016)
  • Scotland: Oatmeal Monday (Feb 8, 2016 - 2nd Mon in Feb: Scottish Universities)

WEEKS

  • African Heritage & Health Week (Feb 1-7, 2016) (commemorates the foods, flavors and healthy cooking techniques that were core to the wellbeing of African ancestors from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South.) 
  • Jell-O Week (Feb 7-13, 2016 2nd full week in Feb)  in 2001 Jell-O was declared Official State Snack of Utah and Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt declared an annual "Jell-O Week"]
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb 21-27, 2016)
  • National FFA Week: Feb 20-27, 2016 (Future Farmers of America) Week of Washington's Birthday, from Saturday to Saturday encompassing February 22
  • Pancake Week (Feb 7-13, 2016 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
  • UK: Bramley Apple Week (Feb 8-14, 2016)
  • World Salt Awareness Week (Feb 29-March 6, 2016) [On March 12, 1930 Mahatma Gandhi began his march to the coastal village of Dandi, to protest the British salt monopoly].
  • Carnival celebrations in various countries and cities around the world.
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