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DAYS

  • [Bubble Gum Day] (Feb 7, 2020) (Gum Trivia)
     
  • Fritter Thursday: Feb 27, 2020 (Thursday after Shrove Tuesday - can be February or March)
    Apple Fritter Recipe Video
     
  • [Ice Cream for Breakfast Day] (Feb 1, 2020 -1st Sat)
    (Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is Feb 18)
     
  • [IHOP Restaurant's National Pancake Day] Feb 25, 2020 - Free Stack of Pancakes (Annual Charity Fundraising Event - can be Feb or March)
     
  • International Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday; Feb 25, 2020 - Can be Feb or March)  [Day of the International Pancake Race, Liberal, Kansas]
     
  • [National 30 Hour Famine] (Feb 28-29, 2020 and April 24-25, 2020) 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 27, 2020 - 4th Thurs)
    (Chili Recipes)
     
  • National CSA Day (Feb 28, 2020 - last Fri)  [Community Supported Agriculture]
     
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend:
    [Girl Scouts of America] (Feb 28-March 1, 2020)
     
  • Paczki Day (Shrove Tuesday - Feb 25, 2020 - can be Feb or March).  A day to enjoy these rich, sugar coated Polish pre-lenten pastries
     
  • [Pork Rind Appreciation Day] (Feb 2, 2020 - Super Bowl Sunday)
     
  • Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday observed - Feb 17, 2020 - 3rd Monday in Feb)
     
  • Shrove Tuesday (Feb 25, 2020 - can be Feb or March) Also known as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day. Tommorrow is Ash Wednesday, beginning 6 weeks of fasting for Christians, leading up to Easter.
     
  • Super Bowl Sunday (February 2, 2020)
     
  • World Sword Swallower's Day (Feb 29, 2020 - last Sat) [Sword Swallowers Assoc. Int'l]
     
  • Iceland: Bun Day: Feb 24, 2020 (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.
     
  • Iceland: Bursting Day: Feb 25, 2020 - Feast on mutton and pea soup. (Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
     
  • UK: British Yorkshire Pudding Day (Feb 2, 2020 - 1st Sunday) Yorkshire Pudding Recipe
     
  • UK: [East Anglia Potato Day] (Feb 8, 2020)
     
  • UK: [National Toast Day] (Feb 27, 2020)
     
  • Scotland: Oatmeal Monday: (Feb 10, 2020 - 2nd Mon in February: Scottish Universities)
     

WEEKS

  • [African Heritage & Health Week] (Feb 1-7) (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 9-15, 2020 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." (Jello Trivia)
     
  • [National Eating Disorders Awareness Week] (Feb 24-March 1, 2020)
     
  • National FFA Week: Feb 22-29, 2020 [Future Farmers of America] Week of Washington's Birthday, from Saturday to Saturday encompassing February 22
     
  • [National Invasive Species Awareness Week] (Feb 24-28, 2020) Raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national levels.
     
  • Pancake Week (Feb 24-March 1, 2020 - Week of Shrove Tuesday - can be Feb or March)
      · Pancake Recipes  ·  Cooking Tips  ·  Facts & Trivia
     
  • Pride in Foodservice Week (Feb 3-7, 2020)  [Assoc. of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals]
     
  • UK: [Fairtrade Fortnight] (Feb 24-March 8, 2020) Celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid.
     
  • UK: [Real Bread Week] (Feb 22-March 1, 2020) A celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them.
     
  • Carnival celebrations in various countries and cities around the world.
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