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Children’s book author Ruth Spiro came up with the idea of National Bubble Gum Day as a way for kids to raise money for school activities without having to sell anything. On February 5, kids can “buy”…

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You had us at “chocolate.” But chocolate fondue is even better. Just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in some melted chocolate, you’ve got it with this holiday. National Chocolate Fondue Day is…

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Nutella is a spread flavored with hazelnut and cocoa. First introduced in Italy in 1964, the product is popular throughout the world. World Nutella Day, first held in 2007, was the brainchild of Nutel…

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In the 36 short years of Bob Marley’s life, his iconic music evolved from ska to reggae to rocksteady, and eventually into a blend of all three that, along with his wild dreadlocks, became his signatu…

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Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Surprisingly, this holiday was invented in New York in the middle of the winter. Created in the 1960s (clearly, because it’s a groovy idea), the day is …

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On February 8 we celebrate National Boy Scout Day to honor those who are trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Founded in 191…

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Get set to feel the wind in your face, the line in your hand, and the liberating feeling one gets when flying a kite. It’s National Kite-Flying Day after all. Did you know kites have a lot to do with …

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Join us on February 9 as we celebrate National Pizza Day! It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities. This cheesy disc went…

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National Toothache Day, which falls on February 9, serves as a kind reminder of the benefits and overall importance of dental hygiene. Toothaches, scientifically known as odontalgia, are exactly what …

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Get your modems going, because February 9 is Safer Internet Day! These days you can do almost anything on the Internet. You can play games, connect with friends, purchase that new outfit you didn’t th…

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The International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11 allows us to honor women’s significant achievements in science and place a much-needed focus on girls entering Science, Technology, E…

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Geeks and laypeople unite, it’s National Clean Out Your Computer Day! This February 11, give your most-used devices some TLC. This holiday falls on the second Monday in February – the perfect time to …

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Who comes to mind when you think of the guitar? Hendrix? Segovia? Clapton? No doubt those (mostly) modern titans belong on any list of the greatest six-slingers to ever tune up and jam. And we’ll give…

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It’s February 11, and you know what that means! No? Well, it’s National Inventors’ Day, and we should all be celebrating! Without our inventors, where might we be? Humanity’s inventiveness is what set…

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To paraphrase Yeats: “There are no strangers in the world, just friends you have never met.” We must never stop making friends. That’s why National Make a Friend Day is so important. A new friendship …

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If you feel the ground trembling beneath your feet on February 12 — don’t fear! It’s simply the beginning of the Chinese New Year. You’ll find a full 20% of the Earth’s population celebrating — using …

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Sure, we know Abraham Lincoln was a U.S. president (the 16th, to be precise). Maybe we remember something about the Emancipation Proclamation or the Gettysburg Address. But did you know that he was bo…

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Did you know plum pudding contains no plums? That’s because raisins were often called “plums” in 17th century Great Britain. So what does this a traditional plum or Christmas pudding actually contain?…

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Take the chance to hang out with your pup on National Doggy Date Night on February 3. You’re working all day, out running errands, or spending time with your family and loved ones. How about slowing d…

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National Carrot Cake Day, on February 3, celebrates one of our favorite desserts. Carrots contain a natural sweetness that’s just perfect for cake. Many historians believe the cake originated in the M…

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Get ready to celebrate a furry friend, because National Golden Retriever Day is every February 3! The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the US, and for good reason. The calm te…

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Are you ready for some football? We hope so, because February 3 is National Signing Day! Where do you see yourself in five years? Does this simple question lead you into a malaise of existential dread…

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This is just the fourth National Women Physicians Day, on February 3 . The event celebrates Elizabeth Blackwell’s birthday; she was the first female medical doctor in the U.S. It’s a time to honor wom…

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National Homemade Soup Day is celebrated on February 4. Soup is the perfect winter meal. People have been enjoying this simple yet extremely delicious dish since 20,000 B.C. Different flavors and type…

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For National Thank a Mail Carrier Day on February 4, chances are the weather is windy and blustery cold, and maybe even snowy where you live. But the weather shouldn’t stop you from thanking your lett…

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Sooner or later, it seems, cancer has an impact on us all. That’s why World Cancer Day on February 4 is an important day to raise awareness about prevention, detection, and treatment. Started by the U…

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The first Friday of February is when we turn those frowns upside down and begin the Give Kids A Smile program. The initiative, created by the American Dentist Association (ADA), is an opportunity for …

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Tired of the polar vortex? Heat things up on National Shower with a Friend Day. Note — this day started innocently enough —when a Colorado company called New Wave Enviro encouraged people to take show…

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The first Friday in February (February 5) is National Wear Red Day. On this day in February, which is considered American Heart Month, everyone across the country dons the color red in order to raise …

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There are few things that can affect our day — or inspire small talk in an elevator —quite like the weather. But instead of getting caught in a heavy downpour without an umbrella, what if there were a…

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