February – Causes, celebrations and silliness

February 1, 2018 6:00 am

February is full of fun and interesting things to celebrate and also highlights some causes that use February to raise awareness (like children’s dental health).   Take a look at the following list and links and try to think of some fun things you can do as a family or as an Au Pair with your host kids.   The links give some great suggestions for projects or excursions.

And if you’d like to share pictures of your fun for our next newsletter, we’d love to see them! Email them to Media@aupairfoundation.org


  • American Heart Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month

Weekly Celebrations:

3rd Week International Flirting Week

February 2018 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

National Freedom Day

  1. No Politics Day

Bubble Gum Day – first Friday of the month


Ground Hog Day

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – first Saturday of month

Feed the Birds Day

Create a Vacuum Day

Stuffed Mushroom Day

Superbowl Sunday – Superbowl 52, date varies

Thank a Mailman Day

National Weatherman’s Day

Lame Duck Day

National Chopsticks Day

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

Send a Card to a Friend Day

Boy Scout Day – celebrates the birthday of scouting

Kite Flying Day – in the middle of winter!?!

National Pizza Day

Toothache Day

10 Umbrella Day

11 Don’t Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

11 National Inventors Day

11 White T-Shirt Day

12 Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

12 Clean out Your Computer Day – second Monday of Month

12 National Lost Penny Day

12 Plum Pudding Day

13 Get a Different Name Day

13 Mardi Gras  / Fat Tuesday

14 Ash Wednesday – date varies

14 Ferris Wheel Day

14 National Organ Donor Day

14 Valentine’s Day

15 Candlemas – on the Julian Calendar

15 National Gum Drop Day

15 Singles Awareness Day

15 Susan B Anthony Day

16 Chinese New Years – date varies

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day

18 National Drink Wine Day

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

19 President’s Day – third Monday of month

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Hoodie Hoo Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 Card Reading Day

22 George Washington’s Birthday

22 Be Humble Day

22 International World Thinking Day

22 National Margarita Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 Tennis Day

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day – it’s a nutty day!

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day 

28 Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday – date varies

28 Floral Design Day

28 Public Sleeping Day

28 National Tooth Fairy Day – and/or August 22



By Kim Wunderlich-Cady