175+ February Holidays in 2023 | Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

Are you looking for February holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of February holidays and observances with special dates to promote.

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Get ready for a fun-filled February with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!

From national holidays like Valentine’s Day to more obscure celebrations like National Shower with a Friend Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.

So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!

From February 1-28, there are over 175 holidays and special observances to choose from!

The second month of the year is a great month to get creative with your marketing and engage with your customers and followers during the slower winter months.

Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in February. Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, Black History Month, American Hearth Month, World Cancer Day, Presidents Day, and Fat Tuesday. There is something for everyone in February’s holidays and observances.

So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.

Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in February below.

Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in February 2023. Happy February!

national wear red day 2023

Why Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts

Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.

It gave me a built-in reason to create content, which made my job a lot easier.

Holiday posts are easy to create, and they always receive more “likes” than any other post.

Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day will give it a “like.”

happy valentines day

Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you just need to join the conversation.

You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.

Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:

  • Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
  • Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
  • Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
  • Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
  • Run a contest related to the holiday
  • Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday

With this list of February holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for February that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.

happy presidents day

For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement, but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.

When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using. 

That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source) Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.

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For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement. 

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

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Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media. 

However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post. 

If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays. 

Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.

List of February 2023 Holidays

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 175+ holidays, or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

February 2023 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
February 12Super Bowl#superbowlUnited States
February 13Royal Hobart Regatta#royalhobartregattaTasmania, Australia
February 14Valentine’s Day#valentinesdayWorldwide
February 15National Flag Day#canadianflagCanada
February 20Family Day#familydayCanada
February 20Islander Day#islanderdayPEI, Canada
February 20Louis Riel Day#louisrieldayManitoba, Canada
February 20Nova Scotia Heritage Day#heritagedayNova Scotia, Canada
February 20Presidents Day#presidentsdayUnited States
February 22Launceston Cup#launcestoncupTasmania, Australia
February 24Yukon Heritage Day#heritagedayYukon, Canada

February 2023 Religious Holidays

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
February 21Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras#shrovetuesdayChristian
February 22Ash Wednesday#ashtagChristian
happy fat tuesday 2023

February 2023 Monthly Observances

Holiday
American Heart Month
An Affair to Remember Month
Black History Month
Canned Food Month
Creative Romance Month
Free and Open Source Software Month
Great American Pie Month
National Bake for Family Fun Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Cat Health Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
National Embroidery Month
National Fasting February
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Library Lover’s Month
National Self Check Month
National Snack Food Month
National Weddings Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Responsible Pet Owners Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February 2023 Weekly Observances

DateHoliday
January 29 – Feb 4Catholic Schools Week
February 1 – 7African Heritage and Health Week
February 1 – 7National Patient Recognition Week
February 1 – 7Women’s Heart Week
February 5 – 11Boy Scout Anniversary Week
February 5 – 11Burn Awareness Week
February 5 – 11Intimate Apparel Market Week
February 5 – 11Tinnitus Awareness Week
February 6 – 10International Networking Week
February 6 – 10National School Counseling Week
February 6 – 10Pride in Foodservice Week
February 7 – 14Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week
February 7 – 14Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
February 7 – 14National Marriage Week
February 11 – 18National Entrepreneurship Week
February 12 – 18National Hero Week
February 12 – 18Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week
February 12 – 18Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
February 12 – 18Great American Pizza Bake
February 12 – 18National Condom Week
February 12 – 18National Jell-O Week
February 12 – 18National Kraut and Frankfurter Week
February 12 – 18National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week
February 12 – 18National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
February 12 – 18Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 12 – 18International Flirting Week
February 13 – 19Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week
February 14 – 21Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week
February 17 – 20Great Backyard Bird Count
February 18 – 25National Engineers Week
February 18 – 25National FFA Week
February 19 – 25Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
February 26 – March 4Peace Corps Week
February 27 – March 3National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
happy groundhog day 2023

February 2023 Daily Observances

DateHolidayHashtag
February 1National Baked Alaska Day#nationalbakedalaskaday
February 1National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)#nationalfreedomday
February 1National Get-Up Day#nationalgetupday
February 1National Girls and Women in Sports Day#girlsandwomeninsportsday
February 1National Serpent Day#nationalserpentday
February 1National Dark Chocolate Day#nationaldarkchocolateday
February 2Crepe Day#crepeday
February 2Groundhog Day#groundhogday
February 2National Heavenly Hash Day#nationalheavenlyhashday
February 2National Hedgehog Day#hedgehogday
February 2National Tater Tot Day#nationaltatertotday
February 2World Ukulele Day#worldukuleleday
February 2Rheumatoid Awareness Day#rheumatoidawarenessday
February 3Bubble Gum Day#bubblegumday
February 3National Wear Red Day#goredwearred
February 3Give Kids a Smile Day#givekidsasmileday
February 3National Carrot Cake Day#nationalcarrotcakeday
February 3National Day the Music Died Day#thedaythemusicdied
February 3National Missing Persons Day#nationalmissingpersonsday
February 3National Women Physicians Day#womenphysiciansday
February 3National Wedding Ring Day#nationalweddingringday
February 4Ice Cream for Breakfast Day#icecreamforbreakfastday
February 4National Create a Vacuum day#createavacuumday
February 4National Hemp Day#nationalhempday
February 4National Homemade Soup Day#nationalhomemadesoupday
February 4National Thank a Mail Carrier Day#thankamailcarrierday
February 4Stuffed Mushroom Day#stuffedmushroomday
February 4World Cancer Day#worldcancerday
February 5National Chocolate Fondue Day#chocolatefondueday
February 5National Shower with a Friend Day#showerwithafriendday
February 5National Weatherperson’s Day#weatherpersonsday
February 5World Nutella Day#worldnutelladay
February 6National Frozen Yogurt Day#nationalfrozenyogurtday
February 6National Lame Duck Day#nationallameduckday
February 7e Day#eday
February 7National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day#blackhivaidsawarenessday
February 7National Fettuccine Alfredo Day#fettuccinealfredoday
February 7National Periodic Table Day#periodictableday
February 7National Send a Card to a Friend Day#sendacardtoafriendday
February 7Safer Internet Day#saferinternetday
February 8Laugh and Get Rich Day#laughandgetrichday
February 8National Boy Scouts Day#nationalboyscoutsday
February 8National Kite Flying Day#nationalkiteflyingday
February 9National Pizza Day#nationalpizzaday
February 9National Toothache Day#nationaltoothacheday
February 10National Cream Cheese Brownie Day#creamcheesebrownieday
February 10National Home Warranty Day#homewarrantyday
February 10National Umbrella Day#nationalumbrelladay
February 10No One Eats Alone Day#nooneeatsaloneday
February 11Get Out Your Guitar Day#getoutyourguitarday
February 11International Day of Women and Girls in Science#dayofwomenandgirlsinscience
February 11National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day#dontcryoverspilledmilkday
February 11National Inventors’ Day#nationalinventorsday
February 11National Make a Friend Day#nationalmakeafriendday
February 11National Peppermint Patty Day#peppermintpattyday
February 11National Shut-In Visitation Day#shutinvisitationday
February 11National White Shirt Day#nationalwhiteshirtday
February 12International Darwin Day#darwinday
February 12National Plum Pudding Day#nationalplumpuddingday
February 12World Marriage Day#worldmarriageday
February 13Galentine’s Day#galentinesday
February 13National Cheddar Day#nationalcheddarday
February 13National Clean Out Your Computer Day#cleanoutyourcomputerday
February 13National Football Hangover Day#footballhangoverday
February 13National Tortellini Day#nationaltortelliniday
February 13World Radio Day#worldradioday
February 13National Internet Friends Day#nationalinternetfriendsday
February 14Library Lovers Day#libraryloversday
February 14National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day#nationalferriswheelday
February 14National Ferris Wheel Day#nationalferriswheelday
February 14National Organ Donor Day#nationaldonorday
February 15National Gumdrop Day#nationalgumdropday
February 15Singles Awareness Day#singlesawarenessday
February 16National Almond Day#nationalalmondday
February 16National Do A Grouch a Favor Day#doagrouchafavorday
February 17National Cabbage Day#nationalcabbageday
February 17National Caregivers Day#nationalcaregiversday
February 17Random Acts of Kindness Day#randomactsofkindnessday
February 18National Battery Day#nationalbatteryday
February 18National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day#nationalcrabstuffedflounderday
February 18National Drink Wine Day#nationaldrinkwineday
February 19National Chocolate Mint Day#chocolatemintday
February 19National Lash Day#nationallashday
February 19National Vet Girls ROCK Day#vetgirlsrockday
February 20National Cherry Pie Day#nationalcherrypieday
February 20National Love Your Pet Day#nationalloveyourpetday
February 21Fat Tuesday#FatTuesday
February 21National Grain-Free Day#nationalgrainfreeday
February 21National Sticky Bun Day#nationalstickybunday
February 21Paczki Day#PaczkiDay
February 22Be Humble Day#behumbleday
February 22National Cook a Sweet Potato Day#cookasweetpotatoday
February 22National Margarita Day#nationalmargaritaday
February 22National Walking the Dog Day#walkingthedogday
February 23National Banana Bread Day#nationalbananabreadday
February 23National Chili Day#nationalchiliday
February 23National Dog Biscuit Day#nationaldogbiscuitday
February 23National Tile Day#nationaltileday
February 23National Toast Day (UK)#nationaltoastday
February 24National Skip the Straw Day#skipthestrawday
February 24National Tortilla Chip Day#nationaltortillachipday
February 24Tartar Sauce Day#NationalTartarSauceDay
February 25International Sword Swallowers Day#swordswallowersday
February 25National Chocolate Covered Nut Day#chocolatecoverednutday
February 25National Clam Chowder Day#nationalclamchowderday
February 26National Pistachio Day#nationalpistachioday
February 26National Tell a Fairy Tale Day#tellafairytaleday
February 27Anosmia Awareness Day#anosmiaawarenessday
February 27International Polar Bear Day#polarbearday
February 27National Kahlua Day#nationalkahluaday
February 27National Retro Day#nationalretroday
February 27National Strawberry Day#nationalstrawberryday
February 27Pokemon Day#pokemonday
February 28National Chocolate Souffle Day#chocolatesouffleday
February 28National Floral Design Day#floraldesignday
February 28National Public Sleeping Day#publicsleepingday
February 28National Tooth Fairy Day#nationaltoothfairyday
February 28Rare Disease Day#rarediseaseday
February 28World Spay Day#worldspayday
rare disease day february 28th
Sources:
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com

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March 2023 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for March 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/March-Holidays

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.


The month of February is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content. From Valentine’s Day to Presidents Day, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people. And don’t forget about using monthlyweekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!

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