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February 2022 Holidays + Fun, Weird and Special Dates

Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Looking for holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of holidays, observances, and special dates for February 2022.

The list includes more than 175+ different holidays and observances to celebrate in February.

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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.

Holiday posts were easy to create and they always received 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.”

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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)

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Content App, our industry-leading mobile app, 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 to use on 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 Content App 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 2022 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 2022 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 
DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
February 1Chinese New Year#ChineseNewYear
February 2Groundhog Day#GroundhogDayUnited States
February 13Super Bowl#SuperBowlUnited States
February 14Royal Hobart Regatta#RoyalHobartRegattaTasmania, Australia
February 14Valentine's Day#ValentinesDayWorldwide
February 15National Flag Day#CanadianFlagCanada
February 21Family Day#FamilyDayCanada
February 21Islander Day#IslanderDayPEI, Canada
February 21Heritage Day#HeritageDayNova Scotia, Canana
February 21Louis Riel Day#LouisRielDayManitoba, Canada
February 21President's Day#PresidentsDayUnited States
February 23Launceston Cup#LauncestonCupTasmania, Australia
February 25Yukon Heritage Day#HeritageDayYukon, Canada

February 2022 Religious Holidays

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
February 1No Religious Holidays

February 2022 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 2022 Weekly Observances

DateHoliday
January 30 - February 5 Catholic Schools Week
February 1 - 7African Heritage and Health Week
February 1 - 7National Patient Recognition Week
February 6 - 12Burn Awareness Week
February 6 - 12Intimate Apparel Market Week
February 7 - 14Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week
February 7 - 14Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week
February 7 - 11International Networking Week
February 7 - 14National Marriage Week
February 7 - 11National School Counseling Week
February 7 - 11Pride in Foodservice Week
February 12 - 19National Entrepreneurship Week
February 13 - 19Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week
February 13 - 19Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week
February 13 - 19Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
February 13 - 19Great American Pizza Bake
February 13 - 19National Condom Week
February 13 - 19National Jell-O Week
February 13 - 19National Kraut and Frankfurter Week
February 13 - 19National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week
February 13 - 19National Secondhand Wardrobe Week
February 13 - 19Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 14 - 21Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week
February 18 - 21Great Backyard Bird Count
February 19 - 26National Engineers Week
February 19 - 26National FFA Week
February 20 - 26Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week
February 27 - March 5Peace Corps Week
February 28 - March 4 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 2022 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 Serpent Day#NationalSerpentDay
February 1Safer Internet Day#SaferInternetDay
February 2Crepe Day#CrepeDay
February 2Groundhog Day#GroundhogDay
February 2National Girls and Women in Sports Day#GirlsAndWomenInSportsDay
February 2National Heavenly Hash Day#NationalHeavenlyHashDay
February 2National Hedgehog Day#HedgehogDay
February 2National Tater Tot Day#NationalTaterTotDay
February 2World Ukulele Day#WorldUkuleleDay
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 4Bubble Gum Day #BubbleGumDay
February 4Give Kids A Smile#GiveKidsASmileDay
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 4National Wear Red Day#GoRedWearRed
February 4Stuffed Mushroom Day#StuffedMushroomDay
February 4World Cancer Day#WorldCancerDay
February 5Ice Cream for Breakfast Day#IceCreamForBreakfastDay
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 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 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 11No One Eats Alone Day#NoOneEatsAloneDay
February 12International Darwin Day#DarwinDay
February 12National Plum Pudding Day#NationalPlumPuddingDay
February 13Galentine's Day#GalentinesDay
February 13National Cheddar Day#NationalCheddarDay
February 13National Tortellini Day#NationalTortelliniDay
February 13World Radio Day#WorldRadioDay
February 14Library Lovers Day#LibraryLoversDay
February 14National Clean Out Your Computer Day#CleanOutYourComputerDay
February 14National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day#NationalFerrisWheelDay
February 14National Ferris Wheel Day#NationalFerrisWheelDay
February 14National Football Hangover Day#FootballHangoverDay
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 17Random Acts of Kindness Day#RandomActsOfKindnessDay
February 18National Battery Day#NationalBatteryDay
February 18National Caregivers Day#NationalCaregiversDay
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 21National Grain-Free Day#NationalGrainFreeDay
February 21National Sticky Bun Day#NationalStickyBunDay
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 22World Spay Day#WorldSpayDay
February 23National Banana Bread Day#NationalBananaBreadDay
February 23National Dog Biscuit Day#NationalDogBiscuitDay
February 23National Tile Day#NationalTileDay
February 24National Chili Day#NationalChiliDay
February 24National Toast Day (UK) #NationalToastDay
February 24National Tortilla Chip Day#NationalTortillaChipDay
February 25National Chocolate Covered Nut Day#ChocolateCoveredNutDay
February 25National Clam Chowder Day#NationalClamChowderDay
February 25National Skip the Straw Day#SkipTheStrawDay
February 26International Sword Swallowers Day#SwordSwallowersDay
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
Sources:
timeanddate.com, nationaldaycalendar.com, en.wikipedia.org, holidayscalendar.com, nationaltoday.com, checkiday.com, brownielocks.com

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March 2022 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for March 2022 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/March-Holidays

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2022 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.


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