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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
|February 1||Chinese New Year||#ChineseNewYear|
|February 2||Groundhog Day||#GroundhogDay||United States|
|February 13||Super Bowl||#SuperBowl||United States|
|February 14||Royal Hobart Regatta||#RoyalHobartRegatta||Tasmania, Australia|
|February 14||Valentine's Day||#ValentinesDay||Worldwide|
|February 15||National Flag Day||#CanadianFlag||Canada|
|February 21||Family Day||#FamilyDay||Canada|
|February 21||Islander Day||#IslanderDay||PEI, Canada|
|February 21||Heritage Day||#HeritageDay||Nova Scotia, Canana|
|February 21||Louis Riel Day||#LouisRielDay||Manitoba, Canada|
|February 21||President's Day||#PresidentsDay||United States|
|February 23||Launceston Cup||#LauncestonCup||Tasmania, Australia|
|February 25||Yukon Heritage Day||#HeritageDay||Yukon, Canada|
February 2022 Religious Holidays
|February 1||No Religious Holidays|
February 2022 Monthly Observances
|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
|January 30 - February 5||Catholic Schools Week|
|February 1 - 7||African Heritage and Health Week|
|February 1 - 7||National Patient Recognition Week|
|February 6 - 12||Burn Awareness Week|
|February 6 - 12||Intimate Apparel Market Week|
|February 7 - 14||Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week|
|February 7 - 14||Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week|
|February 7 - 11||International Networking Week|
|February 7 - 14||National Marriage Week|
|February 7 - 11||National School Counseling Week|
|February 7 - 11||Pride in Foodservice Week|
|February 12 - 19||National Entrepreneurship Week|
|February 13 - 19||Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week|
|February 13 - 19||Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week|
|February 13 - 19||Freelance Writers Appreciation Week|
|February 13 - 19||Great American Pizza Bake|
|February 13 - 19||National Condom Week|
|February 13 - 19||National Jell-O Week|
|February 13 - 19||National Kraut and Frankfurter Week|
|February 13 - 19||National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week|
|February 13 - 19||National Secondhand Wardrobe Week|
|February 13 - 19||Random Acts of Kindness Week|
|February 14 - 21||Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week|
|February 18 - 21||Great Backyard Bird Count|
|February 19 - 26||National Engineers Week|
|February 19 - 26||National FFA Week|
|February 20 - 26||Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week|
|February 27 - March 5||Peace Corps Week|
|February 28 - March 4||National Eating Disorders Awareness Week|
February 2022 Daily Observances
|February 1||National Baked Alaska Day||#NationalBakedAlaskaDay|
|February 1||National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery)||#NationalFreedomDay|
|February 1||National Get Up Day||#NationalGetUpDay|
|February 1||National Serpent Day||#NationalSerpentDay|
|February 1||Safer Internet Day||#SaferInternetDay|
|February 2||Crepe Day||#CrepeDay|
|February 2||Groundhog Day||#GroundhogDay|
|February 2||National Girls and Women in Sports Day||#GirlsAndWomenInSportsDay|
|February 2||National Heavenly Hash Day||#NationalHeavenlyHashDay|
|February 2||National Hedgehog Day||#HedgehogDay|
|February 2||National Tater Tot Day||#NationalTaterTotDay|
|February 2||World Ukulele Day||#WorldUkuleleDay|
|February 3||National Carrot Cake Day||#NationalCarrotCakeDay|
|February 3||National Day the Music Died Day||#TheDayTheMusicDied|
|February 3||National Missing Persons Day||#NationalMissingPersonsDay|
|February 3||National Women Physicians Day||#WomenPhysiciansDay|
|February 4||Bubble Gum Day||#BubbleGumDay|
|February 4||Give Kids A Smile||#GiveKidsASmileDay|
|February 4||National Create a Vacuum day||#CreateAVacuumDay|
|February 4||National Hemp Day||#NationalHempDay|
|February 4||National Homemade Soup Day||#NationalHomemadeSoupDay|
|February 4||National Thank a Mail Carrier Day||#ThankAMailCarrierDay|
|February 4||National Wear Red Day||#GoRedWearRed|
|February 4||Stuffed Mushroom Day||#StuffedMushroomDay|
|February 4||World Cancer Day||#WorldCancerDay|
|February 5||Ice Cream for Breakfast Day||#IceCreamForBreakfastDay|
|February 5||National Chocolate Fondue Day||#ChocolateFondueDay|
|February 5||National Shower with a Friend Day||#ShowerWithAFriendDay|
|February 5||National Weatherperson’s Day||#WeatherpersonsDay|
|February 5||World Nutella Day||#WorldNutellaDay|
|February 6||National Frozen Yogurt Day||#NationalFrozenYogurtDay|
|February 6||National Lame Duck Day||#NationalLameDuckDay|
|February 7||e Day||#EDay|
|February 7||National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day||#BlackHivAidsAwarenessDay|
|February 7||National Fettuccine Alfredo Day||#FettuccineAlfredoDay|
|February 7||National Periodic Table Day||#PeriodicTableDay|
|February 7||National Send a Card to a Friend Day||#SendACardToAFriendDay|
|February 8||Laugh and Get Rich Day||#LaughAndGetRichDay|
|February 8||National Boy Scouts Day||#NationalBoyScoutsDay|
|February 8||National Kite Flying Day||#NationalKiteFlyingDay|
|February 9||National Pizza Day||#NationalPizzaDay|
|February 9||National Toothache Day||#NationalToothacheDay|
|February 10||National Cream Cheese Brownie Day||#CreamCheeseBrownieDay|
|February 10||National Home Warranty Day||#HomeWarrantyDay|
|February 10||National Umbrella Day||#NationalUmbrellaDay|
|February 11||Get Out Your Guitar Day||#GetOutYourGuitarDay|
|February 11||International Day of Women and Girls in Science||#DayOfWomenAndGirlsInScience|
|February 11||National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day||#DontCryOverSpilledMilkDay|
|February 11||National Inventors’ Day||#NationalInventorsDay|
|February 11||National Make a Friend Day||#NationalMakeAFriendDay|
|February 11||National Peppermint Patty Day||#PeppermintPattyDay|
|February 11||National Shut-In Visitation Day||#ShutInVisitationDay|
|February 11||National White Shirt Day||#NationalWhiteShirtDay|
|February 11||No One Eats Alone Day||#NoOneEatsAloneDay|
|February 12||International Darwin Day||#DarwinDay|
|February 12||National Plum Pudding Day||#NationalPlumPuddingDay|
|February 13||Galentine's Day||#GalentinesDay|
|February 13||National Cheddar Day||#NationalCheddarDay|
|February 13||National Tortellini Day||#NationalTortelliniDay|
|February 13||World Radio Day||#WorldRadioDay|
|February 14||Library Lovers Day||#LibraryLoversDay|
|February 14||National Clean Out Your Computer Day||#CleanOutYourComputerDay|
|February 14||National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day||#NationalFerrisWheelDay|
|February 14||National Ferris Wheel Day||#NationalFerrisWheelDay|
|February 14||National Football Hangover Day||#FootballHangoverDay|
|February 14||National Organ Donor Day||#NationalDonorDay|
|February 15||National Gumdrop Day||#NationalGumdropDay|
|February 15||Singles Awareness Day||#SinglesAwarenessDay|
|February 16||National Almond Day||#NationalAlmondDay|
|February 16||National Do A Grouch a Favor Day||#DoAGrouchAFavorDay|
|February 17||National Cabbage Day||#NationalCabbageDay|
|February 17||Random Acts of Kindness Day||#RandomActsOfKindnessDay|
|February 18||National Battery Day||#NationalBatteryDay|
|February 18||National Caregivers Day||#NationalCaregiversDay|
|February 18||National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day||#NationalCrabStuffedFlounderDay|
|February 18||National Drink Wine Day||#NationalDrinkWineDay|
|February 19||National Chocolate Mint Day||#ChocolateMintDay|
|February 19||National Lash Day||#NationalLashDay|
|February 19||National Vet Girls ROCK Day||#VetGirlsROCKDay|
|February 20||National Cherry Pie Day||#NationalCherryPieDay|
|February 20||National Love Your Pet Day||#NationalLoveYourPetDay|
|February 21||National Grain-Free Day||#NationalGrainFreeDay|
|February 21||National Sticky Bun Day||#NationalStickyBunDay|
|February 22||Be Humble Day||#BeHumbleDay|
|February 22||National Cook a Sweet Potato Day||#CookASweetPotatoDay|
|February 22||National Margarita Day||#NationalMargaritaDay|
|February 22||National Walking the Dog Day||#WalkingTheDogDay|
|February 22||World Spay Day||#WorldSpayDay|
|February 23||National Banana Bread Day||#NationalBananaBreadDay|
|February 23||National Dog Biscuit Day||#NationalDogBiscuitDay|
|February 23||National Tile Day||#NationalTileDay|
|February 24||National Chili Day||#NationalChiliDay|
|February 24||National Toast Day (UK)||#NationalToastDay|
|February 24||National Tortilla Chip Day||#NationalTortillaChipDay|
|February 25||National Chocolate Covered Nut Day||#ChocolateCoveredNutDay|
|February 25||National Clam Chowder Day||#NationalClamChowderDay|
|February 25||National Skip the Straw Day||#SkipTheStrawDay|
|February 26||International Sword Swallowers Day||#SwordSwallowersDay|
|February 26||National Pistachio Day||#NationalPistachioDay|
|February 26||National Tell a Fairy Tale Day||#TellAFairyTaleDay|
|February 27||Anosmia Awareness Day||#AnosmiaAwarenessDay|
|February 27||International Polar Bear Day||#PolarBearDay|
|February 27||National Kahlua Day||#NationalKahluaDay|
|February 27||National Retro Day||#NationalRetroDay|
|February 27||National Strawberry Day||#NationalStrawberryDay|
|February 27||Pokemon Day||#PokemonDay|
|February 28||National Chocolate Souffle Day||#ChocolateSouffleDay|
|February 28||National Floral Design Day||#FloralDesignDay|
|February 28||National Public Sleeping Day||#PublicSleepingDay|
|February 28||National Tooth Fairy Day||#NationalToothFairyDay|
|February 28||Rare Disease Day||#RareDiseaseDay|
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March 2022 Holidays
To access the list of holidays for every month in 2022 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.
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