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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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 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.
|February 12||Super Bowl||#superbowl||United States|
|February 13||Royal Hobart Regatta||#royalhobartregatta||Tasmania, Australia|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day||#valentinesday||Worldwide|
|February 15||National Flag Day||#canadianflag||Canada|
|February 20||Family Day||#familyday||Canada|
|February 20||Islander Day||#islanderday||PEI, Canada|
|February 20||Louis Riel Day||#louisrielday||Manitoba, Canada|
|February 20||Nova Scotia Heritage Day||#heritageday||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|February 20||Presidents Day||#presidentsday||United States|
|February 22||Launceston Cup||#launcestoncup||Tasmania, Australia|
|February 24||Yukon Heritage Day||#heritageday||Yukon, Canada|
February 2023 Religious Holidays
|February 21||Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras||#shrovetuesday||Christian|
|February 22||Ash Wednesday||#ashtag||Christian|
February 2023 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 2023 Weekly Observances
|January 29 – Feb 4||Catholic Schools Week|
|February 1 – 7||African Heritage and Health Week|
|February 1 – 7||National Patient Recognition Week|
|February 1 – 7||Women’s Heart Week|
|February 5 – 11||Boy Scout Anniversary Week|
|February 5 – 11||Burn Awareness Week|
|February 5 – 11||Intimate Apparel Market Week|
|February 5 – 11||Tinnitus Awareness Week|
|February 6 – 10||International Networking Week|
|February 6 – 10||National School Counseling Week|
|February 6 – 10||Pride in Foodservice Week|
|February 7 – 14||Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week|
|February 7 – 14||Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week|
|February 7 – 14||National Marriage Week|
|February 11 – 18||National Entrepreneurship Week|
|February 12 – 18||National Hero Week|
|February 12 – 18||Children of Alcoholics Awareness Week|
|February 12 – 18||Freelance Writers Appreciation Week|
|February 12 – 18||Great American Pizza Bake|
|February 12 – 18||National Condom Week|
|February 12 – 18||National Jell-O Week|
|February 12 – 18||National Kraut and Frankfurter Week|
|February 12 – 18||National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week|
|February 12 – 18||National Secondhand Wardrobe Week|
|February 12 – 18||Random Acts of Kindness Week|
|February 12 – 18||International Flirting Week|
|February 13 – 19||Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week|
|February 14 – 21||Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week|
|February 17 – 20||Great Backyard Bird Count|
|February 18 – 25||National Engineers Week|
|February 18 – 25||National FFA Week|
|February 19 – 25||Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week|
|February 26 – March 4||Peace Corps Week|
|February 27 – March 3||National Eating Disorders Awareness Week|
February 2023 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 Girls and Women in Sports Day||#girlsandwomeninsportsday|
|February 1||National Serpent Day||#nationalserpentday|
|February 1||National Dark Chocolate Day||#nationaldarkchocolateday|
|February 2||Crepe Day||#crepeday|
|February 2||Groundhog Day||#groundhogday|
|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 2||Rheumatoid Awareness Day||#rheumatoidawarenessday|
|February 3||Bubble Gum Day||#bubblegumday|
|February 3||National Wear Red Day||#goredwearred|
|February 3||Give Kids a Smile Day||#givekidsasmileday|
|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 3||National Wedding Ring Day||#nationalweddingringday|
|February 4||Ice Cream for Breakfast Day||#icecreamforbreakfastday|
|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||Stuffed Mushroom Day||#stuffedmushroomday|
|February 4||World Cancer Day||#worldcancerday|
|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 7||Safer Internet Day||#saferinternetday|
|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 10||No One Eats Alone Day||#nooneeatsaloneday|
|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 12||International Darwin Day||#darwinday|
|February 12||National Plum Pudding Day||#nationalplumpuddingday|
|February 12||World Marriage Day||#worldmarriageday|
|February 13||Galentine’s Day||#galentinesday|
|February 13||National Cheddar Day||#nationalcheddarday|
|February 13||National Clean Out Your Computer Day||#cleanoutyourcomputerday|
|February 13||National Football Hangover Day||#footballhangoverday|
|February 13||National Tortellini Day||#nationaltortelliniday|
|February 13||World Radio Day||#worldradioday|
|February 13||National Internet Friends Day||#nationalinternetfriendsday|
|February 14||Library Lovers Day||#libraryloversday|
|February 14||National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day||#nationalferriswheelday|
|February 14||National Ferris Wheel Day||#nationalferriswheelday|
|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||National Caregivers Day||#nationalcaregiversday|
|February 17||Random Acts of Kindness Day||#randomactsofkindnessday|
|February 18||National Battery Day||#nationalbatteryday|
|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||Fat Tuesday||#FatTuesday|
|February 21||National Grain-Free Day||#nationalgrainfreeday|
|February 21||National Sticky Bun Day||#nationalstickybunday|
|February 21||Paczki Day||#PaczkiDay|
|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 23||National Banana Bread Day||#nationalbananabreadday|
|February 23||National Chili Day||#nationalchiliday|
|February 23||National Dog Biscuit Day||#nationaldogbiscuitday|
|February 23||National Tile Day||#nationaltileday|
|February 23||National Toast Day (UK)||#nationaltoastday|
|February 24||National Skip the Straw Day||#skipthestrawday|
|February 24||National Tortilla Chip Day||#nationaltortillachipday|
|February 24||Tartar Sauce Day||#NationalTartarSauceDay|
|February 25||International Sword Swallowers Day||#swordswallowersday|
|February 25||National Chocolate Covered Nut Day||#chocolatecoverednutday|
|February 25||National Clam Chowder Day||#nationalclamchowderday|
|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|
|February 28||World Spay Day||#worldspayday|
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March 2023 Holidays
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 monthly, weekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!
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