Hello February! Hard to believe we’re into the second month of the new year.
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I hope you had a happy, healthy and productive January and are ready to kick off another month with a positive attitude about all the wonderful possibilities this new month has in store.
This month, we’re celebrating Black History Month and looking forward to your contributions to it. If you have a blog post relating to Black History Month, we hope you’ll let us know so we can feature it.
Feb 1: Thursday – National Freedom Day
Feb 2: Friday – Groundhog Day
Feb 2: Friday – National Wear Red Day
Feb 4: Sunday – Rosa Parks Day
Feb 12: Monday – Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb 13: Tuesday – Maha Shivaratri
Feb 13: Tuesday – Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Feb 14: Wednesday – Ash Wednesday
Feb 14: Wednesday – Valentine’s Day
Feb 14: Wednesday – Statehood Day in Arizona
Feb 15: Thursday – Susan B Anthony’s Birthday
Feb 16: Friday – Chinese New Year
Feb 19: Monday – Presidents’ Day
February Fun and Wacky Holidays:
If you’re ever at a loss for what to write about on your blog, some of these fun holidays might be the creative prompt you need!
Feb 1: Thursday – Work Naked Day
Feb 2: Friday – Day of the Crêpe
Feb 2: Friday – Play Your Ukulele Day
Feb 3: Saturday – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Feb 3: Saturday – Carrot Cake Day
Feb 4: Sunday – Thank Your Mailman Day
Feb 4: Sunday – Create a Vacuum Day
Feb 4: Sunday – Stuffed Mushroom Day
Feb 5: Monday – National Weatherperson’s Day
Feb 5: Monday – Chocolate Fondue Day
Feb 6: Tuesday – Lame Duck Day
Feb 7: Wednesday – e-Day
Feb 7: Wednesday – Send a Card to a Friend Day
Feb 8: Thursday – Laugh and Get Rich Day
Feb 9: Friday – Toothache Day
Feb 9: Friday – Bagel and Lox Day
Feb 10: Saturday – Umbrella Day
Feb 11: Sunday – Make a Friend Day
Feb 11: Sunday – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Feb 12: Monday – Clean Out Your Computer Day
Feb 12: Monday – Darwin Day
Feb 13: Tuesday – World Radio Day
Feb 14: Wednesday – Ferris Wheel Day
Feb 14: Wednesday – Library Lovers Day
Feb 15: Thursday – Gumdrop Day
Feb 16: Friday – Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Feb 17: Saturday – Random Act of Kindness Day
Feb 18: Sunday – Battery Day
Feb 19: Monday – Chocolate Mint Day
Feb 22: Thursday – Single Tasking Day
Feb 22: Thursday – Be Humble Day
Feb 23: Friday – International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Feb 24: Saturday – Tortilla Chip Day
Feb 24: Saturday – World Sword Swallowers Day
Feb 26: Monday – Pistachio Day
Feb 26: Monday – Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Feb 27: Tuesday – No Brainer Day
Feb 28: Wednesday – Public Sleeping Day
Movies We Recommend This February
If you haven’t watched Selma, put it on your list this month as a must see movie. It’s based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis.
The film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common as Bevel. Selma had four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Actor and won for Best Original Song. It was also nominated for Best Picture and won Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.
Another great film to add to your list this month is Hidden Figures. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
The film was chosen by National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016 and was nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer), and two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score). It also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
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We’d Love to Hear from You
What movies or music would you recommend we check out this month? How are you celebrating Black History Month and Valentine’s Day this year? We’d love to know. Why not start the conversation in the comments below?
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