Black History Month

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  • National Freedom Day- Celebrates signing of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery
  • Beginning of African Heritage and Health week (Ends February 7th)
  • Black History Month Begins

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  • Candlemas- A Christian holiday that celebrates three occasions according to Christian belief: the presentation of the child Jesus; Jesus’ first entry into the temple; and Virgin Mary’s purification.
  • African American Coaches day (every second Tuesday of February)

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  • St. Blaise Day celebrating the blessing of throats (Roman Catholic Denomination)
  • National Girls and Women in Sports day
  • National Women’s Physician day

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  • Rosa Parks Day
  • Stop cancer day

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  • National Wear Red Day- To promote awareness for heart disease 
    • BIPOC persons are more likely to be affected by heart disease than whites
  • National make a kid smile day

  • Time to Talk Day 
    • Mental health awareness day
  • Ronald Reagan Day (California)

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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
  • Beginning of the international week of black women in the arts

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  • International Epilepsy Day
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Day

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  • National Stop Bullying Day
  • Gwyl Mabsant
    • Celebrated by Catholic Parishes to commemorate their patron saint

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  • Plimsoll Day
    • English social reformer 
  • All The News that’s Fit to Print Day
    • To celebrate the print of impartial news

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  • Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day
  • Tammy Baldwin’s Birthday- First openly LGBTQ+ Senator
    • Wisconsin
  • International Day of Women & Girls in Science

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  • Lunar New Year
  • Losar, the Tibetan Buddhist New Year, a time of renewal through sacred and secular practices.
  • National Freedom to Marry Day

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  • Black Love Day
  • Galentines Day 
    • Celebrations for singles to promote that it is okay to not be in a relationship

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  • Fredrick Douglas day
    • He was born in 1818 and passed away in 1895. He was an African American abolitionist, orator, newspaper publisher, and author who is famous for his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick
  • Woman voters day
  • Losar ends 

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  • Susan B Anthony Day
    • Susan B Anthony was a pioneer for women’s suffrage; she was born in 1820 and passed away in 1906. She is best known for her womens suffrage work, but she was also an advocate for ending slavery and social reform. 
  • Nirvana Day- Celebrating the Buddahs death at age 80

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  • Vasant Panchami, the Hindu festival that highlights the coming of spring.
  • Mardi Gras
  • Paczki (a polish donut)  Day

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  • Ash Wednesday
  • Random acts of kindness week 
  • Michael Jordan’s birthday 
    • Well known basketball player that identifies as Black that is a role model for many young athletes and basketball fans

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  • National caregivers day 
  • Eat Icecream for  Breakfast for Day 

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  • Iwo Jima Day
    • A day of remembrance for the 5 week battle that took the lives of almost 7,000  marines in one of the worst battles of WWII
  • Vet Girls Rock Day

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  • World Day of Social Justice
  • National Day of Solidarity With Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Immigrants

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  • Barbara Jordan Day- 1st Black woman elected to the Texas Senate
  • International Mother Language Day

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  • George Washington’s Birthday (Not Observed)
  • Victims of Crime Day (Europe) 
  • World Thinking Day

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  • World Understanding and Peace Day
  • National Rationalization Day

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  • National Forget Me Not Day
    • Remembering Fallen Soldiers
  • National Dance Day

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  • Purim, a Jewish celebration that marks the time when the Jewish community living in Persia was saved from genocide.
  • Intercalary Days or Ayyám-i-Há, celebrated by people of the Bahá’í faith.
  • Introduce a girl to engineering day

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  • Lantern Day
  • Purim Ends

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  • Maghi-Purnima, a Hindu festival especially for worshippers of Lord Vishnu
  • Ansomia Awareness Day.

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  • Intercalary Days End
  • National Science Day