February is the second month of our Western calendar year. It's that unusual month that only fits in 28 days or 29 days (during leap years) compared to the 30 or 31 days of the other months. It's the month when love is declared on Valentine's Day cards; the month when the groundhog emerges out of its hibernation in the United States and forecasts the coming spring; the month when a new lunar year usually begins or is already in full swing; the month when Australian children head back to school to begin the new school year.
But February celebrates other holidays and special days too. Days that may just be a little bit on the weird and wacky side! Days like these...
February 2 Play Your Ukulele Day Take out your ukulele and entertain friends and family by playing it all day long! If you've always wanted to learn to play one, then today is the day.
Febuary 9 Toothache Day Unfortunately, all that ice cream you have for breakfast on February 6 might end up giving you a toothache. So, fortunately, today is Toothache Day! Today is a good day to remind us that toothaches are never fun and that maintaining oral health is very important to keep painful toothaches away. So why not make an appointment with your dentist for a checkup? And why not try to avoid food items (such as ice cream!) that are bad for your oral health?
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It's time to celebrate the humble umbrella today. If it's raining in your part of the world, then bring out your coolest umbrella to accessorize your outfit. If it's nice and hot, why not head to the beach, and relax under your beach umbrella while having a drink with an umbrella in it?
February 11 Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day Studies have shown that long-term regret including disappointment, remorse, shame, anger, and embarrassment over one's actions can have a negative effect on our mental and physical well-being. So if you're holding on to any regrets, then today is the day to start letting go of them.
February 14 Library Lovers' Day Visit your local library today!
If you see someone who is grumpy, do something nice for them. Something as simple as a cheerful greeting and a smile can make someone's day.
February 19 Chocolate Mint Day
It's all about chocolate paired with mint today! Go on and have some. Just don't overindulge- or you might end up celebrating Toothache Day all over again!
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February 22 Single Tasking Day
You may have been praised for your multitasking skills, but have you ever tried single-tasking, that is, doing only one thing at a time? Then try it today as it's Single Tasking Day!
February 23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
If you have a dog, then show your love for them today with dog biscuits!
February 27 World Sword Swallowers Day
Did you know that there are people who actually swallow swords? And that people have been swallowing swords since ancient times? There's even an international association for sword swallowers. It's called the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI). Today is their unofficial holiday.
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