10 Holidays and Events To Celebrate in February With Your Kids

Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, and much more!

February 9, 2022

February might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no end to the events and holidays to celebrate during the 28-day month!

We've rounded up 10 special family-friendly holidays and events you and your kids can celebrate in February. 

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Black History Month

Frederick Douglass. Booker T. Washington. Toni Morrison. Barack Obama. Martin Luther King Jr. This is just the beginning of a list of influential African Americans for our kids — and us! — to learn about and celebrate all month long. Feb. 1-28

Lunar New Year

It's time to say goodbye to the Year of the Ox and usher in the Year of the Tiger! Want to know about how different countries celebrate the Lunar New Year around the world? Check out this article to find out about traditions, along with great Lunar New Year recipes, crafts and more! Feb. 1

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Groundhog Day 

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? If he does, it's six more weeks of winter. Feb. 2

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Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Our letter carriers work hard every day, under a lot of challenging conditions. Thank your mail carrier with a note on this Thank a Mail Carrier Day! We have a free printable to make it even easier for you. Feb. 4

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Beijing 2022 Olympics

There are 109 events scheduled during the Beijing 2022 Olympics. NBC will carry highlights each evening, but if you just can't get enough Olympics? You're in luck: You can catch a livestream of every single event on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. Feb. 4-20

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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

The International Day of Women & Girls in Science was established in 2015 by the United Nations in its efforts to ensure full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Feb. 11

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Super Bowl 

We'll be there for the commercials, the food, and, oh yeah, the game itself. Make this giant edible football, guaranteed to be gone by the time Mary J. Blige takes the stage at the halftime show.

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Valentine's Day

We see the jewelry store ads too, but heartfelt words and a thoughtful, simple gesture like planning an evening together — even if it's at home for you exhausted parents — can mean the most. Feb. 14

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National Love Your Pet Day 

I mean, OK. You don't have to tell us twice. Feb. 20

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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day was started to recognize the birth date of George Washington following his death in 1799. Who is your kids' favorite president? Can they tell you why? Research together to find new facts about our nation's leaders. Feb. 21