February might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no end to the events and holidays to celebrate this month!
We've rounded up 10 special family-friendly holidays and events that you and your kids will want to celebrate in February:
Black History MonthFrederick Douglass. Booker T. Washington. Toni Morrison. Barack Obama. Martin Luther King, Jr. The list of influential African-Americans goes on and on. Choose an influential African-American your family can learn more about. Feb. 1-28
National Children's Dental Health Month
Many organizations and dentists offer free or reduced-cost care to kids during February to mark National Children's Dental Health Month. Feb. 1-28
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? If he does, it's six more weeks of winter. This year the groundhog is set to make his appearance at 7:25 a.m. Follow along on the Visit Pennsylvania live stream of the illustrious event. Feb. 2
Super Bowl LIII
It's the Patriots vs. the Rams in the Super Bowl, which will start at 6:30 p.m. EST on CBS. We'll be there for the commercials, the food and, oh yeah, the game itself. (Check out our three easy game dip recipes, sure to please your crowd.) Feb. 3
Chinese New Year
This is the year of the pig! In Chinese culture, pigs are a symbol of wealth. Celebrate by decorating with the color red, which is synonymous with wealth and good fortune in the Chinese culture. Feb. 5
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 young parents! -- can mean the most. (Make your own Valentine wreath!) Feb. 14
Random Acts of Kindness Day
No reason to complicate it. Random acts of kindness can be so simple: Pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru line. Give your UPS driver a cold drink. Compliment a coworker on a job well done. Feb. 17
Presidents Day was started to recognize the birth date of George Washington following his death in 1799. Who's your kids' favorite president? Can they tell you why? Research together to find new facts about our nation's leaders. Feb. 18
National Love Your Pet Day
I mean, OK. You don't have to tell us twice. Feb. 20
91st Academy Awards
Who will win Best Picture? To be honest, we'll probably be asleep by then. Tell us in the morning. Feb. 24
Kara Murphy is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Erie, Pa.
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