10 Holidays and Events Your Family Can Mark in February

Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, and Leap Year all take place in February

By Kara Murphy, publisher of Macaroni Kid Erie, Pa. January 28, 2020

Even with it being a Leap Year, February is 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 Month

Frederick Douglass. Booker T. Washington. Toni Morrison. Barack Obama. Martin Luther King Jr. The list of influential African-Americans for our kids -- and us! -- to learn about and celebrate goes on and on. Feb. 1-29

Events to attend in Birmingham:

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. 1-29

92nd Academy Awards

Who will win Best Picture? To be honest, we'll probably be asleep by then. Tell us in the morning. Feb. 9

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

Events to Attend in Birmingham:

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. 17

National Love Your Pet Day 

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

Leap Year

You know, of course, that Leap Day comes around once every four years. But did you know the odds of being a Leap Day baby -- or a leapling -- are about 1 in 1,500? Feb. 29

Events to Attend in Birmingham

Kara Murphy is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Erie, Pa.


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