FEBRUARY 2015 AWARENESS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
2/1/15: National Freedom Day + Dignity Action Day* (GB, UK)
1st Week of February: United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week* + African Heritage & Health Month (during Black History Month), Women’s Heart Health Week, Burn Awareness Week* (USA & Canada), National School Counseling Week and Boy Scout Anniversary Week.
2/2: Rheumatoid Awareness Day, National Neuroblastoma Awareness Day* (AU), #WorldWetlandsDay + Groundhog Day (PA/USA) & Marmot Day (AK).
2/3/15: African-American Coaches Day (1st Tues.), Four Chaplains Memorial Day + Endangered Species Act Anniversary (1973).
2/4/15: #WORLDCANCERDAY * + National Girls and Women in Sports Day (1st Wed.) & USO Day.
2/5: Western Monarch Day.
2/6/15: #WearRedDay (Women’s Heart Health) & Give Kids A Smile Day (1st Friday) + International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.*
2/7/15: Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day + Take Your Child to the Library Day (1st Sat.).
2nd Week of February: CHD (Congenital Heart Defects) Awareness Week,* Heart Failure Awareness Week, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy Week, Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Cardiovascular Professionals Week, Children of Alcoholics Week, National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week, Random Acts of Kindness Week, National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week, International Friendship Week,* Go Green Week* (UK), National/International Condom Week* (week of/prior-to Valentine’s Day).
2/8/15: Autism Sunday* (aka International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger Syndrome*) & World Marriage Day* (2nd Sun.).
2/9: International Epilepsy Day* & World Day of the Dentist* + National Stop Bullying Day (also Oct. 8).
2/11/15: World Day of the Sick* + National Shut-In Visitation Day.
2/12/15: NAACP Day + Safety Pup Day.
2/13/15: Women’s Heart Health Day (Fri. of Valentine’s Day* week) + United Nations’ World Radio Day.*
2/14: Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness Day,* Organ and Tissue Donor Day, National Women’s Heart Day, National Have a Heart Day, League of Women Voters Day + World Whale Day,* International/National Condom Day* and Valentine’s Day.*
» Feb. is Heart Month*/Heart Health Month, Women’s Heart Health Month, Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month, Condom Month and Cancer Prevention Month.
2/15: International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day,* Angelman Syndrome Day,* Susan B. Anthony Day + National Hippo Day.
3rd week of February: OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] Week of Action* (UK); Australia’s Healthy Weight Week;* Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week + National Justice for Animals Week .
2/16/15: 911 Day (1st call: 1968) & President’s Day (3rd Mon.) + Kyoto Protocol Day* (United Nations/Climate Change).
2/17/15: Shrove Tuesday* (aka International Pancake Day* / Paczki Day*), Mardi Gras* 2015, World Human Spirit Day* + Random Acts of Kindness Day & PTA Founders Day (1910).
» Feb. Is Random Acts of Kindness Month.
2/18/15: Ash Wednesday* (Lent begins – 46 days < Easter) + University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day* (GB, UK).
2/19/15: Chinese New Year* (Year of the Sheep).
2/20/15: World Day for Social Justice* + Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
2/21/15 World Information Architecture Day* (3rd Fri) + International Mother Language Day.*
4th/Final week of February: Eating Disorders Awareness Week (begins on last Sun.) + Bird Health Awareness Week & National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
2/22/15: #WorldThinkingDay * (Girl Scouts).
2/23-24: Museum Advocacy Day(s).
2/24/15: Spay Day USA (Humane Society; last Tues.).
2/25: Let's All Eat Right Day (nutritionist Adelle Davis: 1904) + Inconvenience Yourself Day (4th Wed.).
2/26/15: Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day (Thurs. of Engineering Week).
2/27: National Day of Action (Peace Corps), International Polar Bear Day* + Aspirin Anniversary (Bayer's patent, 1900).
2/28: World #RareDiseaseDay 2015,* DNA Discovery Day* (1953), Tooth Fairy Day (also Aug. 22) + International Sword Swallowers Day* (final Sat.) .
» Feb. is Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month, Cancer Prevention Month & National Children's Dental Health Month.
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Note: Some events may be held on different days/dates in other years. If I know (to the best of my knowledge/research) that at least one event on a specific day/date is changeable (i.e. held on the 1st Sunday, rather than February 1st, each year), I added the year to the date-format, in the listings above (i.e. 2/1/15, instead of just 2/1).
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