February is the month that we begin settling into the New Year. After recovering from all the festivities and setting your year goals in January, you can finally sit down and start working on them. The winter weather also makes it by the number of outdoor fun activities and events. This, however, doesn’t mean that the month is an all-work with no play period. There are a few celebrations in the month, including Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. All in all, you definitely need to plan your activities for the month. A February 2020 Calendar template would really come in handy.
February 2020 Calendar
The February 2020 calendars designs make your planning and scheduling of activities easier. This way, you can comfortably accomplish every task.
The February 2020 calendar templates come in a wide range of designs and formats. There are both vertically and horizontally organized templates. They are also available in various colors; from calm and relaxing shades of blue to bold and energizing red colors. You can additionally custom create the color of your template. There are also photo and themed templates.
February 2020 calendar templates are available in different time formats. There’s the monthly, weekly, and daily planner template. Using these you can schedule your activities to the minute. They come in handy in busier sections of the month.
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The Month of February in United States
History of February
- February is the only month with less than 30 days.
- It’s length varies from year to year, being 28 days long in a normal year, and 29 days in a leap year.
- It is the coldest month of the year.
- The month was not present in the ancient Roman calendar.
- It’s name stems from the word “Februa” which means to purify. This is because it was the month for conducting cleansing ceremonies. These were a form of early spring cleaning celebrations.
- The birthstone of February is amethyst, and its birth flower is the iris or violet.
- February is the only month that can pass without a full moon, as was the case last year.
For Americans, February is a month with very few highlights. There is often complete snow cover, temperatures nearing zero in most states. Most people spend their time indoors engaging in productive activities. Being only the second month of the year makes it feel like part of the beginning. It is, therefore, a time to get rolling on your planned year’s activities.
Despite the cold and freezing weather, February has its own share of festivities. The most outstanding one is Valentine’s Day which is the hallmark of the month. There are several other events to look forward to in the month. Some are official federal holidays, while others are fun holidays. These include:
- Presidents’ Day.
- Super Bowl.
- Maha Shivaratri.
- National Wear Red Day.
What are the moon phases in February 2020?
Moon Phases Calendar for February 2020:
- First Quarter on Saturday, February 1.
- Full Moon on Sunday, February 9.
- Last Quarter on Saturday, February 15.
- New Moon on Sunday, February 23.
What are the holidays in February 2020?
|February 1||Saturday||National Freedom Day 2020|
|February 2||Sunday||Groundhog Day 2020|
|February 2||Sunday||Super Bowl 2020|
|February 4||Tuesday||Rosa Parks Day 2020|
|February 7||Friday||National Wear Red Day 2020|
|February 10||Monday||Tu Bishvat/Tu B’Shevat 2020|
|February 12||Wednesday||Lincoln’s Birthday 2020|
|February 14||Friday||Valentine’s Day 2020|
|February 14||Friday||Statehood Day 2020|
|February 15||Saturday||Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday 2020|
|February 16||Sunday||Elizabeth Peratrovich Day 2020|
|February 17||Monday||Presidents’ Day 2020|
|February 17||Monday||Daisy Gatson Bates Day 2020|
|February 21||Friday||Maha Shivaratri 2020|
|February 25||Tuesday||Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras 2020|
|February 26||Wednesday||Ash Wednesday 2020|
|February 28||Friday||Linus Pauling Day 2020|
Valentine’s Day in the United States
Valentine’s Day 2020 is on Friday, February 14.
The month of February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day activities. That’s why it is branded as the month of love. The holiday falls on the 14th day of the month each year. It is a day to show affection and appreciation to our loved ones.
The history behind this holiday is one that is a bit controversial.
Valentine’s Day was initially a day to celebrate St. Valentine, a Christian martyr. This was a purely religious celebration, with no inclination to love. The change in the holiday’s meaning came about as a result of its collision with Lupercalia, a pagan Roman holiday. This was a holiday that centered around purification, with the aim of improving health and fertility. It fell between 13th and 15th February, which happened to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day adopted the practices of showing love and affection from the rites of Lupercalia Day.
Today, Valentine’s Day is a major event in the USA. It is second only to Christmas in terms of commercialization. It is a day that has its own culture. People dress in red and take out their significant others for romantic outings. They also gift each other flowers, chocolate, confectionaries and other sorts of romantic gifts. Other common practices include sending Valentine’s cards and the pairing of loved ones. It is generally a day of love.
Presidents’ Day in the United States
Presidents’ Day 2020 is on Monday, February 17.
Presidents’ day is also known as Washington’s Birthday. It is a federal holiday celebrated in the USA. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of George Washington and all other American presidents who served after him. The holiday falls on the third Monday of February. This year, it falls on the 17th of February.
The holiday was first celebrated in the District of Colombia in 1880. The government later made it a federal holiday in 1985. At that time, the holiday was all about the works of George Washington. It was a day of commemorating the role he played in the struggle for independence. That’s why the holiday was set on 22nd of February, which is George Washington’s birthday.
Over the years, the holiday has evolved to include the celebration of other American presidents. That’s the reason behind renaming of the holiday to Washington-Lincon Day in some states and Presidents’ Day. The day of commemoration was also changed from Washington’s birthday to the third Monday of the month.
In terms of observance, people celebrate the holiday in different ways. The day’s tradition involves having a cherry pie. This is symbolic of the chopping down of a cherry tree in Washington’s early days. As for businesses, most of them remain open during the day. They acknowledge this day by offering half-off sales on various products. Additionally, various states hold tributes and public gatherings in honor of the nation’s founding fathers. It is definitely a patriotic holiday.