Have you been searching the internet looking for a free February 2023 Calendar? If so, we’re happy to tell you that the search if over! Here on VL Calendar, we offer you calendars for all months of 2023, absolutely free! As long as you have internet connection, a .pdf reading software like Adobe Reader, and a printer loaded with 8.5″ x 11″ paper, you’re good to go! Simply scroll down below and click the download button to get started!
February 2023 Calendar Printable Templates
While there are so many great things about the February Calendars we offer here at VLCalendar.com, one of our best features is that you can print as many as you’d like, free of charge. This means you can print one for your house, one for your office, and even some for your friends and family! In fact, we even use them in our office for time sheets. Because of our calendar’s simple design with lots of space to write in personal notes and obligations, the amount of ways you can use our calendars are endless!
The Month of February
While today we know February as the shortest month and the second month of the year, there was a time that February didn’t even exist! In Ancient Roman times, March was actually the first month of the year. This is because springtime was of the utmost importance to the Romans, it meant that warm weather was coming and therefore war could resume.
Because of this, the cold winter months of January and February weren’t even named or numbered. After December, days would go by unidentified until March 1. Obviously this is no longer the case. It was changed when the world switched over to the Gregorian or twelve month format calendar in 450 BCE.
February Holidays & Observances
Specifically, on our February 2023 Calendar, you’ll find 28 days and two special holidays marked: Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day. For more information about these holidays and our February Calendar, simply scroll down and keep reading!
Valentine’s Day will fall on Tuesday, February 14. Many will most likely be excited by the idea that Valentine’s Day will fall on a Tuesday this year. This is because traditionally Valentine’s Day is the day that you celebrate love. Whether this be with your girlfriend, boyfriend, fiance, or spouse, it is customary on this day to give one another flowers, a card, chocolates and go out to eat in order to celebrate your love for one another. Certain couples may even feel it’s appropriate to gift jewelry or lingerie to one another as well.
Most basically, there is no one “way” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The lavishness of the holiday usually varies from couple to couple, with some couples even deciding it’s not a necessary holiday to celebrate. In recent year, thanks to the popular TV show Parks and Recreation, the idea of GALentine’s Day has been popularized. This idea proposes that Valentine’s Day is a great day for single women friends to gather together and find a reason to celebrate even if they do not have a significant other.
Additionally, some traditional symbols for Valentine’s Day include cupid, hearts, X’s and O’s (representing the words “hugs” and “kisses”), candy hearts, Valentine’s Day cards, and the colors white, red, and pink. Roses are also the most popular flower often given and received on this day. Finally, depending on the culture of a family, it might also be tradition to gift mothers, grandmothers, and daughters small gifts on this day as well. This is because the day is meant to represent love, and love can come in many forms: intimate, familial, and platonic. Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday and always falls on February 14, no matter the year.
On the Blank Calendar available for download below, you will find that Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, February 20. Unlike Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day does not fall on a particular date, and is instead held on the third Monday of February. This means that Presidents’ Day often makes for a three day weekend as it’s a public holiday where most schools, federal businesses, and offices will be closed.
Although the official name of the holiday is “Presidents’ Day” it always falls quite near to George Washington’s birthday on February 22 and President Lincoln’s birthday on February 12. Around this time, schools will often teach units on the Presidents and stores often have sales. While not all states choose to observe Presidents’ Day on this day, the vast majority do and some even close their schools for the entirety of this week for winter break.
As the United State’s first president, it makes sense for George Washington to be acknowledged on this day. Not only was he an important commander in the American Revolutionary war that was eventually responsible for winning America’s independence, but he also created the role of America’s presidency and what a president should be responsible for. Today, George Washington’s image can still be found on the US dollar bill and quarter coin. Abraham Lincoln was also an important historical figure in American history, leading the nation through the Civil War and being the face on the penny, or one cent coin.
We hope you found our free printable February 2023 calendars useful! Looking to plan ahead for next month? Click here to go to our free printable March 2023 calendars. Thank you for reading!