Calendar

February

All information and holidays courtesy of the National Education Association.  For more information and resources about the celebrations presented, access the National Education Association - Diversity Calendar.

Feb 01 - 28

Black History Month

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Begun in 1926 by Black scholar and historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally celebrated as a weeklong event. In 1976, Congress expanded the observance to the entire month of February. Visit these sites for Black History resources:

 

Feb 09 - 15

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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This week can be a springboard for action, a time to focus on goodness and act upon thoughts of generosity that arise spontaneously from the heart. 

Feb- Jan 12

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Time: 12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th president of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He is remembered for leading the Union through the Civil War and freeing Confederate slaves with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and for delivering the Gettysburg Address. Learn more about Abraham Lincoln at the White House website.

Feb 16

President's Day

Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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On the third Monday in February Americans remember the achievements of two of the nation's greatest presidents. Students across the country learn about the achievements and contributions of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays both were in February. Learn more about this Federal holiday at the Presidents’ Day page.

Feb 17

Mardi Gras

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday") or Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

Feb- Jan 20

Chinese New Year (also called Lunar New Year)

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Jan 18

World Religion Day

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This day was established to foster interfaith understanding and harmony by emphasizing the commonalities underlying all religions. 

Jan 19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Day of Service

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description: Always celebrated on the third Monday in January, this federal holiday honors Reverend King's life and commitment to equality and unity. The Day of Service encourages citizens to follow King's words: "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." Read more at the Martin Luther King, Jr. website. Volunteers of all ages work on projects in their communities to honor King’s dedication to community service.

Jan 23

First Native American Senator

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On this day in 1907, Charles Curtis, of Kaw, Osage, and Pottawatomie ancestry, was sworn in as the U.S. senator from Kansas. From 1928-1933, he also served the nation as vice president with President Herbert Hoover.


Jan 18 - 22

No Name-Calling Week

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Description:  Hundreds of schools across the country participate in No Name-Calling Week by engaging in educational activities aimed at ending name-calling and verbal bullying of all kinds. This week is aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with tools and inspiration to launch dialogues about ways to eliminate bullying.