February | Celebration Guide
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The shortest month of the year doesn’t come up short of reasons to celebrate! From Black History Month, National Freedom Day, Groundhog’s Day, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Maha Shivaratri, and of course there’s the Northside Annual Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday before Lenten Fish Fry Friday’s begin. Showcase how you’re celebrating with neighbors this month and relieve that cabin fever!
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Dates To Celebrate
2/1: National Freedom Day and American Poet, Langston Hughes, Birthday
2/1: Ground Hog Day
2/3: National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Health Awareness
2/4: Civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, Birthday and MCG Jazz event.
2/5: Super Bowl Sunday
2/6: Educator, Melvin Tolson, Birthday and Lame Duck Day.
2/7: African American Coaches Day and Rose Day (pick up a fresh rose at Johanna’s Garden or 24 kt. gold dipped rose at Laverty’s Jewelry).
2/8: National Kite Flying Day
2/9: Pulitzer prize-winning author, Alice Walker, Birthday and Chocolate Day.
2/10: MCG Jazz event and begin Tu BiShvat (New Year for Trees).
2/11: MCG Jazz event, end Tu Bishvat, and 1st black US military officer to attain General, Daniel James, Birthday.
2/12: 16th President, Abraham Lincon, Birthday and Grammy Awards.
2/13: World Radio Day
2/14: Valentine’s Day, National Ferris Wheel Day for inventor of and Northsider, George W.G. Ferris Jr., and influential abolotionist, Frederick Douglass Day.
2/15: Northside Mardi Gras festival begins and Women’s rights activist, Susan B. Anthony, Birthday.
2/16: Northside Mardi Gras Kick off with George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic’s Mardi Gras Madness.
2/17: Northside Mardi Gras events and Random Acts of Kindness Day.
2/18: Northside Mardi Gras events and Drink Wine Day.
2/19: Northside Mardi Gras events.
2/20: Northside Mardi Gras and President’s Day.
2/21: Northside Mardi Gras, International Mother Language Day, and Civil rights activist/iconic Jazz singer, Nina Simone, Birthday.
2/22: Northside Mardi Gras and National Margarita Day.
2/23: Northside Mardi Gras and co-founder of NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois, Birthday.
2/24: Northside Mardi Gras events.
2/25: Northside Mardi Gras and MCG Jazz performance event.
2/26: Northside Mardi Gras and Academy Awards.
2/27: Northside Mardi Gras and Shrove Monday.
2/28: Northside Mardi Gras’s Fat Tuesday and King Crowning event.
3/1: Ash Wednesday, Share a Smile Day, and World Math Day.
3/2: Read Across America Day.
3/3: DEADLINE for Northside Leadership Conference Scholarship and first Fish Fry Friday of Lent.
3/4: National Grammar Day and Innovator of traffic light and more, Garrett A. Morgan, Birthday.