February 28th Lobster Day

Stephen McNeil, the Premier of Nova Scotia, created today in 2020 to celebrate Nova Scotia being the lobster capital of Canada. The primary town in Nova Scotia credited with it’s lobster haul is Barrington where lobster has been the economic backbone of the community since the 1800’s. They even build a Christmas tree out of lobster traps to celebrate in December. Gives an entire new meaning to Santa Claws!

How to celebrate – Enjoy a Nova Scotia lobster. Visit Nova Scotia. Do not try to capture your own lobster, they are protected.


February 28th Floral Design Day

Floral design has been with us for quite some time, some by design, some by nature and some by mistake. It does bring color into what might otherwise be a drab existence although sometimes it can be drab in it’s own right, examine camoflauge uniforms as they are made up of a floral design! The day was created by Mass, governor William F. Weld in 1995 in honor of Carl Rittner who opened the Rittner School of Floral Design.

How to celebrate – Check out all the different forms of floral designs. Check into the Rittner School in Boston. Enjoy your own floral designs.

February 27th Polar Bear Day

Polar Bears live in colder climates, obviously. The grow up to nine foot tall and can weigh as much as 1,400 pounds. Interestingly, all polar bears are left handed, or pawed as you might call it. And though they are obviously white in color, their skin is black and lined with a layer of blubber to keep them warm. They are wonderful swimmers and generally will leave people alone unless they are threatened or extremely hungry. Their main source of food are seals.

How to celebrate – Be aware that polar bears, like all animals, are threatened by our invasion of their habitat. Watch videos of polar bears, it’s much safer that way. Admire the beasts of the world, they have survived despite what man has done to them.

February 26th Tell A Fairy Tale Day

Cinderella, Snow White, The Prince and the Pauper are all Fairy Tales and they can be fun stories. They are generally thought of as children;s stories though they do not have to be. In fact, the Grimm brothers actually wrote their stories to try and scare children. So if that is the case, is not Frankenstein a Fairy Tale? Most Fairy Tales have a happy ending but that doesn’t mean it can’t be the monster’s happy ending!

How to celebrate – Tell someone a Fairy Tale today. Write your own Fairy Tale. Try to remember as many Fairy Tales as you can.

February 25th Open That Bottle Night

Wow, a Day that is a Night! Here’s something new! It falls on the last Saturday of February and was created by Dorothy Gaither and John Becher to try and get everyone to celebrate together by opening a bottle of wine together, almost like they are having a party together. I guess it doesn’t have to be a bottle of wine, it could be soda or whiskey, Egg Nog or Milk… the idea is just to open a bottle and drink. It does not, however, mean to over drink!

How to celebrate – Open a bottle, after 5 PM of course. Open that 200 year old bottle you have been waiting to open all your life. Throw a bottle opening party.

February 24th World Bartenders Day

Bartenders use to be a guy behind the counter at a bar who poured a beer for their customers or maybe a shot of whiskey. It’s only in recent history, the last 100 years or so, that a bartender has had to learn any one of a thousand different drinks out there people might order. And, naturally, those drinks can be different in different area or different countries even themselves! They also have to be a person who is willing to listen since the drunker a customer gets, the more likely they are to tell their troubles to the world. So celebrate those bartenders you know, and if you know them really well you might want to consider a life change.

How to celebrate – Learn how to pour and mix drinks properly. Play bartender at your own party. Write your own bartender drink guide.

February 23rd International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Well, I’m not so sure this is a day humans appreciate so much but I am pretty sure dogs do! And it’s for dogs all over the world! Maybe that’s because dogs are dogs no matter where they come from, people… no so much. I guess as humans we can appreciate them since they make our best friends happy. At any rate today is the day we appreciate them, whether we are a dog or not.

How to celebrate – Learn how to make your own dog biscuits. Check out the ingredients, not all dog biscuits are good for your dog. Make your dog happy.

February 22nd National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day was originally founded by Colleen Paige in 2005 in order to bring attention to the plight of all wildlife across the world. While that is still the main purpose of the day it has been moved from September 4th to February 22nd to commemorate the life and efforts of Wildlife Warrior, Steve Irwin after he passed, February 22nd is Irwin’s birthday. It would be hard to think of Steve Irwin without thinking of Wildlife, and equally as hard to think of Wildlife without Steve Irwin. This was a good call to put the day on his birthday so that the two are forever linked to each other.

How to celebrate – Remember Steve Irwin. Remember the needs of Wildlife all across the world. Help save wildlife where you can, no matter where you are.

February 22nd International World Thinking Day

Just to think, this day would never have come about if not for the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. It was designed as a day that girls thought about other girls and their sisterhood. Interestingly, it was also the birthday of Boy Scout founder Lord Badin-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Badin-Powell, the founder of the Girl Guides. (The fore-runner of the Girl Scouts) It is interesting they both had the same birthday!

How to celebrate – If you are a girl, you need to think today (I guess boys have the option) Celebrate the Girl Scouts/Girl Guides. Think Internationally.

February 21 Card Reading Day

Today is the day you break out all those cards people have sent you and re-read them, smiling as you remember the intent behind the cards and those that sent them. (You did save them, didn’t you!?!) Greeting Cards were first sent in China (Wasn’t everything) and Valentine’s Day made them very popular starting even back in the 1400’s. Special postage stamps were designed in the 1840’s so that it was a little cheaper to send cards. It’s sort of a lost art these days with being able to send ecards and all, but at least the thought is still there.

How to celebrate – Break out your saved cards. Make sure to reply to all those sent cards. make up a list of people to send cards too.