10 Holidays and Events To Celebrate in February With Your Kids in 2024

Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, Love Your Pet Day, and much more!

By Macaroni KID January 29, 2024

February might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no end to the events and holidays to celebrate. Plus it's a leap year, so tack on a bonus day for February and get the party started.

We've rounded up 10 special occasions, holidays, and events that you and your kids can celebrate in February:

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Black History Month

From the White House in 2022: "Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations." February 1-29

Lunar New Year

It's time to say goodbye to the Year of the Tiger and usher in the Year of the Dragon! Want to know about how different countries celebrate the Lunar New Year around the world? Find 3 kid-friendly Lunar New Year crafts and local Lunar New Year events here. Check out this article to find out about traditions, along with great Lunar New Year recipes and more! February 10

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Groundhog Day 

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? If he does, it's six more weeks of winter. Learn more about this weird holiday here. February 2

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Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Our letter carriers work hard every day, under a lot of challenging conditions. Thank your mail carrier with a note on this Thank a Mail Carrier Day! We have a free printable to make it even easier for you. February 4

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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

The International Day of Women & Girls in Science was established in 2015 by the United Nations in its efforts to ensure full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. February 11

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Super Bowl LVIII

Yeah! We're watching for Usher at halftime, the commercials, the food, and, oh yeah, the game itself. Make this giant jalapeno popper cheese ball in the shape of a football, guaranteed to be gone by the time the second half starts. February 11

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Valentine's Day

We see the jewelry store ads too, but heartfelt words and a thoughtful, simple gesture like planning an evening together — even if it's at home for those of us who are exhausted parents — can mean the most. Here are ideas for a romantic Valentine's Day evening at home and here are 6 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids. February 14

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National Love Your Pet Day 

I mean, OK. You don't have to tell us twice. February 20

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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day was started to recognize the birth date of George Washington following his death in 1799. Who is your kids' favorite president? Can they tell you why? Research together to find new facts about our nation's leaders. February 20

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Leap Day

Hip hip hooray! It's Leap Day. When it only comes around once every four years, you've gotta celebrate. Party old school with a game of leapfrog. Or hop out to a local indoor play place for some leaping around. Don't forget to check our partner site CertifiKID for some epic deals on indoor fun. February 29