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If you haven’t noticed, American’s love kitsch. Pink Flamingos. Genuine souvenir plates from places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. Black velvet paintings of Jesus and Elvis on top of a semi with flames shooting out of the tail pipes. We love roadside attractions like Wall Drug and South of the Border and all of the odd motels along Route 66, like the place with Teepees and the one with the restaurant in a giant cowboy hat.  We love novelty gadgets and songs and birthday cards with a moving mouse singing “Shake Your Bootie.”

So it should come as no surprise that we also like kitschy holidays, celebrations, and remembrances.  February is loaded with them. Pull Your Sofa off the Wall Month. Jell-O Week and Love a Mensch Week. Bubble Gum Day (February 3rd) and Read in the Bathtub Day (February 9th)

We have listed some of our favorites for February below:

February, 2017

1

Cordova Ice Worm Festival (February 1sth – 5th)

2

World Play Your Ukelele Day

3

Bubble Gum Day

4

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (always the 1st Saturday)

Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week (February 5-11)

5

Popcorn Day

(Always times out with the Super Bowl

6

Canadian Maple Syrup Day

7

National Periodic Table Day

8

Opera Day

(Spend some time with Hansel & Gretel)

9

National Pizza Day

10

“All Tne News That’s Fit to Print” Day (NY Times birthday)

11

Get Out Your Guitar Day

12

Paul Bunyan Day (b. in 1834 in Bangor ME)

13

World Radio Day

14

Ferris Wheel Day

Make a paper model of a ferris wheel.

15

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Actually, this goes on for a full week

16

National Almond Day

17

World Human Spirit Day

18

Pluto Day

(Learn more about Pluto here.

19

Chocolate Mint Day (any excuse to eat ice cream in February)

20

Love Your Pet Day

This should be every day!

21

Plan a Kitsch Vacation Day

Okay, this isn’t a real day, but it should be.

22

World Thinking Day (GS)

23

Curling is Cool Day

Learn more about curling here.

24

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

25

Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

26

For Pete’s Sake Day

Celebrate obscure and obsolete idioms

27

Inter-national Polar Bear Day

28

Mardi Gras

Okay… perhaps not quite so obscure.

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