Welcome to our selection of free calendars for February 2018!
All these printable February 2018 calendars are completely free for personal use. The second and shortest month of the year has pretty amazing history. Just like January it didn't have a name until 713 BC when it was called February after the old purification festival Februalia ('februare' means 'to clean', later joined with Lupercalia, which is predecessor of St. Valentine's Day.
February has 28 or 29 days, depending on the year. If last two digits can be divided with four (like 08, 16, 28), it has 29 days. The exception are years ending with two zeroes (which have 28 days in February), but not years ending with three or more zeroes (these have 29 days as well). Years with 29 days in February are called leap years. Last leap year was 2016 and next will be 2020.
February is in general not so cold as January but it is still winter month with a bit more rain and a bit less snow.
One of the most known traditions in second month of the year is a celebration of Groundhog Day, originating in Pennsylvania, USA. It is believed if a groundhog comes out of his burrow on February 2, spring is already on its way. If the weather is sunny, groundhog will see his shadow and retreat, what means another six weeks of winter.
Another interesting holiday, specific for the USA, is Presidents Day, which was established to commemorate the birthday of George Washington, first president of USA, but also to honor all other presidents. If we know George Washington was born on February 22, we can ask why this date is not fixed?
Why it falls on third Monday in February? There are several resons for that, but main is related to business. Numerous companies and public services adapted to the possibility of prolonged weekend in February and we can even find special coupons and promotional codes made for the occasion of Presidents Day only.
Printable monthly calendar February 2018
Although the name of February is world wide accepted, different nations used different names for this time of the year, all of course connected with real life situations. It was called after mud, rain, cabbage, cakes, icicles, wood cutting and so on.
The Day of Saint Valentine is undoubtedly the most widely celebrated holiday in February. Majority of the world pays tribute to love as the most praised of all the feelings, millions compete in expressing their sympathies to loved ones and you can see a lot of flowers and candy around 14th February.
We conveniently prepared whole set of free printable calendars with St. Valentine's theme to set your mood in appropriately romantic tunes.
Art is full of romantic stories which sometimes ended with fairy tale happily ever after and sometimes with a tragedy, but always inspired sentimental souls all over the world.
It doesn't matter if your love story resembles the story of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara, Orpheus and Eurydice, Tristan and Isolde, Lancelot and Guinevere, or Romeo and Juliet, the main point is to keep the passion alive ant these huge red hearts on monthly calendars will remind you of this simple fact.
Did you know that being in love brings many health benefits? It increases your energy levels, decreases stress and in general you feel younger. Of course in case of unrequited love whole new world of problems opens, but we have to stay positive. As Alfred Lord Tennyson poetically stated, it's better to have love and lost than never have loved at all.
If you are not in happy relationship right now, don't panic, there are plenty of fish in the sea. And if you don't like the fuss around Valentine, you can always join the anti-Valentine's movement, which in recent years became stronger than ever. They even celebrate their own holiday, called Singles's Day every November 11!
February calendar for kids
We prepared few different calendars for kids. Although they are blank, leaving a lot of space for all necessary notes and better planning, cute teddy bears or elephants and colored borders in pink or blue make them cute decorative elements for your walls. February calendar 2018 for kids is also available with bigger pictures. All versions are printable, all free for personal use.
February 2018 printable blank calendars
Blank calendar is necessary to plan a day to its maximum. We all want to work effectively, plan our obligations and still find time for people we love and activities which enrich our lives. Here are blank calendars for February, ready to print in portrait and landscape formats, with or without marked holidays.
Next two blank February calendars are slightly different. A touch of color and a flower really enliven them, right? So, if you are looking for pink blank calendars, just use these!
National Holidays in February :
- Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th and Presidents' Day on February 19th in USA
- Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd and Valentine's Day on February 14th in Canada.
- Grapefruit Month
- National Weddings Month
- Sweet Potato Month
- National Haiku Writing Month
- National Cherry Month.
Funny Observances and Holidays in February 2018:
- 1st - Change Your Password Day
- 2nd - Groundhog Day
- 5th - World Nutella Day
- 8th - Laugh and Get Rich Day
- 9th - Read in the Bathtub Day
- 11th - Satisfied Staying Single Day
- 12th - Darwin Day
- 20th - Love Your Pet Day
- 27th - International Polar Bear Day
- 28th - National Tooth Fairy Day.
Celebrity Birthdays in February:
- 1st - Harry Styles
- 2nd - Shakira
- 3rd - Isla Fisher
- 4th - Alice Cooper
- 5th - Cristiano Ronaldo
- 6th - Bob Marley
- 7th - Ashton Kutcher
- 8th - James Dean
- 9th - Joe Pesci
- 10th - Chloe Grace Moretz
- 11th - Jennifer Aniston
- 12th - Christina Ricci
- 13th - Robbie Williams
- 14th - Meg Tilly
- 15th - Galileo Galilei
- 16th - Ice T
- 17th - Paris Hilton
- 18th - John Travolta
- 19th - Seal
- 20th - Rihanna
- 21st - Jennifer Love Hewitt
- 22nd - Drew Barrymore
- 23rd - Dakota Fanning
- 24th - Steve Jobs
- 25th - Chelsea Handler
- 26th - Taylor Dooley
- 27th - Elizabeth Taylor
- 28th - John Turturro.