February Awareness Month

February calendar February Awareness MonthSo often you see “Such-n-such Awareness Month” or “Something I Can’t Pronounce Month.” Some seem obvious (American Heart Month) and others (On-Hold Month) not so much. California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month (no, I’m not making this up) falls in the You’ve-got-to-be-kidding category.

The president can proclaim a national awareness month. For example…

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2013 as National Stalking Awareness Month.

And it seems almost anyone else can proclaim an awareness month, too. Here are some examples:

  • Humorists Are Artists Month
  • Frozen Food Month
  • Umbrella Month
  • Straw Hat Month
  • Skyscraper Month

But, there are some awareness months we can really get behind. Here is a list of February Monthly Observances we love.

American Heart Month

Avocado and Banana Month

Bake for Family Fun Month

Dog Training Education Month

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

International Expect Success Month

International Hoof-care Month

Library Lovers Month

National African American History Month

National Care About Your Indoor Air Month

National Cherry Month

National Condom Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Hot Breakfast Month

National Mend A Broken Heart Month

National Parent Leadership Month

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

National Time Management Month

National Weddings Month

Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Relationship Wellness Month

Responsible Pet Owner’s Month

Spunky Old Broads Month

Sweet Potato Month

So, find something to celebrate this month. Happy February!

Click here to find awareness months for the entire year.