February 9 Holidays and Observances, Events, History, Recipe & More! (2023)

February 9 Holidays and Observances, Events, History, Recipe & More! (1)

Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on February 9, include:

  • Gwyl Mabsant
  • National Bagels and Lox Day
  • National Cut the Cord Day
  • National Develop Alternative Vices Day
  • National Giving Hearts Day - February 9, 2023 (Second Thursday in February)
  • National Pizza Day
  • National Stop Bullying Day
  • National Toothache Day
  • Pizza Pie Day
  • Read in the Bathtub Day

2023 Weekly Holidays that include February 9, are:

  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Burn Awareness Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Children's Mental Health Week (U.K.) - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Week - February 5-11, 2023 (Week Before Valentine's Day)
  • Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week - February 7-14
  • International Networking Week - February 6-10, 2023 (M-F of First Full Week of February)
  • International Week of Black Women In the Arts - February 7-15
  • Love a Mensch Week - February 7-14
  • Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week - February 8-14
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - February 5-11, 2023, and May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week of February and May)
  • National Crime Prevention Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • National Green Week - February 5 - April 30, 2023 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Marriage Week USA - February 7-14
  • National School Counseling Week - February 6-10, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Pay Your Bills Week - February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February)
  • Pride in Food Services Week - February 6-10, 2023 (First Full Workweek of February)
  • Risk Awareness Week - February 7-14
  • Tinnitus Awareness Week - February 6-12, 2023
  • Valentine's Week - February 7-14

2023 Monthly Holidays that include February 9, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out ourFebruary Holidayspage to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of February.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Usually starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2023 dates are December 23, 2022 - February 28, 2023.
  • Chinese New Year Festival and Parade- (San Francisco) -January 14 - March 5, 2023, Parade on February 4, 2023

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for February 9 is an Aquarius.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for February are:

  • Violet - symbolizes faithfulness, loyalty, humility, wisdom, and hope
  • Primrose - Modesty, distinction, and virtue


The Birthstone for February is Amethyst.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1737 – Thomas Paine, English radical liberal philosopher, American revolutionary (d. 1809)
  • 1773 – William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (d. 1841)
  • 1942 – Carole King, American singer
  • 1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor (Home Alone, Lethal Weapon)
  • 1945 – Mia Farrow, American actress
  • 1949 - Judith Light, American actress (Who's the Boss, One Life to Live)
  • 1963 - Travis Tritt, American Country Music Singer

Famous Deaths

  • 2002 - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
  • 2010 - Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1864 - Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon
  • 1957 - Irish Actor Richard Harris marries Elizabeth Rees
  • 1989 - NBA Basketball player Charles Barkley marries Maureen Blumhardt

Quote of the Day

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Stop Bullying.....it Hurts!!

"Bullying is a horrible thing. It sticks with you forever. It poisons you. But only if you let it." ~ Heather Brewer

"People who love themselves, don't hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer." ~ Dan Pearce

"You will never reach higher ground if you are always pushing others down." ~ Jeffrey Benjamin

"Cyberbullying is Bullying. Hiding behind a pretty screen, doesn't make it less hateful, written words have power." ~ Anon

"My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh. But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain." ~ Charlie Chaplin

"Bullying is a national epidemic." ~ Macklemore

"Not all forms of abuse leave bruises." ~ Danielle Steel

"No one heals himself by wounding another." ~ St. Ambrose

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

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The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for February 9 is Zach's Gourmet Pizza Recipe by Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits, in honor of February 9 being NationalPizza Day. (link goes to her website for recipe)

This Day in History

  • 1775 – During the American Revolutionary War. the British Parliament declares Massachusetts in rebellion.
  • 1788 - Austria declares war on Russia
  • 1825 – After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the U.S. House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
  • 1863 - The Fire extinguisher is patented by Alanson Crane
  • 1870 – President Ulysses S. Grant signs a joint resolution of Congress establishing the U.S. Weather Bureau
  • 1889 – President Grover Cleveland signs a bill elevating the United States Department of Agriculture to a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1904 - Japan declares war on Russia
  • 1909 - 1st federal legislation prohibiting narcotics (opium)
  • 1909 - 1st forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio
  • 1918 - U.S. Army chaplain school organizes at Ft Monroe, Virginia
  • 1942 - Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • 1964 - GI Joe character created
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.
  • 1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747.
  • 2016 - Twelve people die and 85 people were injured when two passenger trains collided in the German town of Bad Aibling

This Day in Music

  • 1957 - Elvis Presley's Too Much hits #1
  • 1964 – The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before an audience of 73 million viewers.
  • 1970 - Sly and the Family Stone's Thank You is certified gold
  • 1970 - Simon and Garfunkel's album Bridge Over Troubled Water is certified gold
  • 1974 - The Love Unlimited Orchestra's Love Theme hits #1
  • 1974 - Hall and Oates' She's Gone enters the pop charts
  • 1975 - The variety show Cher, meant to take the place of the old Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, debuts on CBS with guests Elton John and Bette Midler.
  • 1985 - Madonna's Like A Virgin hits #1 on the US album chart

Above, is Hall and Oates, She's Gone song, one of my favorites of theirs. They were one of my favorites through High School and College. I didn't realize this, but they are the world's best-selling musical duo!

This Day in Sports

  • 1895 - Volleyball is invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 1900 – The Davis Cup competition is established by Dwight Davis
  • 1932 - America enters the Olympic 2-man bobsled competition for 1st time
  • 1940 - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1974 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
    1974 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • 1976 - Oscar Charleston selected to baseball's the Hall of Fame
  • 1991 - Terry Norris knocks down Sugar Ray Leonard twice & beats him
  • 1997 - Scotty Bowman, is the 1st NHL coach to win 1,000 games
  • 2018 - The 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony is held in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

set the Thames on fire (verb)

1. (idiomatic) To achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.

Wishing You a Great Day Today!

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