What Will be Trending on Social Media in February

It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of the first month of the new year! Now’s the time to plan for next month! Here’s what’s going to be trending (besides the obvious Valentine’s Day) in February.


These are just some of the observance and awareness days. For the full list, visit these sites:

These calendars offer some links to details on the observances that might help you if you’re blogging. Schedule out tweets using TweetDeck. And don’t forget those silly, but useful hashtags that trend on Twitter regularly!

February is National _____ Month:

  • Black History Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • National Fasting February
  • Free & Open Source Software Month
  • American Heart Month
  • National Enrolled Agents Month — getting ready for tax time!
  • Library Lovers Month
  • Self-Check Month
  • Embroidery Month
  • Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Hot Breakfast Month
  • Snack Food Month — make it healthy!
  • Canned Food Month
  • Cancer Prevention Month
  • Wise Mental Health Consumer Month
  • Senior Independence Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • International Friendship Month
  • Bike to Work Month — that’s if you don’t live where it snows!
  • Dog Training Education Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • Humpback Whale Awareness Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • National Cat Health Month

Tip: The monthly ones usually trend (are popular) in the beginning of the month, but it’s not unusual to see them used throughout the month. The Weekly ones will trend at the beginning of the week. The days usually trend in the mornings and sometimes all day.

Observance Weeks:

  • African Heritage and Health Week – First Week
  • World Salt Awareness — First Week
  • volunteer-heartNational Patient Recognition Week – First Week
  • Solo Diners Eat Out Week – First Week
  • Burn Awareness Week –  First Full Week in Feb.
  • Freelance Writers Appreciation Week – Second Week of February
  • Boy Scout Anniversary Week – February 4-10 Annually
  • Pride in Food Service Week – First Full Work Week of February
  • National School Counseling Week – Feb. 4-8
  • International Networking Week – Week of February 4
  • Kraut and Frankfurter Week – Second Week of February
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week – Second Week of February
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Week – Second Work Week in Feb,
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week – Week of February 17
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week – Feb. 14-21
  • Children of Alcoholics Week – Feb 14-21
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Week – Feb. 14-21
  • Great Backyard Bird Count – Begins Friday the Week or Weekend of Valentine’s Day
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week – 3rd Week in Feb.
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Last week in Feb.
  • American Camp Week – February 19-22

Observance Days:

1 – National Freedom from Slavery Day
Dark Chocolate Day

2 – Groundhog Day
Optimist Day — Think Positive!
World Wetlands Day
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
World Read Aloud Day

3 – National Women Physicians Day
The Day the Music Died
National Wear Red Day (Women’s Heart Disease Awareness)
Football Hangover Day
Missing Persons Day

4 – Hemp Day
Thank a Mail Carrier Day
National Play Outside Day – 1st Saturday of every month
Rosa Parks Day
World Cancer Day
Homemade Soup Day

5 – National Weatherperson’s Day
Give Kids a Smile Day

6 – Ronald Reagan Day
National Chopsticks Day
Lame Duck Day

7 – Send a Card to a Friend Day

8 – Boy Scouts Day
Kite Flying Day

9 – National Pizza Day
Giving Hearts Day
Bagel Day

10 – National Umbrella Day

11 – Make a Friend Day
White Shirt Day
Inventor’s Day
Shut-in Visitation Day
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Guitar Day
International Day of Women & Girls in Science
Global Movie Day

12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
Super Bowl
Autism Sunday

13 – Football Hangover Day
Clean out Your Computer Day
Safer Internet Day

14 – Organ Donor Day
Valentines Day
Have a Heart Day
International Book Giving Day

15 – Singles Awareness Day

16 – Almond Day
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Purim – Jewish Holiday (starts at sunset)

17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
Caregivers Day
No One Eats Alone Day

18 – Drink Wine Day
Red Sock Day
Battery Day

19 – National Chocolate Mint Day

20 – Love Your Pet Day
Presidents Day
World Day of Social Justice
Leadership Day

21 – Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday
Pancake Day

22 – World Thinking Day
Washington’s Birthday
Ash Wednesday – the start of Lent
National Chili Day

24 – Tortilla Chip Day

25 – International Stand up to Bullying Day
Clam Chowder Day
Chocolate Covered Nut Day

26 – Letter to an Elder Day
Set a Good Example Day
Pistachio Day

27 – Retro Day
World NGO Day (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Rare Disease Day
Strawberry Day

28 – Floral Design Day
Rare Disease Day USA
Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day
World Spay Day

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Giselle Aguiar

Giselle Aguiar is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist and trainer helping business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields.