February 12th Holidays
Check out today’s holidays and see if there is anything you would like to celebrate, observe or learn more about.
- Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Abaraham Lincoln’s Birthday is a legal holiday observed on his birthday, which is on February 12, 1809. Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois,Indiana, Missouri, and New York observe the holiday.
- Hug Day
Always observed on Feb 12th. Give someone a hug today!
- International Darwin Day
This holiday is to honor the life and work of English naturalist Charles Darwin. Darwin put forth the theory that all life on earth evolved from a single life form and developed through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.
- NAACP Day
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was one of the earliest and most influential civil rights organization in the United States.
- National Freedom to Marry Day
Always held on February 12 to celebrate same-sex marriage. The holiday was founded in 1999 by Lambda Legal, a gay rights advocacy law firm based out of Washington, DC.
- National Lost Penny Day
The first original penny ever was designed by Benjamin Franklin and minted in 1787. The penny we use today with the bust of late American president Abraham Lincoln, was first minted in 1909 and released on February 12th to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth.
- National Plum Pudding Day
Plum pudding, also know as Christmas pudding, is a steamed or boiled pudding usually served during the holiday season. Click here for Martha Stewart Plum Pudding Recipe.
- Oglethorpe Day
Oglethorpe Day honors is the Oglethorpe university’s tradition to celebrate their namesake, James Edward Oglethorpe. Oglethorpe Day commemorates the anniversary of General Oglethorpe’s arrival in the new world in Savannah, Ga. It is full of fun festivities such as Petrels of Fire race.