February 2nd is the 33rd day of the Gregorian calendar. On this day, New Amsterdam (New York City) was incorporated; Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for “Robinson Crusoe,” was rescued after years on a desert island; and Canada legalized same-sex marriage. Famous birthdays include James Joyce, Ina Garten, and Shakira. February 2nd also marks Groundhog Day and National Tater Tot Day.
We have 23 holidays listed for February 2.
National Hedgehog Day
Hedgehogs are painfully cute (literally). Discover what it's like to have one of these cuties.
National Tater Tot Day
Did you know they are considered "fine dining?" Read on for some crunchy facts!
National Ukulele Day
Ukulele players from around the country strum their favorite tunes to celebrate.
Ayn Rand Day
Prepare for a philosophy lesson because we are going to talk about the person who introduced Objectivism.
California Kiwifruit Day
It’s California Kiwifruit Day! People should know more about the health benefits of eating kiwifruits.
On Candlemas Day, many of the faithful bring candles to their churches to be blessed.
Feast of Candelaria
Ready your hearts and minds as we celebrate one of Bolivia’s most important days.
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Ready yourselves as we mark a day set aside to benefit both employers and potential employees.
National Brendan Day
Remind everyone that it’s your name day today, and you deserve some pampering.
National Catchers Day
Catchers are one of the most important positions in baseball and softball.
National Heavenly Hash Day
Get your bowls and spoons ready as we celebrate one of the world’s most exquisite treats.
Rheumatoid Awareness Day
Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis, treatment options, symptoms, and medications that can help us.
Self Renewal Day
Self Renewal Day is the perfect opportunity for self-care. Join us as we take part.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U.S./Mexico war over Texas and border disputes.