February 14, 2018

Valentines Day


Valentine's Day, a celebration of romantic love, has several origin stories. Some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial. Others believe that its origin relates to the Roman celebration of Lupercalia, a fertility festival that usually occurred in mid-February.

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day


National Ferris Wheel Day


National Ferris Wheel Day honors the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. Born on February 14, 1859, Ferris Jr. created the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

National Organ Donor Day


National Donor Day, an observance day originally designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, raises awareness for organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet and blood donation. Individuals are asked to recognize our loved ones who have given the gift of donation, have received a donation, are currently waiting, or did not receive an organ in time.