February is a month chocked full of special awareness. First of all it is Black History Month and I, personally, think it is a shame that a month (and the shortest at that) has to be set aside for black history. If the contributions of African Americans were taught as part of American History then a special month would not be needed. Black Americans should be included in the teaching of all our history, but this is not the case. Therefore, we need to learn and acknowledge those contributions this month and remember them throughout the year.

Here are some others we may have missed:

February 2World Wetlands Day
February 2Groundhog Day
February 4Rosa Parks Day
February 4World Cancer Day
February 5World Nutella Day 
This catches us up to date. More to come!
Photos by Pixabay


A Very Special Month

  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
  • American Pharmacists Month
  • Bat Appreciation Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month
  • Computer Learning Month
  • Country Music Month
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
  • Emotional Wellness Month
  • Fair Trade Month
  • Family History Month
  • German-American Heritage Month
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Gourmet Adventures Month
  • Halloween Safety Month
  • Health Literacy Month
  • I’m Just Me Because Month
  • Italian American Heritage Month
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month
  • Long-Term Care Planning Month
  • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
  • National Apple Month
  • National Applejack Month
  • National Arts and Humanities Month
  • National Audiology Awareness Month
  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Book Month
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • National Caramel Month
  • National Chiropractic Health Month
  • National Cookbook Month
  • National Cookie Month
  • National Cosmetology Month
  • National Country Ham Month
  • National Crime Prevention Month
  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
  • National Dental Hygiene Month
  • National Depression Education and Awareness Month
  • National Dessert Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Dropout Prevention Month
  • National Ergonomics Month
  • National Family Sexuality Education Month
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15
  • National Kitchen and Bath Month
  • National Pasta Month
  • National Physical Therapy Month
  • National Pickled Peppers Month
  • National Pizza Month
  • National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
  • National Pork Month
  • National Pretzel Month
  • National Protect Your Hearing Month
  • National Roller Skating Month
  • National Seafood Month
  • National Stamp Collecting Month
  • National Toilet Tank Repair Month
  • National Window Covering Safety Month
  • National Work and Family Month
  • Organize Your Medical Information Month
  • Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
  • Spina Bifida Awareness Month
  • Spinach Lovers Month
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month
  • Vegetarian Awareness Month

Whew! Are you tired yet? If you celebrated all these topics for all of October you are. Some are serious and some silly. Some just plainly do not go together like vegetarian and pork month! I was going to write about this being Cybersecurity Awareness month but I got curious about just how many causes were designated this month and found this list by Lahle Wolfe in an article.

I think the lesson to be gleaned from this list is that if you have a business or special interest choose some month other than October to raise awareness. October is very busy!