February 2017 Social Media Key Dates

The year is officially back into full swing in February and we’ve got big plans for the year!

We know Feb is jam-packed with big days like Valentine’s Day, The Oscars and the Grammy Awards – but there are also a few personal faves of mine, including Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, Public Sleeping Day and Play Your Ukulele Day.

Check out the key dates for January 2017 here and March are here!

If you’re after a calendar for 2021 onwards, check out my Premium Templates section so you can plan ahead.


February 2017 – Month-long events

Chinese New Year Festival (continues)
Heart Research Month
Feel Good February
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late (Bowel cancer awareness)
Black History Month (USA and CAN)

February 2017 – Special Days

February 1
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering – ABC (AUS)
Work Naked Day
February 2
Play Your Ukulele Day
Groundhog Day (USA)
February 3
Setsubun Sai (Shinto)
Elmo’s Birthday (sesame street)
February 4
Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
The Sustainable Living Festival (VIC)
Facebook anniversary – launched in 2004
Rugby Six Nations
February 5
National Weatherperson’s Day
Super Bowl Sunday (USA)
February 7
Safer Internet Day
February 8
Fifty Shades Darker – in cinemas in AUS
February 10
Perth International Arts Festival
February 11
International Day of Women and Girls In Science
National Pet Adoption Day
February 12
24: Legacy on Ten (AUS)
The Walking Dead – USA
International Darwin Day
BAFTA Awards
February 13
2017 Grammy Awards
World Radio Day
Australia’s Healthy Weight Week
Clean Out Your Computer Day
Apology Anniversary
February 14
Valentine’s Day
Wear Red Day (Heart Research Australia)
Library Lovers Day
Royal Hobart Regatta (Tas Public Holiday)
Schwarzenegger The Celebrity Apprentice 10pm Nine (AUS tv)
BAFTA Awards special 8:30pm UKTV (AUS tv)

Want more dates….?

2021 Key Dates Calendar

Looking for a listing of key dates, fun events and holidays to help you plan your social media content for 2021? This dates listing covers everything from Australian public holidays, silly days, sporting events and award shows from January through til December 2021.

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