February Is National Month Awareness Calendar

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Many countries adopt causes or a special interest group to promote during a calendar month. Many of these national days or awareness months are commercially driven, however, many are intended to serve more noble causes such as raising public awareness about medical diseases—or important global causes like climate warming and human trafficking.

The United States is particularly prolific at creating national month events to promote business interests. While many seem silly (i.e., February is National Snack Food Month), every business owner can create an event and then celebrate it with their customers and clients.

For example, your business may be manufacturing heart monitors. In which case, you could promote heart health during the month of February because it's American Heart Month.

February is "National Month" Calendar Events

February is full of romance and food, and many of the days celebrated in national month events during February are food-oriented. However, February is also women's history and black history month, two important issues that many businesses (and non-profits) can easily play into.

Take a look at the following events that are observed throughout February.

  • Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month
  • African-American History Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • American History Month
  • Bake for Family Fun Month
  • Berry Fresh in the Sunshine State Month
  • Black History/Heritage Month (Canada)
  • Chocolate Lover's Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Deaf History Month
  • Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
  • Festival of Camellias Month
  • From Africa to Virginia Month
  • Great American Pies Month
  • Greek-American Heritage Month
  • Human Relations Month
  • International Boost Self-Esteem Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Library Lovers Month
  • Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Marijuana Awareness Month
  • Mental Retardation Awareness Month
  • National African American History Month (Black History)
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Black History Month (African American)
  • National Boost-Your-Self-Esteem Month
  • National Canned Food Month
  • National Care About Your Indoor Air Month
  • National Cherry Pie Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Month
  • National Condom Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Dental Month
  • National Get To Know an Independent Real Estate Broker Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Laugh-Friendly Month
  • National Mend A Broken Heart Month
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month
  • National Parent Leadership Month
  • National Pet Dental Health Month
  • National Senior Independence Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Sweet Potato Month
  • National Time Management Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • National Women's History Month
  • North Carolina Sweet Potato Month
  • Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
  • Relationship Wellness Month
  • Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
  • Spiritual Wellness Month
  • Spunky Old Broads Month
  • Sweet Potato Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month

Consider Different Promotions

Is there a way your business can benefit by promoting itself during "February is" national month? For example, if you're a restaurant, you can post recipes on your website that use the foods celebrated in February. It's also a no-brainer to feature those dishes in your restaurant as well. Or, offer 10 percent off those dishes during February.

Also, getting involved in causes is a feel-good thing to do (and it's good for business). February is National Senior Independence Month and you can show your support of senior citizens by simply acknowledging them on social media platforms. Or, offering seniors a free dessert. With each nod to a purpose or cause that raises awareness, you also establish your own business as one that is connected to the community and you're showing that you care.