February is National Month Awareness Calendar

How Businesses Celebrate the Month of February

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Many countries adopt causes or a special interest group to promote during a calendar month. Many of these "national day" or "awareness months" are commercially driven, however, many are intended to serve more noble causes such as to raise public awareness about medical diseases, or important global causes (i.e., climate warming, human trafficking).

The United States is particularly prolific at creating "national month" events to promote business interests and many even seem silly (i.e., February is National Snack Food Month) but every business owner can likely find various events to help celebrate with their customers and clients.

Clearly, someone in power must have a sense of humor as is evidenced by February being "Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month" and "Spunky Old Broads" month but your business may want to consider promoting heart health, black history, deaf culture, or other important events during the month of February.

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.  This is a great opportunity to tie in all sorts of things to your business -- food and family events go hand-in-hand and in addition to foodie celebrations, there are also many historical topics to acknowledge during February (women's history and black history are just two of the better known awareness days.)

The following events are observed calendar month-long (unless otherwise indicated):

  • 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 and 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

Is there a way your business can benefit by promoting itself during "February is" national month?  You might tie in a product or service that can help support a cause or that improves life for certain individuals.  For example, adding captions to videos to help the hearing impaired, or special recipes that use the foods celebrate in February.

As you go through the list above think about February marketing as more than just for Valentine's Day (although there are a few romantic "awareness" events in February that can also support Valentine's Day campaigns.)

Getting involved in causes can be as simple as acknowledging them on social networks but you should do something.

  With each nod to a purpose or cause to raise awareness, you also help establish your own business as one that is connected with a community beyond simply making a profit and shows that you care.

If you are not certain about what events might support your business brand the best, start be rereading your own mission statement and business plan -- you just might come up with some new ideas on your own!

More National Awareness Months Calendars

Want to see what other exciting and fun things you can do to celebrate through the rest of the year?  Here are calendars for the entire year!

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

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