14 Girl Power Holidays to Celebrate in February: Mia Belle Calendar

Thanks to the Mia Belle Girls Calendar, counting down the days until Valentine's Day isn't the only fun thing to do this February. Find new ways to inspire, educate, and empower girls and women in your life by participating in these girl power holidays.
February 1st: African American Heritage/Black History Month - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 1st: African American Heritage/Black History Month
We take this month to acknowledge and celebrate African Americans' heritage and their accomplishments and contributions to culture as a whole. It's a perfect opportunity to learn things about a community different from yours or get in touch with your own personal history. Both make for more diverse experiences.
February 2nd: National Girls and Women in Sports Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 2nd: National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Girls and women belong in every sport, and today we strive to break gender stereotypes and barriers in the sports and athletic industries. Take the day to learn, teach, or discuss your favorite female athletes worldwide like tennis GOAT Serena Williams, U.S. Olympian Valarie Allman, and Russian figure skater Anna Shcherbakova.
February 3rd: Elmo's Birthday - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 3rd: Elmo's Birthday
Today is a wonderful day for your girl or the little one still inside you! Elmo has inspired, delighted, and educated the youth since the 1970s. Did you know Elmo testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education in April 2002, urging support for increased funding in music education? At only three years old? Imagine what your little ones will accomplish one day!
February 4th: National Wear Red Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 4th: National Wear Red Day
Among other excellent observations, February is American Heart Month, and wearing red today is a simple step in bringing awareness of strokes and heart disease risks. 87% of all heart issues are believed to be preventable with awareness, education, research, and resources. So pull out your cutest red ensemble and inspire other women to look into their heart health!
February 7th: Ballet Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 7th: Ballet Day
Ballerinas are some of the world's strongest athletes, capable of carrying three times their body weight while on their tiptoes despite their graceful appearance and effortless movements. This theatrical art form has been around since the 1400s; take the day to learn about or watch ballet. Or, simply spend some time twirling about your house with your little girl on your tiptoes.
February 11th: International Day of Women and Girls in Science - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 11th: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Women in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics or STEM has never been more important than it is today. But to encourage more girls and young women to join these crucial fields, we must acknowledge the incredible contributions of those that came before. Like Katherine Johnson, whose math was essential to NASA's first crewed spaceflight, or Edith Clark, America's first female electrical engineer.
February 13th: Galentine's Day - Mia Belle Girls
February 13th: Galentine's Day
Popularized by the comedy show "Parks and Recreations," this holiday promotes the power of lady-friendship and "kicking it, breakfast-style." Who doesn't love a good brunch, am I right? Get your best girlfriends and little ladies together to celebrate your bond today and celebrate what's terrific about one another.
February 14th: Read to Your Child Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 14th: Read to Your Child Day
Move over, Cupid; today isn't just about you! Amongst the celebrations of love, family, and friendship, grab a book and read to your little learner. Boost your bonds and encourage healthy habits with stories and tales you share with your children. There's simply no downside to reading with kids.
February 15th: Susan B Anthony Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 15th: Susan B Anthony Day
That lady on the silver dollar? Yes, ma'am. Ever wondered what got her there? Her lifelong battle suffrage for women, equal labor, and educational rights for women. Thanks to her efforts, adult women in America were allowed to vote from 1920 onward. Her persistence, dedication, and tenacity are definitely worth celebrating and instilling in the girls of today, tomorrow, and beyond!
February 16th: Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - Mia Belle Girls
February 16th: Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
Alaska Native of the Lukaax̱ clan of the Tlingit nation, Elizabeth Peratrovich, was instrumental in pushing the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. She would not let bullying and prejudice against her people discourage her from the commitment to bringing racial equality to Alaska. Today honors her memory, so take some time to learn about her clan and accomplishments.
February 17th: Random Act of Kindness Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 17th: Random Act of Kindness Day
When they say, "Be the change you want to see in the world," they mean it for days like this! Powerful women don't break others down, they only build them up, and there's no easier way than with a simple act of kindness. Started by a Denver, Colorado nonprofit of the same name, it encourages us to be the best we can be to those around us for no other reason than we have the power to do so. Hold the door open to let another person go before you, compliment someone's outfit, offer to lend a hand to a stranger. Whatever you do, do it with kindness.
February 20th: National Comfy Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 20th: National Comfy Day
Break out those comfy clothes, and let's get seriously snuggly for the day. And don't stop there! Eat comfort foods, watch your comfort shows, do your most relaxing activities. Give yourself permission to take it easy and have a self-care day that's all about what makes you feel comfortable in your skin and feeling good about yourself.
February 21st: Daisy Gatson Bates Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 21st: Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Even if you haven't heard of her, Daisy Gatson Bates was a household name in the 1930s. At only 15, she began publishing "The Arkansas Weekly," which became the voice of African Americans around the country with a focus on social and civil rights. She would eventually serve as the President of the Arkansas NAACP chapter and work directly with the government to better Black people in America. Today honors her many outstanding accomplishments.
February 26th: Carpe Diem Day - Mia Belle Girls Calendar
February 26th: Carpe Diem Day
Carpe Diem Day was started by the friends and family of Yvette Francino, who was living with the terminal illness ALS but was determined to live her life to the fullest and inspire others to do the same. In preparations for her 60th birthday, Yvette spent 60 weeks doing different challenges to help her seize the day. Take her spirit and find a way to get the best experience out of your life today.
Every month is an opportunity to find, explore, and celebrate new things with your precious child. Stay tuned for our next Mia Belle Girls Calendar to help you find even more amazing things to do together.

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