A Comprehensive February 2018 Holiday & Hashtag Guide

February’s heart-studded holiday might be the month’s main focus, but there are plenty of other days worth recognizing.

We’ve got a big list of ideas for sweepstakes management, hashtags, and holiday contests you can utilize in your February marketing campaigns. Choose the holidays that best match your company’s interests, specialties, or audience.

*When you use any of the example hashtags below, remember to replace “BrandName” with your own business’s name.

February Monthly Holidays

  • American Heart Month

Landing Page: Details on how to make heart-healthy decisions in your life, stats on heart disease, questions to ask your doctor, etc.

Download: eBook on heart health


  • Black History Month

Quiz: Questions about the lives and accomplishments of major African American figures throughout history


  • Creative Romance Month

Photo Contest: Share a snap of your most creative date 



  • National Cherry Month

Instant Win: Prize – Win cherry preserves, locally-sourced fresh cherries, cherry juice, and other cherry-themed items

Pinterest PintoWin: Share your favorite cherry recipe pins

  • National Weddings Month

Sweepstakes: Prize – Win your wedding or part of your wedding (like the cake, DJ, dress, or food)



  • National Time Management Month

Download: Tips and tricks for managing your time at work and in your personal life

Landing Page: Stats on wasted time, advice on increasing productivity, etc.


February Daily Holidays

February 1st

  • National Freedom Day

Poll: “How do you celebrate your freedom?”

Sweepstakes: Prize – Win a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the signing of the 13th amendment



February 2nd

  • National Wear Red Day
  • Play Your Ukulele Day
  • Groundhogs Day

Poll: “Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?”

February 4th

  • Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Coupon: Free ice cream cone or buy one scoop get one free 

Photo Contest: Share pics of how you enjoy ice cream any time of day


  • Thank Your Mailman Day
  • Rosa Parks Day
  • World Cancer Day

Form: Have users pledge to make healthy changes in their lives to reduce their risk of cancer

Photo Contest: Share photos of how you stand up to cancer


February 5th

  • World Nutella Day

Photo Contest: Submit photos of their favorite dishes and snacks featuring Nutella

Sweepstakes: Prize – A Supply of Nutella

February 6th

  • Safer Internet Day

Landing Page: Feature stats on cyber attacks and internet security, and offer tips and advice for how your followers can stay safe while surfing the web


February 7th

  • Send a Card to a Friend Day

Free eCard or Download: Download and print a card or create a free eCard to send to a friend

February 8th

  • Laugh and Get Rich Day


February 9th

  • National Bagel Day
  • The 2018 Winter Olympics Kick Off

Quiz: Trivia about the lesser-known winter Olympic sports

  • National Pizza Day

Photo Contest: Share a pic of pizza covered with your favorite toppings


February 10th

    • Umbrella Day

Photo Contest: Post a pic of you sharing your umbrella with friends.

#umbrelladay2018 #shareyourumbrella

February 11th

  • Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • Carnival
  • Make a Friend Day


February 13th

  • Clean Out Your Computer Day

Download: Checklist for cleaning out your computer’s old folders, updating software, etc.


  • World Radio Day
  • Mardi Gras

Photo Contest: Submit photos of how you celebrate Mardi Gras


February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day

Instant Win: Prize – Win a date night package with a gift card to a local restaurant and movie tickets

Sweepstakes: Prize – Win the ultimate Valentine’s Day weekend getaway



  • Ash Wednesday
  • Library Lovers Day

February 15th

  • Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday

Quiz: Trivia about the life and accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony

  • Singles Awareness Day

Poll: “How do you celebrate being single?”


February 16th

    • Chinese New Year

Photo Contest: Share a photo of your furry friend to celebrate the Year of the Dog!


February 17th

  • Random Act of Kindness

Poll: “What’s the best random act of kindness you’ve ever seen?”

Download: A list of simple ideas for Random Acts of Kindness


February 18th

  • National Drink Wine Day

Bracket: Red vs. Whites, putting the most popular wines to the test in a head-to-head competition



February 19th

  • President’s Day

Quiz: Trivia on America’s presidents, past and present

February 20th

  • World Day of Social Justice
  • National Love Your Pet Day

Photo Contest: Share a photo of your pet


February 21th

  • International Mother Language Day

February 22nd

  • National Margarita Day

Coupons: Buy one get one free margarita

Sweepstakes: Prize – Win a Margarita maker


  • National Chili Day

Video Contest: Share your favorite chili recipe


February 26th

  • National Pistachio Day
  • Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Video Contest: Share a video of you telling your favorite fairy tale



February 28th

  • Public Sleeping Day

Poll: “Where’s the most embarrassing or funny place you’ve ever dozed off?”



We hope these holiday contest ideas jumpstart your February marketing!

Log in or create your account to make your own February holiday contests for free. Ready to go live? Choose a subscription and then publish your campaign.

Got questions? Search our support articles or send email us via support@woobox.com. Happy Contesting!