Saint and Feast Days in February 2016

February is a short month both in the number of days (although this year is leap year) and in number of celebrated saints. However, Lent starts extra early this year so most of February are Lenten days. Here are the saint days:

Image by SilasCamargo (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Image by SilasCamargo (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Saints and Feasts

February 2Presentation of the Lord (feast)

February 3: St. Blaise, bishop & martyr (optional memorial)

February 3: St. Ansgar, bishop (optional memorial)

February 5: First Friday Devotions (optional)

February 5: St. Agatha, virgin & martyr (obligatory memorial)

February 6: First Saturday Devotions (optional)

February 6: St Paul Miki & Companions, martyrs (obligatory memorial)

February 8: St. Jerome Emiliani (optional memorial)

February 8: St. Josephine Bakhita, virgin (optional memorial)

February 10: Ash Wednesday (fast & abstinence)

February 11: Our Lady of Lourdes (optional memorial)

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day (not observed liturgically)

February 17: The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order (optional memorial)

February 23: St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr (optional memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

February is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Family

February 2: Groundhog Day (USA)

February 12: Lincoln’s Birthday (USA)

February 15: George Washington’s birthday observed (USA) & Presidents Day (USA)

February 15: Family Day (Canada)

February 22: George Washington’s birthday (USA)

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