Tuesday, February 20, 2018

National Fill-In-The-Blank Month

February is the month set aside to give attention to some serious issues. It's Black History Month and American Heart Month, for example. But it's also Great American Pie Month and National Cherry Pie Month and National Hot Breakfast Month, so I'll be eating hot cherry pie for breakfast while I research some of the more serious issues. I enjoy following the bunny trails as I look up topics and follow links. Please join the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth.

To be honest, I think there are so many things each month is dedicated to that it defeats the purpose of having a month dedicated to something. NationalDayCalendar.com lists these:

  • Free and Open Source Software Month
  • American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Bake for Family Fun Month
  • National Bird Feeding Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Heart Month
  • National Hot Breakfast Month
  • National Library Lover’s Month
  • National Macadamia Nut Month
  • National North American Inclusion Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Weddings Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

TheBalance.com has an even longer list:

  • 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
It begins to lose all meaning.


  1. I thought Black History Month was International, not just National. I see Canada recognizes it, but it should be celebrated worldwide. The African/American community alone has had a rough time finding their proper place in "our" society and our Pres hasn't helped matters any.

    I like your cherry pie and coffee that you will be sharing with us for breakfast T today. I especially like the Scream mug. It is adorable.

    Not sure you are home, so I will link you to T!

    1. Britain also observes it, I think. Maybe other countries have a different way or time of highlighting this history. I'm home, but thanks for linking me :)

  2. wow I had no idea there were so many just for this month and there are also lists for each day too-how could one keep up haha
    Your pie looks delicious my Hubs loves pie
    Happy T Day

  3. love cherry pie and I planted a new cherry tree at the weekend too. very important to remember black history month..we have a black history museum here in Liverpool

  4. Mmm, cherry pie for breakfast sounds good to me - yum! ...and I'll take any excuse to eat as much pie as I like so Great American Pie Month it is ...lol 😉. So interesting to find out how many things each month is dedicated to - amazing! Wishing you a Happy T Tuesday! J 😊

  5. Oh wow-who knew there were SO many dedicated days! No wonder we seem to be losing sight of the ones that have been set so many years ago.. Very interesting post. Happy T day!

  6. national embroidery month! how cool;) i knew i would find something for me *g*

  7. I've picked myself some things to remember - chocolate lovers day and national pie month - yessssssssssssssss! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  8. y favourite is National Laugh-Friendly Month ! Amazing selctions of memorable things!

  9. Gosh there are loads on your list to remember and celebrate, I'd never remember the majority of them.
    The pie did look very inviting and I'm sure it would have tasted delicious.
    Happy T day wishes.

  10. And with all those dedications, there's something for everyone to celebrate. I'll celebrate with pie and cherry pie is my favorite.

  11. Holy cow! February is a busy month. I'll go with Great American Pie month and have some for breakfast too! Your post made me smile-or your pie for breakfast part did. Hope it was a good T day. hugs-Erika

  12. Wow! Someone has a lot of time on their hands to come up with all these dedications. I totally agree with you that it defeats the purpose of being special if there is that many 'specials'. Have to laugh at the National Condom and Laugh-friendly Month. Really? Who comes up with these? Very entertaining list though. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Tea Day,

  13. They do go a little crazy dedicating months don't they? i can never remember what is what anymore.. Just give me pie...lol Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  14. I had fun Reading through these month dedications, and smiled at 'spunky old broad' month and 'return your shopping trolley to the supermarket' month. Here is Europe you have to put money in a trolley to be able to use it, so most people will return it.
    Your pie looks delicious and I love your Edvard Munch mug.
    Belated happy T-Day,

  15. My parents met over cherry pie ... it did not end well, but still cherry pie is my favourite (col). I enjoy reading about what each month is celebrating & I think I want to start celebrating Spunky (old) Broads month!

  16. Hot cherry pie for breakfast sounds good to me, D! The lists are ridiculous. National Snack Food Month, Canned Food Month and Bird Feeding Month strike me as especially strange. So we shouldn't feed the birds any other months? I'm in for National Chocolate Month and Craft Month, though ;-)

    Happy T-day! Eileen

  17. Mmmmm! Hot cherry pie for breakfast - errr, on second thoughts, that really would send my blood sugar rocketing!! What a lot of wierd things to dedicate months to! Belated Happy T Day - things became busier than I expected yesterday! Chrisx

  18. Wow! So amazing what has a month dedicated to it! I can’t believe that An Affair To Remember has a month! I guess because they were to meet on top of the Empire State Building on Calentines Day. Then, Sleepless in Seattle s/b celebrated in February, also! Happy belated T-Day!