Saint Feast Days In February (And Other Days To Celebrate With Kids!)

I love coming up with fun and creative ways to celebrate the church year with kids, and February is full of fun Saint feast days to celebrate! Some of these feast days include St. Brigid, St. Bakhita, Our Lady of Lourdes, and also Saint Valentine! The month of February is also dedicated to the Holy Family, and is usually the month that Lent starts in. You can find all of my month to month post on living liturgically here. Now let’s look at these highlights of fun February Saint feast days to celebrate with links to crafts, food, and activities to help you celebrate!

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When you’re starting to teach your kids about the lives of the Saints, I suggest starting with a Saint picture book treasury that includes a lot of short stories you can read together. This will give you a good starting place and then you can add to your library of Saint books over the years. I think this Picture Book Of Saints is a good beginning Saint book for Catholic families. I will mark the Saints below that have stories from this book. You can find all of my favorite Saint books for kids here.

I also recommend having a good children’s Bible available to read from, as it will also include many stories of the Saints. You can see my post with my favorite Catholic children’s bibles here, but my family absolutely loves The Jesus Storybook Bible.

February Saint Feast Days To Celebrate

This list does not include Saints for every single day of February, but some highlights that are good for kids. 

February 1- St. Brigid’s Feast Day

  • Irish Saint
  • Known as the Bride of Ireland 
  • Baptized by St. Patrick
  • Patron Saint of Ireland, poets, scholars, farmers, children who’s parents are not married, new babies, fertility, nursing mothers, and dairy workers

St. Brigid Kid Resources:

This is a super fun feast day to celebrate, and I have a ton of fun resources to help you celebrate! Find my post about St. Brigid’s feast day celebrations here.

February 2- Candlemas/Presentation of the Lord

Candlemas is a Catholic feast day that happens every year on February 2. In Jewish tradition at the time, a baby boy was to be presented at the temple 40 days after he was born to be dedicated to God, so Candlemas is 40 days after Christmas morning.

There are tons of fun and traditional ways to celebrate Candlemas with Catholic kids! If you are looking for ideas for this upcoming feast day, you’ll definitely want to check out this resource!

More Candlemas Resources:

February 2- Our Lady Of Good Success

  • Marian apparition from Ecuador 
  • Appeared to Sister Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres
  • Title before translation: Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso

You can read more about Our Lady of Good Success here

February 3- St. Blase’s Feast Day

  • Bishop
  • Martyr
  • Legend about saving a boy who was choking with fish bones stuck in his throat 
  • Patron Saint of throat ailments and veterinarians 
  • Feast day known for the blessing of the throats using 2 candles in the form of St. Andrew’s cross

I grew up looking forward to having my throat blessed on this feast day with candles. During the blessing of the throat, this prayer is said:

“Through the intercession of St. Blase may God deliver you from ills of the throat and other ills.”

February 5- St. Agatha’s Feast Day

  • Martyr
  • From Sicily

February 8- St. Josephine Bakhita’s Feast Day

  • Born in Sudan, a country in North East Africa
  • Kidnapped and sold as a slave at age 8
  • Patron Saint of Sudan and Africa, and against human trafficking 
  • Saint Josephine Bakhita’s story is found on page 126 of Picture Book Of Saints

You can find a great assortment of St. Josephine Bakhita resources for kids here including picture books, crafts, a free printable coloring page, prayer card, and more!

February 10- St. Scholastica’s Feast Day

  • Patron Saint of Benedictine nuns
  • St. Benedict saw her soul rising to heaven in the form of a dove upon  her death

February 11- Our Lady of Lourdes’s Feast Day

  • Very well known Marian apparition 
  • Appeared to St. Bernadette in Lourdes, France

Here is a free children’s video you can watch with the story of St. Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes.

 

Our Lady Of Lourdes Resources:

February 14- St. Valentine’s Feast Day

  • 3rd century Roman martyr
  • Bishop
  • Patron Saint of couples, bee keepers, and people with epilepsy 

Catholic St. Valentine Resources For Kids:

This post is full of ideas for special projects, printables, and snacks for celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day!

Celebrating Saint Valentine with Catholic Kids

You also won’t want to miss the newly redesigned Scripture Valentine Countdown Chain or the How to Draw Saint Valentine Lesson and Video.

February 14- Saints Cyril and Methodius

  • Slavic
  • St. Cyril- monk
  • St. Methodius- bishop 
  • approved the use of Liturgy in Slavic tongue
  • translated Holy Scriptures into the Slavic language
  • Their stories can be found on page 59 of Picture Book Of Saints

February 18- Blessed John of Fiesole (Fra Angelico) 

  • Very famous Italian painter from early Renaissance 
  • Patron Saint of artists
  • joined the Dominicans and took the name “Fra Giovanni”
  • Because his art famously included so many angels, he became known as “Fra Angelico” 
  • Famous works include The Annunciation, and Descent form the Cross
  • Beatified by St. Pope John Paul II

“One has to believe that this good monk has visited paradise and been allowed to choose his models there.” – Michaelangelo

You can find and print some high quality images of Fra Angelico’s art here

File:La Anunciación, by Fra Angelico, from Prado in Google Earth.jpg

February 22- Chair Of St. Peter

  • Celebrates St. Peter as the first Pope

Chair Of St. Peter Resources For Kids:

February 23- St. Polycarp’s Feast Day

  • disciple of John The Apostle
  • Evangelist 
  • Bishop of Smyrna (present day Turkey) 
  • Pushed for an annual liturgical celebration of Easter (in addition to every Sunday being a celebration of the Resurrection) 

If you’re trying to plan a Saint feast day celebration with kids and you didn’t see it here, you will want to check out my post about how to celebrate any Saint feast day. It takes you through my process of looking at their lives to choose an activity for kids, and it links to generic resources that will help you to celebrate any Saint. So no more being sad if you can’t find specific resources for your child’s namesake Saint! 🙂 

Printable Liturgical Planning Book

I have an all new liturgical living ebook that will help you plan out this entire process and customize the liturgical year for your own family. This is the perfect resource for families that are living the liturgical year at home. You can use this book year after year to organize your liturgical resources, building your library as you go! This is an absolute wealth of printables for Catholic families to organize everything from feast day celebrations, to Sacrament anniversaries, to your home altar. Read more about my Weaving The Faith ebook here

February- Dedicated To The Holy Family

Each month has a special Catholic dedication, and the month of ??? is dedicated to the ???! There are so many  fun crafts, activities, and snack ideas for kids the go along with this monthly devotion. You can find my full round up of ideas for ???

Even though Christmas has passed, the Nativity Peg Doll set would be a great one to get now and start by making the Holy Family!

Holy Family Peg Doll Set

Or you can make a little Holy Family using my free printable nativity set.

You could even pull back out the nativity cookie cutters and make some Holy Family cookies.

Lent And Ash Wednesday Resources 

At the beginning of Lent, be sure to check out my Ash Wednesday resources for families.

You can find all of my Lenten resources for families here.

Top February Posts

I can’t help what’s popular… you guys decide! Here are some things you ya’ll just looooooove reading about in ???. 🙂 

More February Activities For Catholic Kids

You may also want to check out the free February Activities for Catholic Families printable from Real Life at Home.

February Activities for Catholic Families (free printable)

Printable Saints Coloring Book for February – Real Life at Home

Free Printable February Saints Coloring Book for Catholic Kids

Be sure to check out my book for living liturgically with your family, Weaving The Faith

You can find all of my resources for living the liturgical year organized month by month here!

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