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February 1: What is Special Today

February 1 is a crucial date for the US and some other countries as well. Let’s explore what is important about today. 

National Unclaimed Property Day

February 1 is known as National Unclaimed Property Day in the United States. The day is celebrated to spread awareness regarding the government program to return assets to consumers. 

History of National Unclaimed Property Day

It was started in 2021 when the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administration started a campaign to educate people. The government organized these campaigns and even ran several programs to return the properties to their real owners. 

Optimist Day

Staying positive is the best way to live in any situation. Positivity gives you solutions even in adverse situations. However, seeing everything through an optimistic lens is quite challenging for most people. This is why Optimist Day is there and is celebrated every first Thursday of February. Optimist Day is celebrated as a challenge to be optimistic, at least for one day. 

History of Optimist Day

Optimist Day began in Croatia in 2019. Somersby Cider designed this day to bring optimistic people together. It was also a challenge for people to be positive, at least for one day.

National Texas Day

February 1 is also celebrated as National Texas Day to encourage people to learn about Texas. This day also takes place to appreciate and engage with Texas, a popular part of the United States. 

World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day also takes place on February 1. This particular day is a religious-based celebration associated with Islam. On this day, Muslim women wear their traditional dress to glorify its importance all over the world. 

A hijab is a kind of outfit that covers all the body parts of the wearer. It is supposed that the Hijab was invented in the Arab countries. People, mainly women, in Arab countries wear Hijab to cover their entire body parts to protect themselves from direct sunlight. Since Islam is also associated with Arabs, Muslims wear Hijab as their traditional outfit. 

History of World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day was founded by Nazma Khan in 2013. Now, about 190 different countries worldwide celebrate World Hijab Day. 

Other Popular events on February 1

  • National Serpent Day
  • National Freedom Day
  • Decorating with Candy Day
  • Car Insurance Day
  • National Baked Alaska Day

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