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February 4th - Featuring Gumby Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Gumby Pokey Toys, by Erika Wittlieb on Pixabay
February 4th is... Gumby's Birthday (1953), National Homemade Soup Day, National Create a Vacuum Day, Rosa Park's Birthday/Rosa Park Day (1913), USO Day (1941), Liberace Day (1987), Quacker Day (2010), National Stuffed Mushroom Day, World Cancer Day, National Hemp Day, National Thank a Mailman Day/National Thank a Mail Carrier Day, National Popcorn Day, Torture Abolition Day, National Medjool Date Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day, Facebook's Birthday/Facebook Friends Day (2004), Across the Universe Day, Obscurity Day, King Frost Day (UK), Constitution Day (Mexico), Independence of Sri Lanka/Sri Lanka Independence Day, Feast of St. John de Brito,
MORE: Rabi'I (1432), National Poop Day, Rosh Chodesh Adar
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations, by Joe Clokey (Author), Joan Clokey (Author). Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment (November 28, 2017)Gumby's Birthday (1953)
-- Gumby is an American clay animation franchise, centered on a green clay humanoid character created and modeled by Art Clokey. The character has been the subject of two television series, a feature-length film and other media. Since the original series aired, Gumby has become a famous example of stop-motion clay animation and an influential cultural icon, spawning tributes, parodies and merchandising. Source
Read: Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and His Creations
-- Clay animated superstar Gumby has made an indelible impact on our culture and continues to enchant and entertain generations. Filmmaker Art Clokey's personal story is one of mystical adventure, tragedy, triumph, art, and most of all, love. This lavish career-spanning retrospective explores the legendary creator's life and complete works. All of his many creations, including Gumby and Davey and Goliath, are interwoven with a rich tapestry of rare photos and stories - the ingredients for a fascinating tale.
Image: NJ Croce Gumby Bendable FigureGumby Bendable Figure -- The original Gumby Bendable figure! Fans of nostalgic or vintage toys will love having their own Gumby Bendable figure! The beloved character from the classic TV show is the friendliest guy on earth and loves to play with you and all his friends. Compliant with ASTM16 and EN71 toy safety standards.
Pokey Bendable Figure -- Here comes Gumby's best friend Pokey! The little horse from the classic TV show is back and still as loveable as ever. Always there to help his friend out, the loyal little guy is a must have for your vintage toy collection. Bendable and poseable, this collector's item represents the best of nostalgia!
Gumby Coloring and Activity Books

February 4th -  Featuring Gumby Freebies!

The Gumby Show: Complete 50s Series

Amazon Freebies:
Free Gumby apps
Free Gumby games
Listen to LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Gumby Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Gumby Paper Toys
Pokey Paper Toy
Gumby Figures
Gumby And Pokey Coloring Pages
Read Gumby Imagined: The Story of Art Clokey and his Creations Online for free
Watch A Tale of Two Gumbys Online for free
Watch A Gumby Adventure Online for free
• Gumby's World app on Google Play
GumbyNMe on the iTunes App Store
Gumby and Pokey Games and Activities
Gumby Fan Club
Gumby vs The Astrobots - Play Game Online - Arcade Spot

National Homemade Soup Day
- This day celebrates homemade soup in every way! On this day we are encouraged to get back to homemade comfort foods like homemade soup. There is nothing more comforting and homey than a nice pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove top, is it? Don't waste your time opening a can soup today. On National Homemade Soup Day, remember your favorite homemade soup recipes, pick one and celebrate by making your family a pot of the real stuff. Real Homemade Soup!
National Create a Vacuum Day
- A day when we should all be filling our vacuum flasks, making the house all spick and span with our vacuum cleaners or creating a vacuum by opening your freezer door - twice. You'll notice the second time you open it - after waiting a few seconds - it seems to be stuck much tighter. You have created a partial vacuum!
Rosa Park's Birthday (1913)
- Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress later called the first lady of civil rights, and the mother of the freedom movement. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to obey bus driver James Blake's order she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger.
USO Day (1941)
- On this day in 1941, the United Serviceman's Organization was formed. It is a private, nonprofit organization providing morale and recreational services to members of the U.S. military, with programs in 140 centers worldwide.
Liberace Day (1987)
- Wladziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), better known by only his last name Liberace, was a famous American entertainer and pianist. During the 1950s–1970s, he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world.
Quacker Day (2010)
- Quacker Day, celebrated on the anniversary of Quacker Factory being offered on QVC, acknowledges the two million Quackers who love to dress for attention! When you see someone wearing Quacker Factory clothing, go up to them, say Quack, Quack, and then watch: you will have an instant friend!
Rabi'I (1432)
- Begins on Islamic calendar date Rabi al-AwaI 1, 1432. The third month of the Islamic calendar, the month of the migration of the Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in AD 622, the event was used as the starting year of the Islamic lunar calendar.
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
- The recipe for stuffed mushrooms, however, originated in America during the early 20th century. The so-called father of modern commercial mushroom cultivation, J.B. Swayne, found a new crop of mushrooms around this time. He hired numerous Italian immigrants to help with their cultivation on his farm. Some of the Italians had much experience stuffing peppers and tomatoes, and it only seemed natural to try to stuff the mushrooms as well.
World Cancer Day
- Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. WHO estimates 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention. Each year on February 4th, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.

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