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Important National and international Holidays in February 2024

There are several important observances this month, some of which are honored globally and others of which are limited to specific nations.

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Holidays in February: Join us as we explore every significant and unique holidays in February 2024. Only February has 28 days (or 29, if it’s a leap year) and is the only month that doesn’t have to pass without seeing a single full moon.

There are several important observances this month, some of which are honored globally and others of which are limited to specific nations.

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Understanding these days and dates is crucial for competitive tests, in addition to giving you a sense of the holidays. The important Holidays in February 2024 are listed in this article, along with the dates that correspond to them.

Important Holidays in February 2024

DateSpecial Days in February
February 1Indian Coast Guard Day

World Hijab Day

February 2World Wetlands Day

Groundhog day

February 4World Cancer Day
February 6International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

,International Safer Internet Day

February 10World Pulses Day

, Chinese New Year

February 11World Day of the Sick
February 12National Productivity Day
February 13World Radio Day
February 14Saint Valentine’s Day
February 15International Childhood Cancer Day
February 18Start of Taj Mahotsav
February 19Shivaji Jayanti
February 20World Day of Social Justice
February 21International Mother Language Day
February 22World Scout Day
February 24Central Excise Day

,Guru Ravidas Jayanti

February 27World NGO Day
February 28National Science Day (India)

Notable events during February

In addition to the significant dates listed above, the month of February also marks many month-long celebrations, which are listed below.

1 February– Indian Coast Guard Day, Air Force Day (Nicaragua), Abolition of Slavery Day (Mauritius), Federal Territory Day (Malaysia), Lammas (Southern hemisphere), Heroes’ Day (Rwanda), Memorial Day of the Republic (Hungary), Imbolc (Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man), National Freedom Day (US), Start of Surajkund Crafts Mela

2 February – World Wetlands Day, National Tater Tot Day (US), Groundhog day, Anniversary of Treaty of Tartu (Estonia), Inventor’s Day (Thailand), Constitution Day (Philippines), Marmot Day (Alaska), Day of Youth (Azerbaijan), Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, Groundhog Day (US and Canada)

3 February- Veterans’ Day (Thailand), Anniversary of The Day the Music Died (US), Setsubun (Japan), Martyrs’ Day (Sao Tome and Principe), Communist Party of Vietnam Foundation Anniversary (Vietnam), Heroes’ Day (Mozambique), Day of the Virgin of Suyapa (Honduras)

4 February- World Cancer Day, Independence Day of Sri Lanka, Day of the Armed Struggle (Angola), International Day of Human Fraternity, Rosa Parks Day (US), National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day,

5 February-  Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Unity Day (Burundi), Crown Princess Mary’s birthday (Denmark), Runeberg’s Birthday (Finland), World Nutella Day, Kashmir Solidarity Day (Pakistan), Liberation Day (San Marino), National Weatherperson’s Day (US)

6 February- Waitangi Day (New Zealand), Ronald Reagan Day (US), Sami National Day (Russia, Finland, Norway and Sweden), International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

7 February– Independence Day (Grenada), International Safer Internet Day

8 February- Preseren Day (Slovenia), Propose Day

9 February– St. Maroun’s Day (Maronite Church, Eastern Orthodox Church), National Pizza Day (US)

10 February- World Pulses Day, National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Italy), Fenkil Day (Eritrea), Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck, National Deworming Day

11 February- World Day of the Sick, Day of Revenue Service (Azerbaijan), 112 day (European Union), Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Catholic Church), Armed Forces Day (Liberia), Inventors’ Day (US), Evelio Javier Day (Panay Island), Youth Day (Cameroon), National Foundation Day (Japan)

12 February- Darwin Day, International Day of Women’s Health, National Productivity Day, Georgia Day, Youth Day (Venezuela), Lincoln’s Birthday, Union Day (Myanmar), National Freedom to Marry Day (US), Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day (Canada), Red Hand Day (United Nations)

13 February- Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary, Children’s Day (Myanmar), International, Epilepsy Day, World Radio Day

14 February- Saint Valentine’s Day, Statehood Day (Arizona, Oregon), V-Day, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Armenian Apostolic Church), World Bonobo Day

15 February- International Childhood Cancer Day, Parinirvana Day, Candlemas (Eastern Orthodox Church), Total Defence Day (Singapore), Singles Awareness Day, International Duties Memorial Day (Russia), National Flag of Canada Day (Canada), John Frum Day (Vanuatu), Serbia’s National Day, Liberation Day (Afghanistan), World Hippo Day, Susan B. Anthony Day (US), National I Want Butterscotch Day (US), The ENIAC Day (Philadelphia, US), Statehood Day (Serbia), Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

16 February- Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day, Day of the Shining Star (North Korea), Paczki Day

17 February- Revolution Day (Libya), Random Acts of Kindness Day (US), Independence Day (Kosovo)

18 February– Wife’s Day (Iceland), World Pangolin Day, Independence Day (Gambia), National Democracy Day (Nepal), Maha shivratri, Kurdish Students Union Day (Iraqi Kurdistan), Dialect Day (Japan), Start of Taj Mahotsav

19 February- Shivaji Jayanti, Armed Forces Day (Mexico), Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria), Flag Day (Turkmenistan), Brâncuși Day (Romania)

20 February- World Day of Social Justice, Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (Ukraine), Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day, Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day, Presidents Day

21 February- International Mother Language Day, Language Movement Day (Bangladesh), Losar

22 February- World Scout Day, Celebrity Day (Church of Scientology), Ash Wednesday, Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter (Roman Catholic Church), National Margarita Day (US), Independence Day (Saint Lucia), World Thinking Day, Founder’s Day (World Organization of the Scout Movement)

23 February- Emperor’s Birthday (Japan), Mashramani-Republic Day (Guyana), National Day (Brunei), Meteņi (Latvia), Defender of the Fatherland and Armed Forces day (Belarus), Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia), National Banana Bread Day (US), Red Army Day

24 February- Central Excise Day, Flag Day in Mexico, Dragobete (Romania), Independence Day (Estonia), Women’s Day (Zoroastrian, Iran), Engineer’s Day (Iran), National Artist Day (Thailand)

25 February- Plum Blossom Festival (Japan), Armed Forces Day (Dominican Republic), Soviet Occupation Day (Georgia), Revolution Day (Suriname), Meher Baba’s Birthday, National Day (Kuwait), Memorial Day for the Victims of the Communist Dictatorships (Hungary), People Power Day (Philippines)

26 February- Saviours’ Day (Nation of Islam), Day of Remembrance for Victims of Khojaly Massacre (Azerbaijan), Liberation Day (Kuwait), National Wear Red Day (United Kingdom), National Pistachio Day

27 February- Marathi Language Day, World NGO Day, Anosmia Awareness Day, International Polar Bear Day, Doctors’ Day (Vietnam), Independence Day (Dominican Republic), Anti-Bullying Day (Canada), Majuba Day (South Africa)

28 February special days- National Science Day (India), Peace Memorial Day (Taiwan), Andalusia Day (Andalusia, Spain), Day of Remembrance for Victims of Massacres in Armenia (Armenia), Teachers’ Day (Arab states), Kalevala Day (Finland), National Pancake Day

29 February–Rare Disease Day

Significant days that are important the whole month

  1. American Heart Month (United States)
  2. Black History Month (United States, Canada)
  3. LGBT+ History Month (United Kingdom)
  4. National Bird-Feeding Month (United States)
  5. National Children’s Dental Health Month (United States)
  6. Season for Nonviolence (International observance)
  7. Turner Syndrome Awareness Month (United States)

About These Significant Days in February

Tell us a little bit about a few unique Holidays in February that are significant worldwide.

World Wetlands Day: Held annually on February 2nd, this day serves to raise awareness of the need to protect wetlands throughout the world. Wetlands are tiny habitats for aquatic plants and animals that are crucial to the ecological balance of an area. Every year, a different theme is chosen to be observed on this day.

World Cancer Day: To increase awareness of cancer, February 4 is designated as World Cancer Day. The primary goal of this is to raise public awareness of the illness and completely eradicate it.

World Day of Social Justice: Held annually on February 20th, this day serves to raise awareness of social justice. In 2009, the UN General Assembly approved the first World Day of Social Justice.

Commonly Asked Questions

When is World Wetlands Day observed?

On February 2,.

On what day is World Cancer Day observed?

Every year on February 4, people celebrate World Cancer Day.

World Wetlands Day is on when?

February 2

When is World Pulse Day observed?

February ten

Farheen Ashraf
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Farheen Ashraf is a History graduate. She writes on a variety of topics, including business, entertainment, laws, poetry, stories, travel, and more. Her passion for writing has led her to explore a variety of genres.

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