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February 2021 Events and Celebrations
Universally known as the month of love, February is most widely celebrated for Valentine’s Day held February 14th annually. The shortest month in the year, February has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years. The month was named after a Roman ritual of purification, where people had to bathe for purification.
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MON
1
National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day is a day in February when many people wear red to show their support for the awareness of heart disease.
TUE
2
World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day is annually held on February 2 to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth.
THU
4
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
SAT
6
National Frozen Yogurt Day
Frozen Yogurt Day lets you get your sweet tooth satisfied with cold creamy deliciousness, while helping to keep your heart and body healthy.
SUN
7
National Periodic Table Day
National Periodic Table Day is celebrated every year on the 7th February. It was actually only ‘founded’ in May 2015. It marks the date on which John Newlands’ first periodic table of elements was published way back in 1863.
MON
8
Molasses Bar Day
Molasses bar day is a day of celebration where people utilise molasses to make bars out of the sweet, sticky syrup.
TUE
9
National Pizza Day
National Pizza Day is a day that celebrates this oven baked flat bread food that is covered in sauce and cheese. It is a holiday where people can enjoy one of the most popular and iconic dishes in the world and kick back with a slice as they spend time with friends and family.
WED
10
National Umbrella Day
National Umbrella Day is celebrated across the nation each year on February 10th.
THU
11
Inventors Day
Inventors' Day is a day of the year set aside by a country to recognise the contributions of inventors. Not all countries recognise Inventors' Day. Those countries which do recognise an Inventors' Day do so with varying degrees of emphasis and on different days of the year.
World Day of the Sick
February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes.
FRI
12
Chinese Lunar New Year's Day
Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.
SAT
13
Second day of Chinese Lunar New Year (Most regions)
Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia.
SUN
14
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a celebration of romance and romantic love.
MON
15
Singles Awareness Day
Singles Awareness Day is a holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine's Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. It is a celebration of love in all forms recognising the love between friends, family and loving yourself.
Nirvana Day - Buddhist
Nirvana Day is a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia. By some it is celebrated on 8 February, but by most on the 15 February. It celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body.
TUE
16
National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Everyone knows a grouch, and some of us may even be guilty of being one. February 16th is a call to kindness in the name of a grouch. On National Do a Grouch a Favor Day, you can do something to make their day much better.
WED
17
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Celebrated on February 17th, National Random Acts of Kindness Day has grown in popularity each year. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations, nationwide, to encourage acts of kindness.
FRI
19
International Tug-of-War Day
International Tug-of-War Day celebrates tug of war, a game where two teams compete, trying to pull a rope so that a center marker comes to their team's side.
SAT
20
World Day of Social Justice
Social Equality Justice day is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Many organizations, including the UN, ALA, and the International Labour Office make statements on the importance of social justice for people.
SUN
21
International Mother Language Day #IMLD
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.
International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.
MON
22
National Margarita Day
Margarita Day celebrates this amazing drink, and the rainbow of colors and flavors it comes in. It just goes to show what a little salt, some ice cold tequila, and a wedge of lime can do.
SUN
28
Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of digital technology in learning and in particular highlights innovative and forward-thinking use of technology for learning in the classroom.
January
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March
About the month of February
The month of February is packed with national holidays that marketers can capitalize on. To ensure this is done effectively, planning the marketing campaigns ahead of time based on the social media calendar becomes imperative. As the month is still on the colder side, social media posts that exude warm and fuzzy feelings usually tend to connect well with consumers. February is often remembered by people and marketers as the month of love. If planned and executed correctly, marketing campaigns can reach big heights of success. Some of the fun, exciting February national holidays include Pizza Day, Random Act of Kindness Day, Chill Day and more.

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