Important & Special Days in February 2024: National and International

Come and explore all important and special days in February 2024 with us.

February is the only month in the year with 28 days (or 29 in case of leap year) and is also the only month that can pass without observing a single full moon.

This month has a number of significant observances, out of which some are of international importance while others are observed in particular countries only.

Knowing about these days and dates not only provide an idea of holidays but are also important from the view of competitive exams. This article presents a list of all Important dates and days in February 2024 along with their corresponding dates.

Most Important Days in February 2024


Special Days in February

February 1

Indian Coast Guard Day

World Hijab Day

February 2

World Wetlands Day

Groundhog day

February 4

World Cancer Day

February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation


International Safer Internet Day

February 10

World Pulses Day

, Chinese New Year

February 11

World Day of the Sick

February 12

National Productivity Day

February 13

World Radio Day

February 14

Saint Valentine’s Day

February 15

International Childhood Cancer Day

February 18

Start of Taj Mahotsav

February 19

Shivaji Jayanti

February 20

World Day of Social Justice

February 21

International Mother Language Day

February 22

World Scout Day

February 24

Central Excise Day


Guru Ravidas Jayanti

February 27

World NGO Day

February 28

National Science Day (India)

Other Special Days in February 2024

February is the second month of the year and observes some pretty important days. A list of important dates & days in February has been provided below

1 FebruaryIndian 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 FebruaryRare Disease Day

Taj Mahotsav date: 18th February to 27th February

Significant month-long occurrences in February

Other than the important days mentioned above, there are certain month-long observances that falls in the moth of February as given below.

  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 Important Days Observed in Feb Month

Let us know a little bit about some special days in February that are of global importance.

World Wetlands Day: World Wetlands Day is observed every year on 2nd February to create awareness globally for the protection of Wetlands. Wetlands are small environments of plant life and organisms found within water bodies that are important for ecological balance. A new theme is selected every year for observing this day.

World Cancer Day: February 4 is marked as World Cancer Day to raise awareness against cancer. The main idea behind this is to make people more familiar about this disease so that it can be eliminated entirely.

World Day of Social Justice: With the aim to promote social justice, the World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20th February. The first World Day of Social Justice was observed in the year 2009 after its approval by the United Nations General Assembly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When do we observe World Wetlands Day?

On February 2.

When is World Caner Day celebrated?

World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 every year.

When is world wetlands day?

February 2

When do we observe World pulses day?

February 10

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