Important & Special Days in February 2023: National and International Days

Come and explore all important and special days in February 2023 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 2023 along with their corresponding dates.

Days in February 2023

February is the second month of the year and observes some pretty important days. A list of important dates & days in February 2023 has been provided below

  • 1 February 2023 Important DaysIndian 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)
  • 2 February 2023 Special Days- World Wetlands Day, National Tater Tot Day (US), 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 2023- 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 2023- World Cancer Day,Independence Day of Sri Lanka, Day of the Armed Struggle (Angola), Rosa Parks Day (US)
  • 5 February 2023-  Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Unity Day (Burundi), Crown Princess Mary’s birthday (Denmark), Runeberg’s Birthday (Finland), Kashmir Solidarity Day (Pakistan), Liberation Day (San Marino), National Weatherperson’s Day (US)
  • 6 February 2023- 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 2023– Independence Day (Grenada)
  • 8 February 2023- International Safer Internet Day, Preseren Day (Slovenia), Propose Day
  • 9 February 2023– St. Maroun’s Day (Maronite Church, Eastern Orthodox Church), National Pizza Day (US)
  • 10 February 2023- National Memorial Day of the Exiles and Foibe (Italy), Fenkil Day (Eritrea), Feast of St. Paul’s Shipwreck
  • 11 February 2023- 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 2023- Darwin Day, International Day of Women’s Health, 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 2023- Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary, Children’s Day (Myanmar), World Radio Day
  • 14 February 2023- Saint Valentine’s Day, Statehood Day (Arizona, Oregon), V-Day, Singles Awareness Day, Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Armenian Apostolic Church)
  • 15 February 2023- International Childhood Cancer Day, Hazrat Ali Birthday, Parinirvana Day, Candlemas (Eastern Orthodox Church), Total Defence Day (Singapore), International Duties Memorial Day (Russia), National Flag of Canada Day (Canada), John Frum Day (Vanuatu), Serbia’s National Day, Liberation Day (Afghanistan), Susan B. Anthony Day (US), National I Want Butterscotch Day (US), The ENIAC Day (Philadelphia, US), Statehood Day (Serbia)
  • 16 February 2023- Restoration of Lithuania’s Statehood Day, Day of the Shining Star (North Korea)
  • 17 February 2023- Revolution Day (Libya), Random Acts of Kindness Day (US), Independence Day (Kosovo)
  • 18 February 2023– Wife’s Day (Iceland), Independence Day (Gambia), National Democracy Day (Nepal), Kurdish Students Union Day (Iraqi Kurdistan), Dialect Day (Japan), Start of Taj Mahotsav
  • 19 February 2023- Shivaji Jayanti, Armed Forces Day (Mexico), Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria), Flag Day (Turkmenistan), Brâncuși Day (Romania)
  • 20 February 2023- World Day of Social Justice, Day of Heavenly Hundred Heroes (Ukraine), Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
  • 21 February 2023- International Mother Language Day, Language Movement Day (Bangladesh)
  • 22 February 2023- World Scout Day, Celebrity Day (Church of Scientology), 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 2023- 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 2023- 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 2023- 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 2023- Vasant Panchami, Saviours’ Day (Nation of Islam), Day of Remembrance for Victims of Khojaly Massacre (Azerbaijan), Liberation Day (Kuwait), National Wear Red Day (United Kingdom)
  • 27 February 2023- World Sustainable Energy Day, Marathi Language 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 2023National 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).

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)

February 2023 Important Days

Let us know a little bit about some special days in February 2023 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: When to observe World Wetlands Day in 2023?

Answer: World Wetlands Day will be observed on February 2.

Question 2: When is World Caner Day celebrated?

Answer: World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 every year.

Question 3: When is Saraswati Puja in 2023?

Answer: Vasant Panchami will be celebrated on 26th January in 2023.

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