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February Calendar Of Events 2021

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The following lists cultural, special and community events that are taking place in February 2021. This should help you to plan and organise for upcoming events and celebrations for February 2021.

1 February

  • i4GiveDay - National day of forgiveness where you could find someone you can forgive or ask for forgiveness. Parents Daniel & Leila Abdallah have created i4give Day as a remembrance of the four angels that were tragically lost on the 1st of February 2020.
  • RedFEB - Honour those close to your heart. Raise money for life-saving research, raise awareness for heart disease and help keep families together for longer. Getting involved is as simple as wearing red and donating.
  • Feel Good February - Feel Good February is an initiative encouraging people to initiate acts of kindness, and can promote positive workplace relationships and enhance educator wellbeing. 

4 February

  • World Cancer Day - An international awareness day to raise worldwide attention and inspire action for a cancer-free future.

6 February

  • Waitangi Day (NZ) - Celebrating the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in 1840 at the home of James Busby at Waitangi.

8 February 

  • Magha Puja Day (Buddhism) - Commemorates a time when 1,250 Buddhists spontaneously came together to pay their respect to the Buddha. 

9 February 

  • Safer Internet Day - Gives us an opportunity to start the chat about online safety. 
  • International Pizza Day  - 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.

11 February

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science - The United Nations have proclaimed February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science aiming to ensure full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

12 February

  • Lunar New Year - It's the first day of the New Year in the Chinese lunisolar calendar (Chinese traditional calendar).
  • International Darwin Day - Darwin Day celebrates the anniversary of the birth of the famous evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin.

13 February 

  • Anniversary of Apology - This event marks the anniversary of the Apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples in the House of Representatives on 13 February 2008 by former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, apologising for past laws, policies and practices that have impacted on Australia’s First Nations Peoples.

14 February

  • Valentine’s Day - is the day when St. Valentine died within his jail confinement. Before his death, St. Valentine experienced published a letter to some girl whom he adored very much. He ended up his letter together with his last wordings that is “From Your Valentine” in addition to his signature 
  • Sweetheart Day - The primary aim of raising much-needed awareness of congenital and childhood acquired heart disease.
  • Library Lovers' Day - It is a day to honour libraries, librarians, bookworms, and library lovers in your life.
  • International Book Giving Day - This day is celebrated every year by giving away books that one enjoyed to read, which may benefit someone somewhere. One can donate some new or gently used books to the local library, to a local school, civic group, or to a local hospital.

15 February

  • National Pet Adoption Day - The initiative aims to connect wonderful rescue pets with their fur-ever homes, and promote the ‘adopt, don’t shop’ message.

16 February

  • Pancake Tuesday - Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) Pancake Day is a day that is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday. This day has been associated with consuming fatty and rich foods that one couldn’t normally eat during Lent.

17 February 

  • Random Acts Of Kindness Day - Is a day to practice kindness and pay it forward. Be kind to a stranger today.

20 February 

  • National Love Your Pet Day - Whether cats, dogs, birds, or even tigers, our furry friends are showered with love and affection on this day!

21 February 

  • International Mother Language Day - Is a day the celebrates and honours diversity in the languages of the world and to promote cultural and linguistic diversity.

26 February 

  • Magha Puja Day - Magha Puja Day is a Buddhist celebration of the Fourfold Assembly. It is celebrated on the full moon day of March.
  • Tell A Fairy Tale Day - It provides a perfect opportunity to read fairy tales to your kinds and enjoy your favourite childhood tales yourself.

28 February 

Summer's Day - On this day each year stop and remember all the children who lost their lives as a result of an unintentional injury, and acknowledge those children and families living with the consequences of preventable injury.

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Note: This is to be used as a general guideline only. These dates may be subject to change.

Last modified on Monday, February 1, 2021
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