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February Calendar Of Events 2023

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February Calendar Of Events 2023

The following lists cultural, special and community events that are taking place in February 2023. This should help you to plan and organise upcoming events and celebrations for February 2023.

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 that can promote positive workplace relationships and enhance educator well-being. 

2 February

  • World Wetland Day - It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971. Since 1997, World Wetlands Day has been used to: raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits. promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.

4 February

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

5 February 

  • Lantern Festival - Lantern Festival, also called Yuan Xiao Festival, holiday celebrated in China and other Asian countries that honours deceased ancestors on the 15th day of the first month (Yuan) of the lunar calendar. The Lantern Festival aims to promote reconciliation, peace, and forgiveness.

6 February

  • Waitangi Day (NZ) - Celebrating the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in 1840 at the home of James Busby at Waitangi.
  • Magha Puja Day (Buddhism) - Commemorates a time when 1,250 Buddhists spontaneously came together to pay their respect to the Buddha. 

8 February 

  • Safer Internet Day - This gives us an opportunity to start the chat about online safety. 

9 February 

  • International Pizza Day  - A day that celebrates this oven-baked flatbread 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

  • 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 Australia’s First Nations Peoples.

14 February

  • Valentine’s Day - is the day when St. Valentine died in 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 reading, 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.

17 February 

  • Random Acts Of Kindness Day - This 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 - This is a day that celebrates and honours diversity in the languages of the world and promotes cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Pancake Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday - is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).

26 February 

  • Tell A Fairy Tale Day - It provides a perfect opportunity to read fairy tales to your kids 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 a 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 Wednesday, February 1, 2023
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