list of important day in february

List of important days in February 2024

About February 

The second month of the year is known as February in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. February derives from the Latin word “februum, “meaning purification. It is a unique month as it only has 28 days in common years and 29 in leap years (the 29th day is called the leap day).

February is the third and last month of meteorological winter in the Northern Hemisphere. The birthstone of February is an amethyst, and the flower is a primrose. There are some events and festivals of national and international importance. Today, we will provide you with a list of important days in February 2024.

Checkout : List of important days in January 2024

Why do we need to know the important days in February 2024?

The beginning of a new year brings a new energy and magic. We are excited and ready for new challenges. People make New Year resolutions and try to achieve their goals. To make your schedule, plan a holiday, prepare for the exam, or any such events, you must know important days in February as there are many events and festivals rooted in your culture and religion. Let’s check out the list of important days in February 2024.

List of Important Days in February

DateEvent
1st FebruaryIndian Coast Guard Day
2nd FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day
2nd FebruaryRA Awareness Day
4th FebruaryWorld Cancer Day
4th FebruaryNational Day of Sri Lanka 

5th February to 13th February
Kala Ghoda Festival
6th FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
6th February to 12th FebruaryInternational Development Week
8th FebruarySafer Internet Day
10th FebruaryNational Deworming Day
10th FebruaryWorld Pulses Day
11th FebruaryWorld Day of the Sick
11th FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science
12th FebruaryDarwin Day
12th FebruaryNational Productivity Day
12th FebruaryAbraham Lincoln’s Birthday
13th FebruaryWorld Radio Day
13th FebruarySarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary
14th FebruarySaint Valentine’s Day
14th FebruaryInternational Epilepsy Day
18th February to 27th FebruaryTaj Mahotsav
20th FebruaryArunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
20th FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21st FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
22nd FebruaryWorld Thinking Day
22nd FebruaryWorld Scout Day
24th FebruaryCentral Excise Day
27th FebruaryWorld NGO Day
28th FebruaryNational Science Day
28th FebruaryRare Disease Day

February Special Days – Valentine’s Week

February is not only famous for national and international events but also for Valentine’s Week. The love birds’ week is about showing affection and celebrate their love. Couples celebrate different days like Rose Day and Chocolate Day and enjoy their bond. Do you know the coorect order of Valentine’s week? If not, check out the details of Valentine’s Week below.

Special Days in February

DateEvent
7th FebruaryRose Day
8th FebruaryPropose Day
9th FebruaryChocolate Day
10th FebruaryTeddy Day
11th FebruaryPromise Day
12th FebruaryHug Day
13th FebruaryKiss Day
14th FebruaryValentine’s Day

Details of the Important Days in February 2024

Indian Coast Guard Day (1st February)

The day holds significant importance for the Indians. On this day in 1977, the Indian Coast Guard was established officially. This day is celebrated to honor the service of the Indian Coast Guard.

World Cancer Day (4th February)

Cancer has become a common disease in this century, and many people have misconception about the cause of it. People think cancer is caused due to the consumption of tobacco, but there are many cases where nonsmokers are at risk of cancer or have cancer. World Health Organization took the initiative and marks 4th February as World Cancer Day to spread awareness about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6th February)

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an opportunity for the government, NGOs, civil society organizations, activists, and other social groups to raise awareness, renew commitments, and reiterate that female genital mutilation is an unacceptable, disgusting, and harmful practice and a violation of human rights.

Safer Internet Day (8th February)

The Internet is a society in today’s world. It has made our lives easier and smoother, but all that glitters is not gold. Internet might hinder your privacy and safety. To raise awareness about online issues in schools, workplaces, homes, and other places, we celebrate Safer Internet Day.

Frequently Asked Questions on Important Days in February

Q1. List some important days in February 2024.

A1-Here are some of the important days in February 2024-

  • 1st February Indian Coast Guard Day
  • 2nd February World Wetlands Day
  • 4th February World Cancer Day
  • 4th February National Day of Sri Lank
  • 8th February Safer Internet Day
  • 10th February National Deworming Day
  • 10th February World Pulses Day
  • 11th February World Day of the Sick
  • 2nd Sunday of February World Marriage Day
  • 12th February Darwin Day
  • 12th February Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Q2. Which is special about 13 February?

A3-On 13th February, we have two vital events – World Radio Day and Sarojini Naidu’s birth Anniversary (India). It’s also a part of Valentine’s week and is celebrated as Kiss Day.

Q3. Why World NGO Day is considered an important day in February?

A3- World NGO Day is celebrated on 27th February and is one of the most important day in February because the day commits to recognizing, celebrating, and honoring all non-profit and non-governmental organizations that contribute to society.

Q4. What do we celebrate on 11th February?

A4- We celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science to highlight and encourage the participation of women and girls in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science and technology. 11th February also marks World Day of the Sick.

Q5. What is on 9th February?

A5-9th February is celebrated as Chocolate Day. On this day, couples or lovers share chocolates with their loved ones and show their love.

Q6. What is special about 1st February?

A6- February has an important significance for Indians as on 1st February the Indian Coast Guard was officially formed in 1977 through an Act passed by the Parliament of India.

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