All Important Days in February 2023

List of Important Days of February 2023:

1st February

Indian Coast Guard Day:

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is a maritime law enforcement and search and rescue agency of India with jurisdiction over its territorial waters including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone. The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 1 February 1977 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 of the Parliament of India.

2nd February

World Wetlands Day:

This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February, 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. It was first celebrated in 1997. World Wetlands Day 2023 them is "Wetlands Restoration and highlights the urgent need to prioritize wetland restoration''.

4th February

World Cancer Day:

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.

4th February

National Day of Sri Lanka:

National Day, also known as Independence Day, is a Sri Lankan national holiday celebrated annually on 4 February to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948.

4th February

International Day of Human Fraternity:

Every year on February 4th, the International Day of Human Fraternity seeks to promote cultural and religious tolerance. The day also focuses on interfaith harmony, dialogue, and mutual respect.

6th February

International day against female genital mutilation:

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003.

6th to 12th February

International Development Week 2023:

Held from 5th - 11th Feb 2023
International Development Week is a national event promoted by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The Agency is concentrating more and more of its bilateral (country to country) aid in a group of 20 countries of focus.

7th February

Safer Internet Day:

Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day of the second week of February with an aim to provide safer and better internet, where every user gets to use the internet responsibly and without getting their data leaked. The day is being celebrated in around 15 countries across the world today.

10th February

World Pulses Day:

The World Pulses Day falls on February 10 every year and recognised Pulses as a global food. On World Pulses Day, people make efforts in creating awareness about the importance of Pulses in sustainable food production.

11th February

World Day of the Sick:

The World Day of the Sick is an awareness day, or observance, in the Catholic Church intended for "prayer and sharing, of offering one's suffering for the good of the Church and of reminding everyone to see in his sick brother or sister the face of Christ".

11th February

International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the 11th day of February, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. The day recognizes the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. 

12th February

Darwin Day:

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin's contributions to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.

12th February

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday:

Lincoln's Birthday. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States, was born in a single-room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm in LaRue County, Kentucky on February 12, 1809.

13th February

World Radio Day:

World Radio Day is celebrated on 13th February every year to raise awareness about the importance of Radio. 

12th February (second Sunday of every February)

World Marriage Day:

World Marriage Day is an observance sponsored by American organization Worldwide Marriage Encounter, associated with the Catholic Marriage Encounter movement and observed on second Sunday of February each year.

13th February

Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary:

Sarojini Naidu was born to Dr Aghore Nath Chattopadhyay and Varada Sundari Devi on 13th February, 1879.

14 February

Saint Valentine's Day:

On 14 February every year, Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is observed. Valentine's Day is named after a Catholic priest named Saint Valentine who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century.

18th to 27th February

Taj Mahotsav 2023:

Taj Mahotsav is an annual 10-day event at Shilpgram in Agra, India. This festival invokes the memories of the old Mughal era and nawabi style prevalent in Uttar Pradesh in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Taj Mahotsav in 2023 will start on Thursday, the 18th of February, and will continue for 10 days until Saturday, the 27th of February.

18th February(3rd Saturday of February)

World Pangolin Day:

World Pangolin Day is celebrated on the “Third Saturday of February” every year.
World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight.

20th February

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day:

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is celebrated on 20 February as on this day it gained the status of the Union Territory and named Arunachal Pradesh. 

20th February

World Day of Social Justice:

World Day of social justice is observed every year on 20th February to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. 

21th February

International Mother Language Day:

International Mother Language Day is celebrated on 21th February worldwide to aware of the diversity of language and it's variety.

22nd February

World Scout Day:

World Scout Day is observed on February 22nd by all Scout associations worldwide as it was its Founders Day. The birthday of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (born in 12 February 1857).

22nd February

World Thinking Day:

World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is also celebrated by Scout and Guide organizations around the world. 

23rd February

World peace and understanding Day:  

First Started: February 23, 1905
World Peace and Understanding Day Celebrates Rotary International’s 118th Anniversary (2023).

24th February

Central Excise Day:

It is observed on 24th February every year to commemorate the Central Excise and Salt Act which was enacted on 24th February 1944. The day honours the contribution of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to the country and the officers associated with it and their services.

27th February

World NGO Day:

World NGO day provides an opportunity to honour and remember NGO founders, employees, volunteers, members and supporters.

27th February

National Protein Day:

February 27 is observed as national Protein Day. 
The first National Protein Day was observed in 2020
Theme of 2022: 'Food Futurism
The day aims to create awareness about protein deficiency and encourage people to include this macronutrient in their diet.

28th February

National Science Day:

National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928. For his discovery, Sir C.V. Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

28th February (Last Day of February)

Rare Disease Day:

Rare Disease Day is observed every year on the last day of February. The day is observed to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatment and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families.

All Important Days in February

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions on February important days):

Q 1. When is the World Social Justice Day observed?
Ans: World Social Justice Day
is observed on 20th February every year.

Q 2. Why we observed National Science Day?
Ans: National Science Day is celebrated to spread a message about the importance of science used in the daily life of the people. To display all the activities, efforts and achievements in the field of science for human welfare.

Q 3. When was the World Wetlands Day first celebrated?
Ans: World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997.
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