Important Days in February 2021: National and International

February has 28 days in common and 29 days in leap years. It is the second month of the year. There are several events, festivals, observances of national and international importance that fall in February. Let's have a look!
Created On: Feb 2, 2021 17:39 IST
Modified On: Feb 2, 2021 17:45 IST
Important Days in February
Important Days in February

In government examinations like SSC, banking, etc. General Knowledge section plays an important role. Questions from this section are asked from various subjects. Sometimes questions come from important days and dates. Below, the list of important days and dates in February month is provided that will help in the preparation of competitive examination.

"If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India." - Romain Rolland

"The diversity of India, of our civilization, is actually a thing of beauty, which is something we are extremely proud of" - Narendra Modi

India is a diverse country with vast geography, history, culture, language and is the largest democracy on earth. No doubt the culture and heritage of India is the amalgamation of the past and the present.

Festival seasons in India are widely spread evenly throughout the year and mostly it is seen that every month there is a festival in some of the other parts of the country. In India, February month is the last cooler month of winter and is enjoyed by everyone. 

List of Important Days, Events, and Festivals in February 2021

1 February – Surajkund Crafts Mela

Surajkund Crafts Mela is celebrated at Surajkund, District Faridabad, Haryana from 1st February to 15 February, 2021. It is a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. In this Mela, the richness, and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms, and cultural fabric of India are seen. It is one of the most famous fairs, organized every year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by Haryana Tourism Department to promote handicrafts items.

1 February – Indian Coast Guard Day

On 1st February, the Indian Coast Guard celebrates its foundation day. This year Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 45th Raising Day.  Indian Coast Guard has played a significant role in securing the Indian Coasts and enforcing regulations within the Maritime Zones of India

2 February – World Wetlands Day

Every year on 2nd February, World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally. 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 2020 theme is 'Wetlands and biodiversity'.

2 February to 8 February - International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) is celebrated from 2 February to 8 February and this year marks the 30th anniversary of International Development Week in Canada. This day informs about different roles and career paths in the international development sector. 

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4 February - World Cancer Day

Every year on 4 February World Cancer Day is observed globally and is celebrated by WHO to aware people of the disease Cancer and how to cure it. 2020 theme is 'I Am and I Will'. According to WHO, the theme is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

4 February - National Day of Sri Lanka

On 4 February every year, Sri Lanka's National Day is celebrated as Independence Day. Sri Lanka got freedom from British rule on 4 February, 1948.

6 February: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on 6 February to spread awareness and educate people about the consequences and problems that females faced due to genital mutilation. The theme for 2021 is "No time for Global inaction, unite, fund, and act to end Female Genital Mutilation."

6 February to 14 February- Kala Ghoda Festival

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival will be held online this year. The festival will start online on February 6, 2021.  The festival presents plenty of events that reflect the rich history of art in Mumbai.

12 February – Darwin Day

12 February is celebrated every year as Darwin Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin in 1809. This day highlights Darwin's contribution to evolutionary and plant science. In 2015, Darwin's ‘Origin of Species’ was voted the most influential academic book in history.

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12 February - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

12 February is celebrated as the birthday of the most popular president in United States history namely Abraham Lincoln. This day is also known as Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day or Lincoln Day.

13 February: World Radio Day

World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February to raise awareness about the importance of Radio. In several countries, it is the primary source for providing information.

13 February – Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary

13th February is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India i.e. Sarojini Naidu. She was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad to scientist and philosopher Aghornath Chattopadhyaya and Barada Sundari Devi. She was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress and also the first woman governor of an Indian state that is Governor of United Province which is now known as Uttar Pradesh.

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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.

18 February to 27 February - Taj Mahotsav

On 18 February every year Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra that reveals the rich cultural heritage of our country. This festival in 2021 will begins on 18 February and last till 27 February 2021. No doubt, the Taj Mahal represents the magnificence of the Mughal era and displays the finest specimens of Indian craftsmanship.

20 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. 

20 February - World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20 February to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. The main aim of this day is to achieve full employment and support for social integration. This day tackle issues like poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.

21 February - International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February worldwide to aware of the diversity of the language and its variety. This day promotes the awareness of language and cultural diversity across the world. On 17 November, 1999, it was first announced by UNESCO.

22 February - World Scout Day

22 February every year World Scout Day is celebrated and millions of Scouts from around the world gather at local, national, and international levels to celebrate the Founder's Day. This day marks the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, the pioneer of Scouting.

24 February – Central Excise Day

Central Excise Day is observed in India on 24 February every year to encourage the employees of the excise department to carry out the central excise duty in a better way to prevent corruption in the manufacturing business and to carry out the best possible exercise services in India.

28 February – National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated every year in India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He discovered the Raman Effect on 28 February, 1928 and for this discovery, he was honoured by the Nobel Prize in Physics subject in 1930.

So, these are the National and International important Days and Dates of February month 2021 that may help in the preparation of various competitive examinations.

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