Important Days and Dates (National and International) Observed in February

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Important dates and days are an important part of competitive exams. At least 2-3 questions in government job exams are from dates and days of importance observed in India and abroad.

Here we have compiled special days in february days and dates observed in the month of February. You may find them as questions in your next exam.

1st February – Indian Coast Guard Day

On 1st February, Indian Coast Guard celebrates its foundation day. To
prevent sea-borne smuggling of goods, the interim Indian Coast guard was established on 1st Feb, 1977. It is a part of Indian armed force that protects maritime interests and also enforces maritime law. Indian Coast Guard works close with Indian Navy, Department of Fisheries, Central & State Police, and the Department of Revenue.

2nd February – World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day is celebrated worldwide on February 2. On this day the the Convention on Wetlands was adopted on February 2, 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. The day was first observed in the year 1997.

4th February – World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is observed internationally on 4th Feb. This day is celebrated by World Health Organization (WHO) to make people aware about cancer, its prevention, and cure.

4th February – National Day of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka celebrated 4th February as its Independence Day (National Day). Sri Lanka earned freedom from the British rule on Feb 4, 1948.

7th February – International Development Week

On 7th February, International Development Week (IDW) iis observed to make people aware about different roles and career paths available with the international development sector. This is a one week event which includes various activities and opportunities.

12th February – Darwin Day

Darwin Day is observed on 12th February every year to commemorate the birth of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin. He was born in the year 1809. The day celebrates contribution of Darwin to evolutionary and plant science.

12th February – Birthday of Abraham Lincoln

This day is celebrated as the birthday of the United States most popular, Abraham Lincoln. This day is also known as Lincoln Day or Abraham Lincoln Day.

13th February – Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary

This day is celebrated as birthday of Sarojini Naidu, Nightingale of India. She was born on Feb 13, 1879 in Indian state of Hyderabad. She was Indian National Congress’s first women president. She was also the first woman governor of Indian state Uttar Pradesh.

14th February – Saint Valentine’s Day

14th of February is observed as Valentine’s Day every year. It is also observed as the Feast of Saint Valentine. This day is named after a Catholic priest named Saint Valentine who in 3rd century lived in Rome.

18th February – Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated on 18th of February every year at Agra that shows the rich cultural heritage of India.

20th February – World Day of Social Justice

This day is observed every year on 20 February and is celebrated to encourage people know how social justice helps poverty eradication. The day is celebrated with an aim to offer full employment and support social integration.

21st February – International Mother Language Day

21 February is celebrated worldwide as International Mother Language Day to spread the awareness about the diversity of the language and the varieties of mother language. UNESCO announced this day for the first time on 17 November, 1999.

22nd February – World Scout Day

World Scout Day is celebrated every year is 22nd of February.
This day marks the birthday of Lord Baden-Powell, the pioneer of Scouting. On this day millions of Scouts from the world gather to celebrate the Founder’s Day.

24th February – Central Excise Day

This day is observed in India on 24 February annually to encourage the excise department employees to carry out the central excise duties in a better way in order to prevent corruption in manufacturing business and carry out duties efficiently.

28 February – National Science Day

National Science Day is observed in India on 28 February every year to mark Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman’s discovery of Raman Effect. The Raman Effect was discovered on February 28, 1928 and he was also honoured with the Nobel Prize in Physics in the year 1930.

The Bottom Line

So now you know the National and International important dates and dates of February. These days will help you in the preparation of competitive exams.

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