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Important Days in February 2024: List of National and International Days

Important Days in February 2024: February is the second month of the year, and has 29 days in leap years or 28 days in regular years. February is known as the shortest month of the year, however, is jam-packed with festivities. You can see the list of significant days and dates in February below.

Important Days in February 2024

1 February 2024Indian Coast Guard Day
2 February 2024World Wetlands Day
2 February 2024RA Awareness Day
2 February 2024Surajkund Crafts Mela
3 February 2024National Golden Retriever Day
4 February 2024World Cancer Day
4 February 2024International Day of Human Fraternity
5 February 2024 to 13 February 2024Kala Ghoda Festival
6 February 2024International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 
6 February 2024 to 12 February 2024International Development Week
6 February 2024Safer Internet Day 
10 February 2024National Deworming Day
10 February 2024World Pulses Day
11 February 2024World Day of the Sick
11 February 2024International Day of Women and Girls in Science
12 February 2024Darwin Day
12 February 2024Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
12 February 2024National Productivity Day
13 February 2024World Radio Day
13 February 2024Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary 
14 February 2024Saint Valentine’s Day
18 February 2024 to 27 February 2024Taj Mahotsav
20 February 2024Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
20 February 2024World Day of Social Justice
21 February 2024International Mother Language Day
22 February 2024World Thinking Day
24 February 2024Central Excise Day
27 February 2024World NGO Day
28 February 2024National Science Day
28 February 2024Rare Disease Day

February 2024: Festival days list

February 2, 2024FridayVivekananda Jayanti (Samvat)
February 6, 2024TuesdayShattila Ekadashi
February 7, 2024WednesdayPradosh Vrat
February 8, 2024ThursdayMeru Trayodashi
Masik Shivratri
February 9, 2024FridayMauni Amavasya
Thai Amavasai
Darsha Amavasya
Magha Amavasya
February 10, 2024SaturdayIshti
Magha Navratri
February 11, 2024SundayChandra Dashan
February 13, 2024TuesdayVinayaka Chaturthi
Ganesh Jayanti
Kumbha Sankranti
February 14, 2024WednesdaySkanda Shasthi
Vasant Panchami
February 16, 2024FridayBrahma Savarni Manvadi
Masik Karthigai
Narmada Jayanti
Ratha Saptami
February 17, 2024SaturdayMasik Durgashtami
February 18, 2024SundayRohini Vrat
February 19, 2024MondayChhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
February 20, 2024TuesdayBhishma Dwadashi
Jaya Ekadashi
February 21, 2024WednesdayPradosh Vrat
February 24, 2024SaturdayMagha Purnima
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Masi Magam
Lalita Jayanti
February 25, 2024SundayAttukal PongalIshti
February 28, 2024WednesdayDwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi

List of Important Days, Events, and Festivals in February 2024

1 February- Interim Budget

The Union Budget 2024 was announced on Thursday, February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget before the general election.

1 February – Indian Coast Guard Day

On 1st February, the Indian Coast Guard observes its foundation day. In 2024, the Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 46th Raising Day.  Indian Coast Guard plays an important 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 observed across the world. The day aims to highlight the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. It was first observed in 1997. World Wetlands Day 2024 theme is ‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing‘.

2 February – RA Awareness Day

RA Awareness Day also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day is observed on 2 February, aimed at creating awareness for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

2 February – Surajkund Crafts Mela

Surajkund Crafts Mela is observed at Surajkund, District Faridabad, Haryana between 2nd February and 18th February 2024. In this Mela, the richness, and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms, and cultural fabric of India will be witnessed. Surajkund Crafts Mela is one of the most famous fairs, and takes place every year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by the Haryana Tourism Department.

3 February- National Golden Retriever Day

February 3rd is celebrated as National Golden Retriever Day. The day marks the celebration and appreciation because of their placid disposition, intelligence, and playfulness.

4 February – World Cancer Day

Every year, 4 February is observed as World Cancer Day across the globe and is celebrated by WHO, aimed at educating people about the disease Cancer and how to cure it. The Theme of 2024 is “Close the cancer gap.”

4 February – National Day of Sri Lanka

Every year, Sri Lanka’s National Day is celebrated as Independence Day on 4 February. Sri Lanka achieved freedom from British rule on 4 February 1948.

4  February to 12 February – International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) is observed between 6 February and 12 February. In 2024, it will observe the 30th anniversary of International Development Week in Canada.

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

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is celebrated on 6 February. The day aims to raise awareness and educate people about the consequences and problems that females face due to genital mutilation. The theme for 2024 is Her voice. Her future.

8 February – Safer Internet Day 

In 2024, it is celebrated on 8 February. The day aims to call for all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, mainly for children and young people.

February 7 to 14 – Valentine’s Week

February is called the month of love. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th and starts with additional occasions beginning from February 7th. The day is the best opportunity for expressions of love and affection to color the atmosphere.

February 9 – Baba Amte’s Death Anniversary

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati was born Mool Shankar Tiwari on February 12, 1824, in Tankara, Gujarat. February 12, 2024, marks the 200th birth anniversary of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, who contributed to Indian spirituality and social reform.

February 10 – National Deworming Day

On February 10th, an initiative started by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as National Deworming Day, aimed at ensuring that every child in the country is free from worm infections.

February 10 – World Pulses Day

On February 10th, World Pulses Day is held, aimed at highlighting the importance of pulses in sustainable food production. It also creates awareness about their nutritional and environmental advantages.

February 11 – World Day of the Sick

On February 11th, A day started by Pope John Paul II as World Day of the Sick to encourage prayers for individuals grappling with illness.

February 11 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On February 11th, the day recognizes the significant contributions of women and girls in the field of science, highlighting their role. The day aims to promote complete and equitable access to and involvement in science for women and girls, ultimately seeking for gender equality and empowerment in this domain.

February 12 – Darwin Day

Every year on February 12th, Darwin Day is observed to honor the birth anniversary of Charles Darwin, who was renowned as the father of evolutionary biology and was born in 1809.

February 12 – Arahman Lincoln’s Birthday

February 12th is observed as the celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, aimed at honoring one of the most esteemed presidents in United States history. The day is also known as Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day, or Lincoln Day.

February 12 – National Productivity Day

Every year on February 12th, the day takes place to promote a culture of productivity in India. The event is organized by the National Productivity Council (NPC) to feature a specific theme to foster increased productivity across various sectors.

February 13 – World Radio Day

On February 13th, World Radio Day is celebrated every year to highlight the significance of radio and its role in disseminating information. radio can be the principal medium for delivering important news and content to the public in some parts of the world.

February 13 – Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary

February 13th is observed as the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, known as the Nightingale of India. She was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad to Aghornath Chattopadhyaya, a scientist and philosopher, and Barada Sundari Devi. Sarojini Naidu was the first Indian woman to serve as the President of the Indian National Congress and later was elected as the inaugural woman governor of the United Province, now recognized as Uttar Pradesh.

February 14 – International Epilepsy Day

International Epilepsy Day is observed every year on the second Monday of February, and in 2024, it falls on February 14th. The day aims to raise awareness and educate individuals about epilepsy, highlighting the importance of enhanced treatment, improved care, and increased research funding for the condition.

February 14 – Saint Valentine’s Day

Every year on February 14th, people celebrate Valentine’s Day around the globe, also called the Feast of Saint Valentine. The day is observed to honor Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who resided in Rome during the 3rd Century.

February 14 – World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

Every year, on February 14th, World Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day is celebrated to create awareness and educate the public regarding congenital heart defects.

February 16 – World Anthropology Day

Each year, World Anthropology Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of February. In 2024, it takes place on February 16th. The main objective of the day is to recognize the field of anthropology, educate the public about its importance, and emphasize its diverse contributions to understanding humanity and culture.

February 17 to 27 – Taj Utsav

Every year, the Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated on February 17th in Agra, showcasing the diverse cultural heritage of India. In 2024, the festival will take place from February 17th to February 27th, The day aims to pay tribute to the grandeur of the Mughal era and emphasizes the exquisite craftsmanship exemplified by the Taj Mahal.

February 20 – Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day

On February 20th, Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is observed every year to commemorate the day when it achieved the status of a Union Territory and was officially named Arunachal Pradesh.

February 20 – Mizoram Foundation Day

Each year, Mizoram, one of the northeastern states of India, celebrates its Foundation Day on February 20th. The day marks the year 1987 when Mizoram was formally recognized as the 23rd state of India.

February 20 – World Day of Social Justice

Every year, the World Day of Social Justice is observed on February 20th, aimed at emphasizing the critical link between social justice and poverty eradication. The day aims to promote full employment opportunities and foster social inclusion. It acts as a platform to show pressing issues such as poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.

February 21 – International Mother Language Day

Every year on February 21st, International Mother Language Day is celebrated across the world, aimed at creating awareness about the richness and diversity of languages worldwide. The day also promotes understanding and appreciation of linguistic and cultural diversity. UNESCO officially designated International Mother Language Day on November 17, 1999.

February 22 – World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day, also known as Thinking Day, is observed every year on February 22nd by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in more than 150 countries.

February 23 – World Understanding and Peace Day

February 23rd is observed as World Understanding and Peace Day to mark Rotary International’s inaugural convention, where a diverse group of businessmen came together with the vision of fostering understanding and peace, regardless of their backgrounds.

February 24 – Central Excise Day

In India, every year, Central Excise Day is celebrated on February 24th. The day aims to motivate employees of the excise department to execute their duties related to central excise more effectively. The day also combats corruption in the manufacturing sector and ensures the delivery of optimal excise services.

February 27 – World NGO Day

World NGO Day is observed on 27 February to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor the invaluable contributions of non-governmental and non-profit organizations.

February 28 – National Science Day

In India, National Science Day is observed on February 28th every year. aimed at commemorating the groundbreaking discovery of the Raman Effect by the esteemed Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. The significant scientific breakthrough took place on February 28th, 1928. Sir Raman’s remarkable discovery helped to his recognition and subsequent award of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

February 28 – Rare Disease Day

Every year, On February 28, Rare Disease Day is observed to raise awareness and instigate positive transformation for individuals affected by rare diseases, and their families and caregivers.

List of Important Days in February 2024

Here, you can chekc out the list of important days in February 2024 with National and International events.

1 February 2024

  • Union Budget 2023 (India)
  • Indian Coast Guard
  • Optimist Day
  • World Hijab Day

2 February 2024

  • World Wetlands Day
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day
  • World Play Your Ukulele Day
  • Number Day
  • Give Kids a Smile Day

3 February 2024

  • National Golden Retriever Day
  • World Read Aloud Day
  • Feed the Birds Day
  • Take a Cruise Day
  • Take Your Child To the Library Day
  • International Pisco Sour Day
  • National Women Physicians Day
  • National Wear Red Day

4 February 2024

  • World Cancer Day 
  • National Day of Sri Lanka
  • Surajkund Crafts Mela (India)
  • International Day of Human Fraternity 

5 February 2024

  • Kala Ghoda Festival (Mumbai)
  • World Nutella Day

6 February 2024

  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Safer Internet Day

7 February 2024

  • Rose Day
  • World Ballet Day
  • National Black HIV Awareness Day
  • E-Day

8 February 2024

  • Opera Day
  • National Kite Flying Day
  • Parinirvana Day or Nirvana Day

9 February 2024

  • Baba Amte Death Anniversary (India)
  • Chocolate Day
  • National Toothache Day

10 February 2024

  • National Deworming Day (India)
  • Teddy Day
  • Plimsoll Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • World Pulses Day

11 February 2024

  • World Day of the Sick
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • World Marriage Day
  • Pro Sports Wives Day
  • Autism Sunday

12 February 2024

  • Darwin Day
  • Abraham Lincoln Day
  •  National Productivity Day (India)
  • Red Hand Day
  • International Epilepsy Day

13 February 2024

  • World Radio Day
  • Black Love Day
  • Pancake Day
  • International Condom Day
  • Kiss Day
  • Extraterrestrial Culture Day
  • Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary (India)
  • International Natural Day

14 February 2024

  • Valentine’s Day
  • International Book Giving Day
  • National Organ Donor Day
  • Pet Theft Awareness Day
  • Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Day

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29 February 2024

  • Rare Disease Awareness Day
  • Leap Year Day
  • Bachelor’s Day
  • International Underlings Day
  • Digital Learning Day
  • International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

Important Days in February 2024: FAQs

How many important days are in February 2024?

The important days in February 2024 include Indian Coast Guard Day (1st February), World Wetlands Day (2nd February), World Cancer Day (4th February), Safer Internet Day (8th February), International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th February), World Radio Day (13th February), and so on.

Which day is celebrated on February 24?

Central Excise Day of India is observed every year on February 24.

What day is on February 4?

World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4.

What is the meaning of February?

The month of expiation.


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