Important Days and Dates in February 2023

OV Digital Desk

Every month has numerous important dates for the observance and enhancing awareness for the betterment of the community as a whole. These observations are aimed to educate the public on issues of concern, mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity.

The second month of the year February has arrived. Various parts of the world recognize and celebrate many important days in February. The purpose of observing important dates and days is for the public to become aware of the significance of holidays.

In this article, we will cover all Important Days and Dates in February 2023.

List of Important Days and Dates in February 2023
1 February Indian Coast Guard Day

World Interfaith Harmony Week, 1-7 February

2 February World Wetlands Day

RA Awareness Day

4 February World Cancer Day

National Day of Sri Lanka

International Day of Human Fraternity

5 – 13 February Kala Ghoda Festival
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
7 February Safer Internet Day
10 February National Deworming Day

World Pulses Day

11 February World Day of the Sick

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

12 February Darwin Day

National Productivity Day

13 February World Radio Day
14 February Saint Valentine’s Day

International Epilepsy Day

18 – 27 February Taj Mahotsav
20 February Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day

World Day of Social Justice

21 February International Mother Language Day
22 February World Scout Founder’s Day
23 February World Peace and Understanding Day
24 February National Excise Day
27 February World NGO Day
28 February National Science Day
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1 February: Indian Coast Guard Day

The Indian Coast Guard celebrates its foundation day on 1 February. ICG Day is observed to honor and pay tribute to the Indian Coast Guard Force, who protect Indian coasts and enforce maritime regulations in India’s maritime zones.

World Interfaith Harmony Week, 1-7 February

World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event observed during the first week of February, after the General Assembly designation in 2010.

2 February: World Wetlands Day

Wetlands play an important role for people and the environment, and World Wetland Day celebrates this each year on February 2. In the Iranian city of Ramsar, the first proposal for a convention on wetlands was made on 2 February 1971.

2 February: RA Awareness Day

Approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, most of whom are women. Arthritis is only one symptom of the disease. Rheumatoid disease sufferers will have their voices heard on February 2, 2022.

4 February: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4 February across the globe. It aims to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

4 February: National Day of Sri Lanka

National Day of Sri Lanka is a Sri Lankan national holiday celebrated annually on 4 February to commemorate the country’s political independence from British rule in 1948.

4 February: International Day of Human Fraternity

The International Day of Human Fraternity is a United Nations-recognized holiday observed on February 4th. It was established to promote peace, understanding, and cooperation among people of different cultures, religions, and beliefs.

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

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation takes place on February 6 each year as part of the UN’s efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. In 2003, it was introduced for the first time.

7 February: Safer Internet Day

Around the world, Safer Internet Day promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology by children and young people.

10 February: National Deworming Day

Every year, all states/UTs participate in National Deworming Day on February 10 with a mop-up day on February 15. State/UTs may also conduct a biannual round on 10 August, depending on the prevalence of worms in their region.

10 February: World Pulses Day

World Pulses Day was declared by the General Assembly in 2019 (resolution A/RES/73/251).

11 February: World Day of the Sick

Catholics observe World Day of the Sick as an awareness day for “prayer and sharing, offering one’s suffering for the good of the Church, and reminding everyone that in his sick brother or sister is the face of Christ”.

11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Women and girls in Science Day is an annual observance of the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal participation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

12 February: Darwin Day

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809.

12 February: National Productivity Day

Every year, India celebrates National Productivity Day on February 12. National Productivity Council’s mission is to stimulate and promote productivity and quality awareness across all sectors.

13 February: World Radio Day

On World Radio Day, we celebrate radio as the world’s largest mass media.

14 February: Saint Valentine’s Day

On February 14, Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated. It was originally a Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Valentine.

20 February: Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day

The northern states of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh celebrate their Foundation Day every year on February 20. Arunachal Pradesh is in the extreme north of the country and is also called the ‘land of the rising sun’.

20 February: World Day of Social Justice

Poverty and inequalities within and among countries are on the rise in many parts of the world.

21 February: International Mother Language Day

A worldwide annual observance, International Mother Language Day takes place on 21 February to raise awareness of linguistic diversity and multilingualism.

22 February: World Scout Founder’s Day

Scouts’ Day or Guides’ Day refers to special days observed by members of the Scouting movement throughout the year. While some of these days have a religious significance, others may simply be celebrations of Scouting.

23 February: World Peace and Understanding Day

The first Rotary club meeting took place on 23 February 1905. Rotary International is a service organization. It brings together businessmen and professionals to build goodwill and peace around the world.

24 February: National Excise Day

The Central Board of Excise and Customs celebrates this day every year. It is to celebrate the contribution of the excise department to the economy. The central excise act, of 1944 became official on this date.

27 February: World NGO Day

In 2010, World NGO Day was officially recognized by the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum Council of the Baltic Sea States in Lithuania. Its main is to Celebrate, Commemorate, and Collaborate the various NGOs around the world. They also want the public to engage more with the NGOs. It was first celebrated in 2014.

28 February: National Science Day

It was first celebrated on February 28, 1987. Sir C. V. Raman discovered the Raman Effect on 28 February 1928. National Science Day celebrates this discovery. Raman effect is a change in the wavelength of light that happens when a light ray is deflected by the molecules.