Important Dates: February 2018


1st Dignity Action Day Link

2nd Groundhog Day Link

2nd World Wetlands Day Link

2nd Wear Red Day Link

2nd  Number Day Link

4th World Cancer Day Link

4th British Yorkshire Pudding Day Link

6th Safer Internet Day Link

12th Red Hand for Child Soldiers Day Link

13th Pancake Day

15th International Childhood Cancer Day Link

20th World Day of Social Justice Link

21st International Mother Language Day Link

22nd World Thinking Day Link

28th Rare Disease Day Link



5th-11th sign2sing Link

5th-11th Sexual Abuse & Sexual Awareness week Link

12th-16th Go Green Week Link

5th-11th Tinnitus Awareness Week Link

7th-14th Marriage Week Link

14th-21st National Nest Box Week Link

26th-4th Mar Eating Disorders Awareness Week Link

26th-11th March Fairtrade Fortnight Link



Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Link

National Heart Month Link

Reynaud’s Awareness Month Link


February Religious Events

2nd Candlemas (Christian)

3rd Setsubun-sai (Shinto)

8th Nirvana Day (Buddhist – Jain)

11th Tu BiShvat (Jewish)

11th Transfiguration Sunday (Christian)

13th Shrove Tuesday (Christian)

14th St Valentine’s Day (Christian)

14th Maha Shavaratri (Hindu)

14th Ash Wednesday (Christian)

16th Chinese New Year

26th-1st Mar Intercalary (Baha’i)



February National Days

4th Sri Lanka

6th New Zealand

7th Grenada

11th Japan

15th Serbia

16th Lithuania

18th Nepal

23rd Brunei

25th Kuwait


This Day in History

1st Columbia shuttle breaks up on re-entry  (2003)

3rd Buddy Holly killed in plane crash (1959)

3rd Soviets first controlled landing of space probe on moon (1966)

5th Sweet rationing ends (1953)

6th Alan Shepherd hits a golf ball on moon (1971)

6th King George V dies (1952)

7th Ellen McArthur breaks world record for fastest solo sail around world (2005)

7th Maastriche Treaty signed, establishing EU (1992)

7th Edward of Caernarvon becomes first Prince of Wales (1301)

8th Racehorse Shergar kidnapped (1983)

8th Mary Queen of Scots beheaded (1587)

9th Trevor Francis becomes first million pound footballer (1979)

10th New Delhi becomes capital of India (1931)

10th Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert (1840)

11th Nelson Mandela freed (1990)

11th Tories choose Margaret Thatcher as first woman leader (1975)

11th St Bernadette’s first vision of Virgin Mary at Lourdes (1858)

12th Lady Jane Grey beheaded at Tower of London (1554)

13th Anna Ford becomes first ITN woman newsreader (1978)

13th Massacre at Glencoe (1692)

13th Catherine Howard executed (1542)

15th Decimalisation Day (1971)

16th Kyoto Protocol founded (2005)

18th Pluto discovered (1930)

18th Ban on hunting with dogs becomes law (2005)

19th Thomas Edison patents phonograph (1878)

20th Soviets launch Space Station Mir (1986)

20th John Glenn becomes first American astronaut to orbit earth (1962)

21st Malcolm X assassinated in America (1965)

25th Corporal punishment made illegal in British schools (1982)

26th Women priests allowed (1987)


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