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February Awareness Days

February Awareness Days 2019 Worldwide List

Our February awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed February international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of a international fixed February awareness day that isn’t on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all February awareness days.

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DateFebruary Awareness DaysAcronymFirst ObservedWhere?Founder / OrganizationsFilter Tags / CategoriesFebruary Awareness Day Key FactsSocial Media Hashtags
1 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates returning to Earth with the loss of all seven astronauts.
2 FebruaryWorld Wetlands Day1997worldwideNature awareness dayRaise awareness about the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet.#WorldWetlandsDay
2 FebruaryGroundhog Day1887USA, CanadaWeather awareness day, Fun dayAccording to folklore if it’s cloudy on this day, when celebrity groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil” emerges from his burrow, it will be an early spring otherwise Phil will see his shadow and retreat into his den and winter will last another six weeks.#GroundHogDay
3 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1966 the unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first soft landing touchdown on the Moon.
4 FebruaryRosa Parks Day2000USA (some states)NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)Civil Rights day, Civil rights awareness dayHonors civil rights leader Rosa Parks birthday (in California and Missouri). Also celebrated on 1st December in Oregon and Ohio, the day Rosa Parks was arrested.#RosaParksDay
4 FebruaryWorld Cancer Day2006worldwideUN, WHO, UICC (Union for International Cancer Control)Health day, Health awareness dayRaise awareness of cancer to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.#WorldCancerDay
5 FebruaryWorld Nutella® Day2007worldwideFerrero GroupFood day, Food awareness dayIn 2007 American blogger Sara Rosso founded World Nutella® Day on her blog and it went viral. In 2015 Sara transferred the blog to Ferrero (who make Nutella®) and each year fans share their passion for Nutella® on social media through recipes, photos and messages and each year a new Chief Nutella® Ambassador is appointed.#WorldNutellaDay
6 FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation2003worldwideUN, WHOWomens Rights day, Womens rights awareness dayUN campaign to end genital mutilation of girls and women and highlight the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is an abuse of human rights and can cause fatal bleeding.#EndFGM #ZeroTolerance4FGM #FGMday
7 FebruaryRose DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe first day of Valentines day week celebrations, especially popular in India.#ValentineWeek
8 FebruaryPropose DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic day, Lovers dayToday is the perfect day to announce your love and propose marriage.#ValentineWeek
9 FebruaryChocolate DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe day to buy chocolates or anything chocolately to express your love.#ValentineWeek
10 FebruaryTeddy DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe day to give a Teddy that “bears” your message of love.#ValentineWeek
11 FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science2015worldwideUNScience day, Workers awareness day, Science awareness dayRecognise the contribution women and girls make to science and end bias by promoting opportunities to further their careers.#February11 #WomenScienceDay
11 FebruaryPromise DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe day to make promises and commitments to your lover and fulfill existing ones!#ValentineWeek
12 FebruaryDarwin DayworldwideInternational Darwin Day FoundationScience day, Science awareness dayCelebrated on the birthday of Charles Darwin in 1809 to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and inspire us to act on the principles of scientific thinking, curiosity intellectual bravery and hunger for truth.#DarwinDay
12 FebruaryHug DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe day to ask for a hug to express your love and affection. See also World Hugging day.#ValentineWeek
13 FebruaryWorld Radio Day2012worldwideUN, UNESCOTelecoms dayRaise awareness of how radio can educate people, provide information, promote free expression and bring people of all cultures together.#WorldRadioDay
13 FebruaryKiss DayAsia, IndiaLove and Romance, Romantic dayThe day to ask your lover for a kiss.#ValentineWeek
14 FebruaryValentine’s DayworldwideLove and Romance, Romantic day, Lovers day, Couples dayOriginally a Christian feast day Valentines day is the day to express your love with cards, flowers and gifts.#ValentineWeek #ValentinesDay
14 FebruaryWorld Whale Day1980Hawaii and other countries worldwidePacific Whale Foundation, Maui Whale FestivalConservation day, Nature awareness dayA day to appreciate whales and campaign to protect them from pollution and being killed by whaling nations including Norway, Iceland and Japan.#WorldWhaleDay
15 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 2001 the first draft of the human genome was published.
16 FebruaryWorld Voice DayWVD2002worldwideHealth day, Health awareness dayEveryone is encouraged to assess and maintain their vocal health.#WorldVoiceDay
17 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1904 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly was premiered, one of the most performed works but was initially poorly received.
18 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1930 the dwarf planet Pluto is discovered by Clyde W Tombaugh.
19 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1945 U.S. troops land on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima and the famous photo of soldiers raising the U.S. flag was taken.
20 FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice2007worldwideUN, ILO (International Labour Organization)Rights day, Rights awareness dayRaise awareness and support the efforts of the international community to eradicate poverty, promote full employment, decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.#SocialJusticeDay
21 FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day2000worldwideUN, UNESCOEducation day, Education awareness day, Cultural diversity awareness dayPromote the protection and preservation of all languages and promote international understanding, through multiculturalism and multilingualism.#MotherLanguageDay #IMLD #IMLD2019 (change year)
22 FebruaryA Day Without NewsADWN2013worldwideWorkers day, Media awareness dayA day to commemorate the acknowledge the brave and dedicated journalists working in dangerous areas and the risks they take to report the truth. See also World Press Freedom day.#ADayWithoutNews
22 FebruaryWorld Thinking Day / International Scouts’ Day / Founders DayWTD1926worldwideWAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)Scouting day, Scouting awareness dayA day for Girl Guides and Boy Scouts to think about their sisters and brothers around the world and the glocal impact the scouting movement has made. Held on the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Scout movement in England.#WorldThinkingDay #WTD2019 (change year) #LetsGrow
23 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1455 the Gutenberg Bible (the first book to be printed using movable type) was published and made printed books more accessible in the Western world.
24 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1582 Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar, to replace the Julian calendar, and is now the most widely used calendar in the world.
25 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1964 Muhammad Ali (called Cassius Clay at the time) became world heavyweight champion.
26 FebruaryNo verified international awareness days todayOn this day in 1991 the world’s first web browser called “WorldWideWeb”, developed by Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, was presented to the public.
27 FebruaryInternational Polar Bear Day2011USA, CanadaPBI (Polar Bears International)Environment day, Wildlife conservation day, Environmental awareness dayA day to raise awareness of the need to conserve polar bear habitats which are threatened by global warming/climate change. Take the Thermostat Challenge at home, work or school to reduce your carbon footprint. Then make every day polar bear day by switching to green energy suppliers, installing energy efficient insulation and smarter technology.#PolarBearDay
27 FebruaryAnosmia Awareness Day2012USA, UK and worldwideDaniel Schein, Fifth SenseHealth day, Health awareness dayA day to raise awareness about Anosmia (loss of the sense of smell) and the practical and safety issues associated with olfactory disorders and campaign for more research, treatments and education.#LongLostSmell
28 FebruaryRare Disease DayworldwideEURORDIS (European Organisation for Rare Diseases)Health day, Health awareness dayA day to acknowledge and campaign to support EURODIS research on rare diseases and the commercial development of orphan drugs.#RareDiseaseDay
29 FebruaryLeap Year Day / Leap Day1752countries which use the Gregorian calendarCalendar dayBecause planet Earth takes approximately 365 and a quarter days to orbit the Sun an extra leap day is added every four years (years that are divisible by four) to re-align the calendar with the Earth’s position in the Solar System. A Leap year is 366 days, including 29th February which is also the least popular birthday of the year!#LeapYear #February29 #Feb29
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