February awareness days

February Awareness Days

February Awareness Days 2019/2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

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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Date February Awareness Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories February Awareness Day Facts/Trivia Social Media Hashtags
1 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates returning to Earth with the loss of all seven astronauts.
2 February World Wetlands Day 1997 worldwide. Nature awareness day Raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for humanity and the planet. #WorldWetlandsDay
2 February Groundhog Day 1887 USA, Canada. Weather awareness day, Fun day. According to folklore if it’s cloudy on this day, when celebrity groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil” emerges from his burrow, it will be an early spring. If it’s sunny Phil will see his shadow and retreat into his den and winter will last another six weeks. #GroundHogDay
3 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 1966 the unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first soft landing touchdown on the Moon.
4 February Rosa Parks Day 2000 USA (some states). NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Civil Rights day, Civil rights awareness day. Honors 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 February World Cancer Day 2006 worldwide. UN, WHO, UICC (Union for International Cancer Control). Health day, Health awareness day. Raise awareness of cancer to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. #WorldCancerDay
5 February World Nutella® Day 2007 worldwide. Ferrero Group. Food day, Food awareness day. In 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 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2003 worldwide. UN, WHO. Womens Rights day, Womens rights awareness day. UN 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 February Rose Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. The first day of Valentines day celebrations week, especially popular in India. #ValentineWeek
8 February Propose Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day, Lovers day. Today is the perfect day to announce your love and propose marriage. #ValentineWeek
9 February Chocolate Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. Chocolate day is the perfectly opportunity to buy chocolates or anything chocolately to express your love. #ValentineWeek
10 February Teddy Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. Teddy day is the day to give a Teddy that “bears” your message of love. #ValentineWeek
11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2015 worldwide. UN. Science day, Workers awareness day, Science awareness day. Recognize the contribution women and girls make to science and end bias by promoting opportunities to further their careers. #February11 #WomenScienceDay
11 February Promise Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. Promise day is the perfect opportunity to make promises and commitments to your lover and fulfill existing ones! #ValentineWeek
12 February Darwin Day worldwide. International Darwin Day Foundation. Science day, Science awareness day. Celebrated 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 February Hug Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. The day to ask for a hug to express your love and affection. See also World Hugging day. #ValentineWeek
13 February World Radio Day 2012 worldwide. UN, UNESCO. Telecoms day. Raise awareness of how radio can educate people, provide information, promote free expression and bring people of all cultures together. #WorldRadioDay
13 February Kiss Day Asia, India. Love and Romance, Romantic day. The day to ask your lover for a kiss. #ValentineWeek
14 February Valentine’s Day worldwide. Love and Romance, Romantic day, Lovers day, Couples day. Originally a Christian feast day Valentines day is the day to express your love with cards, flowers and gifts. #ValentineWeek #ValentinesDay
14 February World Whale Day 1980 Hawaii and other countries worldwide. Pacific Whale Foundation, Maui Whale Festival. Conservation day, Nature awareness day. A day to appreciate whales and campaign to protect them from pollution and being killed by whaling nations including Norway, Iceland and Japan. #WorldWhaleDay
15 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 2001 the first draft of the human genome was published.
16 February World Voice Day WVD 2002 worldwide. Health day, Health awareness day. Everyone is encouraged to assess and maintain their vocal health. #WorldVoiceDay
17 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 1904 Puccini’s Madama Butterfly was premiered, one of the most performed works but was initially poorly received.
18 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 1930 the dwarf planet Pluto is discovered by Clyde W Tombaugh.
19 February No verified international February awareness days today. On 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 February World Day of Social Justice 2007 worldwide UN, ILO (International Labour Organization). Rights day, Rights awareness day. Raise 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 February International Mother Language Day 2000 worldwide UN, UNESCO. Education day, Education awareness day, Cultural diversity awareness day. Promote the protection and preservation of all languages and promote international understanding, through multiculturalism and multilingualism. #MotherLanguageDay #IMLD #IMLD2020 (change year)
22 February A Day Without News ADWN 2013 worldwide Workers day, Media awareness day. A 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 February World Thinking Day / International Scouts’ Day / Founders Day WTD 1926 worldwide. WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts). Scouting day, Scouting awareness day. A 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 February No verified international February awareness days today. On 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 February No verified international February awareness days today. On 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 February No verified international February awareness days today. On this day in 1964 Muhammad Ali (called Cassius Clay at the time) became world heavyweight champion.
26 February No verified international February awareness days today. On 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 February International Polar Bear Day 2011 USA, Canada. PBI (Polar Bears International). Environment day, Wildlife conservation day, Environmental awareness day. A 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 February Anosmia Awareness Day 2012 USA, UK and worldwide. Daniel Schein, Fifth Sense. Health day, Health awareness day. A 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 February Rare Disease Day worldwide. EURORDIS (European Organisation for Rare Diseases). Health day, Health awareness day. A day to acknowledge and campaign to support EURODIS research on rare diseases and the commercial development of orphan drugs. #RareDiseaseDay
29 February Leap Year Day / Leap Day 1752 countries which use the Gregorian calendar. Calendar day. Because 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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