Celebrations Events & Special Days in February 2021

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in February 2021.


National Storytelling Week

30th Jan to 6th Feb 2021

A week for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.

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Groundhog Day

2nd Feb 2021

US holiday to celebrate the emergence of a Groundhog, which signifies when spring will arrive, apparently.

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Harry Potter Book Night

4th Feb 2021

Harry Potter Book Night is a chance for fans young and old to celebrate J.K. Rowling's wonderful series - and it's a chance to pass the magic on to new readers who haven't yet discovered these unforgettable books.

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Related: Harry Potter Printables


World Nutella Day

5th Feb 2021

A day dedicated to enjoyment of this most popular of chocolate and hazlenut spreads.

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Related: 10 Yummy Recipes Using Nutella


Waitangi Day

6th Feb 2021

New Zealand's National Day, which celebrates the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in 1840 at the home of James Busby at Waitangi.

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Charles Dickens Day

7th Feb 2021

Celebrating one of Britain's greatest writers on his birthday.


Safer Internet Day

9th Feb 2021

A day to help raise awareness of online safety issues in your home, school, workplace or community, not just on Safer Internet Day but all year round.

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Chinese New Year

12th Feb 2021

The New Year according to the Chinese Calendar. The event is celebrated all around the world.

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Related: Do You know your Chinese Star Sign? Find It Now!


Darwin Day

12th Feb 2021

A celebration of scientist Charles Darwin, author of The Origin of Species.

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St. Valentine's Day

14th Feb 2021

The annual celebration of love is the day when we take the opportunity to tell the people we love just how much they mean to us.

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February Half Term Holiday

15th Feb to 19th Feb 2021

Check with your school for individual date variations of this school holiday.


Pancake Day

16th Feb 2021

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent begins, when people would traditionally use up all their fat and eggs by making pancakes.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

17th Feb 2021

Spend the day doing random acts of kindness. The holiday was started by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which was founded in 1995.

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Fairtrade Fortnight

22nd Feb to 7th Mar 2021

Fairtrade farmers, workers and campaigners up and down the country highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.

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Pokemon Day

27th Feb 2021

Pokemon Day is an annual celebration of the original Japanese release of Pokemon Red and Green. Various events are held around the world to mark this occasion.

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Related: Free Pokemon Printables


International Polar Bear Day

27th Feb 2021

Every year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic and how each of us can help.

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Celebrations Events & Special Days in February 2021




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Events in February 2021