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February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The month has 28 days in common years or 29 in leap years, with the 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months not to have 31 days and the only one to have fewer than 30 days.

Number of days: 28, 29 Birth color: Purple Amethyst the February birthstone, comes in beautiful purple colors and makes a durable jewelry stone Wikipedia 



Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.


Groundhog Day is a tradition observed in the United States and Canada on February 2 of every year. It derives from the Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this ... Wikipedia

Date: Friday, February 2, 2024 Event Length: 1 Day Type: US holiday

Celebrations: Announcing whether a groundhog sees its shadow after it emerges from its burrow



Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in the month of February in the United States. The birthday of U.S. President George Washington (February 22) was first celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States in the 1880s. In 1968 the holiday was adapted to also honour the birth of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and moved to the third Monday in February. Presidents’ Day is sometimes considered to be a celebration of all U.S. presidents.


Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Wikipedia

Significance: In honor of one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Observed for: 1,528 years



OTHER HOLIDAYS

World Cancer Day, National Day of Sri Lanka, World Pules Day, World Radio Day,

International Mother Language Day,, National Science Day and World Scout Day. World NGO Day. The World NGO Day is an annual international observance on February 27 to recognize the contributions of non-governmental organizations [NDOs] First celebrated in 2010 and has sice become an annual event that highlight the work of NGOs around the world. It provides and opportunity to avocate for policies that support their efforts in their roles and influence in advancing human rightsin addressing social and environment challenges







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