Significant days of February


FEBRUARY 02 World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. It commemorates the need to maintain the ecological character of wetlands and to plan for its sustainable use. This year's theme: Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!

  FEBRUARY 04 World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day is organized globally to highlight the wide range of actions necessary to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer. The theme of the World Cancer Day for the years from 2016 to 2018 is “We Can. I Can”

FEBRUARY 13 World Radio Day
World Radio Day is observed to commemorate the day on which the United Nations Radio was established in 1946.
Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. Though new technological media forms such as broadband, mobiles and tablets are there; about a billion people still do not have access to radio today. World Radio Day 2018 will focus on the theme “Radio and Sports” giving thrust to diversity in sports coverage, gender equality in sports coverage, and peace and development through sports coverage.

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FEBRUARY 13 Sivarathri

Sivarathri is a major Hindu festival that marks a remembrance of "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in life and the world. It is observed by remembering Shiva. Aardent devotees keep awake all night. In Aluva it is celebrated in great splendor on the sandy banks of River Peiyar. The festival at Gokarnam, Vaikom, Ettunmanoor and Thali at Kozhikode are famous.  Sivarathri is also celebrated with great religious fervors at Thripangod, Kallekulangara, Thrissur, Thrikandiyurm Thirunakkara and Attappady Malleswaran temples.

Image: Sivarathri festival at Aluva

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated as Valentine's Day all over the world


FEBRUARY 20 World Day of Social Justice

Social Equality Justice day is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to deal with issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Observance of World Day of Social Justice would support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.

FEBRARY 21 International Mother Language Day

The International Mother Language Day is observed with a view to contribute the promotion of global citizenship education and to underline the importance of mother languages for quality education and linguistic diversity. It also remembers the event of the killing of four students in Bangladesh on February 21, 1952, while campaigning to officially use their mother language, Bengali.


FEBRUARY 24 Central Excise Day

Central Excise Day is commemorated to encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty in order to prevent the corruption in goods manufacturing
business as well as implement other rules to carry out best possible excise services. Central excise is one of the vital sources of the financial development of the country.



FEBRUARY 28 National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist and Nobel prize winner, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928.