Important Days of February 2023: List of National and International Events


Check the complete list of important National & International days and events in February 2023 along with their significance.

February is the second month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Moreover, it is the shortest month of the year. It has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years. In fact, it is the only month to have less than 30 days.

Just like its counterparts, February also has its share of important National and International days and events.

In this blog, we will talk about the Important Days of February 2023 like Indian Coast Guard Day, Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, National Science Day, etc.

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Important Days of February 2023

Important Days of February 2023

Given below is the complete list of the important days and events of February 2023.

Date EventSignificance
February 01Indian Coast Guard DayThe Indian Coast Guard Day is observed every year on February 01 to commemorate the Raising Day.
In 2023, the Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 47th Raising Day.
February 02World Wetlands DayFebruary 02 is observed as World Wetlands Day every year. 
It was first observed in the year 1971 when environmentalists came together to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands for the planet.
It is also celebrated to mark the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 02, 1971, in Ramsar Iran.
February 04World Cancer DayWorld Cancer Day was first observed on February 04, 2000 at the World Cancer Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium, which was held in Paris.
It is supported by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to achieve the goals of the World Cancer Declaration written in 2008.
World cancer Day is observed every year to create awareness about cancer and to encourage prevention, detection and treatment.
February 04 to 20Surajkund Crafts MelaSurajkund Crafts Mela is an annual arts festival which takes place in the Faridabad district of Haryana from February 04 to 20.
It celebrates India’s cultural heritage and folk traditions.

The theme for 2023 year is: Unique Diversity of India’s Ashtalakshmi- the Northeast.
February 04 to 13Kala Ghoda FestivalKala Ghoda Festival is an annual arts festival which lasts for nine days. 
It is celebrated in the Kala Ghoda area of South Mumbai.
It starts on the first Saturday of February and concludes on the second Sunday of February.
It was first started in 1999.
February 06International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital MutilationInternational Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation was first observed in 2003.
This day is observed every year on February 06 as a part of United Nations efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation and to shine light on the problems faced by women due to genital mutilation.
It is a movement to create awareness about women’s human rights to bodily integrity.
February 06 to 12International Development Week (IDW)The International Development Week (IDW) is celebrated in Canada to inform about the various roles and career paths in the international development sector. 
In 2023, IDW celebrated its 30th anniversary.
February 08Safer Internet DayThe EU SafeBorders project introduced the Safer Internet Day in 2004.
In 2005 it was taken up by the Insafe network.
It is observed to make the internet a safer place for children and young people around the world.
February 10National Deworming DayThe Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched the The National Deworming Day  initiative in 2015.
The aim of this initiative is to make every child between the ages of 1 to 19 years worm-free in India.
February 10 World Pulses DayThe first World Pulses Day was held on February 10, 2019.
It is observed to create an awareness about the nutritional benefits of eating pulses.
February 11World Day of the SickWorld Day of the Sick was introduced by Pope John Paul II on February 11, 1992 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.
On this day, the believers offer prayers for those suffering from illness.
This year will be the 30th celebration of the World Sick of the Day.
February 11International Day of Women & Girls in ScienceThis day is observed to recognise the role of women and girls in science as agents of change.
The aim of observing this day is to encourage the participation of women and girls in the field of science.
The bigger goal is to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.
February 12Darwin DayFebruary 12 is observed every year to celebrate the birth anniversary of Charles Darwin and to shine a light on his contribution to evolutionary and plant science.
He was born in 1809.
He was the father of evolutionary biology.
February 12Abraham Lincoln’s BirthdayFebruary 12 is observed to mark the birth anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln.It is a legal/public holiday in some U.S. states.In some states it is celebrated together with President George Washington’s birthday.
February 12National Productivity DayIndia observes February 12 as the National Productivity day.The National productivity Council organises this day.
The goal is to promote productivity and quality awareness across all sectors of India.
February 13World Radio DayThis day is observed to create awareness about the importance of radio since it is the primary source of providing information in many countries.
February 13Sarojini Naidu Birth AnniversaryIndia celebrates February 13 as the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India, i.e Sarojini Naidu.
She was a political activist and a poet.
She played an important role in India’s freedom struggle.Moreover, in 1925, she was appointed as the President of Indian National Congress.
She was also the first woman to become the Governor of the United Provinces in 1947.
February 14Saint Valentine’s DayFebruary 14 is celebrated every year as St. Valentine’s Day.It is named after the Catholic priest Saint Valentine. He lived in Rome in the 3rd century.
Originally, it was celebrated as a Christian feast to honour the Christian martyr Saint Valentine.
Now, it is associated with the celebration of courtly love.
February 14International Epilepsy DayThis day is observed to create awareness about legitimate facts of epilepsy and the need for improved treatment and greater investment in research.
It is observed on the second Monday of February every year.
February 20 to March 01Taj MahotsavThe annual 10 day Taj Mahotsav at Shilpgram, Agra was held from February 20 to March 01, 2023.
The festival is a great opportunity to see the incredible works of India’s celebrated artisans. 
Hundreds of well-known artisans from all over India take part in the festival and put their works of art on display. 
This festival is held to showcase the magnificence of the Mughal period and showcase the finest specimens of Indian craftsmanship.
February 20 Arunachal Pradesh Foundation DayOn February 20, 1987, Arunachal Pradesh became the 23rd state of India.It was done through the 53rd amendment of the Indian Constitution in 1986.
February 20World Day of Social JusticeIt was declared by the UN General Assembly on  November 26, 2007 to observe February 20 as the World Day of Social Justice.
It was observed in 2009 for the first time.
The aim of observing this day is to encourage people to look at how social justice influences poverty eradication.
February 21International Mother Language DayUNESCO first announced the International Mother Language Day during the General Conference in 1999.
Since February 2000, it has been observed every year.
Its aim is to promote language diversity and variety worldwide.
February 22World Thinking DayThis day honours the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world.
It is also observed to mark the birthday of Lord Baden Powell who is the pioneer of Scouting.
February 24Central Excise DayThis day is observed every year to encourage excise department employees to carry out their duty in a proper way in order to curb corruption in the country.
February 27World NGO DayThis day is observed internationally to recognise, honour and celebrate the non-governmental and non-profit organisations all over the world. 
February 28National Science DayEvery year February 28 is celebrated as the National Science Day to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect.Indian Physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman discovered it. 
He was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his discovery.
February 28Rare Disease DayThis day is observed to raise awareness for the people living with rare diseases, their families and their carers.

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