Important Days in February 2022: National and International

List of Important Days and Dates in February 2022: Below the list of important days and dates of February month is provided that will help in the preparation of several competitive examinations and also enhance knowledge.
Updated: Feb 22, 2022 11:58 IST
Important Days and Dates in February
Important Days and Dates in February

List of Important Days and Dates in February 2022:  February has 28 days in common and 29 days in leap years. It is the second month of the year. Important days and dates are observed to generate awareness among the masses about the importance of festivals, days, etc. Some events focus on disease, poverty, etc. which make people know about their significance and also create awareness.  

In government examinations like SSC, banking, etc. The General Knowledge section plays an important role. Questions from this section are asked from various subjects. Sometimes questions come from important days and dates. Below, the list of important days and dates in February month is provided that will help in the preparation of the competitive examination.

"If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India." - Romain Rolland

"The diversity of India, of our civilization, is actually a thing of beauty, which is something we are extremely proud of" - Narendra Modi

India is a diverse country with vast geography, history, culture, language and is the largest democracy on earth. No doubt the culture and heritage of India is the amalgamation of the past and the present.

Festival seasons in India are widely spread evenly throughout the year and mostly it is seen that every month there is a festival in some of the other parts of the country. In India, February month is the last cooler month of winter and is enjoyed by everyone.  There are several events, festivals, observances of national and international importance that fall in February. Let's have a look!

List of Important Days, Events, and Festivals in February 2022

1 February – Indian Coast Guard Day

On 1st February, the Indian Coast Guard celebrates its foundation day. This year, Indian Coast Guard is celebrating its 46th Raising Day.  Indian Coast Guard has played a significant role in securing the Indian Coasts and enforcing regulations within the Maritime Zones of India

2 February – World Wetlands Day

Every year on 2nd February, World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February, 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. It was first celebrated in 1997. World Wetlands Day 2020 theme is 'Wetlands and biodiversity'.

2 February - RA Awareness Day

RA Awareness Day is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day and is observed on 2 February to spread awareness for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

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4 February - World Cancer Day

Every year on 4 February World Cancer Day is observed globally and is celebrated by WHO to aware people of the disease Cancer and how to cure it. 2020 theme is 'I Am and I Will'. According to WHO, the theme is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future.

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4 February - National Day of Sri Lanka

On 4 February every year, Sri Lanka's National Day is celebrated as Independence Day. Sri Lanka got freedom from British rule on 4 February, 1948.

4 February – Surajkund Crafts Mela

Surajkund Crafts Mela is celebrated at Surajkund, District Faridabad, Haryana from 4 February to 20 February, 2022. It is a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. In this Mela, the richness, and diversity of handicrafts, handlooms, and cultural fabric of India are seen. It is one of the most famous fairs, organized every year in Surajkund, Haryana, Near Delhi, by Haryana Tourism Department to promote handicrafts items.

5 February to 13 February- Kala Ghoda Festival

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival will start on 5 February 2022.  The festival presents plenty of events that reflect the rich history of art in Mumbai.

6 February: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed on 6 February to spread awareness and educate people about the consequences and problems that females faced due to genital mutilation. The theme for 2021 is "No time for Global inaction, unite, fund, and act to end Female Genital Mutilation."

6 February to 12 February - International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) is celebrated from 6 February to 12 February and this year marks the 30th anniversary of International Development Week in Canada. This day informs about different roles and career paths in the international development sector. 

8 February - Safer Internet Day 

This year, it is celebrated on 8 February. The day calls all stakeholders to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, mainly for children and young people.

10 February - National Deworming Day

It is observed on 10 February. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to make every child worm-free in the country.

10 February - World Pulses Day

 It is observed on 10 February to spread awareness about the nutritional and environmental benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production. 

11 February - World Day of the Sick

It is observed on 11 February. The day was introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illness.

11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

It is observed on 11 February to recognise the role of women and girls in science, not only as beneficiaries but also as agents of change. Therefore, the day focuses on achieving full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Also, to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women and girls.

12 February – Darwin Day

12 February is celebrated every year as Darwin Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin in 1809. This day highlights Darwin's contribution to evolutionary and plant science. In 2015, Darwin's ‘Origin of Species was voted the most influential academic book in history.

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12 February - Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

12 February is celebrated as the birthday of the most popular president in United States history namely Abraham Lincoln. This day is also known as Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, Abraham Lincoln Day, or Lincoln Day.

12 February - National Productivity Day

It is observed on 12 February annually to increase the productivity culture in India. It is celebrated by the National Productivity Council (NPC) with a theme. 

13 February - World Radio Day

World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February to raise awareness about the importance of Radio. In several countries, it is the primary source for providing information.

13 February – Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary 

13th February is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the Nightingale of India i.e. Sarojini Naidu. She was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad to scientist and philosopher Aghornath Chattopadhyaya and Barada Sundari Devi. She was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress and also the first woman governor of an Indian state that is Governor of United Province which is now known as Uttar Pradesh.

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14 February - Saint Valentine's Day

On 14 February every year, Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is observed. Valentine's Day is named after a Catholic priest named Saint Valentine who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century.

14 February - International Epilepsy Day

 Every year the second Monday of February is observed as International Epilepsy Day, and this year it is celebrated on 14 February which coincides with Valentine's Day. The day spreads awareness and educates people about the true facts of epilepsy and the urgent need for improved treatment, better care, and greater investment in research. 

18 February to 27 February - Taj Mahotsav

On 18 February every year Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra reveals the rich cultural heritage of our country. This festival in 2022 will begin on 18 February and last till 27 February 2021. No doubt, the Taj Mahal represents the magnificence of the Mughal era and displays the finest specimens of Indian craftsmanship.

20 February - Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day

Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day is celebrated on 20 February as on this day it gained the status of the Union Territory and named Arunachal Pradesh. 

20 February - World Day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice is observed every year on 20 February to encourage people to see how social justice affects poverty eradication. The main aim of this day is to achieve full employment and support for social integration. This day tackle issues like poverty, exclusion, and unemployment.

21 February - International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is celebrated annually on 21 February worldwide to aware of the diversity of the language and its variety. This day promotes the awareness of language and cultural diversity across the world. On 17 November, 1999, it was first announced by UNESCO.

22 February - World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day is also known as Thinking Day and is observed on 22 February annually by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across 150 countries. 

24 February – Central Excise Day

Central Excise Day is observed in India on 24 February every year to encourage the employees of the excise department to carry out the central excise duty in a better way to prevent corruption in the manufacturing business and to carry out the best possible exercise services in India.

27 February - World NGO Day

The day is dedicated to recognising, celebrating, and honour all non-governmental and non-profit organisations, and also the people behind them that contribute to society.

28 February – National Science Day

National Science Day is celebrated every year in India on 28 February to mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by the Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman. He discovered the Raman Effect on 28 February, 1928 and for this discovery, he was honoured by the Nobel Prize in Physics subject in 1930.

28 February - Rare Disease Day

The day raises awareness and generates change for the people who are living with a rare disease, their families, and their carers

So, these are the National and International important Days and Dates of February month 2022 that may help in the preparation of various competitive examinations.

February 2022: Important Days and Dates


 Name of important Days

1 February

Indian Coast Guard Day

2 February

 World Wetlands Day

4 February World Cancer Day
5 February to 13 February Kala Ghoda Festival
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 
6 February to 12 February  International Development Week
8 February  Safer Internet Day 
10 February   National Deworming Day
10 February World Pulses Day

11 February

World Day of the Sick


11 February International Day of Women and Girls in Science
12 February  Darwin Day
12 February Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
12 February   National Productivity Day
13 February World Radio Day
13 February  Sarojini Naidu Birth Anniversary 
14 February  Saint Valentine's Day
18 February to 27 February  Taj Mahotsav
20 February Arunachal Pradesh Foundation Day
20 February  World Day of Social Justice
21 February  International Mother Language Day
22 February World Thinking Day
24 February  Central Excise Day
27 February  World NGO Day
28 February  National Science Day
28 February  Rare Disease Day

Take a look at Valentine's Day Week List 2022

7th February 2022
Rose Day
8 February 2022 Propose Day
9 February 2022 Chocolate Day
10 February 2022 Teddy Day
11 February 2022 Promise Day
12 February 2022 Hug Day
13 February 2022 Kiss Day
14 February 2022 Valentine's Day


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