Celebrations and Events in February 2020

Things to do in February Half Term

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns and anything else that is happening in February 2020.


National Storytelling Week

1st Feb to 8th Feb 2020

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 2020

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

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Safer Internet Day

4th Feb 2020

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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World Nutella Day

5th Feb 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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


Harry Potter Book Night

7th Feb 2020

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






Opera Day

8th Feb 2020

A day for celebrating opera and for encouraging people of all ages to develop a passion for opera.


Darwin Day

12th Feb 2020

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

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St. Valentine's Day

14th Feb 2020

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

17th Feb to 25th Feb 2020

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

Related: Things To Do In February Half Term


Fairtrade Fortnight

24th Feb to 8th Mar 2020

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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Pancake Day

25th Feb 2020

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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International Polar Bear Day

27th Feb 2020

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

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Celebrations and Events in February 2020



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