Celebrations Events & Special Days in February 2022

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in February 2022.


Chinese New Year

1st Feb 2022

The New Year according to the Chinese Calendar. The event is celebrated all around the world.

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Related: Do You know your Chinese Star Sign? Find It Now!


Groundhog Day

2nd Feb 2022

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

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Winter Olympics 2022

4th Feb to 20th Feb 2022

The world's biggest winter sporting event, held every four years. This time it will be held in Bejing, China.

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World Nutella Day

5th Feb 2022

A day dedicated to enjoyment of this most popular of chocolate and hazlenut spreads.

Event Website

Related: 10 Yummy Recipes Using Nutella


Waitangi Day

6th Feb 2022

New Zealand's National Day, which celebrates the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in 1840 at the home of James Busby at Waitangi.

Event Website


Charles Dickens Day

7th Feb 2022

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


Safer Internet Day

8th Feb 2022

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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Event Website




Darwin Day

12th Feb 2022

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

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St. Valentine's Day

14th Feb 2022

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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Random Acts of Kindness Day

17th Feb 2022

Spend the day doing random acts of kindness. The holiday was started by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which was founded in 1995.

Event Website



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February Half Term Holiday

21st Feb to 25th Feb 2022

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


Pokemon Day

27th Feb 2022

Pokemon Day is an annual celebration of the original Japanese release of Pokemon Red and Green. Various events are held around the world to mark this occasion.

Event Website

Related: Free Pokemon Printables


Fairtrade Fortnight

27th Feb to 13th Mar 2022

Fairtrade farmers, workers and campaigners up and down the country highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.

Event Website


International Polar Bear Day

27th Feb 2022

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

Event Website






International Polar Bear Day

27th Feb 2022

Focusing on the need to protect denning polar bear families across the Arctic.

Event Website


Pancake Day

1st Mar 2022

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.

More about Pancake Day


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