The calendar below shows special events that are taking place in February 2015. Use these as the starting point for learning about different topics!
Click on any underlined links to find related resources that you can use in the classroom. National events are based in the UK, unless otherwise indicated.
|National Storytelling Week (31st January to 7th February)
National Storytelling Week is about sharing stories, parables, fables and legends with others.
|Super Bowl Sunday (1st)
Super Bowl XLIX will be held in Phoenix, Arizona.
|St Brigid's Day (1st)
St Brigid's Day is traditionally recognised in Ireland as the first day of spring.
Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son Jesus.
|World Cancer Day (4th)
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
|Unicef Day for Change (6th)
Day for Change is a chance for your school to learn about what life is like for children around the world and raise money for disadvantaged children with Unicef.
|Rugby Six Nations (6th February to 21st March)
The Six Nations is an annual Rugby competition involving England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.
|Charles Dickens' Birthday (7th)
Charles Dickens is much loved for his great contribution to classic English literature.
|Go Green Week (10th to 16th)
Go Green Week is People & Planet's annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.
|Safer Internet Day (10th)
A day to remind everyone why it is important to stay safe online and how we can all do so.
|Darwin Day (12th)
Darwin Day is a celebration intended to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809.
|Valentine's Day (14th)
Valentine's Day is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other.
|ICC Cricket World Cup (14th February to 29th March)
The Cricket World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand.
|Shrove Tuesday (17th)
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts: the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. It's a day of penitence, to clean the soul, and a day of celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent begins.
|Ash Wednesday (18th)
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.
|Vietnamese New Year (19th)
The Vietnamese Festival celebrates the arrival of Spring.
|Chinese New Year (19th)
Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2015 is the year of the sheep.
|International Mother Language Day (21st)
International Mother Language Day is an observance that promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
|World Thinking Day (22nd)
World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for girls around the world.
|Fair Trade Fortnight (23rd February to 8th March)
A special event that raises awareness of the Fairtrade Foundation and the activities that it supports.
Dates have been checked carefully, but please double-check yourself if you are planning any events based on this information. Thank you to Sam C for her help with researching many of these events.
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