Events

St Brigid's Day

St Brigid's Day

1st February

St Brigid's Day is traditionally recognised in Ireland as the first day of spring.

Rugby Six Nations

Rugby Six Nations

1st February to 14th March

The Six Nations is an annual Rugby competition involving England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

1st February to 8th February

National Storytelling Week is about sharing stories, parables, fables and legends with others.

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

2nd February

Super Bowl LII will take place at  U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It will be the 52nd Superbowl.

Candlemas

Candlemas

2nd February

Candlemas commemorates the ritual purification of Mary, 40 days after the birth of her son Jesus.

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

4th February

World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

Charles Dickens' Birthday

Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February

Charles Dickens is much loved for his great contribution to classic English literature.

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day

7th February

Celebrate Maths and help to raise money for NSPCC by taking part in Number Day!

 

Go Green Week

Go Green Week

10th February to 14th February

Go Green Week is People & Planet's annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities.

 

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

11th February

A day to remind everyone why it is important to stay safe online and how we can all do so.

Darwin Day

Darwin Day

12th February

Darwin Day is a celebration intended to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1809.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

14th February

Valentine's Day is the traditional day on which people express their love for each other.

International Random Acts of Kindness Day (US)

International Random Acts of Kindness Day (US)

17th February

This special day encourages and celebrates random acts of kindness, encouraging people to 'pay it forward'.

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

21st February

International Mother Language Day is an observance that promotes awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

World Thinking Day

World Thinking Day

22nd February

World Thinking Day is a day of friendship, advocacy and fundraising for girls around the world.

Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight

24th February to 8th March

A special event that raises awareness of the Fairtrade Foundation and the activities that it supports.

Find out more at www.schools.fairtrade.org.uk

 

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

25th February

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

Ash Wednesday

26th February

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting.