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.

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.

NSPCC Number Day

NSPCC Number Day

5th February

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

 

Rugby Six Nations

Rugby Six Nations

6th February to 20th March

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

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday

7th February

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

Charles Dickens' Birthday

Charles Dickens' Birthday

7th February

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

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

9th 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.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

12th February

Chinese New Year, also known as the spring festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. 2018  is the year of the dog.

Tết - Vietnamese New Year

Tết - Vietnamese New Year

12th February

The Vietnamese Festival celebrates the arrival of Spring.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

14th February

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

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

16th 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

17th February

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

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

22nd February to 7th 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

 

Purim

Purim

25th February to 26th February

Purim commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination by the courage of a young Jewish woman called Esther.