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January 2024

St Dwynwen's Day

St Dwynwen's Day

25 Jan 2024

Saint Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Dwynwen is believed to have been the daughter of King Brychan Brycheiniog, who lived in the 5th century.

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

27 Jan 2024

Holocaust Memorial Day is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, which resulted in the genocide of one third of the Jewish people, along with countless members of other minorities, by Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.

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World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day

28 Jan 2024

Leprosy is a neglected tropical disease which still occurs in more than 120 countries, with more than 200 000 new cases reported every year. This day is commemorated to increase the public awareness of leprosy or Hansen's disease.

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February 2024

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World Cancer Day

04 Feb 2024

This day is marked internationally to continue to raise awareness of cancer and to also encourage its detection, prevention and treatment.

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Chinese New year

Chinese New year

10 Feb 2024

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in Chinese culture. It celebrates the beginning of a new year based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It is also referred to as the spring festival; marking the end of winter season. Chinese New Year has greatly influenced Lunar New Year celebrations of over 50 ethnic groups. It is celebrated in many Asian countries and regions with a large Chinese settlement.

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International Day of Women And Girls in Science

International Day Of Women And Girls In Science

11 Feb 2024

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual celebration which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to encourage and promote women’s participation in the fields of Science, Mathematics, Engineering Technology and Mathematics.

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St Valentine’s Day

St Valentine’s Day

14 Feb 2024

Valentine’s Day is a day people express their love for each other all around the world. It is feast day of a Christian martyr named Valentine.

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

14 Feb 2024

Ash Wednesday is a holy day of prayer and fasting in many Christian churches. It marks the first day of the forty days of Lent, leading to Easter.

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Nirvana Day

Nirvana Day (Buddist)

15 Feb 2024

Nirvana Day is a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in Asia. In Bhutan, it is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the fourth month of the Bhutanese calendar. It celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved  complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body.

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Love Your Pet Day

Love Your Pet Day

20 Feb 2024

“Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot

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