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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''February'''.
  
* 8th (2005): Mardi Gras in [[New Orleans]]
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==Global==
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==[[Belgium]]==
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* Early February: '''Carnival de Binche''', [http://www.carnavaldebinche.be] in [[Binche]]
  
==Every year==
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==[[Brazil]]==
* 2nd: '''Groundhog day''' in the [[United States of America]], centered on [[Punxsutawney]].
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* Late February or early March: '''Carnival''' in [[Brazil]] and others. The precise date of carnival is 7 weeks before Easter, which is moveable itself (the first full-moon Sunday after 21 March). Instead of relying on your own astrophysics skills, take note: Ash Wednesday for the next years will be 01 March 2006, 21 Feb 2007, 06 Feb 2008, 25 Feb 2009 and 17 Feb 2010.
  
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==[[Canada]]==
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* Early February: '''Quebec Winter Carnival''' (''Carnaval de Québec''), [http://www.carnaval.qc.ca/en/] in [[Quebec City]], [[Quebec]]. 2008 concides with the 400<sup>th</sup> anniversary of [[Quebec City]].
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2nd: Groundhog day in [[Canada]], centered on [[Wiarton]], Ontario.
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==[[China]]==
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* Late January or early February: '''Chinese New Year''', celebrated in [[China]], [[Singapore]] and anywhere where there are large concentrations of Chinese
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==[[Croatia]]==
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* February or early March: '''[[Rijeka]] Carnival''', [http://www.ri-karneval.com.hr/en/]
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==[[Germany]]==
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* Thursday before Ash Wednesday: '''Fasnacht''' in parts of southern [[Germany]] and [[Northeastern Switzerland]] - Colourful street carnivals to ward off the winter spirits, featuring costumed brass bands. Takes place in most towns
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==[[Iceland]]==
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* Date dependent on snowfall: '''Nuuk Snow Festival''', [http://www.snow.gl] in [[Nuuk]]
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==[[Italy]]==
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* Late [[January]] and early February: '''Venice Carnival''', [http://www.venicecarnival.com/] in [[Venice]]
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==[[Jamaica]]==
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* Early February: '''Bob Marley Week''', [http://www.bobmarley-foundation.com/], all [[Jamaica]], but especially in [[Kingston (Jamaica)|Kingston]]
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==[[Japan]]==
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*Third Saturday: '''Naked Man Festival''' (also known as ''hadaka matsuri'' or ''saidaiji eyo'') [http://www.city.okayama.okayama.jp/saidaiji/guide/eyo/English/eyo.htm] in [[Okayama]]
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==[[Korea]]==
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* Late January or early February: '''Korean Lunar New Year''' (''Seollal''), [[South Korea]]
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==[[New Zealand]]==
 
* 6th: '''[[Bay of Islands|Waitangi]] day''' - [[New Zealand]]'s national day. Commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
 
* 6th: '''[[Bay of Islands|Waitangi]] day''' - [[New Zealand]]'s national day. Commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  
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==[[South Africa]]==
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* 31 [[January]] to 3 February 2008: '''MPH Motoring Theatre''' [http://www.mphshow.co.za/] at the Coca-Cola Dome [http://www.coca-coladome.co.za] in [[Johannesburg]] with the guys from BBC's Top Gear show
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* 14 February 2008: '''Celine Dion''' performing at the Coca-Cola Dome [http://www.coca-coladome.co.za] in [[Johannesburg]]
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* Late February: '''[[A1GP]]''', [http://www.a1gp.com] in [[Durban]]
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==[[Spain]]==
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* 28th: [[Andalucia]]´s day
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==[[Tibet]]==
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* 18th: '''New Year Celebrations''',  [[Bhutan]], parts of [[Nepal]], [[Tibet]] and Tibetan communities in [[India]].
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
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* Mid February: '''Jorvik Viking Festival''', [http://www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/] in [[York]]
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==[[United States of America]]==
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* 2nd: '''Groundhog day''' in the [[United States of America]], centered on [[Punxsutawney]].
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* 3rd Monday in February: '''Presidents Day'''
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* '''[[New Orleans Mardi Gras]]''' in [[New Orleans]]
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==[[Vietnam]]==
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* Late January or early February: '''Vietnamese New Year''' (''Tết''), [[Vietnam]]
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[[hu:Február]]
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[[it:Febbraio]]
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[[ja:祭やイベント/2月]]
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Latest revision as of 19:04, 2 October 2012

    This article is a travel topic
This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of February.

Contents

Global[edit]

Belgium[edit]

  • Early February: Carnival de Binche, [1] in Binche

Brazil[edit]

  • Late February or early March: Carnival in Brazil and others. The precise date of carnival is 7 weeks before Easter, which is moveable itself (the first full-moon Sunday after 21 March). Instead of relying on your own astrophysics skills, take note: Ash Wednesday for the next years will be 01 March 2006, 21 Feb 2007, 06 Feb 2008, 25 Feb 2009 and 17 Feb 2010.

Canada[edit]

2nd: Groundhog day in Canada, centered on Wiarton, Ontario.

China[edit]

  • Late January or early February: Chinese New Year, celebrated in China, Singapore and anywhere where there are large concentrations of Chinese

Croatia[edit]

  • February or early March: Rijeka Carnival, [3]

Germany[edit]

  • Thursday before Ash Wednesday: Fasnacht in parts of southern Germany and Northeastern Switzerland - Colourful street carnivals to ward off the winter spirits, featuring costumed brass bands. Takes place in most towns

Iceland[edit]

  • Date dependent on snowfall: Nuuk Snow Festival, [4] in Nuuk

Italy[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • Third Saturday: Naked Man Festival (also known as hadaka matsuri or saidaiji eyo) [7] in Okayama

Korea[edit]

  • Late January or early February: Korean Lunar New Year (Seollal), South Korea

New Zealand[edit]

  • 6th: Waitangi day - New Zealand's national day. Commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

Tibet[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • Mid February: Jorvik Viking Festival, [12] in York

United States of America[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • Late January or early February: Vietnamese New Year (Tết), Vietnam
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