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

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]

  • 31 January to 3 February 2008: MPH Motoring Theatre [8] at the Coca-Cola Dome [9] in Johannesburg with the guys from BBC's Top Gear show
  • 14 February 2008: Celine Dion performing at the Coca-Cola Dome [10] in Johannesburg
  • Late February: A1GP, [11] in Durban

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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