Important Days And Dates In February 2024

List of holidays and festivals celebrated in February 2024
Important Days And Dates In FEBRUARY

Important Days And Dates In FEBRUARY

February is the second month according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars, which has 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the 29th being called a leap day.

Derived from the Latin word Februa which means "to cleanse", February is the sole month in the whole year that does not have 30 or 31 days. February is the third and last winter month in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

The month was named after the Roman festival of purification known as Februalia, which is celebrated annually in Rome on the 15th of the month.

February is also known for many holidays and celebrations. Here is the list of festivals celebrated in February; let's have a look:

What are the festivals to be celebrated in February 2024?

14th February, 2024, Thursday, Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami

Basant Panchami, also known as Sri Panchami, marks the arrival of spring in India. The day is dedicated to the goddess Saraswati, symbolizing wisdom, knowledge, and the arts.

Yellow decorates homes and temples, representing the vibrancy of the season. Devotees seek Saraswati's blessings for academic success, and educational institutions organise special prayers and events. The day resonates with cultural programs, music performances, and a sense of joy as families come together to celebrate the onset of spring and the pursuit of wisdom.

24th February 2024, Saturday, Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated to honour the birth of a famous saint of the Bhakti movement, Guru Ravidas. He was born into a middle-class family in the 14th century and contributed to many social reforms.

The Jayanti holds significant importance for the Ravidassia religion and is observed on Magha Purnima as per the Hindu calendar.

The day is celebrated especially in North India, and a grand celebration is held at Sri Guru Ravidas Janmasthan Temple. On this day, devotees partake in various rituals and celebrate it with great grandeur.

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