SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 February

February 1

Basant Panchami is being celebrated on 1st February.
Basant Panchami is being celebrated on 1st February. The festival marks the beginning of the spring season. The festival is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the month of 'Magha'.
Basant means spring and Panchami means "the fifth day".
On this day, Hindus wearing yellow clothes visit temples and pray to Goddess Saraswati the goddess of knowledge, and celebrate the day as Saraswati Puja.

February 3

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day on February 3rd.
National Women Physicians Day was first observed on February 3rd 2016.
This date marks the birthday of legendary female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, a strong and influential figure her changed the career of medicine by becoming the first American woman to hold an MD.
A true pioneer of her time, Elizabeth Blackwell continues to be an inspiring role model for thousands of women dream of becoming a doctor, and her journey serves as a reminder to us all of how difficult the path to medicine is for women even today.

February 4

World Cancer Day on February 4th.
World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on 4th of February all over the world to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
Theme: We Can, I Can.
Aim: To ensure that illness, sickness and deaths due to cancer are reduced significantly by 2020.

February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year since 2003.
Theme: Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.


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