This is a calendar of events and festivals for the month of February.
Events in February
What is going on in:
- Carnival: 5-10 February 2016 Brazil. The date of carnival is 7 weeks before Easter, which is moveable itself (the first full-moon Sunday after 21 March). (date needs updating)
- Naked Man Festival (hadaka matsuri or saidaiji eyo): 20 February 2016 Okayama. (date needs updating)
National public holidays and religious dates in February
Date to be aware of when travelling.
- Fasnacht: 9 February 2016 Germany. parts of southern Germany and Northeastern Switzerland - Colourful street carnivals to ward off the winter spirits, featuring costumed brass bands. Takes place in many towns, major ones being Cologne and Mainz. (date needs updating)
- Tibetan New Year (Losar): 8 February 2016 Tibet. New Year Celebrations in Bhutan, parts of Nepal, Tibet and Tibetan communities in India (date needs updating)
- Chinese New Year: 8 February 2016 China. celebrated in China, Singapore and anywhere where there are large concentrations of Chinese (date needs updating)
- Korean Lunar New Year (Seollal): 8 February 2016 South Korea. (date needs updating)
- Vietnamese New Year (Tết): 8 February 2016 Vietnam. (date needs updating)
- Wan Makha Bucha (Magha Puja): 22-4 February 2016 Thailand. Full moon day of 3rd lunar month (usually Feb but sometimes Mar.) (date needs updating)
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