After enjoying a number of harvest festivals and celebrating the 70th Republic Day in January 2019, we now look forward to celebrations in the second month of the year – February. When speaking of special days in February, the first festivity that pops in our mind is Valentine’s Day. Despite being a Western celebration, the ‘Festival of Love’ has become immensely popular in India. The eight-day Valentine Week (Rose Day, Chocolate Day, Kiss Day, and so on) is celebrated with much joy and enthusiasm by the young lovers. But February is not only about Valentine’s Day. It has several other important festivals and memorable days such as Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Puja, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Guru Ravidas Jayanti and more. One of the four Navratri, Gupt Navratri in Magha will also be commemorated this month. Let us look at the February 2019 calendar in detail, the important days and events to commemorate, along with religious festivals, birth and death anniversaries. Valentine Week 2019 Calendar PDF Download Online: List With Dates of Valentine’s Day, Rose Day, Chocolate Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day to Celebrate the Festival of Love!

February 2019 calendar will witness a good mix of Hindu vrat (fasts), festivals as well as significant international days. In the first week, devotees will observe fasts on Til Dwadashi, Shani Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri and Mauni Amavasya. In Til Dwadashi, which falls on the 1st of February, people worship Lord Vishnu with sesame seeds. On 2nd February, Shani Pradosh Vrat in honour of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati will be observed. Masik Shivaratri will also take place on the same day. Mauni Amavasya is falling on February 4, which is on Monday and considered very auspicious. The second Shahi Snan in the ongoing Kumbh Mela 2019 will be taking place on Mauni Amavasya. Year’s first Navratri, Gupt Navratri 2019 will begin from February 5, Tuesday onwards. Speaking of international events and days in the first week, World Cancer Day, a day dedicated to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment will take place on February 4. Calendar 2019 For Free Download in PDF: Know List of Hindu Festivals, Holidays, Fasts According to Drik Panchang, Kalnirnay, Lala Ramswaroop Calendars Online.

The second week of February 2019 is all about the run-up to the Valentine’s Day. It is also called Valentine Week with Rose Day on Feb 7, Propose Day on Feb 8, Chocolate Day on Feb 9, Teddy Day on Feb 10, Promise Day on Feb 11, Hug Day on Feb 12, Kiss Day on Feb 13 and finally, Valentine's Day on Feb 14. Apart from the ‘Love Festival,’ the only major Hindu festival of the month will take place on February 10 – Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami in honour of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom. Coming to the Hindu fasts in the second week of Feb, we have Vinayak Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat on February 8, Mahananda Navami on February 14, which will also mark the end of Gupt Navratri.

List of International Days and Bank Holidays in February 2019

Sr. No. Date Day Event Days
1. 4th February 2019 Monday World Cancer Day
2. 5th February 2019 Tuesday Sonam Losar (Sikkim)
3. 6th February 2019 Wednesday International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
4. 7th February 2019 Thursday Valentine Week Begins
5. 14th February 2019 Thursday Valentine’s Day
6. 15th February 2019 Friday Lui-Ngai-Ni (Manipur)
7. 19th February 2019 Tuesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti
8. 19th February 2019 Tuesday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (Maharashtra)
9. 20th February 2019 Wednesday State Day (Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh)
10. 21st February 2019 Thursday International Mother Language Day

February 2019 Calendar With Hindu Fasts and Dates

Sr. No. Date Day Festivals/Events
1. 1st February 2019 Friday Til Dwadashi
2. 2nd February 2019 Saturday Shani Pradosh Vrat, Masik Shivaratri
3. 4th February 2019 Monday Mauni Amavasya
4. 5th February 2019 Tuesday Gupt Navratri Begins
5. 8th February 2019 Friday Vinayak Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
6. 10th February 2019 Sunday Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja
7. 14th February 2019 Thursday Mahananda Navami, Gupt Navratri Ends
8. 15th February 2019 Friday Ekadashi Vrat
9. 16th February 2019 Saturday Jaya Ekadashi Vrat, Bhishma Dwadashi
10. 17th February 2019 Sunday Pradosh Vrat
11. 19th February 2019 Tuesday Magha Purnima
12. 22nd February 2019 Friday Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi

The last phase of February 2019, important fasts list is - Ekadashi Vrat on February 15, Jaya Ekadashi Vrat and Bhishma Dwadashi on February 16, Pradosh Vrat on February 17, Magha Purnima on February 19 and Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi on February 22. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, an important day in Maharashtra and Guru Ravidas Jayanti in Delhi, both fall on February 19. That was all for festivals, fasts and significant days in February 2019. March will bring the Holi celebrations and other important days, which will bring in our full March 2019 calendar.


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