This is our day guide for Wednesday February 17th 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on February 17th 2021

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

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National Cabbage Day

National Cabbage Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Cabbage Day

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Public Holidays on February 17th 2021

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Marks the beginning of lent. Marking the forehead with ash represents regret for past sins.

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Lent

Lent

Lent marks the start of the Easter cycle in the Christian Church

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is very similar to the Western one, swathed in traditions and rituals

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Kosovo Independence Day

Kosovo Independence Day

Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17th 2008

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February 17th Revolution

February 17th Revolution

The start of the Libyan Civil War on February 17th 2011, when demonstrators were killed by government forces.

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