This is our day guide for Tuesday February 16th 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 16th 2021

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras falls on the day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

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Kyoto Protocol Day

Kyoto Protocol Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Kyoto Protocol Day.

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National Almond Day

National Almond Day

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

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National do a Grouch a Favor Day

National do a Grouch a Favor Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National do a Grouch a Favor Day

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday

In Ireland and UK it is a popular custom to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

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Public Holidays on February 16th 2021

Carnival Tuesday

Carnival Tuesday

Carnival Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent

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Pancake Tuesday

Pancake Tuesday

In Ireland and UK it is a popular custom to make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Not a Public Holiday

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Argentina Carnival

Argentina Carnival

The Carnival is an annual festival in Argentina held on the days before Ash Wednesday.

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Brazil Carnival

Brazil Carnival

The streets of Rio de Janeiro erupt with colour and noise as Carnival ushers in the Easter period.

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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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Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami

5th Day of Magha. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, music, art and culture

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Restoration of the State Day

Restoration of the State Day

The Act of Independence of Lithuania was signed by the Council of Lithuania on February 16th 1918, proclaiming the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania

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Birth Day of Kim Jong Il

Birth Day of Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong-il was born on February 16th 1941 and was the leader of North Korea, from 1994 until 2011

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Sovereignty Day of Serbia

Sovereignty Day of Serbia

Anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising in 1804 and the first Serbian Constitution in 1835

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Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival

Carnival takes place in Trinidad and Tobago on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

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Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

Archbishop Janani Luwum Day

A public holiday in honour of former Archbishop Janani Luwum who was killed in 1977

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