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Different National Days to Celebrate in February

Even though every day is a celebration of life, certain days require special attention as they bring fond memories. They are a great reminder of the past’s outstanding achievements and how far of a fantastic journey it has been through history. There are some national days February that are worth celebrating, although less known.

Below are some of the special days in February:

National Chilli Day

national chilli dayThis is a traditional day celebrated by family and friends with a beautiful chili recipe to signify the day’s importance. People take this day to showcase their traditionally prepared food with chili ingredients as chili is believed to be an energetic ingredient. Although national chilli day is not a public holiday, it is celebrated every fourth Thursday of February.

Chilli is known to blend well with any dish, and its origin is believed to be from Spain. Myths surrounding chili say that a nun was the first to prepare chili. Sister Mary of Agreda is believed to have appeared from the air and first prepared the memorable meal. There are no real facts to prove when the day was created, but it is a memorable and unique day celebrated in the US and some other countries.

World Radio Day

world radio dayRadio is the most excellent and efficient mode of communication. The revolution of technology has not negated the relevance and popularity of radio. The UN general assembly endorsed this day in 2012 after it was suggested in the UNESCO general conference at the 36th session in 2011 after a request by the Spanish Radio academy to set a day for celebrating the radio and int diverse effects over decades. World’s radio day is set on the 13 February since the UN radio was established on the same day in 1946. Even though this day is not a public holiday, special recognition is given to it every year.

National Freedom Day

It is celebrated every first day of February by Americans. It’s a special day that signifies the abolishment of slavery and the slave trade. It was first celebrated in 1947 even though President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 signed the bill on the 13th amendment of the constitution to abolish slavery.Major Richard Robert Wright, who was once a slave but later became a very prominent businessman, was the first to celebrate freedom day on 1 February 1865 when President Lincon signed the bill.

The bill was later passed in 1947 and celebrated for the first time that year, one year after the death of Major Richard Wright, a great leader in Philadelphia, to remember his memory and achievement as a former slave. The day is celebrated to inform the future generation of the long struggle for freedom. It is also celebrated to signify that none is greater than the other, but all Americans are equal and deserve equal opportunity without prejudice.