February 21 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
International Mother Language Day - International
International Mother Language Day United states United nations observance
Father Lini Day Vanuatu Public holiday
Language Martyrs' Day Bangladesh Public holiday
King Harald V's day Norway Flag day
National Grain-Free Day - Weird
National Sticky Bun Day - Weird
Fat Tuesday - Weird
Carnival/Shrove Tuesday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Carnival Tuesday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras Multiple [Show] State holiday
Carnival Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Zhonghe Festival China Observance
Earth God's Birthday Taiwan Observance
Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day Zimbabwe Public holiday

Historical Events on February 21

  • 1431: The first day of interrogation begins for Joan of Arc during her heresy trial.
  • 1431: The first day of interrogation begins for Joan of Arc during her heresy trial.
  • 1782: It’s recommended that a U.S Mint be established by the United States Congress.
  • 1792: The Presidential Succession Act is passed by the United States Congress.
  • 1795: Under the French Constitution, Freedom of Worship is established.
  • 1797: Trinidad surrenders to British forces.
  • 1797: 500 British reservists defeat over 1,400 French soldiers when they invade Britain at Fishguard.
  • 1842: The first United States’ Patent is given to John Greenough for the sewing machine.
  • 1848: The Communist Manifesto is published by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on this day.
  • 1862: Around Fort Craig in the New Mexico Territory, the Battle of Valverde is fought during the American Civil War.
  • 1874: The first edition of the Oakland Daily Tribune is published on this day.
  • 1878: A telephone directory is issued for New Haven, Connecticut. It’s the first telephone directory to be issued in the U.S.
  • 1885: The Washington Monument is dedicated on this day.
  • 1918: The Carolina parakeet officially goes extinct when the last one dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio.

Famous Birthdays on February 21

  • American publisher Charles Scribner is born in 1821.
  • Austrian-American actress Celia Lovsky is born in 1893.
  • Danish biochemist, physiologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Henrik Dam is born in 1895.
  • American actress and singer, Tyne Daly is born in 1946.
  • English actor Anthony Daniels is born in 1946.
  • English actor and director, Alan Rickman is born in 1946.
  • American actor Larry Drake is born in 1949.
  • American actor Kelsey Grammer is born in 1955.
  • English actress Sophie Turner is born in 1996.


Blue Monday

Ash Wednesday

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Arbor Day