Prešeren Day, also referred to as the Slovene Culture Day or the Slovenian Cultural Holiday, is a public holiday observed in Slovenia on February 8. It marks the death anniversary of France Prešeren who is regarded as the greatest Slovene classical author and the country's national poet.
Chinese New Year is one of the major holidays in China. It's celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar and continues to the fifteens day of the month, that is Lantern Festival. This makes the festival of New Year the longest in the Chinese calendar.
Shrove Monday (the Monday before Ash Wednesday) is the highlight of Carnival in Germany, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, the Faroe islands and some other countries. It is known as Rosenmontag (Rose Monday) in Germany and as Fastelavn in Scandinavia.
Parinirvana Day, also referred to as Nirvana Day, is a Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia on February 8 or February 15. Most Mahāyāna Buddhists celebrate it on February 15.
International Epilepsy Day is celebrated on the second Monday in February. It was launched as a local event in Warsaw in 2009 and became an international awareness day in 2015.